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AJIRA LEO
One Acre Fund
Jobs in Tanzania 2020: New Jobs Vacancies at One Acre Fund Tanzania 2020
AJIRA TANZANIA 2020 / NAFASI ZA KAZI 2020
Position: Tanzania Field Operations Associate
Seeking an exceptional project manager with 2+ years of experience to lead investments which drive impact and scale. 
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About One Acre Fund
Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. We provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural trainings to improve harvests. We measure our success by our ability to make farmers more prosperous: On average, farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.
We are growing quickly. We currently serve more than 800,000 farm families in Eastern and Southern Africa, with more than 7,500 full-time staff, and we aim to serve 1 million farm families by 2020.
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Job Description
As the Tanzania Field Operation Associate, you will be a member of the Field Operations leadership team and will design strategy and manage projects which allow the Tanzania program to improve scale, impact, and sustainability. You will report to the Field Operations Lead. Specific responsibilities could include, but are not limited to:
  • Strategy Design: You will design strategy that directly contributes to the Tanzania core program, including impact or repayment activities. You will measure progress against goals, regularly report on progress, and hold the team accountable for prioritizing and delivering results in key strategic areas, such as program impact and financial sustainability. 
  • Project Management: You will independently develop and lead special projects which contribute to department priorities. This could include identifying ways to motivate and reward Group Leaders to support program results; developing a protocol for addressing crop health issues at-scale or creating tools or trainings that will support Field Officers in their day-to-day work.
  • Department Leadership: As a leader in the Field Operations team, you will cultivate strong relationships across our field and HQ teams, interact with and learn from farmers in the field regularly, and engage with and provide feedback on key programmatic priorities.  
  • Management: You may directly manage, mentor and develop team leaders to take on increasing levels of independence and responsibility within the team.
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On a day-to-day basis, your role will involve a mix of activities, similar to the below:
  • Understanding and Solving Problems: Observing field operations, meeting with leaders of our field staff, running surveys, conducting desk research, analyzing KPIs, etc. Then creating simple and lasting solutions to complex problems
  • Planning and Executing Large Projects: Identifying clear goals, creating project calendars, designing workflows, creating field tools and talking points, designing incentive systems and understanding stakeholders, following up and monitoring project execution in the field, etc
  • Building Teams: Hiring staff using One Acre Fund’s unique “experiential hiring” system, mentoring key deputies, and steadily handing off responsibility to your team as you build it
  • Working Across Teams: Working in coordination with One Acre Fund’s other teams on the ground to execute a smooth customer experience in the simplest way possible

Specific qualifications include, but are not limited to:
  • 2+ years of work experience
  • Project management: Design and implement complex projects to success
  • Problem Solving: Ready and able to identify & solve complex problems as they arise across the program
  • Growth mindset: Enthusiasm for learning, feedback and improvement
  • Results-oriented: You set goals and take ownership of driving towards them
  • Cross-cultural fluency: You will collaborate with colleagues from diverse backgrounds
  • Strong educational background; minimum Bachelor's Degree
  • Willingness to travel to rural locations, and to be based in Iringa, Mbeya or Njombe Tanzania

Career Growth and Development
We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.
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Qualifications
Specific qualifications include, but are not limited to:
  • Mission-driven individual that can align 100% with OAF's values in putting farmers first
  • 2+ years of work experience
  • Project management: Design and implement complex projects to success
  • Problem Solving: Ready and able to identify & solve complex problems as they arise across the program
  • Growth mindset: Enthusiasm for learning, feedback and improvement
  • Results-oriented: You set goals and take ownership of driving towards them
  • Strong educational background; minimum Bachelor's Degree
  • Language: English required, Swahili strongly preferred 
  • Willingness to travel to rural locations, and to be based in Iringa, Mbeya or Njombe Tanzania

Preferred Start Date
As soon as possible
Job Location
Iringa, Mbeya or Njombe, Tanzania
Compensation
Commensurate with experience
Duration
Full-time job
Benefits 
Health insurance, paid time off
Sponsor International Candidates
Yes; Tanzania country nationals / East Africans are strongly encouraged to apply.
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