One Acre Fund

Nigeria Country Lead

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One Acre Fund is recruiting for Full time Nigeria Country Lead

Job Description

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms 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 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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Nigeria Country Lead

Duration: Full-time job.
Preferred Start Date: 13th January, 2020
Team: New Country Expansion
Location Type: Field
Career Level: Early to mid-career professionals

About the Job

  • The Pilot Manager reports to the Director of Expansion and oversees strategy for the pilot program on its path from 1,200 farmers in 2020 to +10,000 farmers in 2023.
  • To reach this goal, you will guide an impassioned team of motivated professionals to understand and meet farmer demand, and create meaningful impact.
  • You excel in a start-up environment and handle evolving situations well, while developing the capacity of your team for future challenges; all while looking for new ways to improve the lives of Nigerian subsistence farmers.

Your Roles and Responsibilities
Lead the pilot - You will oversee strategy and lead the pilot program, guiding its pursuit of a scalable model:

  • Determine the pilot's strategy in Niger State and set the long-term vision for One Acre Fund in Nigeria.
  • Bottom-up planning to set program goals and track the metrics necessary to meet them
  • Experiment with products, services, and tech-based innovations to maximize the impact our products have on farmers' lives

Manage relationships - Manage external relations with federal and local government, and important partners:

  • Collaborate with global One Acre Fund teams for support and information sharing
  • Build relationships with external partners and government entities for future collaboration
  • Represent One Acre Fund Nigeria to external organizations

Build the team - Invest in a diverse and inclusive team of proficient professionals who can bring about transformative change to the lives of our customers, by adapting the One Acre Fund model to the Nigerian context:

  • Oversee the recruitment, onboarding, performance management and growth of the Nigeria Pilot team
  • Directly manage 4-6 Associate-level team leaders
  • Influence the culture of the program as it grows from 35 team members to +100


    Job Requirements
    Minimum years of experience


    Other Requirements


    • Committed to the mission of eradicating food insecurity across Nigeria
    • Willing to get your shoes muddy and work productively alongside anyone, from farmers to technical subject experts
    • Use data to guide decisions and improve execution
    • Experience collaborating across diverse teams and time-zones
    • 6+ years of professional work experience in Nigeria, with experience leading diverse teams
    • Experience in agri-business, new market unit, or a start-up environment in rural markets preferred
    • Top-performing undergraduate background required; Master’s degree in Business Administration, International Development, Logistics or Supply Chain Management, Human Resource Management, or related fields preferred
    • High proficiency with Google Suites, including Microsoft Excel (can perform complex functions)
    • Fluency in English essential, fluency in Hausa preferred

    Professional Development

    • One Acre Fund has a culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people.
    • You will 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 will directly shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.


    • Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in our organization.


    • Health insurance, 5 weeks paid leave and 7 days paid sick leave, relocation and housing compensation

    Sponsor International Candidates:

    • Yes – Nigerian candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

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    About One Acre Fund
    One Acre Fund is a non-profit social enterprise that supplies financing and training to help smallholders grow their way out of hunger and build lasting pathways to prosperity.We serve smallholder farmers. In everything we do, we place the Farmer First. We measure success in our ability to make more farmers more prosperous. We envision a future in which every farm family has the knowledge and means to achieve big harvests, support healthy families, and cultivate rich soil.One Acre Fund is growin...
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    October 11, 2019
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    Minimum of 6years
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