One Acre Fund

Nigeria Impact Ventures Coordinator

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One Acre Fund is recruiting for Full time Nigeria Impact Ventures Coordinator

Job Description

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.

In order to maintain One Acre Fund's ambitious growth trajectory, the New Country Expansion team has identified Nigeria as a critical country to expand to, and we have begun our pilot program in Minna, Niger State.

One Acre Fund is seeking an exceptional project management professional with 3-5+ years of experience to support new projects focused on maximizing impact and scale over the next 5 years.

JOB DESCRIPTION

In 2019, the Nigeria pilot program expanded to serve +500 farmers, with an emphasis on learning what our customers want and how to provide it sustainably. The Impact Ventures department is looking to trial projects that complement and support the Nigeria pilot program that are faster to scale and generate significant impact. As the Impact Ventures Coordinator, you will support the team responsible for daily interactions with our farmers while exploring new project opportunities. The Impact Ventures team is essential to rapidly scaling and increasing One Acre Fund’s impact through non-traditional opportunities and this role will play a major role in supporting Impact Ventures initiatives and shaping the future of Impact Ventures in Nigeria. The Impact Ventures Coordinator will report to the Impact Ventures Nigeria Associate and may be responsible for managing a small field-focused team. 

Specific responsibilities include:

Field Research 

  • You will support early-stage trials by spending lots of time in the field interviewing farmers, managing the roll-out of trials, and identifying/understanding/addressing key challenges 
  • You will support the Impact Ventures team in the launch of the department’s program in Nigeria while exploring and testing ways to increase our overall scale and impact.
  • You will lead efforts to understand new project opportunities and anticipated challenges associated with new projects. 
  • You will develop training materials, surveys, interviews and conduct qualitative and quantitative data collection. 

Trial Execution 

  • You will coordinate execution of a variety of projects and trials while tracking key performance indicators to ensure excellent execution of trials. 
  • You will work closely with the Nigeria pilot program and other stakeholders on tasks such as opportunity identification, salesmanship, impact analysis, and customer satisfaction.

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.

PREFERRED START DATE

As soon as possible

JOB LOCATION

Minna,Nigeria

COMPENSATION

Commensurate with experience

DURATION

Full-time job.

BENEFITS 

Health insurance, paid time off

SPONSOR INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES

NoMust have existing rights to work in Nigeria. 

Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience

3

Qualifications
B.Sc
Other Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS

We are seeking an exceptional professional with at least 3 years of work experience and ideally a demonstrated passion for international development. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Commitment to the mission of eradicating food insecurity across Nigeria.
  • Work experiences in agricultural environment or field-based roles in northern-Nigerian preferred.
  • Proven dedication to field work. 
  • Able to identify & solve problems as they arise with minimal support. 
  • Experience using data, data analysis and KPIs to monitor performance and support decision making. 
  • Leadership and mentorship experience, preferably some experience leading field-based individuals/ teams and providing professional development support for others.
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods from developing surveys/interviews to analyzing data.
  • Demonstrated efficiency with MS Office and high fluency in Microsoft Excel. Excellent communication—conversational, email, and written. 
  • Strong writing skills and ability to translate technical and complex concepts into concise and easily understandable language.
  • Language: English and Hausa required

One Acre Fund never asks candidates to pay any money or pay for tests at any stage of the interview process. Official One Acre Fund emails will always arrive from an @oneacrefund.org address. Please report any suspicious communication here (globalhotline@oneacrefund.org), but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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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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Job Summary
Published
March 26, 2020
Offer Type
Full time
Experience
Minimum of 3years
Location
Niger
Specialization
Project Management
Industries
NGO / Non-Profit / International Agencies
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