One Acre Fund

Recruitment Operations Associate

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One Acre Fund is recruiting for Full time Recruitment Operations Associate

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.

One Acre Fund is seeking for a Recruitment Operations Associate, a project management professional who is passionate about people and committed to help lead and build an unbiased, effective and respectful process at One Acre Fund that attracts the best and brightest talent to end hunger in our lifetime.


To fulfill our mission, we need to recruit great people to join our team. Every year we receive tens of thousands of applications and we are looking for a project management professional with 3 or more years of experience who is passionate about people and data.

The Recruitment Operations team designs and improves recruitment processes to make our team more efficient and effective. You will enjoy working with people from lots of different backgrounds, be committed to results, and excel in a client-first environment. 

Note: Experience as a recruiter or talent acquisition specialist is helpful, but not essential. We encourage you to apply if you have a background in consulting, business development, or project management.

The Recruitment Operations Associate will join our Global Recruitment Team and report to our Recruitment Operations Lead. As a Recruitment Operations Associate, you will:

  • Design and improve recruitment processes: You will scope, trial and roll out new processes to guarantee a positive candidate experience for over 100,000 applicants a year. 
  • Develop expertise in all recruitment systems and products: You will be a go-to for other team members on how best to use our systems and products.
  • People Management: You might take on the management of 2-3 operations team members. You will help develop the team and contribute to performance management tasks.
  • Contribute to the Recruitment Team: You will oversee weekly tasks important to the recruitment process. You will also conduct first round interviews and attend outreach events.


We have a 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 can shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.


As soon as possible


Kigali, Rwanda or Nairobi, Kenya, Burundi, Ethiopia, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia


Consistent with experience


Full-time job


Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits


NoMust have existing rights to work in East Africa (Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Uganda, Ethiopia, Nigeria, or Burundi).

Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience


Other Requirements


We are looking for a professional with 3 or more years of work experience to serve in a position that combines project management and people management for global recruitment in a social enterprise. Successful candidates will have the following qualifications and achievements:

  • Project management: You have a project management track record - you've seen complex projects to completion and enjoy working in the details.
  • Process improvement: You have experience creating new processes, iterating to improve those processes and rolling them out in a complex, multi-stakeholder environment.
  • People management skills: Prior people management experience required, remote management experience a big plus.
  • Command of English: You can write and speak in clear and impeccable English; Fluency in French or Swahili a plus.
  • A humble approach to service: We are looking for passionate professionals who combine good humor, patience, and humility.

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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
March 26, 2020
Offer Type
Full time
Minimum of 2years
Human Resources / Recruitment /Project Management
NGO / Non-Profit / International Agencies
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