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  • Posted: Jan 27, 2023
    Deadline: Apr 25, 2023
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    One Acre Fund is a nonprofit organization that supplies smallholder farmers in East Africa with asset-based financing and agriculture training services to reduce hunger and poverty. Headquartered in Bungoma, Kenya, the organization works with farmers in rural villages throughout Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and recently Malawi. Using a market-based ap...
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    Nigeria Program Associate (Impact Ventures)

    About the Role

    • You will work with the Impact Ventures Lead in operationalizing and implementing the delivery of the Nigeria Tree Program, provide oversight to a team of field managers, and report to the Deputy Country Director.

    Specific responsibilities include:

    • Lead on the launching and execution of streams of scalable innovations and trials
    • Build detailed trial project plans, including execution calendar
    • Develop trial budgets and building of sustainable financial models
    • Management of field teams to achieve program vision and goals
    • Contribution to high-level strategy development and detailed field execution


    • High-level trial design – Lead discussions on what questions to test through the trial, how to test it, and how the learning will improve longer term program design. Some important components for discussion include marketing strategy, pricing, and distribution of the product/service.
    • Trial monitoring and evaluation (M&E) plan and execution – work with the M&E team to design trials and data collection plans to evaluate impact at trial conclusion
    • Collaborate with other teams – Work with other departments and global research teams to build program solutions and innovations. Communicate updates and results to key stakeholders.

    Operations/Team Management:

    • Spend dedicated time with the field teams in the field talking to our potential smallholder farmer clients to understand real-time challenges.
    • Identify opportunities to improve operations and program performance, through weekly tracking of Key Performance Indicators, and identifying / implementing process improvements
    • Manage budgets – monitor current budgets and forecast budgets for expansion and other program innovations.
    • Manage a team – hire, develop and lead teams to implement operations

    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.

    Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:

    • University degree required in Business Administration, International Development, Agric Economics, or related fields.
    • 4 to 6+ years of relevant professional work experience in Nigeria with experience in mentorship and leadership of teams; entrepreneurial experience preferred (e.g., starting a new program or department, launching new initiatives across a large field team)
    • Willingness to live outside capital cities, close to our customers, as this is where most of the work will be based.
    • Fluency in English; knowledge of Hausa (and other languages spoken in Nigeria)
    • Proficiency with Google Suites
    • Friendly personality, and a team mindedness
    • Entrepreneurial experience and an ability to hit the ground running and start adding value quickly.


    • Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits


    • One Acre Fund can support a work permit for this role. However, nationals of (or those with an extensive professional background and work history in) our countries of operation are preferred.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to One Acre Fund on to apply

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