One Acre Fund

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One Acre Fund
Apr 15, 2019
Full time
JOB DESCRIPTION Serving more than 600,000 farm families in Africa would not be possible without a dedicated and highly talented 7,000+ strong workforce. We firmly believe that our people are the single most-important element in determining One Acre Fund’s long-term success. The job of the Global Human Resources Director is to ensure performance, motivation, and overall well-being of these people. The Global Human Resources Director is expected to become the face of HR, both within One Acre Fund and when liaising with external stakeholders. The main component of this role includes managing and developing a team of 12 globally based HR professionals. The role also encompasses leading a number of strategic HR initiatives that promise to advance our goal of making One Acre Fund the employer of choice in international development. The main job duties are as follows: Team Leadership & Management Provide oversight and assume responsibility for the performance of the day-to-day operations of the Global HR department. Direct management responsibility for three to four high level deputies including the responsibility to develop them into HR thought leaders at One Acre Fund. Define annual and long-term goals of the Global HR department, secure executive buy-in and ensure alignment with the strategies of other teams and the organization as a whole. Measure success against goals, regularly report on progress, and hold the team accountable for prioritizing and delivering results in key strategic areas. Be an ambassador to staff, represent leadership, and defend executive decisions. Actively conceptualize and lead initiatives reducing overhead costs through aligning departmental scope with organizational needs. Motivate your team, hold your team accountable to shared goals, identify lessons learned, and celebrate team successes. Work closely with our finance team and your deputies to determine an annual department budget. Project Leadership & Process Improvements Actively conceptualize and lead initiatives aimed at improving efficiency of processes within the Global HR department. Lead the implementation of a system that allows One Acre Fund to effectively and efficiently track and analyze data related to employee lifecycles with a particular focus on staff performance management. Partner with in-country HR teams to create and implement global and country level HR specific trainings and training calendars, including conducting training of trainers for in-country HR teams as needed. Cooperation & Advisory Create and maintain close cooperation and ensure bi-directional feedback with other One Acre Fund HR leaders at the country program level. Ensure that each country program HR team fulfills a set of baseline requirements. Regularly audit local HR processes against these requirements. Provide advice to senior One Acre Fund leadership; lead or actively support HR-related projects that are directly derived from One Acre Fund’s organizational strategy. 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. QUALIFICATIONS We are seeking an exceptional professional with several years of Human Resources leadership experience ideally within the context of social businesses or nonprofits with a sub-Saharan Africa based workforce. The ideal candidate possesses the following qualities and experience: 8+ years of experience as an HR team leader or HR business partner, serving a workforce in rural and urban locations in sub-Saharan Africa. At a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree is required for this position. Excellent knowledge of HR processes and procedures, including but not limited to performance management, HR information system, employment law, and international payroll. Superior analytical ability and communication skills. A highly structured approach to work that allows to effectively maneuver through a fast-paced, results-oriented work environment. Languages: English required; Swahili and/or French preferred. A passion for One Acre Fund’s program and the desire to advance our mission based on a genuine and humble commitment to serving the poor. PREFERRED START DATE As soon as possible to allow for training and overlap with the current director. COMPENSTATION Commensurate with experience. BENEFITS Health insurance, housing, annual flights, and other quality of life benefits.   SPONSOR INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES Yes. East Africans are strongly encouraged to apply.
One Acre Fund
Apr 15, 2019
Full time
Job Description We believe that innovative technology is the key to scale and to building the most efficient and effective rural distribution network on the African continent. Today, we reach 800,000 farm families; and we aspire to serve more than 10 million households in the coming decade. Our future tech vision and strategy focuses on a mobile tech transformation: equipping our 5,000+ field staff with the mobile-based tools to reach more farmers efficiently; developing scalable, direct communication channels with farmers (USSD and SMS) to improve customer service; and digitizing and decentralizing data collection tools to speed up data flows and improve efficiency. We are looking for an exceptional professional with the technical experience and strong execution skills to bring this vision to life. In this leadership role, the CTO will transform our technology into a core organizational strength. In this role, you will oversee several technology departments: software development, architecture, IT operations, product management, enterprise solution management, and business intelligence. Working across all of these functions, you will: Set and Steer Technology Vision and Strategy:  Together with your department heads, you will lead the division towards a bold five-year technology vision. Specific responsibilities include: Working closely with organizational and country-program leadership to continually refine and improve our technology strategy. Leading annual 'Objectives and Key Results' goals and planning process for the tech division, and aligning plans with the organization's long-term vision. Prioritizing and resourcing tech projects appropriately in line with the strategy. Leading the division in its annual budgeting process. Motivating and aligning the broader tech team of 40+ staff around the vision and strategy.   Develop Leaders and Build Team:  You'll manage and develop 5+ senior-level direct reports, and drive career growth and performance across the division. Specific responsibilities include: Rapidly growing the careers of leaders across the tech division through weekly check-ins and workshops, ongoing development feedback, and regular career reviews. Providing technical mentorship of the team. Leading recruitment efforts to ensure we are building our team with top talent as we grow.   Lead Execution on Top Tech Priorities:  In addition to setting strategy, you'll provide detailed, hands-on guidance for key tech initiatives. This includes: Ensuring that the most important tech initiatives are properly prioritized, scoped and, resourced. Making key technical decisions (product, architecture, etc.) when necessary. Implementing appropriate technology management policies, standards, and procedures to ensure top-notch execution across the technology division. Spending time with customers and internal users to better understand our technology needs and opportunities.   Guide Leader-Level Decision Making and Change Management : You will be a critical voice at the table for organization-level decision making which will include: Leading and participating in org-level strategic conversations to ensure we are considering technical implications, opportunities, and risks. Chairing the Technology Working Group to align and seek input from a wide range of tech and non-tech leaders on tech priorities. Driving cross-functional collaboration inside the division and with key stakeholders from across the organization. Leading the change management processes related to technology implementation.   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. Qualifications We are seeking an IT leader with 10+ years of strong leadership experience to develop and execute on a bold technology strategy that will help shape the future of our organization. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply: 10+ years of industry experience with 5+ years leading and managing technology teams. Experience working with mobile technology solutions strongly preferred. Passion and detail orientation for providing hands-on execution guidance for large teams. Experience managing agile software engineering teams successfully deploying solutions to support complex business processes. Demonstrated experience translating complex customer needs into high-quality tech solutions that deliver impact. Strong verbal and written communication and the ability to articulate complex concepts across varied audiences to build consensus and lead change. Strong analytical, quantitative, and problem solving skills. Results oriented with a strong business judgement and willingness to roll up your sleeves and do what's necessary to deliver. Humility. We are looking for passionate professional who combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience and a humble approach to service and interested in joining our family of leaders. Language: English required in all locations.   Preferred Start Date As soon as possible Compensation Commensurate with experience Benefits Health insurance, housing, annual flights and other quality of life benefits Sponsor International Candidates Yes. East Africans are strongly encouraged to apply.
One Acre Fund
Apr 12, 2019
Full time
Job Description We are seeking a dynamic research and evaluation leader with strong quantitative and qualitative research skills, and proven ability to develop staff and to communicate results effectively. The Global Monitoring and Evaluation Director will lead all M&E functions in the organization and be a key member of organizational leadership. The M&E team has a presence in all countries of operation and employs a full time staff of data collectors. The M&E department at One Acre Fund is really akin to an in-house research and evaluation firm, and conducts rigorous evaluations and analyses which greatly inform internal decision-making as it’s #1 priority. The goals of the M&E department are both to prove and improve program impact, and One Acre Fund has a culture of highly respecting data analysis and pivoting program activities in response to new evidence. This is a unique environment in which to lead and manage M&E activities, with a true influence on program strategy. The Overarching Goals Of This Role Are To Develop and continue to professionalize M&E staff at all levels to set the standard for excellence in rural data collection. Ensure that M&E data and results continue to inform program strategy by working with program leadership to understand and devise strategies to implement results which maximize program impact. Continue to deepen One Acre Fund evidence base including periodic experimental studies of our primary program impact on farmer profit as well as building evidence-based of secondary impacts on farmer quality of life. Ensure that One Acre Fund's newly evolving work in the areas of agro-forestry and nutrition evaluation work have a strong evidence base and make pivotal contributions to some of the fastest growing organizational programs. Ensure the continuation of the highest quality of data collection and highest rigor of analysis that One Acre Fund has come to be associated with. Oversee the analysis and recommendations which inform that ability of organizational leaders to choose among multiple investments. Liaise with partners and donors to ensure that M&E data and analysis is responsive to their requests and requirements. Internally support adjacent departments (e.g. the Agricultural Research Team, The Field Operations team and the Product Innovations Department).   Setting Vision & Strategy Work with senior leaders to collaboratively set and execute on long-term vision for all M&E functions, under the “Impact” umbrella Build and reinforce Department culture of excellence and responsiveness. Build and maintain strong collaborative working relationships across several global departments, and amongst key leaders in all countries Identify and execute on key areas of strategic innovation   Building Team Manage the day-to-day work of manager director-level staff, overseeing a total staff of over a dozen M&E leaders. Organize and conduct periodic skills-building and best practice workshops. Ensure that the team has continual opportunity for upward growth in the organization and increasing scope of responsibility Build a collaborative, positive and inclusive team culture, bridging the geographic distance among team members.   Executing on Key Organizational Initiatives Deliver results on key organizational initiatives related to all aspects of HR and talent management, including working with our outstanding team of department directors in the following areas: Routinize and standardize – ensure the highest level of quality as we move to a regional M&E manager structure Ensure that the growing body of nutrition work has a strong and well-executed evaluation strategy Build on the organization’s understating of the program impact on farmers’ overall quality of life Support the organization’s strategy to rigorously evaluate our growing tree program, including leading an RCT to quantify long-term impact. Grow efficiently – put in place strategy to ensure that the high volume and rigorous data collection undertaken by the organization is conducted in an economically efficient manner.   Communication Serve as the global voice for all M&E-related issues, to the organization and top leadership Develop white papers and copy for our Website on M&E topics. Liaise with partners and donors who seek to understand our M&E strategy and results. Represent One Acre Fund at occasional conferences and strategic meetings.   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. Qualifications We are seeking exceptional candidates with 7-10+ years work experience in the evaluation field, preferably in a developing country context and preferably in programs which address rural livelihoods. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply: Masters degree required, PhD a plus Proven ability to manage teams and develop leaders; experience in remote management a plus Proficiency in STATA and strong quantitative and qualitative research skills Experience overseeing data collection in rural areas Excellent written and verbal communication skills Strong data and analytical skills Experience working in a multi-cultural workplace in a developing country, ideally in East Africa Creativity and strong problem-solving skills We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with patience and a humble approach to service Language: Fluent English required. Swahili, Kinyarwanda and/or French a plus.   Preferred Start Date Flexible Compensation Commensurate with experience Benefits Health insurance, housing, annual flights, and other quality of life benefits Sponsor International Candidates No; must have existing rights to work in our countries of operation. East Africans are strongly encouraged to apply.