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ABOUT ONE ACRE FUND
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.
We are looking for a mid-career professional to lead One Acre Fund’s Internal Consulting Team. The team sharpens the organization’s strategy and supports other One Acre Fund teams when additional targeted resources could have an meaningful impact. (). In the team lead, we are looking for a leader who blends high-quality team performance management skills, with an ability to move forward strategic projects at the organizational level.
You will help guide the strategy of a $100M and growing social impact organization. Since its beginning at One Acre Fund in 2012, the Internal Consulting Team has emerged as a primary nexus through which many initiatives pass. The team takes on a broad range of projects that would be typical to a management consultancy, including high-level strategy and research, internal change management, flexible resourcing for other One Acre Fund teams, and executive communications. The main difference is in the chance to embed within the organization to guide decisions and implementation, as opposed to stopping at recommendations.
Key responsibilities include:
Lead our Internal Consulting Team
. This is a 15-person internal consulting unit, consisting of the Director, two managers, five analysts, four junior analysts, and two rotational staff; all of whom conduct across many departments in our countries of operation. Lead all aspects of team development including hiring, staff capacity development, direct management of the ICT managers, budget, and team strategy.Lead project selection, assignment, and resourcingServe as the primary link between the Internal Consulting Team and One Acre Fund’s leadership group
Drive key strategic and change management initiatives
on behalf of One Acre Fund as a lead consultant and project manager (equivalent of a consulting firm engagement manager). Recent projects taken on by the Internal Consulting Team include: Strategic planning: 5-year planning exercise – The Internal Consulting Team facilitated the creation of 5-year plans in each of our country programs.New initiative: Set-up of a Direct Giving pilot – Internal Consulting Team members assisted in the 18-month set-up of One Acre Fund’s Direct Giving pilot, including initial research, project design, and thought partnership with One Acre Fund’s CEO.Internal change management: The Director is co-leading a revamp to One Acre Fund’s performance management strategy, including a deeper focus on managerial capacity and training, hiring, and org chart management. This work has involved heavy collaboration with our People Director.
Be an advisor to key One Acre Fund leaders
, including the CEO, CFO and other C-suite executives, and Country Directors to ensure they receive superior support from the Internal Consulting Team.
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 will report directly to the CEO after a period of transition with the current Strategy & Research Director.
We are looking for candidates with 8 or more years of work experience in consulting, analytical, and entrepreneurial roles. You should have progressively increasing responsibilities in management, e.g. as an engagement manager or project leader. Candidates who fit the following criteria are encouraged to apply:
Experience in consulting and strategy contexts, e.g. working with C-suite leaders, change management, or long-term planning. Experience in the social impact space is a plus.
Experience managing team performance and developing leaders, including remote management
Ability to roll up one’s sleeves and directly move projects forward, as opposed to solely making recommendations or presentations
Strong data skills; advanced Excel a plus
Eye for and standards of talent
Humble and service-oriented approach to consulting work
Experience working in a multicultural workplace in a developing country a plus
Related Master’s Degree is preferred
A willingness to commit to living in East Africa for at least two years
Language: Fluent English
PREFERRED START DATE
Commensurate with experience.
Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits
SPONSOR INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES
No; must have existing rights to work in our countries of operation. East Africans are strongly encouraged to apply.
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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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