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. In Tanzania, we have grown in the last 6 years to serve over 52,000 farm families with more than 600 full-time staff in Tanzania.
One Acre Fund is rapidly increasing the number of regions, districts, and members we serve each year. We are seeking a local government officer to act as: a point of contact for local Ministry of Agriculture officials; an administrator for reports and meetings; a resource for risks and issues involving officials. In this role, you would begin engaging with the local government through regional and district meetings and forums (e.g. RAA, DIACOs, DCs, WAEOs and VAEOs) in Njombe region. You would also develop relationships that support the field activities of One Acre Fund across the entire country as may be needed.
This role would report to the Government Relations Specialist. We are seeking an individual that can demonstrate a strong understanding of local government structures, who has an interest in agriculture and is an effective communicator. The role would also require regular travel to Northern Tanzania and demonstrated IT skills as well as an undergraduate degree.
Primary responsibilities include:
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.
We are seeking professionals with a minimum of two years experience some of which will have been in or with government institutions and a demonstrated passion for agricultural development in Tanzania. We are looking for candidates that are organized and proactive and who are familiar with the challenges faced by smallholder farmers in Southern Tanzania. Candidates who meet the following criteria are strong encouraged to apply:
If you have one of the following skills or experience, please highlight them in your cover letter:
Preferred Start Date
As soon as possible
Commensurate with experience
Health insurance, paid time off
Sponsor International Candidates
No; Must have existing rights to work in Tanzania.
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.
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This role would report to the Government Relations Specialist. We are seeking an individual that can demonstrate a strong understanding of local government structures, who has an interest in agriculture and is an effective communicator.
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