Rwanda Impact Specialist at One Acre Fund, Karongi, Western Province, Rwanda – CLOSE: 15/01/2023

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  • 08/11/2022 12:22
  • Karongi, Western Province, Rwanda
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Rwanda Impact Specialist at One Acre Fund, Karongi, Western Province, Rwanda – CLOSE: 15/01/2023

About One Acre Fund

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies 1 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. Our 8,000+ team is drawn from diverse backgrounds and professions. With operations across six core countries in Africa, we make farmers more prosperous by providing quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests. On average, the farmers we serve harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.

To learn more about our work, take a look at our Why Work Here blog for more information.

About the Role

The Impact Specialist will be an essential part of the Field Operations Impact Team and will report directly the Impact Strategy and Behavior Change Lead. The Impact team supports over 800,000 farmers every season with training on good agricultural planting practices and has a vision of reaching $150 of impact per farmer by 2030.

We are seeking a professional passionate about the farmer experience who will manage our field facing agricultural trainings. You will ensure that we establish agriculture expertise within the field operations impact team to inform the field teams. The Impact Specialist will manage the development of agricultural training and manage performance of impact strategies being implemented in the field. You will manage 2 Regional Impact Coordinators.

Responsibilities

Create field-facing agricultural training outputs taking into account regional differences

  • Lead the drafting process for field facing agricultural outputs to increase farm productivity including print training materials, videos, and field officer guides
  • Collaborate with OAF’s Impact Division and Government Relations Team to get input on the latest agricultural innovations to inform the final training content
  • Translate trainings from English to Kinyarwanda to ensure accessibility to the field team
  • Design field officer google form quizzes to test field team knowledge retention and ensure that it meets a certain threshold

Oversee the training of trainers (ToT) process using adult/active training methods

  • Organize quarterly bootcamps to train the Field Directors including managing all the logistics (venue, food and field training agricultural inputs)
  • Facilitate the field team training using adult/active training methods and ensure subsequent field team execution
  • Design strategies to test field team knowledge retention through quizzes before they deliver
  • Organize in-district training for staff or replacement who miss the bootcamp due to sickness or leave

Monitor the performance of defined impact strategies in the field and take an active role in understanding the field situation at any given point

  • Work with the Impact Strategy Lead to translate strategic team deliverables into short-term work plans and key performance indicators (KPIs) that will drive execution on the field team
  • Analyze key performance indicators (KPIs) to draw insights for management actions
  • Conduct field follow-up by calling FDs, AFDs and some FOs throughout the training period to understand field realities and how impact strategies are being accomplished
  • Write a detailed report of the field situation especially during planting and major campaigns to be shared with the manager and other field ops team members
  • Manage field team incentives to ensure that the team is motivated to hit the goals

Coordinate the delivery of field training materials by working with the logistics team

  • Coordinate the printing and movement of planting guides and scoops to the field to ensure that materials reach every farmer
  • Organize field officer training materials to be used in the A & B season
  • Liaise with the logistics team to ensure that all impact materials are streamlined into distribution process
  • Collaborate with the Human Resource Unit to manage payments for the field staff and casuals, and processing of the field-related expenses

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

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

  • Academic background in Agriculture, Agroforestry or other relevant fields
  • 2+ years of project-based management; from ideation to implementation and post-project analysis
  • 1 year Training of trainers (ToT) experience.
  • At least one year experience working directly with farmers is an advantage.
  • Fluency in English and Kinyarwanda is required
  • Great organizational skills and ability to execute various tasks concurrently
  • Stakeholder engagement skills and willingness to adapt
  • Passionate about the farmer experience and working closely with farmers

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Job Location

Rubengera, Rwanda (Flexible)

Benefits

Health insurance, paid time off

Eligibility

This role is only open to citizens or permanent residents of Rwanda

Application Deadline

15 January 2023

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. Please report any suspicious communication here ( globalhotline@oneacrefund.org ),  but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI), and anti-racism are deeply connected to our organization’s mission and purpose. One Acre Fund aspires to build a culture where all staff feel consistently valued, represented, and connected – so that our team can thrive as professionals, and achieve exceptional impact for the farmers we serve.

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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  • Category : Agriculture & Livestock Jobs

Location

Karongi,Western Province,Rwanda

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