Analyst to Global Finance Leadership

One Acre Fund
Location of Job: 
Rubengera, Rwanda
08 Nov 2019
08 Dec 2019
About the organization: 

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund (OAF) supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. It provides quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers homes, and agricultural trainings to improve harvests. OAF measures its success by its ability to make farmers more prosperous: on average, farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.

About the Job: 

The Analyst to Global Finance Leadership will work directly with the CFO and FRC Director primarily on ad hoc special projects and support with the administrative oversight for the 35+ central finance team based in Kigali. This is an excellent opportunity to gain an inside view on what it takes to manage a centralized global finance team for one of the fastest growing organizations with operations in over nine countries.

OAF is seeking an exceptionally organized professional with a keen eye to detail, excellent communication skills and ability to manage multiple tasks at once without becoming overwhelmed. The successful applicant will be a strong self-starter who is able to take the initiative and problem-solve effectively. This humble person also possesses a positive attitude, a love of efficiency and passion for internal customer service.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Leadership Support:
    • Undertake ad-hoc research work, collect and analyze data to prepare reports and documents e.g. how can OAF integrate mobile money platforms to the ERP to enhance the payment process.
    • Provide thought-partnership, project management, writing, and analytical support on projects a variety of special/high priority projects on behalf of the leadership team e.g. identify and address bottlenecks on the teams recurring activity or prepare RFP for in country consultants to execute a restructuring strategy or support in moving candidates for the various open roles faster.
    • Support to collate and prepare information for key meetings such as the Finance Committee.
    • Track the team OKRs/KPI dashboard and identify possible solutions in low performing areas.
    • Draft communication with existing service providers or responses to requests from external stakeholders (banks, regulators, donors etc.).
  • Administrative Support/ Coordination:
    • Design and build the internal finance website for effective knowledge sharing purposes (recently the org transitioned from Sprout to Google sites).
    • Prepare internal communications with staff regarding various people focused initiatives, plan office hours for the leadership and periodic newsletter.
    • Prepare and set up for periodic team meetings (finance and across the organization).
    • Assist with event planning for annual leadership retreat. Coordinating participant logistics, communications and agenda creation.
    • Work with other teams to organize team field visits and champion org-wide initiatives that strive to maintain employees mission engagement.


  • One to two years of full-time work experience.
  • Undergraduate degree in finance or other related qualification. Excellent undergraduate academic performance or master’s degree considered a plus.
  • Performance: demonstrated by impeccable organizational skills, attention to detail and creative problem solving.
  • Excellent written and oral communications: clear, concise and courteous with demonstrated ability to effectively adapt communication for the target audiences. Writing samples will be requested.
  • Strong research and analysis: candidates should have experience and skills in conducting powerful secondary research.
  • Flexibility/adaptability: someone who is able to juggle multiple projects and change priorities as new projects arise.
  • Professional/technical skills: ability to hit the ground running with high levels of proficiency with Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. A reasonable understanding of finance principles is an advantage.
  • Values fit: passionate professionals that combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service someone that puts OAF's farmers before themselves.
  • Language: English required.
How to Apply: 

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