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 Zambia Program Associates primary responsibility is to successfully plan and manage projects to support the program to increase in scale and grow in impact for every farm family enrolled. They will report to the Country Director, and manage innovations, operations, recruitment and strategy projects on an as-needed basis.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
Field Operations:Set annual strategic plan for collecting ~8 million dollar loan portfolio from farmers by the deadline, and manage individual projects to contribute to the goal. Individual projects could include Field Officer trainings, incentives selection and deliveries coordination, or managing a call center to clients behind the repayment targets.
Innovations: Plan and manage a trial focused on improving impact for each farmer we serve. Examples include facilitating a market access intervention or developing a new agricultural product to offer to farmers to increase diversification.
Recruitment: Support on sourcing and hiring strong talent for the company as we continue to grow.
Two to five years of relevant work experience.
Strong project management skills.
Language: English required.
Fluency in Microsoft Excel.
Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
Humility. We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service to join our growing family of leaders.
A willingness to commit to living in Kabwe, Zambia for at least two years this is a long-term, career-track role.
Excellent judgment in sensitive people issues, management skills, creative problem solving.