Operations Specialist NGO Jobs – One Acre Fund

Organisation: One Acre Fund
Duty
Station:
Jinja and Kamuli,
Uganda
About
US:
Most of the world’s poor are farmers,
representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world.
One Acre Fund is a growing International NGO operating in Kenya, Rwanda,
Burundi, Uganda, Malawi and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping
farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One
Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We
provide farmers with a “market bundle” that includes education,
finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven
impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100%
average gain in farm income per acre. Our approach has won widespread
validation, including grants from The MasterCard Foundation and Gates
Foundation.
Job
Summary:
 The Operations Specialists will play a key
role in running discreet projects to drive this innovation and process
improvement. Potential focus areas for Operations Specialists include: Finance,
Business Operations, Logistics, Procurement & Human Resources. The Operations
Specialists will own portions of projects, including managing discrete
components of operations or managing a team running operational activities in
rural East Africa. This role has the potential to grow into an Operations
Associate position with good performance. A few example projects are listed
below:
·        
Product
Deliveries:
Helping
execute delivery of improved seed, fertilizer, solar lights & other impactful
products to our farmers.
·        
Business
Operations:
Manage
the team of bookkeepers who do data entry for into our client management
system. Lead the development of talent in operations team.
·        
Finance: Provide reports on district, country and
organization wide budget performance, and oversee the measurement of Financial
KPI’s and ensure appropriate action.
·        
Human
Resources:
Designing
and managing operational controls around our HR processes for our rapidly
growing team.
·        
Training: Designing and implementing trainings on
key processes & operations for OAF staff & farmers.
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience:  
·        
The
applicants should possess undergraduate background at top East African
university or international university with degrees in business, finance,
supply chain management, statistics, mathematics, economics or related fields
preferred.
·        
The
ideal candidates should have 1-3 years of strong work experiences, including
project management, team management, or entrepreneurial experiences. Candidates
with a background in Finance, procurement, logistics or operations preferred.
·        
The
applicants should exhibit a long-term passion for development work.
·        
Candidates
should have demonstrated leadership experience at work, or outside of work. Examples
of demonstrated leadership experience include managing a team or initiating a
new project.
·        
Excellent
written and oral communication.
·        
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 rural areas of Uganda for at least two
years.
·        
Other
Skills:
Proficiency with
Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Intermediate or better
typing speed.
·        
Language
Skills
: English
required. Knowledge of Luganda, Lusoga or other Ugandan languages strongly
preferred.
How
to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates
are encouraged to apply by sending an updated CV and Cover Letter via email to:
office.kamuli@oneacrefund.org
with “Operations Specialist” as subject of the email.
Deadline:
29th May, 2015
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