International NGO Jobs – Finance & Operations Specialist at 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 Finance & Operations Specialist will
play a key role in running discreet projects to driving innovation and process
improvement. Potential focus areas for Finance & Operations Specialists
include: Finance, Business Operations, Logistics & Audit functions. The
Finance & 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 a Finance & Operations Associate position with good performance.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Business Operations: Manage the
team of bookkeepers who do data entry for into our client management system.
Steer the development of talent in operations team.
Finance: Send reports
on district, country and organization wide budget performance, and oversee the
measurement of Financial KPI’s and ensure appropriate action.
Audit: Finance PS
will likely manage the auditor who’ll audit our repayment collection as well as
program expenses.
Product Deliveries: Helping
execute delivery of improved seed, fertilizer, solar lights & other
impactful products to our farmers.
Training: responsible
for designing and implementing trainings on key processes & operations for
OAF staff & farmers.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate should preferably hold an
undergraduate qualification at the top East African university or international
university in business, finance, supply chain management, statistics,
mathematics, economics or related fields preferred.
The ideal candidates for the Finance &
Operations Specialist should have 1-3 years of strong work experiences,
including project management, team management, or entrepreneurial experiences.
The applicants must have experience in finance,
procurement, logistics or operations
The applicants must also demonstrate leadership
experience at work, or outside of work including managing a team or initiating
a new project.
Computer literacy skills i.e. Proficiency with
Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Intermediate or better
typing speed.
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Positive attitude
High degree of Humility.
Good sense of 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.
Language: English
required. Knowledge of Luganda, Lusoga or other Ugandan languages strongly
Benefits: Housing,
transportation, and airtime allowance.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply by sending an
updated CV and Cover Letter via email to: with
“Finance & Operations Specialist” as subject of the email.
Deadline: 31st August, 2015
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