International NGO Jobs – Corporate Operations Associate at One Acre Fund (OAF)

Organisation: One Acre Fund
(OAF)
Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda
About US:
One Acre Fund
(OAF) is an International NGO that supports smallholder farmers to increase
their harvests and thus increase their incomes with a strong footprint in
Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania. In these countries our 3,000+ strong
staff serves over 200,000 smallholding farmers and helps them to grow their way
out of hunger and poverty. To do this, One Acre Fund provides farmers with
high-quality inputs like seed and fertilizer, financing, and training.
Job Summary:  The Corporate Operations Associate will be
responsible for the oversight of the One Acre Fund Uganda HQ office in Jinja,
liaising with security services, managing maintenance and stocking of our
office and other properties, managing visitor systems and the development of
systems relating to the health, safety, and transport needs of our staff.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·        
Office Administration – Overseeing all
office systems including housekeeping, stocking, maintenance, office security,
utilities (water, power, and internet) and storage systems. This may also
include some reception work
·        
Residential Management – In charge of managing
support systems for any residences which One Acre Fund uses to house staff or
guests (currently, we have one in Jinja, we may have two by early 2016). This
includes managing systems for housekeeping, grounds-keeping, security, and
stocking of guestrooms and efficient maintenance of the buildings
·        
Visitor Logistics: The job holder
will be responsible for organizing transport, accommodation and some scheduling
for visitors to our program.
·        
Other Projects: The incumbent will
be joining our Corporate Operations department, a new team in our Uganda office
with ambitious goals. Your role may include taking on new projects such as:
o   Setting up
on-boarding systems for any new Uganda programme staff
o   Developing transport
services for the team
o   Preparing
information for staff relating to health, safety and security
·        
Management and development of staff – Early in
your One Acre Fund career, you will manage at least one member of staff. This
may grow as our program grows. Focusing on becoming an excellent manager to
your staff will be an important part of your role
·        
Expense and finance management – The incumbent will
be responsible for organizing payments relating to your work, accounting for
these payments, and preparing reports on these details
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
·        
The Corporate Operations Associate should possess a
minimum of two years’ experience in an administration, human resources, or
logistics role
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Highly skilled with computer software, including
Microsoft Office (Word and Excel in particular)
·        
Excellent communication skills, both written and
oral.
·        
Strong writing and email correspondence skills are a
must
·        
Prior exposure and experience of managing or giving
direction in a professional environment.
·        
Warm, welcoming, and humble demeanour
·        
Proven ability to work within deadlines
·        
Ability to multitask and prioritise – You will be
managing many tasks simultaneously
·        
Keen attention to detail – One Acre Fund has
exceptionally high standards and all projects must be completed to a very
detailed level
·        
Ability to work under minimum supervision
·        
Leadership experience – You may be managing several
people in the future, and we are looking for someone who has great leadership
qualities
·        
Past experience in business, entrepreneurship or NGO
administration
·        
The incumbent must be extremely organized,
passionate and a capable individual responsible for managing office systems and
a number of people-support projects.
·        
Personal knowledge about farming and life in rural
Uganda
·        
Ability to work long hours – All One Acre Fund
employees are passionate about what they do. We are a professional organisation
and our employees often work outside regular hours in order to achieve
fantastic results
·        
Must live or be willing to relocate to Jinja, Uganda
Career Growth
and Development – One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership
skills. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through weekly
mentorship and through regular career reviews. We are a rapidly expanding
organization and there is significant capacity for career growth in roles that
each person can be passionate about
How to Apply:  
All suitably qualified
applicants who desire to join One Acre Fund as the Corporates Operations
Associate are encouraged to apply online by clicking on the link below. You
will be prompted to a form that must be completed. At the end of the form you
will have the opportunity to write a motivational letter and upload your CV.
Please Note: One Acre Fund
will never ask you for money in return for advancement in the recruitment
process or for being offered a position.
Deadline: 19th October 2015

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