Discover our latest careers stories - from interviews with staff at all levels of the organisation, to advice and top-tips for your application journey and deep dives on all things DEI, we hope these blogs help you understand even more about what a career at One Acre Fund looks like.
Discover our careers stories
‘Working with farmers is a dream come true’
Annaise Kwizera, our Burundi Field Operations lead, fancies herself an empath: she sees the wellbeing of her community of farmers as her responsibility, and says she carries their dreams in her work. In this interview, she speaks about her mission as a farmer ambassador, agricultural innovations that excite her, and why everyone has to have a seat at the decision-making table.
My Journey into One Acre Fund - Flora Nanjala
Flora shares insights about her journey into joining One Acre Fund and what it means to be part of a team that serves over 1.5 million farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Women in senior leadership: Lessons in breaking barriers, forward-thinking, and collaboration
Tina shares her transformative experience of working on diversity, equity, and inclusivity in our workplace and her desire to continue this important work.
In My Own Words: Agnes Niyonsenga
Agnes, our Tech Service Desk Lead, talks about her instrumental role in helping us establish systems that are building blocks to staff and customer satisfaction.
In My Own Words: Diana Waka
Diana shares about leaving architecture to use her skills and talents to create meaningful impact for individuals and communities.
In My Own Words: Jeremy Muganda
Jeremy is a people-centered associate with a knack for innovation. He talks about his growing career in agriculture and how he uses technology to create convenience and efficiencies for smallholder farmers.
How I turned my internship into a meaningful career
Christine talks about the role internship played in shaping her career and how she has transitioned from intern to a team lead.
My Journey into One Acre Fund – Kambo Matindi
Kambo tells us about his journey into One Acre Fund, how he is helping shape corporate culture, and why he is excited about this phase of his career.
Young Professional Reflects on Creating Valuable Career Experience
Abah talks about transitioning from an intern to holding a global position, and how her passion for people has shaped her career.
Women in Senior Leadership – Championing Opportunities for Women
Audrey Bolo, our Global Recruitment Lead, discusses why we're passionate about attracting female talent and how we invest in targeted recruitment efforts to hire female leaders.
From Commitment to Practice: Reflections on One Acre Fund’s DEI Journey
Marika, Amari, and Ronny, members of our DEI Council, reflect on our two-year journey of rolling-out positive changes to improve the lived experience of all staff at One Acre Fund.
How coaching is helping our teams better adapt to a changing business landscape
Stephanie and Nyamongo share their experiences with coaching, and why it is a valuable investment for organizations and employees alike.
Women in Senior Leadership — Breaking Barriers
A few years ago, Belinda Bwiza, the Deputy Country Director at One Acre Fund Rwanda, left Canada to answer her passion’s calling for social change.
Women in Senior Leadership: Why it Matters
Michelle, our Global Director for Government Relations and Policy, talks about her career, her journey to the top, the hurdles she’s overcome along the way, and why she thinks “good girls” can get the figurative corner office.
Carving a Space for Women in a Male-dominated Field
Pauline, who is one of our Regional Managers, talks about her career journey and success in a male-dominated field.
Strengthening Gender Inclusion in Agriculture Research
Women play a central role in African agriculture and do a substantial amount of work in food production, yet remain underrepresented in the sector.
In My Own Words: Getinet Nega
Getinet speaks about his career progression, and gives us an insider’s view of the roadmap towards positioning farmers as drivers of positive environmental impact.
Acing the One Acre Fund Interview Process
We sat down with Brenda Karimi, who leads recruitment for the Ethiopia program, to share some tips on being an outstanding candidate during an interview process at One Acre Fund.
Let’s Keep Leveling the Ground to Break Gender Bias
We speak to Annie and Gloria, two women in our Fundraising team, about their careers, what inspires them for the future, and how they are celebrating women everywhere this year.
A Day in the Life of a Recruiter
Here, Emilie Umuhire, Kennedy Kimiti and Olivier Irakoze speak about their experiences working in our Global Recruitment team.
In My Own Words: Jean de Dieu Muhire
Jean de Dieu Muhire is our Rwanda Expansion lead. He talks about his growing career in agriculture and why empowering smallholder farmers is personal.
In My Own Words: Nadia Onsando
Nadia Onsando is a Human Resource Senior Specialist at One Acre Fund. She speaks about her journey to the organization, the scale and impact of our work, and the value of inclusive organizational culture.
In My Own Words: Atieno Cheplemindet
Atieno, a Senior Strategy Associate, describes her job as empowering teams to design systems that address stakeholders’ needs in the fastest, best way possible.
Six Ways We've Improved our Hiring Process
We’ve been working hard to make our recruitment experience faster, smoother, and more flexible than it was before.