Rwanda Director of Finance and Strategy

Vacancy
The Director of Finance and Strategy is responsible for Rwanda’s overall financial strategy. This includes: 1) advising on future investments, 2) ensuring effective budget management, and 3) managing financial risks.

You will report to the Rwanda CEO.
Location
Rwanda
Career Level
Executive Leaders

About One Acre Fund

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies 1 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. Our 8,000+ team is drawn from diverse backgrounds and professions. With operations across six core countries in Africa, we make farmers more prosperous by providing quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests. On average, the farmers we serve harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund. 

Our Rwanda program, founded in 2007, operates under the local brand Tubura. We have more than 3,200 staff located in all four Rwanda provinces and Kigali. Together, we directly serve more than 790,000 farmers. To learn more about our work, look at our Rwanda program blog for more information.

About the Role

The Director of Finance and Strategy is responsible for Rwanda’s overall financial strategy. This includes: 1) advising on future investments, 2) ensuring effective budget management, and 3) managing financial risks. You will report to the Rwanda CEO, and manage the Financial Advisory Services, Internal Consulting Services and Monitoring and Evaluation teams based in Kigali, Rwanda.

Responsibilities

  • Financial Strategy 
    • Develop and own the 3-year Financial Strategy for Rwanda.
    • Develop and own specific sub-strategies for: investment decisions, ordering, inventory management working capital management, pricing, and fundraising. 
    • Lead the tracking of Business Unit targets and financial KPIs.
    • Ensure country lands on budget through monthly management of projections (full-year outturn) of risks and misses and ongoing cost-cutting/budget diligence. 
  • Finance Committee ('FinCom')
    • Manage schedule, agenda, and preparation for regular FinCom meetings. 
    • Oversee quarterly Management Reporting for 5 key Business Units.
  • Rwanda Steering Committee Member ('SteerCo')
    • Uphold country leadership responsibilities as defined by SteerCo: strategic alignment, organisation-wide view, team development and stewardship of values.  
    • Represent Finance and Monitoring and Evaluation ('MEL') points of view in SteerCo Meetings.
    • Own annual OKR setting process. 
  • Team Management & Development 
    • Manage a team of 30 Head Office staff, 5 direct reports and 1-2 dotted-line reports.
    • Develop and invest in a deputy layer across all three functions: FAS, MEL, and Internal Consulting ('ICT'). 
    • Invest in hands-on skills development of team given required technical specialties.
    • Manage FAS Business Partner approach for internal Business Units.
    • Ensure ICT team has appropriate skills and create sub-specialties.
  • Budgeting/Forecasting, Reporting, and Compliance/Risks
    • Own annual budget process including target setting ($70M+/year Rwanda budget) with FinCom and SteerCo, provide strategic guidance and budget direction for Business Units, and leadership to arbitrate investment cases.

Career Growth and Development

We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.

Qualifications

Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:

  • Minimum of 10 years work experience, of which 5 years is in Financial management and/or a senior leadership position.
  • Experience in managing multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Advanced knowledge of accounting principles, financial systems, budget/cash flow monitoring and internal accounting controls
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel (specifically, advanced formulas, pivot tables and charts) and a strong skillset in financial modelling
  • Track record of project managing complex projects and processes successfully.
  • Degree in degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant field.
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written).

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Job Location

Kigali, Rwanda

Benefits

Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits

Eligibility

One Acre Fund can support a work permit for this role. However, nationals of (or those with an extensive professional background and work history in) our countries of operation are preferred.

Application Deadline

15 March 2024.

One Acre Fund never asks candidates to pay any money or pay for tests at any stage of the interview process. Official One Acre Fund emails will always arrive from an @oneacrefund.org address. Please report any suspicious communication here (globalhotline@oneacrefund.org), but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI), and anti-racism are deeply connected to our organization’s mission and purpose. One Acre Fund aspires to build a culture where all staff feel consistently valued, represented, and connected – so that our team can thrive as professionals, and achieve exceptional impact for the farmers we serve.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

Important

One Acre Fund never asks candidates to pay any money or pay for tests at any stage of the interview process. Official One Acre Fund emails will always arrive from an @oneacrefund.org address. Please report any suspicious communication here, but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.

DEI

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI), and anti-racism are deeply connected to our organization’s mission and purpose. One Acre Fund aspires to build a culture where all staff feel consistently valued, represented, and connected – so that our team can thrive as professionals, and achieve exceptional impact for the farmers we serve.

Anti discrimination

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.