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Logistics Country Lead

Seeking an exception supply chain professional with 3-5+ years of experience to manage the delivery of thousands of metric tons of life-changing inputs to our clients.

Job overview

Team
Logistics and Procurement
Location
Tanzania, Zambia
Location Type
Field
Career Level
Professionals

About One Acre Fund

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. We provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural trainings to improve harvests. We measure our success by our ability to make farmers more prosperous: On average, farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.

We are growing quickly. We currently serve more than 800,000 farm families in Eastern and Southern Africa, with more than 7,500 full-time staff, and we aim to serve 1 million farm families by 2020.

Job Description

One Acre Fund must grow in both scale and complexity – and we need additional high performing staff members to continue our strong growth trajectory. Working with our Logistics team presents the opportunity to build upon our strong operational foundations, extend our geographic reach, and explore new ways to impact our well-established network of hundreds of thousands of farm families.

Distribution is fundamental to the core model of One Acre Fund, and the logistics team works specifically to enable this cutting edge, cost-efficient, and professional rural delivery system. The Country Logistics Lead will be an integral part of the team that delivers millions of kilograms of life-changing goods each year directly to hundreds of thousands of farm families across East Africa. Your work will have a tremendous impact on the organization’s key mission of serving the small-holder farmer.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing multiple input distributions throughout the growing season. This includes scheduling, truck loading, staff coordination, and stock level analysis.
  • Managing all One Acre Fund inventory and warehouse assets in a safe and secure manner by upholding key security and fraud control policies.
  • Managing the logistics department budget which includes inventory, staffing, warehouse, and transport expenses.
  • Serving as a liaison between various One Acre Fund departments to support the major annual distribution processes.
  • Innovating ways to deliver new categories of life-changing products (e.g. live plant material, poultry, etc.), and to make our delivery network, even more, cost-effective.
  • Building and managing a team of warehouse and logistics professionals. Team size ranges based on program location however the average size is about 10 full-time employees and up to 100 seasonal employees.
  • Building and managing a network of 3rd party service providers including transportation, warehousing, and input suppliers.
  • Managing all logistics data and inventory flows within One Acre Fund warehouses and during our busy distribution periods.

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

We are seeking exceptional professionals with 5+ years of work experience. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • At a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree is required for this position.
  • Related masters degree is an asset, but not strictly required.  (Examples: Supply Chain Management, Systems Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Economics, Business Administration, etc.)
  • Demonstrated strong work experiences with demonstrated leadership and management experience. Examples include demanding professional work experiences, or successful entrepreneurial experience (e.g. starting a program in a developing country, leading a conference, starting a business,).
  • Experience in supply chain, logistics, or other operational management. Development world experience is an asset but not required.
  • Strong analytical skills – Ability to quickly review, synthesize, analyze and communicate data, with high attention to detail.  Excel skills particularly an asset.
  • Creativity and strong problem-solving skills.
  • Flexibility to adapt to a rapidly changing operational environment.
  • Language: Fluent English required.  Local languages are a plus.

Preferred Start Date

Flexible

Job Location

Kabwe, Zambia 

Iringa, Tanzania

Compensation

Commensurate with experience

Duration

Full-time job

Benefits 

Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits

Sponsor International Candidates

Yes; country nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

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