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Zambia Field Operations Intern

We are seeking an exceptional candidate with strong educational experience and a lot of enthusiasm for learning new skills and who enjoys solving problems! No prior experience is required

Job overview

Team
Field Operations
Location
Zambia
Location Type
Field
Career Level
Interns
Open to
National applicants only
Zambia

Zambia

One Acre Fund opened our Zambia pilot in 2015, which currently serves over 10,000 farm families.

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.

About the Young Professionals Program

One Acre Fund’s Young Professionals Program offers high-performing African graduates meaningful internships and training opportunities at a high-performing, mission-driven organization. Our internships are paid and all interns can expect to receive substantive work assignments working on high-impact projects that support One Acre Fund's operations.

When joining, interns will participate in an onboarding program and receive training on how to design and execute projects. Over the period of your internship, you will get the opportunity to work with like-minded individuals and receive learning opportunities to build strong foundations for your future career. 

Job Description

As an intern you will work on one or several projects. Potential projects include:

  • Repayment trial:  execute a trial aimed at increasing our loan recovery in the field
  • FO/FM/FD workbooks: create workbooks that Field Officer, Field Managers and Field Directors can use for planning out and tracking their weekly activities
  • Performance management: execute a project focused on identifying and implementing improvements to our field staff performance management system
  • Field team mentorship - execute a project that aims at improving the quality of field team staff mentorship and real-time coaching by managers and peers through creating and utilizing better feedback capture tools

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 an exceptional candidate with strong educational experience and a lot of enthusiasm for learning new skills and who enjoys solving problems! No prior experience is required and candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply. 

  • Citizenship in Zambia – you will be asked to submit a copy of your passport, biodata page or your national ID card.
  • Exceptional recent college graduates or young professionals with Bachelor’s degrees in social sciences, business administration, economics etc. are encouraged to apply.
  • Leadership experience at work, or outside of work.
  • Exceptionally strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a willingness to engage with staff.
  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic attitude.
  • Language: English required 

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Job Location

Kabwe,Zambia

Compensation

Interns will be provided with a reasonable stipend for the duration of their contract. Rural area based fellows will be provided assistance in locating suitable housing.

Duration

3-6 months

Sponsor International Candidates

No; Must have existing rights to work in Zambia. 

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.

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.

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