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Zambia Program Associate

Seeking an exceptional project manager with 2-5+ years of work experience to lead strategic investments in the Zambia program in order to increase our impact per farmer and continue to scale the program aggressively in the coming years

Job overview

Team
Field Operations
Location
Zambia
Location Type
Field
Career Level
Early to mid-career professionals
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.

Job Description

The Zambia Program Associate’s primary responsibility is to successfully plan and manage projects to support the program to increase in scale and grow in impact for every farm family enrolled. They will report to the Country Director, and manage innovations, operations, recruitment and strategy projects on an as-needed basis. 

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Field Operations: Set annual strategic plan for collecting ~8 million dollar loan portfolio from farmers by the deadline, and manage individual projects to contribute to the goal. Individual projects could include Field Officer trainings, incentives selection and deliveries coordination, or managing a call center to clients behind the repayment targets. 
  • Innovations: Plan and manage a trial focused on improving impact for each farmer we serve. Examples include facilitating a market access intervention or developing a new agricultural product to offer to farmers to increase diversification. 
  • Recruitment: Support on sourcing and hiring strong talent for the company as we continue to grow. 

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

Specific qualifications include, but are not limited to:

  • 2-5 years of relevant work experience
  • Strong project management skills
  • Language: English required
  • Fluency in Microsoft Excel
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Humility. We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service to join our growing family of leaders.
  • A willingness to commit to living in Kabwe, Zambia for at least two years – this is a long-term, career-track role.
  • Excellent judgment in sensitive people issues, management skills, creative problem solving. 

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Job Location

Kabwe, Zambia 

Compensation

Commensurate with experience

Duration

Full-time job

Benefits 

Health insurance, paid time off

Sponsor International Candidates

Yes. Zambia 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 (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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