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Product Manager

Seeking a Product Manager will lead the research and development of technology solutions to improve our impact and operating efficiency.

Job overview

Location
Rwanda
Career Level
Professionals
Rwanda

Rwanda

Since starting in Rwanda in 2007, our operations have grown rapidly to now serving close to 300,000 clients.

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. 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.

Job Description

As the Product Manager you will report to the Director of Product Management. Working with our internal customers you will determine how we can improve our impact and operating efficiency through implementing technology solutions. You will support in leading the process of technology development to empower our service delivery and management decisions to be data-driven. You will also help create greater impact for over 1,000,000 farmers, and in building a quality support team for One Acre Fund staff

Example technology applications you might work on include:

  • Field staff performance management/enhancement – We want to explore how we can harness mobile technology to support hundreds of thousands of field staff and government extension workers to do their jobs more effectively across multiple countries using a variety of tools/applications
  • Mobile payments – In some countries, One Acre Fund already allows farmers to make payments from a “mobile wallet” over the mobile phone network. There is a huge opportunity to grow this work across our organization
  • Distribution and collection of data – Most farmers have very little access to simple information that has the potential to increase farm profitability (weather, prices, and agronomic techniques)
  • Logistics and procurement - we need to efficiently manage products from the supplier through to our farmers, ensuring delivery of quality products at times which are convenient for them

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

As the Product Manager, you do not need be a software developer, but we prefer you understand the agile software development process. We are looking for someone with 3+ years of work experience managing product management or business analysis in a technology environment. You have a passion for our mission and for applying technology to do good in the world.

If you meet the following criteria, we encourage you to apply:

  • You have a proven track record of successfully working in a fast-paced environment. We want to help our farmers as quickly as we can
  • You have experience of coordinating cross-departmentally in multiple countries and with software developers and internal stakeholders.
  • You have the capability of communicating complex ideas to a broad audience, managing issues up to management and facilitating cooperation across teams and individuals
  • You have experience with agile software development and mobile technologies, preferably in developing countries
  • You have experience with user-centered design
  • You have leadership experience at work, or outside of work, an enthusiasm for learning, and you are seek continued growth and learning opportunities
  • You can build teams and work well with colleagues from diverse backgrounds
  • Language: English required
  • You have experience in the developing world (strongly preferred)

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Location

Kigali, Rwanda

Compensation

Commensurate with experience

Benefits

Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits

Sponsor International Candidates 

Yes; African nationals 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.