Rwanda Tree Operations Specialist

Seeking an exceptional operations specialist with an eye for efficiency, with 2 + years of experience, to drive our Tree operations and increase our efficiency and effectiveness.

Job overview

Career Level


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 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 Tree Operations Specialist will report directly to Rwanda Tree Lead. They will also seek guidance from the Extension and Innovations departments. The Tree Operations Specialist will support all of Rwanda Tree related operations including production, procurement and systems.

Specific responsibilities include but not limited to: 

  • Advise our tree production operations on driving up efficiency and effectiveness by innovating cost-saving initiatives
  • Work with the Procurement team to use forecasting to increase timeliness and efficiency, reduce procurement cycle times, and reduce unit costs through better economies of scale
  • Support tree distribution operations that include development of detailed project plans and coordination across multiple departments to ensure smooth execution
  • Support performance management systems of more than 1000 temporary staff working on our nurseries
  • Oversee controls and fraud prevention activities
  • Strengthen quality assurance and inventory management processes
  • Innovate new ways to increase staff safety at the workplace/nurseries

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


We are seeking an exceptional professional with a minimum 2 years of work experience and ideally a demonstrated passion for our mission.  Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • 2+ years of work experience
  • Project management: Design and implement complex projects to success
  • Growth mindset: Enthusiasm for learning, feedback and improvement
  • Results-oriented: You set goals and take ownership of driving towards them
  • Cross-cultural fluency: You will collaborate with colleagues from diverse backgrounds
  • Strong educational background; minimum Bachelor's Degree
  • Willingness to travel to rural locations, and to be based in Kigali, Rwanda
  • Language: Fluency in English is required, Kinyarwanda speakers are encouraged to apply

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Job Location

Kigali, Rwanda


Commensurate with experience


Full-time job


Health insurance, paid time off

Sponsor International Candidates

No; Must have existing rights to work in Rwanda. 

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 address. Please report any suspicious communication here (, 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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