Rwanda Industrial Electrician (Coordinator)

We are seeking electrician with processing plant and building experience of at least 1 year to assist in industrial electrical systems

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 1 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms more productive. We provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural training 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

Reporting to the Seed Operations Lead and Seed Processing Specialist you will:

  • Install and repair industrial electrical systems, including a 400 kVA transformer from the national grid, high power drying and processing machines, conveyor belts, lighting fixtures, electrical panels, outlets and wiring 
  • Help collect all design data to ensure electro-mechanical designs responds to the needs of the processing plant and facilities 
  • Inspect electrical systems, equipment, and components to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes and safety of our plants.
  • Advise management on whether continued operation of equipment could be hazardous
  • Perform management tasks such as maintaining records and files, preparing reports and ordering supplies and equipment
  • Monitor and maintenance of the generator 
  • Enforce for all casual workers and visitors to follow safety guidelines and always wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) while they are working 
  • Assist Seed Processing Specialist to develop standard operating procedures for the processing plant.
  • Partner with Utility providers to ensure that electricity, gas, water are always available 

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 electrician with processing plant and building experience of at least 1 year and a passion for our mission. Candidates who fit the following criteria are encouraged to apply:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical or Electro-mechanical engineering or other related engineering fields.
  • Experience working as an electrician in industry and operation in any type of processing plant
  • Leadership experience at work, or outside of work, enthusiasm for learning, and able to give or receive feedback.
  • Ability to build teams and work with colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
  • Team player, organised, self-motivated
  • Language: Kinyarwanda and English is required

Preferred Start Date

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, start dates can vary by role. We are adapting rapidly to Covid-19 and most of our team is now working remotely. Given the changing environment, we will appreciate your flexibility in confirming a start date.

Job Location

Nyagatare, Rwanda


Commensurate with experience


Full-time job


Health insurance, paid time off

Sponsor International Candidates

No; Must have existing rights to work in Rwanda. 

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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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