Ethiopia Deputy Partnerships Coordinator

Looking for an exceptional partnerships professional with minimum 3 years of experience to increase our impact per farmer by strengthening our collaboration with governmental offices and stakeholders.

Job overview

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With more farm families in Ethiopia than in any other country in East Africa, smallholder farmers are helping drive the country's recent economic success.


One Acre Fund works to make African smallholder farmers more prosperous. We supply everything farmers need to grow more food and earn more income. We provide quality farm supplies on credit, deep in rural areas and training to improve farmers’ harvests. We serve 600,000 clients in six countries across Eastern and Southern Africa, and we aim to reach 1 million farm families by 2020.

One Acre Fund started working in Ethiopia in 2014, centered in the Amhara region. Our current projects are supporting community-based multiplication of improved teff seed and supporting production and distribution of agroforestry tree species through kebele-level nurseries. Last season, we helped 80,000 farmers to plant over 6 million trees project and we plan to expand more in the future.


One Acre Fund - Ethiopia is partnering with the ANRS Bureau of Agriculture, Environment, Forest and Wildlife Protection and Development Authority (EFWPaDA), Bureau of Finance and Economic Cooperation (BoFEC), Cooperative Promotion Agency (CPA), and Amhara Regional Agricultural Research Institute (ARARI) to improve farmer incomes and environmental outcomes through agroforestry entrepreneurs and teff seed multiplication. We are in an exciting phase of work in which we are trialing novel approaches and preparing for scale-up in the coming years. One Acre Fund is committed to being a great place to work and offers many opportunities for professional advancement and learning.

You will report to the Senior Partnership Specialist.


We are a small team and thus you have the chance to learn and do many different things.


  1. Write quarterly activity reports and cover letter and delivering them to Zonal Offices.
  2. Coordinate printing and binding of reports, training materials.
  3. Through time participating in Zonal GO-NGO forums.
  4. Write farmer stories and other written materials.


  1. Organize project launching, mid-term and terminal evaluation workshops and field visits with support from manager.
  2. Do administrative work for workshops and events.
  3. Support/organize field visits and events for external partners.

Pilot Coordination & field visits

  1. Field visits and making basic technical observations to OAF pilot project sites (kebeles).
  2. Collect activity KPIs from OAF pilot project sites through woreda focal persons.
  3. Lead monthly activities update meetings with pilot woreda FPs.

Support Zonal, Woreda and Kebele Government Relations (GR)nk

  1. Training of Field Officers, Field Managers and Cluster Leads on GR.
  2. Troubleshoot Woreda Government Relations in consultation with the Senior Partnerships Specialist and with escalation.
  3. Oversee Woreda and Kebele GR.
  4. Lead quarterly zonal update meetings.

Special Projects

  1. Woreda data collection by phone, online data collection and data entry.
  2. Support on GR orientation and onboarding of new Woreda and Kebele employees.
  3. Other Partnerships and Program projects as assigned by your supervisor (when time and skill allow).

Special projects are the key to growth at OAF, and we want someone who is excited to grow their responsibilities through projects outside of their main responsibilities. Special projects in the first year might include things like data entry, translating documents into Amharic, scanning and binding of documents, support on inventory, support during input distributions and seedling distribution. 

Career growth

We have a 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 contribute to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.


  • University Degree in a related subject (Agriculture, Communication, Management, or Law).
  • Minimum three years of work experience and worked and lived outside of Addis Ababa for at least one year.
  • One year of partnerships/communication work experience.
  • Independently planned or facilitated a workshop.
  • Some public speaking or training delivery or teaching experience/skill.
  • Very good report writing skills and some research skills.
  • Excellent communication and social skills.
  • Excellent attention to details.
  • Willingness to travel by public transport to remote kebeles,.
  • Good problem-solving skills and ability to learn quickly.
  • Challenge anticipation skills.
  • Good computer skills - in email, Excel and Word.
  • Fluency in English and Amharic, both written and spoken.


Because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, start dates can vary by role. We are adapting to Covid-19 and most of our team is now working remotely. However, under existing circumstances we expect the start date to be end of November 2020.


Bahir Dar, Ethiopia


Health insurance,  paid time off


  • Connect and work with engaging colleagues from diverse backgrounds
  • Professional development opportunities including weekly check-ins


No. This position is open to only Ethiopian Nationals

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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