Ethiopia Logistics and Procurement Specialist

Looking for a qualified project and people manager to lead our inputs procurement operations: from vendor selection and contracting to warehousing, quality control and delivery to our field sites

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.

About One Acre Fund

One Acre Fund works to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers. In Ethiopia, we engage farmers in agroforestry and community-based seed multiplication. In partnership with the Amhara National Regional State, these programs have planted more than 10 million trees, produced over 500 MT of improved teff seed and reached more than 65,000 farmers. Now, we are now in an exciting phase of work in which we are trialing novel approaches and preparing for scale-up in the coming years. We have over 8000 employees globally, and our growing Ethiopia headquarters are in Bahir Dar, Amhara Region, with small offices in Addis Ababa, Finote Selam and Motta. To learn more about our work, take a look at our Why Work Here blog for more information.

To learn more about our work, take a look at our Why Work Here blog for more information.

About the Role

The Procurement & Logistics Specialist will be an essential part of our Systems Team in one of One Acre Fund's fastest growing country programs.. The Ethiopia program currently serves 65,000 farmers, grows 6.5 million trees and has a growing seed multiplication program - by 2023 we will serve over 350,000 farmers and grow 24 million trees.

We are looking for a qualified project and people manager to lead our inputs procurement operations: from vendor selection and contracting to warehousing and quality control to delivery to our field sites. You will report directly to the Ethiopia Deputy Country Director for People & Systems and will manage a portfolio of projects, including yearly procurement plans, inputs deliveries and department improvement projects.


Manage the Procurement & Logistics Team

  • Manage a procurement officers in Bahir Dar and Addis Ababa and a warehouse officer in Bahir Dar
  • As an important deputy on the Systems team, you'll be a leader in developing and training our junior staff
  • Contribute to the department's yearly goals and strategies

Procure and Deliver High-quality Agricultural and Forestry Inputs

  • Oversee vendor selection, bidding, contracting and fulfillment to procure the best products at the best prices for our farmers
  • Maintain a high standard of quality control and inputs repackaging in our warehouse
  • Deliver essential inputs to our farmers by organizing major seasonal deliveries to all areas of operatio

Build Procurement & Logistics Systems

  • Identify weak points in our procurement and logistics systems and design new strategies to solve them
  • Work directly with our Innovations and Field leads to coordinate major procurement and delivery activities
  • Support One Acre Fund's future growth targets by creating new approaches to large-scale procurement and delivery

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.


Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:

  • 3+ years of experience in a relevant logistics or procurement role
  • 1+ years of people management and developing junior staff
  • Experience in project management, with the ability to break a project down into action steps, build and use project calendars and communicate with team members
  • Experience coordinating with other teams and departments through email, written updates, project meetings, and other channels
  • Experience with Excel or Google Sheets. Can work with basic data sets and create tools (ex: delivery schedules, inventory count sheets, procurement KPIs, etc)
  • Familiarity with common procurement systems (Airtable, SAP, or similar program)
  • A bachelor's degree in a related field
  • Language: English and Amharic required

Preferred Start Date

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, start dates can vary significantly 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

Bahir Dar or Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Health insurance, paid time off 


This role is only open to citizens, permanent residents, or origin card holders of Ethiopia.

Application Deadline

8 June 2021

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI), and anti-racism are deeply connected to our organization’s mission and purpose. One Acre Fund aspires to build a culture where all staff feel consistently valued, represented, and connected – so that our team can thrive as professionals, and achieve exceptional impact for the farmers we serve.

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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