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Rwanda Strategic Projects Analyst

We are looking for an exceptional project analyst to join our Rwanda Strategic Projects team. You will work on short-medium term projects across multiple functions to solve complex operational and strategic problems to support long term strategy.

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. Our 8,000+ team is drawn from diverse backgrounds and professions. With operations across six core countries in Africa, we make farmers more prosperous by providing quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers' homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests. On average, our farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.

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

About the Role

We are looking for an exceptional project analyst to lead a portfolio of high priority projects. You will solve complex operational and strategic problems and get exposure to and get involved in high-level country strategy with cross-department visibility, often working directly with senior leadership.

You will report to the Strategic Projects Manager and take on full ownership of projects, from planning, through to execution - including field work - and follow-up. Your projects will vary depending on country priorities and project complexity, but you will manage anywhere from 2-5 strategic projects at a time. You might also be asked to take on managerial responsibilities as the team keeps on growing.

Responsibilities

  • Lead high-priority country initiatives - You will work with relevant teams and departments to design and implement strategic projects supporting the growth of the Rwanda program. Sample projects include: 1) assessing and piloting Rwanda's new access to market program for maize, 2) leading Rwanda's solar strategy, 3) leading the covid-19 farmer communication strategy
  • Research and development - You may be asked to conduct qualitative or quantitative research to help strengthen our understanding of a problem, assess opportunities, and to build relevant interventions. Sample projects include: 1) Assessing the entrepreneurship market in Rwanda and map out opportunities, 2) understanding farmers' behaviour towards single liability loans.
  • Secondment - You may be asked to take on strategic roles on a temporary basis within the Rwanda program to support key departments during stretched times.

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

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

  • 3+ years experience in strategic or consulting contexts, e.g. strategic problem-solving, long-term planning or program management/design experience
  • We are looking for someone who is comfortable going to the field, take full ownership of projects, and really drive projects forward independently.
  • Communication and critical thinking skills - We are looking for someone who can quickly identify what matters and communicate that clearly and concisely
  • Logical thinker and comfort with analysis - We are looking for someone who is a structured thinker and can use quantitative analysis to create insights and inform recommendations
  • Understand complex concepts quickly and learn fast! - We are looking for someone who can step into any situation and start adding value very quickly.
  • You have at least one year of experience working in the development, although this is not a strict requirement.
  • Language: English (Kinyarwanda or French is also very useful)

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Job Location

Kigali, Rwanda

Benefits

Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits

Eligibility

One Acre Fund can support a work permit for this role. However, nationals of (or those with an extensive professional background and work history in) our countries of operation are preferred.

Application Deadline

27 June 2021

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.

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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