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Ethiopia Systems & Operations Manager

Looking for someone to build the team and systems efficiencies needed to achieve our scale targets of over one million farmers in 2025. Manage procurement, logistics, print, IT, field technology and data operations.

Job overview

Location
Ethiopia
Career Level
Professionals
Ethiopia

Ethiopia

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.

About the Role

The Systems and Operations Manager will be an part of our leadership team in one of One Acre Fund's fastest growing country programs. The Ethiopia program is poised to serve over 100,000 farmers in 2021, grow 10 million trees and launch a renewed seed multiplication program. In 2025, we plan to serve over one million farmers in Ethiopia.

We are looking for someone to build the systems efficiencies needed to achieve our scale targets. You will report directly to the Ethiopia Country Director or Deputy Country Director and will manage procurement, logistics, print, IT, field technology and data operations through a team of 5-10 staff.

Responsibilities

  • Improve operations and give support our programs. In the next five years, we hope to work with more than 500,000 farmers across 1,000 communities. You will oversee the expansion of our operations systems to support this growth, improve processes to make sure we provide the best quality inputs to our clients and build internal controls and data tracking processes to help us manage our expanding operations.
  • Find tech solutions to help us reach scale. As the technology environment in Ethiopia evolves, we are open to new solutions that help us reach more farmers, train our staff better and solve broad agroforestry and agricultural system challenges. You'll lead exploration, recommendation and implementation of new solutions.
  • Lead Ethiopia's Systems Department. You'll manage a modest budget and a team of 5-10 people. You'll establish SOPs and goals within the department, then guide your team to success. You'll represent your department on Ethiopia's leadership committee and participate in cross-departmental projects.

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:

  • 5+ years of experience in systems and Operations (procurement, logistics, etc.) and new technology roll-out experience
  • People management experience
  • Project management and interdepartmental coordination experience
  • A Bachelor's degree
  • Fluent English

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Job Location

Addis Ababa with significant travel to field sites in Amhara region

Benefits

Modest housing stipend, international health insurance, six weeks of annual leave and some travel benefits. In addition to paid maternity and paternity leave, we offer additional benefits to new parents.

Eligibility

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

Women are encouraged to apply. We are committed to gender equity in our staff operations, representation, and experience. In 2020, women made up 40% of our clients and 44% of our total staff. We have and will continue to intentionally grow these numbers.

Application Deadline

15 October 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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