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Global Culture Associate/Manager

Seeking an excellent project manager with the ability to build strong relationships to influence culture at One Acre Fund.

Job overview

Team
People Operations
Location
Rwanda
Location Type
Capital city
Career Level
Global Professionals
Rwanda

Rwanda

Since starting in Rwanda in 2007, our operations have grown rapidly to now serving close to 300,000 clients.

Job Description

One Acre Fund is committed to providing the best professional experience to our staff. We envision an organization where everyone is excited to come to work each day, collaborate with exceptional colleagues from diverse backgrounds, and work sustainably to serve smallholder farmers. We recognize the need for a dedicated team member to build upon One Acre Fund’s foundational work on D&I (diversity and inclusion), sustainability, inspiration, decision-making, and management quality, and create a cohesive approach to team culture, especially in regards to D&I and work/life sustainability.

The Global Culture Lead will report to the Director of Global Corporate Operations. The Global Culture Lead (GCL) will:

Create and execute One Acre Fund’s culture strategy

  • Lead a large, organization-wide project to create the One Acre Fund Culture Code. This will involve outlining a plan for the project, engaging with staff across the organization to understand One Acre Fund’s culture, synthesizing findings into recommendations for leadership, and creating and communicating the final deliverable.
  • Create sustained programs, practices, and expectations coming out of the Culture Code Project to foster an inclusive, sustainable working environment consistent with One Acre Fund’s values.
  • Set, achieve, and communicate culture and D&I KPIs.

Serve as the organization’s “go to” resource on culture

  • Set D&I strategy with the Corporate Operations Director and global leadership.
  • Manage in-country Diversity Leads to implement global D&I initiatives in-country. This involves running monthly meetings with the Leads in which they share feedback from their countries and you inform them of global activities.
  • Streamline communication and collaboration among D&I stakeholders (senior leaders, country leadership, People leaders, etc.) to optimize One Acre Fund’s D&I engine.
  • Provide subject matter expertise, thought leadership, and partnership with managers and People Division leadership.

Complete other projects related to culture

  • Manage and implement pipeline of projects to improve work/life balance. For example, you may be responsible for a project to increase adoption of mindfulness practices across the organization.
  • Coordinate the Inspiration Working Group, a team of representatives tasked with helping our in-country teams celebrate successes and feel inspired by our mission. Work with Working Group to implement global inspiration initiatives in-country.
  • Improve current staff onboarding program to optimize this opportunity to instill One Acre Fund’s culture into new staff.

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

We are seeking an exceptional professional with 5+ years of work experience and ideally a demonstrated passion for our mission. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Passion for One Acre Fund’s team and innate desire to make the organization an exceptional place to work.
  • Significant experience living and working in African countries - preferably from our countries of operation.
  • Proven ability to build relationships and deepen connections with people across all nationalities, tribes, genders, religions, and generations.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Above average emotional intelligence. Must be able to empathize with and support individual staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to self-direct while also working with others at all levels of an organization.
  • Ability to continually analyze and evaluate processes and programs and to create innovative and strategic improvements.
  • Strong written/verbal communication skills, including the ability to frame messages and clearly share priorities.
  • Ability to deliver results in a highly dynamic and potentially ambiguous situation.
  • Facilitation skills, including the ability to create safe spaces and solicit candid feedback from diverse groups.
  • Willingness to travel regionally about 25% of the time.
  • Language: English required. French, Swahili, or Kinyarwanda are plusses.

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Compensation

Commensurate with experience.

Location

Kigali, Rwanda. 

Benefits

Health insurance, housing, annual flights, and other quality of life benefits.

Sponsor International Candidates 

Yes

East Africans strongly encouraged to apply