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  • Business Development Operations Associate at One Acre Fund

  • Posted on: 11 July, 2019 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. We provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural trainings to improve harvests. We measure our success by our ability to make farmers more prosperous: On average, farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.

    We are growing quickly. We currently serve more than 800,000 farm families in Eastern and Southern Africa, with more than 7,500 full-time staff, and we aim to serve 1 million farm families by 2020.

    Business Development Operations Associate


    Job Description

    One Acre Fund’s Business Development team is seeking an exceptional professional with at least 3-5 years of relevant work experience to fill the Business Development Operations Associate role.

    One Acre Fund aspires to one day be the world’s largest and most impactful nonprofit organization. We are constantly growing in scale, impact, and sustainability; our ability to do so reliably and rapidly depends on raising an ambitious level of external funding. The Business Development team uses Salesforce as the central data hub for storing and analyzing information related to all of our fundraising opportunities. We are therefore seeking an exceptional professional with exacting attention to detail to manage and optimize our use of our donor database, innovative and improve our core team systems, lead systems administration projects, and provide team-wide support. The candidate should have a passion for getting every number right, derive excitement from delivering error-free work, and thrive on running and improving systems and processes.

    Specific Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To

    • Donor database management (60%):
      • Donation processing: entering incoming donations into Salesforce, issuing acknowledgement letters, ensuring functionality of One Acre Fund’s give page.
      • Systems administration: building and pulling reports from Salesforce, auditing newly-awarded grants, implementing data quality improvement projects, ensuring team compliance with processes, training new staff on Salesforce.
      • Researching and implementing Salesforce improvements.
    • Manage team-wide operations projects (40%):
      • Supporting team-wide projects such as the work-life sustainability initiative.
      • Designing and implementing a team health dashboard.
      • Leading compliance initiatives.
      • Planning logistics for our annual team retreat.
      • Other systems innovations projects to support the Biz Dev team’s continued growth.

    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.


    Specific qualifications include, but are not limited to:

    • Exacting attention to detail and ability to deliver error-free work.
    • A passion for numbers and data accuracy.
    • Excellent command of Excel.
    • Knowledge of Salesforce or other CRM/donor database a plus.
    • A demonstrated interest in or understanding of fundraising is required.
    • Customer service-oriented personality.
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • Strong project management skills.
    • A willingness to commit to this position for the long term (minimum 2 years).
    • Language: English required.

    Preferred Start Date

    As soon as possible

    Job Location

    Kigali, Rwanda or Nairobi, Kenya


    Commensurate with experience


    Full-time job


    Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits

    Sponsor International Candidates

    No. East Africans are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

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