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  • Posted: Sep 24, 2022
    Deadline: Dec 23, 2022
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    One Acre Fund is a nonprofit organization that supplies smallholder farmers in East Africa with asset-based financing and agriculture training services to reduce hunger and poverty.
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    Tupande Strategy and Operations Lead

    About the Role

    The Strategy and Operations Lead is an essential part of the Tupande team and part of one of the largest social enterprises in Africa. Tupande serves over 830,000 clients and has over 4,000 staff (Tupande is our farmer facing brand). This role is an opportunity for you to directly drive results, advise senior leadership, shape organization culture and make your colleagues better at their jobs.

    Responsibilities

    • Lead strategic projects: You will report directly to the Tupande Strategy and Operations Manager and execute critical strategic projects needed in order to achieve Tupande's vision.
    • Internal secondments: You would spend a significant portion of your time embedded fully into critical functions to provide short-term support on critical strategic projects and functions.
    • Team coordination and internal communications. You will support the activities of the Tupande leadership team and coordinate team meetings and internal communications.

    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 candidates with 3+ years work experience. You will have a background in managing complex projects and coordinating across multiple teams in a fast-growing organization, and a propensity for innovation. Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:

    • Project management and stakeholder management skills. 3+ years of management consulting experience preferred.
    • Proficient at understanding motivations of different groups and teams and supporting them to work together.
    • Analytically minded, using data coupled with sound business judgement to influence business decisions.
    • Proficient with Microsoft office suite and Google Suite.
    • Humility. We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong professional skills with good humor, patience and a humble approach to service.
    • A passion for Tupande by One Acre Fund’s vision based on a genuine and humble commitment to serving farmers.
    • At a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree is required for this position. Post-graduate degree preferred.
    • Language: English required, Swahili a plus.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to One Acre Fund on oneacrefund.org to apply

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