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  • Posted: Aug 24, 2021
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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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    Global Financial Advisory Service Specialist

    About the Role

    The Finance Advisory Services (FAS) team is made up of in-country and global associates who are the trusted advisors to organizational leadership teams in the area of financial strategy, sustainability and scale. Taking vast amounts of financial data from budgets, spending patterns and projected work plans, FAS provides concise, relevant advice around how to allocate scarce resources to best achieve the country’s scale revenue, and impact. goals. The goal of our small group of financial consultants is complete financial sustainability to increase impact.

    To help achieve this, the Global FAS Specialist will work across departments on accounting, budgeting, and quantitative analysis to give strategic advice. We are looking for someone good with numbers with a background in accounting. This a career track role where you will learn valuable skills in finance and accounting as well develop a management consulting toolkit. You will report to the Global Finance and Strategy Manager.

    Responsibilities

    Budgeting and cost control:

    • You will work with Global Department Heads to set annual budgets and manage monthly BVA process
    • You will provide important assessment of all budgets and cost projections and conduct cost-benefit analyses for individual departments and the organization as a whole through examining current spending, financial forecasts, and overall goals to make recommendations and guide decisions.
    • You will work with department heads to strategize ways to maximize cost efficiency at all levels without compromising quality and will roll out clear cost-saving programs with timelines and assessment goal
    • you will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the interdependency of cost drivers
    • You will present new strategies and assessments to stakeholders in compelling arguments

    Monthly Payroll QC:

    • You will conduct monthly payroll review of field and HQ staff and explain variances compared to previous month and compared to budget
    • You will provide a high-level explanation of the variances to the CD prior to approving the payment request

    Other projects as needed:

    Finance point of contact – You will act as a representative between Finance and program teams and project manage a variety of finance-related projects by working to connect our FP&A, Accounting, and Treasury teams with country teams.

    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:

    • 2+ years work experience. Examples include experience in management consulting, working as a business or finance analyst.
    • Good with numbers and providing quick, insightful analyses of the stories behind the numbers.
    • Experience in financial modeling
    • Strong skills in Excel (can perform complex functions).
    • Experience with process design and implementation.
    • Leadership experience at work, or outside of work
    • Language: English

    Preferred Start Date

    Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, start dates can vary significantly by role. We are adapting rapidly to Covid-19 and most of our team is now working remotely. Given the changing environment, we will appreciate your flexibility in confirming a start date.

    Benefits

    Health insurance, paid time off. In addition to paid maternity and paternity leave, we offer additional benefits to new parents.

    Eligibility

    This role is only open to citizens or permanent residents of Kenya. 

    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: 10 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 ([email protected]), 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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    Global Logistics Specialist

    About the Role

    As Logistics Specialist, you will report directly to the Global Logistics Director and manage 1 central data officer. You will be in charge of enforcing data integrity and adherence to the Global Logistics department’s policies to support country input distribution and other units such as rural retail, tree production and deliveries, local hubs, crop commercialization / buyback and direct deliveries. You will use systems and data expertise to influence strategy and related business infrastructure. You will support building scalable and connected supply chain and logistics systems without any double-data entry. With more digitalization and automation we have real-time data and full transparency, reduced process times, improved data integrity, and reliable operations with reduced cost and risk. You will fall in love with this role if you are passionate about maximizing impact through operationalizing data.

    Responsibilities

    • Manage inventory data and report for up to 9 markets while ensuring the highest integrity (complete, accurate, reliable and in context)
    • Grow with dynamic requirements from country programs and teams to guide and oversee the implementation of inventory policies and Service level agreements geared towards efficiency gains
    • Find and implement operational efficiencies and innovations to upgrade existing high touch, manual processes related to inventory through a data-driven approach / decision science
    • Learn One Acre Fund systems and analysis tools to get the right inventory data, analyze and share with team members for execution
    • Improve speed and accuracy of all logistics data and upgrading existing paper-based warehouse systems through coordinating the roll-out of a WMS and other digitalization / automation opportunities
    • Develop controls to prevent inventory shrink and checklists, guides and scorecards improve process / procedural efficiency
    • Monitor warehouse compliance with One Acre Fund policies and local regulations

    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:

    • 2+ years of experience in inventory management, logistics, or other operational management
    • Previous staff management and project management experience an asset
    • Can maintain complex spreadsheets using functions in either Excel or Google Sheets
    • Can present complex data/research in a digestible way
    • Interest in operational and technical challenges related to inventory
    • You love to learn with passion and commitment!
    • Flexible, dynamic, self-demanding, and independent
    • Experience with SAP or similar ERP and business intelligence / analytics solutions such as Power BI an asset
    • SQL and some data analysis with Python or R an asset
    • Fluency in English required; French and regional languages an asset
    • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Operations, Computer Science, IT, Statistics, Supply Chain, Logistics, Business Administration, or related field

    Preferred Start Date

    As soon as possible

    Job Location

    • Kigali, Rwanda | Nairobi, Kenya
    • Iringa, Tanzania | Zomba, Malawi | Muramvya, Burundi | Kabwe, Zambia (negotiable)
    • Regional Travel up to 20% of the time on an as-needed basis

    Benefits

    Health insurance, paid time off. In addition to paid maternity and paternity leave, we offer additional benefits to new parents.

    Eligibility

    This role is only open to citizens or permanent residents of either Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi or Malawi.

    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.

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