One Acre Fund Strategy and Operations Analyst Job in Rubengera, Rwanda

One Acre Fund

Rwanda Strategy and Operations Analyst

Location: Rubengera, Rwanda

Conduct quantitative analysis and shape organizational strategy to support our operations and systems as we grow.

About One Acre Fund: 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 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.

Job Description

We are looking for a motivated, dedicated to social impact to join our Rwanda strategy team.

The Strategy and Operations Analyst will work on short-term projects across multiple functions to solve complex, financial and operational problems.

This is a full-time career-track role within One Acre Fund Rwanda’s Strategy team.

The role therefore includes exposure to high-level strategy, working in different departments, and getting into the field. No day is ever the same, and you can take on new projects quickly whilst handling ad-hoc requests (e.g. research) from the country director.

Analysts take full ownership of projects, from planning through execution and follow-up.

They manage anywhere from 2-5 projects at any given time, are typically responsible for at least one other team-specific initiative, and are expected to tackle any type of project – from quantitative modeling to primary research – with a focus on solving the problem at hand. The Analyst may be asked to take on direct management responsibilities to help our team grow into Analysts.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Identify opportunities for 20% savings in our large distribution network costs, through market research and modeling of truck costs and margins in the industry, to understand where we could reduce our costs.
  • Build a ‘social return on investment’ model for teams that conduct trials to ensure the trial is a worthwhile investment, taking in to account its potential impact to farmers and cost if we scaled the trial country-wide.
  • Identify opportunities in the market to sell more solar lights, and working with each team to ensure cross-channel collaboration to increase solar light sales.
  • Working with our field operations team to create tools to measure performance and ensure incentives (sales, repayment etc) for field staff are optimal to increase results.
  • Longer-term, there will be opportunities to lead increasingly large projects or join/lead a department you are supporting.

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 shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.


We are looking for extraordinary professionals who will help take our organization to the next levels of impact.

This is a posting for a career–track role.

Candidates who fit the following criteria are encouraged to apply:

Work experiences: we are targeting former management consultants or people with similar experience quickly getting up to speed on a project, working across departments, and solving problems. We also look for leadership experiences, at or outside of work, particularly in roles that demonstrate relationship management and on a variety of project types.

Technical skills: Advanced Excel (can perform complex functions) . Experience with other professional programs (e.g. R, STATA, Access) is a plus.

Humility: in everything One Acre Fund does, we put farmers first. We do this by approaching our work and individual professional growth with humility, efficiency, and compassion.

A willingness to commit to living in East Africa for at least two years. You will have had experience working in an latest market, although this is not required.

Language: English; French/Kinyarwanda a bonus

Location: Rubengera, Rwanda

Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Benefits: Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits

Sponsor International Candidates: Yes, Africans are encouraged to apply

Application link:

Closing date: January 26, 2020

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 address. Please report any suspicious communication here (, but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.

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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Rubengera, Rwanda

Rubengera, Rwanda

Business Administration, Economics and Statistics, NGO and UN
Updated: December 7, 2019 — 8:28 am