One Acre Fund works to make African smallholder farmers more prosperous. We supply everything farmers need to grow more food and earn more income. We deliver quality farm supplies on credit, deep in rural areas, and trainings to improve farmers’ harvests. We currently serve over 1.25 million clients in seven countries across Eastern and Southern Africa, and we aim to reach 10 million farm families by 2032.
One Acre Fund believes tree-planting is Africa’s single most powerful intervention at the intersection of climate and poverty for smallholder farmers. To realize these powerful benefits, One Acre Fund will partner with four million farmers to plant 250 million trees in sub-Saharan Africa by 2024, the first stage in an ambitious initiative to plant 1 billion trees with farm families by 2032.
In the past 3 years, One Acre Fund farmers have planted more than 40 million trees and we now have agroforestry initiatives in most of our country programs. We want to build on this early success and significantly increase the number of farm families adopting tree-planting, the number of trees planted per family, the diversity of species planted, and tree survival rates. Our tree-planting efforts are championed at the highest levels of One Acre Fund, advised by the leading agroforestry research institutes, and supported by evidence-driven environmental and livelihoods funders.
We are looking for a senior leader to guide One Acre Fund’s ambitious campaign to support smallholder farmers across east and southern Africa to plant one billion trees by 2032.
To learn more about One Acre Fund’s 1 billion trees initiative, please see this video.
Preferred Start Date
As soon as possible. 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.
Commensurate with experience
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.
JG 7 – Health insurance, housing, annual flights and other quality of life benefits
Sponsor International Candidates
Hold for African Nationals. We will sponsor African Nationals living outside of their home country.
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.
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.
How to apply
To apply for this role, kindly send through a Microsoft Word version of your CV and a cover letter detailing why you are suited to this role. Please mark it for the attention of Gareth Griffiths, email address: [email protected]. Please subject your email with the following reference: OAF_DoFOP.
Please note that the interview dates for this role will be confirmed with you should your application be successful.
Red Sea is committed to meeting the standards set out in their Equality and Diversity recruitment policy; this includes not discriminating under the Equality Act 2010 and building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce in encouraging equality and diversity.