Nigeria Field Specialist at One Acre Fund

One Acre Fund, Founded in 2006, supplies 1 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. Our 8,000+ team is drawn from diverse backgrounds and professions. With operations across six core countries in Africa, we make farmers more prosperous by providing quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests. On average, the farmers we serve harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Nigeria Field Specialist

Location: Nasarawa
Employment Type: Full Time

Job Summary

  • You will support the Trees Lead in operation and execution of the Trees program, overseeing trials and managing field staff.
  • You will directly manage up to 5 supervisors and lead all aspects of operation for the economic trees program across multiple states in Nigeria.
  • You will report directly to the Trees Lead

Design Trials and Expansion (40%):

  • Lead on the launch and execution of streams of innovations and trials
  • Contribute to high-level strategy development and detailed field execution
  • Build detailed trial project plans, including execution calendar
  • Develop trial budgets and building of sustainable financial models
  • Develop Management and KPI tools (e.g., Dashboards, training calendar, KPI trackers)
  • Design and conduct market research to improve product and service delivery to clients.

Strategy (30%):

  • High-level trial design – lead discussions on what questions to test through the trial, how to test it, and how the learning will improve longer term program design. Some essential components for discussion include marketing strategy, pricing, and distribution of the product/service.
  • Work with the M&E team to design trials and data collection plans to evaluate impact at trial conclusion
  • Collaborate with other departments and global research teams to build program solutions and innovations.

Operations/Team Management (30%):

  • Spend time in the field talking to our potential smallholder farmer clients to understand real-time challenges.
  • Identify opportunities to improve operations and program performance, through weekly tracking of measurements, and working on process improvements
  • Hire and develop teams to operationalize plans

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.

Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:

  • 3 -5 years years of relevant professional work experience, including leading teams or entrepreneurial experience (e.g. starting a new program, department or launching new projects)
  • Bachelors degree required in Business Administration, International Development, Agric Economics, or related fields.
  • Experience managing projects that involve scaling up.
  • Experience implementing strategies at the field level based on field data and programmatic evidence.
  • Fluency in English; knowledge of Hausa (and other Nigerian languages) is desirable

Application Closing Date
25th July, 2024.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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