Job Summary

Seeking a Product Manager will lead the research and development of technology solutions to improve our impact and operating efficiency.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description

About One Acre Fund Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies 1 million 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. Job Description As the Product Manager you will report to the Director of Product Management. Working with our internal customers you will determine how we can improve our impact and operating efficiency through implementing technology solutions. You will support in leading the process of technology development to empower our service delivery and management decisions to be data-driven. You will also help create greater impact for over 1,000,000 farmers, and in building a quality support team for One Acre Fund staff

Example technology applications you might work on include:


  • Field staff performance management/enhancement – We want to explore how we can harness mobile technology to support hundreds of thousands of field staff and government extension workers to do their jobs more effectively across multiple countries using a variety of tools/applications.
  • Mobile payments – In some countries, One Acre Fund already allows farmers to make payments from a “mobile wallet” over the mobile phone network. There is a huge opportunity to grow this work across our organization.
  • Distribution and collection of data – Most farmers have very little access to simple information that has the potential to increase farm profitability (weather, prices, and agronomic techniques).
  • Logistics and procurement - we need to efficiently manage products from the supplier through to our farmers, ensuring delivery of quality products at times which are convenient for them.


Qualifications


  • You have a proven track record of successfully working in a fast-paced environment. We want to help our farmers as quickly as we can.
  • You have experience of coordinating cross-departmentally in multiple countries and with software developers and internal stakeholders.
  • You have the capability of communicating complex ideas to a broad audience, managing issues up to management and facilitating cooperation across teams and individuals.
  • You have experience with agile software development and mobile technologies, preferably in developing countries.
  • You have experience with user-centered design.
  • You have leadership experience at work, or outside of work, an enthusiasm for learning, and you are seek continued growth and learning opportunities.
  • You can build teams and work well with colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
  • You have experience in the developing world (strongly preferred).
  • Language: English required.


Preferred Start Date

 

As soon as possible

 

Location

 

Kigali, Rwanda

 

Compensation

 

Commensurate with experience

 

Benefits

 

Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits

 

Sponsor International Candidates 

 

Yes; African nationals strongly encouraged to apply.

 

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 (globalhotline@oneacrefund.org), 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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