Senior Business Analyst
One Acre Fund
Software & Data
Looking for a passionate business analyst to support our development teams, in charge of analyzing and understanding the business needs raised by our users, and translating them into actionable development work for our engineers to implement into our IT solutions.
- Minimum Qualification:Bachelor
- Experience Level:Mid level
- Experience Length:5 years
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. 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 per cent more food after working with One Acre Fund.
To learn more about our work, take a look at our Why Work Here blog for more information.
About the Role
We are looking for a passionate business analyst to support our development teams, in charge of analyzing and understanding the business needs raised by our users, and translating them into actionable development work for our engineers to implement into our IT solutions.
We believe technology innovation is crucial to building the most efficient rural distribution network on the African continent. Our passionate Engineering team manages a range of web, chat and mobile solutions to support our field operations staff, such as registering millions of farmers and their orders, optimizing delivery truck loads and routes, tracking deliveries, collecting mobile payments, and BI decision-support solutions such as analyzing loan repayments.
Our tooling landscape includes GitHub, JIRA, Slack and Azure DevOps.
- Analyze and clarify requirements, support solution design, incident management, maintain functional documentation
- Contribute to our continuous improvements in development, quality, and project management processes
- Nurture a great team culture, provide mentoring to the team members and support their growth
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:
- 5+ years experience in the software industry, including 3-5 years in a functional role (Business Analyst )
- Compassionate style
- A desire to keep learning
- Experienced Agile (Scrum) practitioner - CSM/CSPO certification appreciated
- Experience in agriculture or human development is appreciated
- Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree
Preferred Start Date
As soon as possible
Kigali, Rwanda or Nairobi, Kenya
Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits
One Acre Fund can support a work permit for this role. However, nationals of (or those with an extensive professional background and work history in) our countries of operation are preferred.
05 June 2023
One Acre Fund never asks candidates to pay any money or pay for tests at any stage of the interview process. Please report any suspicious communication.
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, colour, 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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