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Job Summary

Seeking an exceptional finance professional with 3-5+ years of experience to take our venture building to the next level

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

Job Description/Requirements

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

One Acre launched a new initiative called Smallholder Resilience Ventures (SRV) to capitalize value chains, supporting early-stage agribusinesses and increasing climate adaptation. The idea is to combine:

  • 1) Market Access: Aggregating produce from smallholder farmers, focusing on high-value climate-friendly crops
  • 2) Small and Medium Enterprise investments: Investing with debt, equity, and mezzanine and providing technical assistance to companies along the value chain
  • 3) Venture Studio: Where businesses do not exist, launching new ones.

We hypothesize that by addressing multiple value chain challenges simultaneously (e.g. both inputs and end markets), we can create a virtuous cycle of increasing profits for farmers and businesses

For SRV, we are looking for a Venture Analyst. You will analyze financial data and market trends to identify potential investments and opportunities for growth for the venture studio's portfolio companies. You will also work closely with the portfolio companies to identify growth opportunities, develop financial projections and budgets, and track and report on financial performance. Over time, you will take on more leadership of the venture-building process.

The Venture Analyst will report to the Venture Studio Director.


  • Support the Venture Studio Director throughout the investment cycle (origination/hypothesis development, investment proposal writing, due diligence, performance monitoring and scaling, portfolio management, and exits).
  • Post-investment, assess portfolio company needs and provide support
  • Build and maintain financial projections and valuation models.
  • Support reporting and the preparation of presentations to investors/ board

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 or more years of work experience in private equity, venture capital, investment banking, or related field.
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in economics, business, finance, or a related field.
  • Experience with financial and operational due diligence of early-stage businesses, venture building, and a strong grasp of financial statements
  • Ideally, experience in the agricultural sector.
  • Flexibility - SRV is new, so enjoyment of change and learning quickly

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Job Location

Kigali, Rwanda


Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits


This role is only open to citizens or permanent residents of Rwanda

Application Deadline

25 April 2023

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.

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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