Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Great Opportunities - Communications Officers at One Acre Fund in Tanzania

Job Title: Communications Officers

Employer: One Acre Fund

Duty Station: Iringa, Tanzania

Application Deadline: 11th July 2014

Job Descriptions:

We are seeking experienced individuals to assist us in the following areas:

Field Operations Managers:  Candidates should have experience working in the Field.  This position will support our work directly with our farmers by helping to implement our Core Program, moving in the field to help manage our Field Officers, give trainings on leadership and Agriculture and work directly with farmers.
Expansion Manager:  Candidates should have experience working in the field and willingness to travel and move to new places.  This position will help to explore new districts and regions for One Acre Fund to begin operations – initial posting would be in Iringa, but with a transfer to such places as Mbeya, Njombe or Songea after a few months.

Innovations Manager:  Successful candidates will have some experience in leadership and the field.  This position will help to manage new innovations projects to see what innovations we can bring to our farmers to make their lives better, such as new solar light technology, or Market Access programs to connect our farmers to local and national markets.  This job is a mixture of time in the field and Office work.

Finance Manager: Mange our Finance Team that executes all payments to vendors and partners that we use.  Candidates should have experience keeping books, managing a team, and using Financial software.

Bookkeeper: No management experience necessary.  This position will help to keep record of our finances and all farmer loan repayments.

Trainers: Successful candidates will have experience teaching, especially teaching and training adults.   This position will help manage training associates in our Training Department to ensure our staff conduct high quality trainings for our farmers.

Human Resources Associate:  Successful candidates should like helping people and know how to be discreet.  This position will be primarily based in our HQ and support all the needs of our staff, including servicing loans, leave time and payroll.

Inventory and Logistics Manager:  Successful candidates should have experience managing inventory and/or delivery of goods.  This position will help to manage all of our Agricultural Inputs like fertilizer and seed, as well as oversee the delivery of them to farmers.  Candidates should have a mind to pay close attention to detail and not mind working many hours from a warehouse.

Auditors: Successful candidates should have experience auditing books and payment processes.  This position will help to go to the field to audit farmer repayments as well as audit internal payment systems.

Career Growth and Development: One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership capacity. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through weekly mentorship and regular career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.


We are seeking exceptional professionals with a strong background in communications work, and a demonstrated long-term passion for sustainable agricultural development in sub-Saharan Africa. We are looking for extraordinary candidates that are proactive; please only apply if you fit these criteria:


Passionate about serving smallholder farmers
Language: fluent in English and Kiswahili, ability to speak local languages.
Demonstrated basic computer skills, including typing and email
Clear communicator in-person and on the phone
Proactive problem solver
Integrity and a positive attitude
Demonstrates high-quality work with a strong attention to detail
Willingness to commit to living in rural Tanzania for a long-term position
Independent worker with strong ability to manage own schedule and tasks
Confident communicator who is comfortable talking with many people on a variety of topics
Ability to work as part of a larger team


Language: conversational in Kibena or Kihehe
Leadership experience at work, or outside of work
Proven ability to set and meet targets on the job

Career development: Twice annual career reviews and constant feedback. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development.
Timeline: Resumes should be submitted by Wednesday, June 18th. We will begin interviews shortly after that.

Compensation: 300,000-600,000 base salary dependent on qualifications and experience – for candidates with education experience outside of Tanzania, we can negotiate much higher salaries, please enquire.

Benefits: NSSF, airtime and small transportation allowances, work computer, benevolent fund

Career development: Twice annual career reviews and regular feedback. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development.

One Acre Fund is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply:

Email cover letter and resume to with the Subject line stating, Position you are interested in + the place you heard of the position. Please include grades and test scores on your resume.