Rwanda Seed Supply Chain Coordinator at One Acre Fund: (Deadline 3 May 2021)

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, our farmers harvest 50 percent 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

As a Seed Supply Chain Coordinator you will execute seed purchases for our Rwanda program. Success includes achieving cost savings, ensuring on-time delivery to warehouses, mitigating all seed quality risks, and communicating clearly between suppliers and internal clients. You’ll report directly to the Seed Supply Chain Specialist, and will be part of a 51 person Global Sourcing team who purchases $80 million annually for One Acre Fund.

Responsibilities

  • Complete RFQs for open-sourced products
  • Develop and negotiate strong contracts with suppliers
  • Prepare and validate all purchasing documentation
  • Develop quality control plans to prevent seed quality issues from reaching farmers
  • Plan all deliveries from suppliers to warehouses to ensure on-time delivery
  • Record and reconcile all deliveries, and then queue payments to suppliers
  • Mitigate risks throughout the supply chain with support from your manager
  • Collaborate with suppliers, warehouse teams, and our seed laboratory to ensure seed quality standards are met

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.

Qualifications

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

  • 1+ year experience in procurement, supply chain management, or a related field
  • Experience in supplier relationship management
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Clear and actionable written communication
  • Efficient and Data-driven
  • Excel (can maintain complex spreadsheets)
  • Highly organized and outcomes-focused
  • Fluent in English

Contract Term

6-month contract with potential to extend into a full-time role

Job Location: Kigali, Rwanda

Benefits

  • Paid time off
  • Flexibility to balance work/life effectiveness
  • Connect and learn from engaging colleagues from diverse background

Eligibility

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

Application Deadline:03 May 2021

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 feels 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, 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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Rwanda Innovations / Market Access Supervisor at One Acre Fund: (Deadline 8 June 2021)

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, our farmers harvest 50 percent 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

As part of the Product Innovations Department, the Market Access Supervisor will coordinate a team of temporary staff (Poultry Officers – POs) in a given TUBURA district. Through this team, you will help to implement the poultry out-grower scheme starting from Kayonza district, and will help future scale to other districts as asked by the Market Access Team. Your main responsibilities will be to coordinate the team and evaluate their performance, coordinate the farmer enrollment and data collection, but not limited to other responsibilities as asked by your direct manager. You will also be responsible for capacity building of the POs, overseeing their fieldwork and making sure they do it well and organizing their input and feedback to share with your manager and Market Access Leadership. Finally, we are a team of owners; while we rely on established processes, you are also expected to take personal responsibility for seeing our fieldwork through to the end result, and for making our work better for the future.

Responsibilities

  • Manage a team of Market Access Poultry Officers (POs)
  • Ensure excellent knowledge and execution of all activities by your POs and promote a strong team culture, linked to TUBURA values, in your region.
  • Plan agenda for, and run, weekly team meetings.
  • Coordinate the on-time inputs delivery (DOCs, feed, vaccines) from off-taker and ensure all farmers got them in required quantities.
  • Management of chicken growth, deaths, and disease incidence KPIs.
  • Oversee calendar of activities for all POs in Kayonza district; keep it updated on google docs and make sure each PO is doing a good job with efficient, strategic planning to meet the pilot objectives and reduce costs.
  • Collect weekly KPIs from the team, put onto google docs, evaluate your POs’ performance on KPIs and follow up with them if they are behind on their target goals.
  • Do back-check phone calls and visits with farmers in the pilot(s) when potential problems are reported.
  • Train POs on implementation of comm care surveys, farmer facing training materials, or general poultry/animal husbandry knowledge.
  • Do regular field visits in rotation to see the POs at work in the district:
  • It is very important to visit each officer (and his farmers) at least one time in 2 weeks.
  • Depend on the meeting or office work required that month, you will be responsible for planning your visits accordingly.
  • Work with your manager and HR as needed to do POs selections, recruitment, and new employee registration prior to each pilot.
  • You will be responsible to coordinate with your manager and HR about staff warnings and terminations, when needed.
  • Support the field data collection materials preparation and management
  • Translation of farmer facing materials, namely farmer contracts, broiler guides, and posters.
  • Manage the printing of all field materials and make sure they get to the final user.
  • As the Market Access Supervisor, you will be responsible for managing the data dashboard with high-level assistance from your manager.
  • You will gather the data collection sheets from the commcare survey and transfer them into a good formatted spreadsheet.
  • With assistance from your manager, you will run minor data analysis within a few months of your hiring, but you must be able to manage that with medium assistance in the next 6 months.
  • Communication of the field experience to the Market Access Leadership
  • Search and provide field experience and information needed on current and newly emerging initiatives.
  • Communicate the fieldwork observations to your manager and ensure good storage of visual materials (pictures and videos).
  • Prepare weekly check-in and plan together with your Manager, ahead of time, the activities for the future weeks and months.

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.

Qualifications

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

  • Strong educational background, with a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness or a related field.
  • Strong analytical skills, with outstanding MS Office (MS Excel, MS Word, and PPT) knowledge.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience at work, or outside of work, keen for learning, and receptive to feedback.
  • Strong interpersonal skills are highly recommended for this position.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks with attention to detail.
  • Ability to work with a high level of independence and still achieve your task targets.
  • Willingness to be a lifelong learner within the organization.
  • Ability to build teams and collaborate with colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
  • Language: Fluency in English, both written and spoken, is required. Knowledge of Kinyarwanda is key.

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Job Location:Kayonza, Rwanda

Benefits: Health insurance, paid time off

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

Application Deadline:8 June 2021

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, 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.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND APPLY

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