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

Our Extension department, alongside our Core program, influences farmers to adopt behaviors that make them more prosperous and healthy. Radio plays a key role in our behavior change efforts. We are looking for a passionate writer to join our dedicated radio team. You will report to the Rwanda Mass Marketing and Radio Advertising Lead, and take on a portfolio of varying projects, creating impactful audio stories from research and concept development to scriptwriting and production oversight.

Responsibilities

  • Script Writing: Work with the radio team under the guidance of the Radio Lead to develop radio scripts that hat leads to positive farmer behavior change.
  • Research: Research farmer behaviors to help design radio content. For individual projects, you will also often conduct additional research into our clients or specific aspects of our work.
  • Stakeholder Management: Proactively establish and maintain positive working relationships with key stakeholders i.e farmers, radio producers, colleagues.

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:

  • Creative storyteller and communicator, with an ability to manage a range of stakeholders (you will be required to share 2 creative writing samples that demonstrate your ability to develop engaging, well-structured prose)
  • Proficient qualitative research skills, with an ability to transform data into compelling project designs and communication content
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree preferred with a preference for social sciences, marketing, or humanities
  • Minimum 1+ years of professional writing experience developing content for behavior change
  • Language: Fluent in Kinyarwanda, English

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Job Location

Kigali, Rwanda

Benefits

Health insurance, paid time off

Eligibility

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

Application Deadline:26 July 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.

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