Friday, 2 March 2018

Job Opportunity at One Acre Fund

Other Mbeya District Mbeya
Industry: Non-profit /International Development/Agriculture/Microfinance
Job Title: District Training Associate Report to: Training Manager
Employer: One Acre Fund
Job Location: Songwe/Mbozi District
Commitment: Long Term Career Position
Compensation: Starting PG for JG 2 with annual career reviews and constant feedback, National Social Fund, airtime and small transportation allowances, work computer, benevolent fund.
Organization Description

One Acre Fund is an agricultural NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure more than 100% average gain in farm income per acre. In 4 years we have grown to serve more than 38,000 farmer families in Tanzania. We hope to serve >100,000 farmers in Tanzania by 2020.

At One Acre Fund, we measure success in our ability to make smallholder farmers more prosperous. We only serve farmers and we put Farmers First in relation it produce better harvests and building brighter futures for some of the hardest working people.

Job Description
Field Training Department is within Field Operations in which its task is to prepare, Translate and to deliver the Quality Training to the staff and farmers. It is the Rapid growing Department which takes staff into great career opportunities and delivers impact to all our Farmers
We are seeking a smart and self-dedicated Person with 1 to 2+ years of work experience starter to be a TRAINING ASSOCIATE in Mbozi District in Tanzania, Overall, the Training Associate will be responsible for Preparing Training, Delivering the Training and also to assist and Oversee District meeting training for both Staffs and Farmers.

Work with the whole Field Training Team to produce weekly training content and deliver to Field Officers and Field Managers and Field Leaders in Mbozi District
Lead on materials production and delivery to weekly Mbozi District meetings and keep the training team library updated

Help develop effective feedback and M+E tools for all levels of the training team
Lead delivery of on-boarding and skills development for Field Officers and Field Managers throughout the agricultural season in Mbozi District
Carry out field visits to support and develop field teams especially Field Officers and Field Managers
Carry out field visits to help support Field Operations priorities such as repayment collection
Lead training sessions at weekly District Meetings and at regular training days and workshops
Carry out training needs analysis of Mbozi Field Officers and Field Managers
Design and deliver skills development training for Field Officers and Field Managers in Mbozi District.

Support the Field Operations Team or other departments with feedback and ideas for improvement in order to continuously develop and improve our any field-facing training in their content, or execution, whether they be for staff or farmers
Show a commitment to treating staff fairly at all times in line with One Acre Fund helping to build a productive, professional, and pleasant working culture for both HQ and field staff.
Work in collaboration with the whole team in achieving clear numerically focused goals and targets.
Commit to uphold the One Acre Fund Customer Protection principles in executing all field strategy for all members of the field team
Work with team members to analyze KPIs in order to have full picture of strengths as well as areas for growth, and implement successful strategies in order to bring continuous improvement
Support in driving the importance of impact to all levels of the field team, and positively motivate them about the work they provide

Career Growth and Development
One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant and actionable feedback delivered through mentaship and through regular management consulting-style 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. Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

We are looking for truly extraordinary candidates that will help take our organization to the next levels of Independent and productive Trainer to deliver quality Training to the Staffs and Farmers. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
Proven work experiences. Examples successful Training experience and Field Work. (e.g. Field Training, Institution Trainer or Leading seminars and conferences.
Good computer and database skills.
Excellent communication and leadership skills.
Leadership experience at work, or outside of work.
Top-performing record on Advanced Diploma or undergraduate in Community Development, Rural Development or any Relevant course ( From recognized university in Tanzania).
Humility and personal stability. We have a fantastic and likeable team. We are looking for passionate professionals that combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service.
A willingness to commit to living in Songwe/ Mbozi District and one year demonstrated experience working in this region, although this is not a strict requirement.
Language – Good on speaking Kiswahili and English in person and on the phone
Proactive problem solver
Comfortable and confident public speaker

To Apply
Send your CV and cover letter to with a subject line, Training Associate.

Deadline for submitting applications is Wednesday, 7, March 2018
One Acre Fund is an equal opportunity employer.