Rwanda strategy and operations analyst

Job Summary

We are looking for a driven, strategic problem-solvers dedicated to social impact to join our Rwanda strategy team.

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

Job Description

Industry:              Nonprofit/Agriculture

Function:             Financial Advisory Services

Employer:           One Acre Fund

Position:             Rwanda Strategy and Operations Analyst

Job Location:      Rubengera, Karongi

Deadline:           October 30th, 2018

Commitment:    Minimum commitment of 2 years

 

 The Strategy and Operations Analyst will work on short-term projects across multiple functions to rapidly solve complex strategic, financial and operational problems.

This is a full-time career-track role within One Acre Fund Rwanda’s Strategy team. The role therefore includes exposure to high level strategy, working in a variety of departments and functions, and getting into the field. No day is ever the same, and a great candidate will be able to take on new projects quickly whilst handling ad-hoc requests (e.g. research) from the country director.

Analysts take full ownership of projects, from planning through execution and follow-up. They manage anywhere from 2-5 projects at any given time, are typically responsible for at least one other team-specific initiative, and are expected to be able to tackle any type of project – from quantitative modeling to primary research – with a relentless focus on solving the problem at hand. The Analyst may be asked to take on direct management responsibilities to help our team grow into exceptional Analysts.

Roles and responsibilities

·         Identifying opportunities for 20% savings in our large distribution network costs, through market research and modeling of truck costs and margins in the industry, to understand where we could reduce our costs.

·         Building a ‘social return on investment’ model for teams that conduct trials to ensure the trial is a worthwhile investment, taking in to account its potential impact to farmers and cost if we scaled the trial country-wide.

·         Identifying opportunities in the market to sell more solar lights, and working with each team to ensure cross-channel collaboration to optimize solar light sales.

·         Working with our field operations team to create tools to measure performance and ensure incentives (sales, repayment etc) for field staff are optimal to drive results.

·         Longer-term, there will be opportunities to lead increasingly large initiatives or join/lead a department you are supporting.

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, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship 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.

 

Qualifications

 

We are looking for truly extraordinary professionals who will help take our organization to the next levels of impact and scale. This is a competitive posting for a career–track role. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

·         Strong work experiences: we are targeting former management consultants or people with similar experience quickly getting up to speed on a project, working across functions, and solving problems. We also look for leadership experiences, at or outside of work, particularly in roles that demonstrate relationship management and driving results on a variety of project types.

·         Technical skills: advanced proficiency in Excel. Experience with other professional programs (e.g. R, STATA, Access) is a plus.

·         Humility: in everything One Acre Fund does, we put farmers first. We do this by approaching our work and individual professional growth with humility, efficiency, and compassion.

·         A willingness to commit to living in East Africa for at least two years: this is a long-term, career–track role. The ideal candidate will have had experience working in an emerging market, although this is not required.

·         Language: English required; French/Kinyarwanda a bonus

To apply

 

Please click on this link: https://oneacrefund.org/work-with-us/job-openings/g/?gh_jid=1351676

 

You will be prompted to a form that must be completed.  At the end of the form you will have the opportunity to write a motivational letter and upload your CV.

 

We are offering a world class professional and international environment that focuses on your career development and are looking forward to receiving your application.

 

Please Note: One Acre Fund will never ask you for money in return for advancement in the recruitment process or for being offered a position.  If you are being approached by someone demanding money, please do not hesitate to report this to the Tubura Fraud Hotline: (+250) 786 908 557  (Do not use this number for any purpose other than reporting fraud attempts. If you misuse his number and use it for general information about the position and not to report Fraud, we will not consider you for this position).

 

One Acre Fund is an equal opportunity employer; all candidates with legal working age will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, region, sex, disability status or any other characteristic protected by the law.

 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted via emails and phone calls

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