23 Feb 2021

Zambia Agroforestry Coordinator at One Acre Fund

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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

By 2025, the Zambia program plans to offer several species of trees to more than 360,000 smallholder farmers. This will include timber, fruit, and soil-improving species. In total, this agroforestry portfolio is projected to create $5,400,000 of farmer financial impact by 2025 through the planting of six million trees.

As the Agroforestry Coordinator, you will report to the Agroforestry Lead.

Responsibilities

You will lead the field execution of the agroforestry strategy as designed by the Agroforestry lead

You will run trials for multiple production/sourcing and distribution methods for tree seedlings, such as partnerships or setting up centralized nurseries.

You will set seasonal and weekly targets for the tree field team for trees adopted and planted including target setting

You will run surveys to determine farmer demand and impact potential for multiple agroforestry species.

You will provide training content to the tree field team to maximize farmer returns

You will run both quantitative and qualitative surveys to determine farmer demand, impact potential for multiple agroforestry species.

Lead People

You will be directly responsible for the recruitment and management of the tree field team

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:

A University degree in agroforestry or a related field.

At Least 2 years professional experience managing data-driven agriculture or agroforestry project.

Field management experience.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite/Workplace (MS excel / Google Sheets) required.

Ability to write and communicate in English a requirement

Preferred Start Date

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, start dates can vary significantly by role. We are adapting rapidly to Covid-19 and most of our team is now working remotely. Given the changing environment, we will appreciate your flexibility in confirming a start date.

Job Location

Kabwe, Zambia

Benefits

Health insurance, paid time off

Perks

Professional development opportunities
Connect with engaging colleagues from diverse backgrounds
The opportunity to expand into new focus areas or teams through a robust Internal Transfer Program
Access to Social Committee activities that keep colleagues engaged and connected

Eligibility

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

Application Deadline

We hire on a rolling basis which means that applications are reviewed and processed on a continuous basis until a hire is made.

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 ([email protected]), 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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Closing Date : 23rd March, 2021.





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