The Scale Innovations Specialist will shape operations strategy to create lasting and noticeable impact for smallholder farmers. The main responsibilities of this position are to design, manage and coordinate trials and design processes focusing principally on program changes that increase One Acre Fund’s scale, Impact and sustainability.
The major SI project for the Zambia program is the shift of our repayment system from cash to Mobile Money. Given the transaction size of our clients, our field team is put at risk carrying the collected cash on the field. We started the trial in May 2018 and have around 1,000 farmers using this system currently. The SI PS will be responsible for scaling up Mobile Money to the whole program (12,000 farmers in LR2019) while securing key indicators such as repayment, clients’ satisfaction or retention. Leading the Mobile Money project will involve the following (non-exhaustive list): trial scale up strategy, departments’ coordination, relationship building with main partners (MNOs, super-agents, micro-credit institutions…), field team transition and trainings. The SI PS will be responsible for reporting on the trial progress to the department head and country director.
However, our ambitious growth target will require One Acre Fund Zambia to change, adapt to new market opportunities, and find new ways of delivering impact to farmers. The mandate of the Program Innovations team is to develop and test changes to the One Acre Fund program model that allow for the realization of these ambitious goals, which means that the SI PS will have the opportunity to diversify his project portfolio as the team grows.
Mobile Money Trial management
Communication & Coordination
Management & Training
Strategy, Spending and Budgeting
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.
We are seeking an exceptional professional with 2-5+ years of experience and a demonstrated passion for and knowledge of agricultural sciences and development. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
The Scale Innovations Specialist will receive manager support through:
Preferred Start Date
As soon as possible
Commensurate with experience
Must have existing rights to work in Zambia. Zambia country nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
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