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One Acre Fund - TUBURA: Global Gender Lead [Fixed-Term]

Global Gender Lead [Fixed-Term]
One Acre Fund - TUBURA

🕙 Deadline: Oct. 12, 2023

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, the farmers we serve 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

We are looking for a proven and passionate gender lead to shape how One Acre Fund thinks about gender equality programming by providing evidence-based guidance on gender-sensitive and gender-transformative program design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation. The global gender lead is expected to help increase the technical capacity of internal and external implementation partners, and national and local systems actors with whom One Acre Fund works to deliver gender-responsive services and create a truly pro-women system across our country portfolio.


- Develop One Acre Fund’s Gender Vision and Strategy - You will develop a data-driven gender strategy to dismantle the barriers faced by women farmers and ensure One Acre Fund’s farmer-facing and organizational-wide work contributes to gender equity, equality, and empowerment of women.
- Gender Programming & Gender-Transformative Design - To strengthen the capacity of our project teams, you will assemble a learning platform and provide strategic and technical assistance for country teams to develop and fine-tune strategies, identify and address gaps, document organization-wide innovation, and showcase the results and impact of gender-centric interventions.
- Enhancing the power and agency of women's voices - You will provide thought partnership to organizational leadership to build gender capacity across the organization and promote decision-making that prioritizes gender representation throughout the organization. You will also help increase the technical capacity of external implementation partners such as national and local systems actors with whom One Acre Fund works, to deliver gender-responsive services across our country portfolio.

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.


Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences, gender / women studies or related field.
  • 5+ years of practical experience leading complex gender-centric field programs in Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior experience developing gender equality strategy, gender programming, and complex project management and implementation is essential..
  • Genuine commitment to rural communities. You are passionate about providing opportunity to the hardest-working (women) farmers on the planet.

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Job Location

Kigali, Rwanda or Nairobi, Kenya


Health insurance, Housing, and Comprehensive benefits

Contract Duration

2 years


One Acre Fund can support a work permit for this role. However, nationals of (or those with an extensive professional background and work history in) our countries of operation are preferred. " Women are encouraged to apply"

Application Deadline

12 October 2023

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 address. Please report any suspicious communication here (, 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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One Acre Fund - TUBURA (ONGE agricole )

One Acre Fund - TUBURA est une ONGE agricole qui travaille en Afrique de l’Est pour appuyer les agriculteurs ayant de petites superficies de terre. Nous offrons à chacun de nos membres un ensemble de services comme la livraison à proximité des intrants agricoles à crédits et les formations avec l’objectif d'augmenter les récoltes et les revenus. Établis au Burundi en 2012, nous sommes une organisation en croissance rapide, qui maintenant compte plus de 700 employés au niveau du pays. En 2017 nous avons servi plus de 90.000 ménages dans 5 provinces; Muramvya, Gitega, Kayanza, Mwaro et Ngozi. 


Les agriculteurs sont la réponse

Lorsque les agriculteurs améliorent leurs récoltes, ils sortent de la pauvreté. Ils commencent également à produire des surplus de nourriture pour leurs voisins. Lorsque les agriculteurs prospèrent, ils éliminent la pauvreté et la faim dans leurs communautés.

One Acre Fund croît rapidement et nous sommes fiers de représenter bientôt le plus grand réseau de petits exploitants agricoles d’Afrique. D'ici 2020, One Acre Fund  desservira au moins 1 million de familles d'agriculteurs - plus de 5 millions de personnes vivant dans ces familles. Et les agriculteurs que nous servons produiront suffisamment de surplus de nourriture pour nourrir …

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