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One Acre Fund - TUBURA: Rwanda Livestock Innovations Specialist

Rwanda Livestock Innovations Specialist
One Acre Fund - TUBURA

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

The Livestock Innovations Specialist will manage the development of our innovation pipeline and market access livestock trials. The specialist will conduct research and meet third parties to establish promising initiatives before designing trials, supporting on their execution and evaluating their results. The specialist will also support in the scaling of promising initiatives by managing small execution teams.


Research new market access trials

  • Desk research: Generate a pipeline of potential initiatives for further exploration, applying existing OAF data and further research.
  • Market research: Engage producers, buyers and processors to deep-dive promising initiatives.
  • Farmer/crop/buyer mapping: Support in the development and data collection of mapping surveys and exercises.
  • Present trials: Utilize business and impact metrics to assess, and subsequently present, promising MA initiatives.

Manage market access trials

  • Trial Designs: Development of trial designs including the formulating and documenting of main objectives, scope, budgets, models and timelines with oversight from manager.
  • Trial management: Responsible for the oversight of execution of multiple trials, creating high-level deliverables.
  • Small team management: Recruit and manage small teams delegating tasks.

Third party engagement

  • Negotiations: With support from your manager, negotiate with third-party off-takers, exporters, buyers, traders and aggregators.
  • Communications: Maintain and foster good working relationships with partners, suppliers and offtakers.

Scale promising business units

  • Trial Evaluations: design trial evaluations, conduct analysis and make recommendations on improvements and next steps.
  • Scale planning: strategize and plan for expansion and scale
  • Execution support: devise team structures and work with operations lead to aid successful scale up.
  • Reporting: Compile final reports for each business and make summaries to communicate with all partners and save information for the future

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:

  • 3 years of experience in agricultural value chains.
  • Technical knowledge in livestock rearing, handling and/or business.
  • Ability to conduct research via multiple sources including third-party outreach with a keen sense for detail.
  • Independent experience in project planning and execution.
  • Comfortable with third-party engagement
  • Experienced team leader, capable of training and developing small teams.
  • Fluency in English and Kinyarwanda is essential

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Job Location

Kigali, Rwanda 


Health insurance, paid time off 


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

Application Deadline

10 May 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.


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.


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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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