Nigeria Impact Ventures Specialist

January 10, 2022
Application ends: March 17, 2022
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Job Description

One Acre Fund Nigeria

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.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Nigeria Impact Ventures Specialist
Location: Minna, Niger
Employment Type: Full-time
About The Role

We are looking for someone to hold a leadership role in the Impact Ventures program in Nigeria.
You will design, set up and manage trials/innovations that can scale and reach hundreds of thousands of farmers in Nigeria over the next few years.
You will report to the Impact Ventures Lead.

Designing Trials and Expansion:

Lead on the launching and execution of streams of innovations and trials
Manage field teams to achieve trial visions and goals
Contribution to high-level strategy development and detailed field execution
Work with other Global and Nigeria One Acre Fund teams
Build detailed trial project plans, including execution calendar
Develop trial budgets and building of sustainable financial models
Develop Management and KPI tools (e.g., Dashboards, training calendar, KPI trackers)
Design and conduct market research to improve product and service delivery to clients.


High-level trial design – Lead discussions on what questions to test through the trial, how to test it, and how the learning will improve longer term program design. Some essential components for discussion include marketing strategy, pricing, and distribution of the product/service.
Trial monitoring and evaluation (M&E) plan and execution – work with the M&E team to design trials and data collection plans to evaluate impact at trial conclusion
Work with other departments and global research teams to build program solutions and innovations.
Communicate updates and results.

Operations/Team Management:

Spend time with the field teams in the field talking to our potential smallholder farmer clients to understand real-time challenges.
Identify opportunities to improve operations and program performance, through weekly tracking of Measurements, and identifying / working on process improvements
Manage budgets and create forecasts for expansion and other program innovations.
Hire and develop teams to operationalize plans.

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

3+ years of relevant professional work experience, including leading teams or entrepreneurial experience (e.g. starting a new program, department or launching new projects)
University Degree required in Business Administration, International Development, Agric Economics, or related fields.
Experience managing projects that involve scaling u
Experience implementing strategies based on field data and programmatic evidence.
Fluency in English; knowledge of Hausa (and other Nigerian languages).

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.

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.

Health insurance, paid time off.
Application Closing Date
17th March, 2022.


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 ([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.
This role is only open to citizens or permanent residents of Nigeria.

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