Nigeria Impact Ventures Specialist
One Acre Fund UG
Minna, Niger, Nigeria
4d ago
source : Fuzu

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.
  • Qualifications

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

  • University Degree required in Business Administration, International Development, Agric Economics, or related fields.3+ years of relevant professional work experience, including leading teams or entrepreneurial experience (e.
  • g. starting a new program, department or launching new projects)

  • 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.

    Eligibility :

  • This role is only open to citizens or permanent residents of Nigeria.
  • Responsibilities

    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.
  • Strategy :

  • 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.
  • 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.
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