Nigeria Country Lead at One Acre Fund

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms more productive. We provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural trainings to improve harvests. We measure our success by our ability to make farmers more prosperous: On average, farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund. We serve more than 800,000 farm families in Eastern and Southern Africa, with more than 7,500 full-time staff, and we aim to serve 1 million farm families by 2020.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Nigeria Country LeadLocation: NigeriaDuration: Full-time job.Preferred Start Date: 13th January, 2020Team: New Country ExpansionLocation Type: FieldCareer Level: Early to mid-career professionalsAbout the JobThe Pilot Manager reports to the Director of Expansion and oversees strategy for the pilot program on its path from 1,200 farmers in 2020 to +10,000 farmers in 2023.To reach this goal, you will guide an impassioned team of motivated professionals to understand and meet farmer demand, and create meaningful impact.You excel in a start-up environment and handle evolving situations well, while developing the capacity of your team for future challenges; all while looking for new ways to improve the lives of Nigerian subsistence farmers.Your Roles and ResponsibilitiesLead the pilot - You will oversee strategy and lead the pilot program, guiding its pursuit of a scalable model:Determine the pilot's strategy in Niger State and set the long-term vision for One Acre Fund in Nigeria.Bottom-up planning to set program goals and track the metrics necessary to meet themExperiment with products, services, and tech-based innovations to maximize the impact our products have on farmers' livesManage relationships - Manage external relations with federal and local government, and important partners:Collaborate with global One Acre Fund teams for support and information sharingBuild relationships with external partners and government entities for future collaborationRepresent One Acre Fund Nigeria to external organizationsBuild the team - Invest in a diverse and inclusive team of proficient professionals who can bring about transformative change to the lives of our customers, by adapting the One Acre Fund model to the Nigerian context:Oversee the recruitment, onboarding, performance management and growth of the Nigeria Pilot teamDirectly manage 4-6 Associate-level team leadersInfluence the culture of the program as it grows from 35 team members to +100 

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