3 Feb 2023

Ethiopia Operations and Supply Chain Associate at One Acre Fund

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Job Description

One Acre Fund works to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers. In Ethiopia, we engage farmers in agroforestry and community-based seed multiplication. In partnership with the Amhara National Regional State, these programs have planted more than 30 million trees, produced over 500 MT of improved teff seed and reached more than 150,000 farmers. Now, we are in an exciting phase of work in which we are trialling novel approaches and preparing for scale-up in the coming years. We have over 8000 employees globally, and our growing Ethiopian headquarters are in Bahir Dar, Amhara Region, with small offices in Addis Ababa, Finote Selam and Motta.

To learn more about our work, take a look at our Why Work Here blog for information.

About The Role

The Operations and Supply Chain Associate will be a part of our leadership team in one of One Acre Fund’s fastest-growing country programs. The Ethiopia program is poised to serve over 160,000 farmers in over 650 kebeles in 2023, to grow 20 million trees and expand into maize seed multiplication.

You will report directly to the Ethiopia Country Director or Deputy Country Director and will manage procurement, logistics, print, IT, field technology and data operations through a team of ~10 permanent staff and dozens of seasonal staff.


  • Improve operations and help grow our programs. In the next five years, we hope to work with more than 500,000 farmers across thousands of communities. You will oversee the expansion of our operations systems to support this growth, improve processes to make sure we provide the best quality inputs to our clients and build internal controls and data tracking processes to help us manage our expanding operations.
  • Find tech solutions to help us reach scale. As the technology environment in Ethiopia evolves, we are open to new solutions that help us reach more farmers, train our staff better and solve broad agroforestry and agricultural system challenges. You’ll lead the exploration, recommendation and implementation of new solutions.
  • Lead Ethiopia’s Technology and Supply Chain Department. You’ll manage a modest budget and a permanent team of 10 people.
  • You’ll manage SOPs, performance management tools and goal setting within the department, then guide your team to success.
  • You’ll represent your department on Ethiopia’s leadership (SMT) committee and participate in cross-departmental initiatives.

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.

Job Requirements


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

  • 5+ years of experience in Supply Chain activities (procurement, logistics, etc.)
  • New technology or process roll-out leadership experience
  • People management experience (at least one year, please describe your people management experience in your CV)
  • Project management and interdepartmental coordination experience
  • Solid tech and basic data analysis skills
  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • Fluent in English.

Preferred Start Date : As soon as possible

Job Location : Addis Ababa with travel to Bahir Dar and some rural sites

Benefits : Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits

Eligibility : 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.

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 4 April. 2023


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