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25 Jan 2023

Operations and Supply Chain Lead at One Acre Fund

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Job Description

One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the financing and training they need to grow more food and earn more money. Instead of giving handouts, we invest in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We supply a complete service bundle of seeds and fertilizer, financing, training, and market facilitation— and we deliver these services within walking distance of more than 1 million rural farmers we serve.

About The Role

The Operations and Supply Chain Lead 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 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.


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.

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 20 February. 2023


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