Ethiopia Business Operations Specialist Full-time Job2023-02-03 21:18 agriculture Addis Ababa 98 views
About 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 per cent more food after working with One Acre Fund.
To learn more about our work, take a look at our Why Work Here blog for more information.
About the Role
We are looking for a Business Operations Specialist within the program's Systems Department, who will manage critical systems needed to achieve our scale targets. You will report directly to the Systems Program Associate and will manage a portfolio of projects, including data collection and analytics, program KPIs, large print orders and office IT support. You will directly manage a growing team of staff from three sections.
Build data systems and processes
Design and implement improved data systems, including field KPIs, and field data reconciliation.
Enable smooth delivery of tree-growing inputs by maintaining critical data rosters for personnel, partners, customers, inputs, and logistics.
Build our KPIs and reporting capabilities, giving us better visibility into procurement and logistics SLAs.
Own key business operation projects
Manage casual workers to accomplish short-term projects (large print jobs, data entry, etc.).
Oversee large print material orders for HQ or field teams, including training materials, marketing sheets, and other materials.
Partner with our field team to audit our data and processes, identifying fraud and process issues.
Support and improve the program's IT capabilities and systems
Dotted-line management and support of our IT Support Officer, who reports to the Global IT Operations Team.
Manage our inventory of IT assets (laptops, tablets, smartphones).
Work with the Global IT Operations team to assess and implement new systems.
Help build the Systems Department
As a key deputy on the Systems team, you'll be a leader in developing and training our junior staff.
Advise on Systems department internal processes and best practices.
Contribute to the department's yearly objectives and key results.
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 the following:
2+ years of experience in the role of a data-heavy system, for example, data analyst, logistics, or procurement.
Experience and advanced skill in data analysis such as Excel or Google Sheets (can build and maintain complex spreadsheets). Knowledge of PowerBI or Stata is a plus.
Previously worked with resource planning platforms like SAP or Airtable.
Experience in complex project management with cross-team stakeholders.
Experience rolling out or implementing new systems. For example, building a new inventory tracking system or data reconciliation process.
A bachelor's degree in a related field.
Language: English and Amharic required.
Preferred Start Date
As soon as possible
Bahir Dar, Ethiopia with some flexibility for the shared time between Addis Ababa and Bahir Dar
Health insurance paid time off
This role is open to Ethiopian citizens, permanent residents, and origin cardholders.
02 May 2023
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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 extraordinary impact for the farmers we serve.
We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, colour, 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.
How to Apply
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Apr 4, 2023