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.
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About the Role
We are seeking an exceptional candidate to take over as CEO of our operations in Uganda. The CEO will directly manage all operations in the country, covering a team of over 70 staff in 2023, and growing the programme from supporting 25,000 farmers in 2023 to over 100,000 farmers by 2026. The CEO will grow our existing programs and develop new opportunities to generate more impact for farm families, while also focusing on increasing the financial sustainability of the programme.
You will report directly to a senior director in the organization and liaise with top leaders across the organization.
Build Vision and Oversee Operations to Serve 1 Million Farm Families by 2030
Develop and Scale Operational Foundation to Achieve Impact Goals
Develop a Team of Leaders and Build Relationships with Partners
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:
Strong People Development, Management, and Communication Skills
A leader with a Track Record of Success and Execution focus
Preferred Start Date
As soon as possible
Jinja or Kampala, Uganda
Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits
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.
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