Tanzania People Operations Associate

Wanted

Early-career professionals with 5+ years' work experience or a Masters and a demonstrated passion for helping both our staff and clients achieve their full human potential.

Job Location

Iringa, Tanzania

Duration

Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

 

Job Description

People are the most valuable resource at One Acre Fund. Our People Operations Associates will recruit the most talented national candidates to our team, help facilitate rapid professional growth for our staff, and create a work environment in which our staff are incredibly productive and happy to stay with us for the long-run. Responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Driving Change – The People Operations Associate will have tremendous ownership over her/his scope of work. S/he will assess people-related needs across the program, develop a prioritized project pipeline, and execute on high-impact initiatives.
  • Building the One Acre Fund Brand – In order to attract top talent, One Acre Fund’s teams will need to build their presence within nearby hubs/networks in order to find attractive candidates. This could include running a social enterprise happy hour with similar organizations or building a strategic relationship with a fellowship program that works with talented local candidates.
  • HR Administration – The People Operations Associate will oversee our existing HR teams who manage the hiring, onboarding, benefits and salaries of our growing staff. In countries where HR teams are less established, the People Operations Associate will develop HR systems to manage our employee life cycle from start to finish. A core part of HR is building team culture. The People Operations Associate will be responsible for driving initiatives to create a positive and integrated workplace for our teams.
  • Staff Management & Mentorship – The People Operations Associate will have the primary responsibility for the mentorship and development of our team as they take on greater and more complicated responsibilities. This includes responsibility for assessing learning outcomes at all levels of the organization. An example project would be revising and implementing a tiered curriculum designed to support staff at all levels in the organization in meeting their full potential.
  • Operations Management – The People Operations Associate will be responsible for creating a productive, secure, and comfortable environment for all staff. This will involve supporting property and vehicle management as well as security for all staff. 

 

Career Growth and Development

One Acre Fund invests heavily in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about. Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

 

Qualifications

We are seeking exceptional professionals with 2-5+ years of work experience and a demonstrated passion for international development. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply: 

  • Required: 5+ years of strong work experience or a Masters, including project management, team management, or entrepreneurial experiences. Candidates with a background in HR, training/teaching and/or event management are preferred.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience at work, or outside of work. Examples include managing a department, driving change initiatives, leading a conference, launching a field program in a developing country.
  • Strong undergraduate background at top East African university or international university.
  • We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with maturity, patience, and a humble approach to service to join our growing family of leaders.
  • A willingness to live outside of a capital city, close to our customers for at least two years. The ideal candidate will have at least one year of experience working in the developing world, although this is not a strict requirement.
  • English required for all locations. 
  • Nationals from all locations are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Preferred Start Date

Flexible

Compensation

Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement.

Benefits

Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

Sponsor International Candidates 

Yes

East Africans strongly encouraged to apply.


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