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Rwanda People Innovations Associate

Kigali (Rwanda)

  • Organization: One Acre Fund
  • Location: Kigali (Rwanda)
  • Grade: Mid
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Innovations for Sustainable Development
    • Human Resources
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date:

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About One Acre Fund

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms more productive. We provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests. We measure our success by our ability to make farmers more prosperous:

Job description:

The work of the Rwanda People Innovations Associate would include, but not be limited to:


You will participate in setting department annual plans to align with the 5 year strategy and long-term vision and targets and measure progress against targets and report on progress, hold the team accountable to prioritizing key strategic areas.

Promote employee experience through data analytics

You will design metrics to facilitate people analytics and Data-driven decisions on people matters and design feedback channels for teams/individuals to communicate with people division teams so as to contribute to the decision-making process on staff welfare and development.

You will ensure the use of an online Human Resources Information System (HRIS) to produce information and results from people service surveys to make decisions and support to set a data-driven People strategy.

You will research and understand key best practices at other organizations to improve people analytics and suggest improvement in our employee experience and talent strategies.

Promote collaboration among people teams

You will design and support collaboration among people teams, the People division lead and country leadership, down to departments, across to other sets of leaders, ensuring people service departments are collaborating with individuals, teams and divisions outside of the people division. Set-up appropriate systems of communication to keep everyone moving together.

Management & Training

You will be direct or secondary management line to Corporate Operations. Management will include oversight, weekly reporting meetings, performance reviews and development, strategic direction.

Personally coordinate People division meetings and lead training sessions for senior staff members.

Spending and Budgeting

You will participate, together with department leads, in the annual budgeting process; anticipate spending for the year based on annual plans and review actual spending against planned spending. Keep all departments operating to maximum efficiency and within planned budget.

Career growth

We have a 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.


We are seeking someone with 2 years of work experience and a passion for international development. Candidates fitting the following profile are encouraged to apply:

  • People management experience, at least 2 years of managing a team of accomplished workers.
  • Data analytics skills;
  • High emotional intelligence: Self-regulation and empathy in particular.
  • HR/Talent management experience.
  • Humility. We are looking for passionate professionals who combine good performance with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service to join our growing family of leaders.
  • A willingness to commit to living in Rubengera for at least two years close to farmers and staff.

Reporting Line:

You will report to the People Division lead.

Preferred Start Date

As Soon As Possible.


Commensurate with experience with for the same job role.


Health insurance, Lunch, Transport and comprehensive benefits.

Sponsor International Candidates 

Only Rwanda Nationals can apply.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, 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.

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