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Rwanda Rural Retail Lead

Rwanda (Rwanda)

  • Organization: One Acre Fund
  • Location: Rwanda (Rwanda)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Managerial positions
    • Sales and Marketing
  • Closing Date:

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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 percent 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

You will lead the Rural Retail program, which currently encompasses 120+ retail locations and 175+ team members. In partnership with small business owners, we deliver quality products and services to 100,000+ farmers and counting, including advisory services and asset-based micro-financing. To succeed, you will need to manage a high pace of growth, while ensuring service quality, partner satisfaction, and continual improvement on our financials. You will help to shape and achieve on the country program's vision, reporting to the Deputy Country Director. You will directly manage three people: the Operations Manager, the Repayment & Strategy Associate, and the Expansion Specialist.


  • Run a quality program
  • Improve the program: Get the program to profitability. Deepen impact.
  • Grow the program: We aim to grow to national scale in the next 18 months.
  • Develop your team: Everyone on the team, from your direct reports to the newest Shop Officer, should be continually mentored, challenged, and supported.
  • Learn and share learnings: There are other budding retail programs at One Acre Fund. And our donors want your insights.

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:

  • 6+ years professional experience, and a Bachelor's degree
  • 4+ years managerial experience
  • Experience in leading a team (of 3+ people), setting goals and strategy
  • Intermediate to advanced analytical skills
  • Fluent in English

If you additionally fit two or more of the below qualifications, you would make an excellent candidate.

  • On-the-ground experience in low or lower-middle income countries
  • Consulting experience or mindset: You aren't afraid to approach big problems, and you know how to create a framework to proceed.
  • Financial proficiency: You can read simple financial statements, and explore opportunities for improvement.
  • Retail experience
  • Fluent in Kinyarwanda

Preferred Start Date

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, start dates can vary significantly by role. We are adapting rapidly to Covid-19 and most of our team is now working remotely. Given the changing environment, we will appreciate your flexibility in confirming a start date.

Job Location

Kigali, Rwanda


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.

Application Deadline

21 November 2021

One Acre Fund never asks candidates to pay any money or pay for tests at any stage of the interview process. Official One Acre Fund emails will always arrive from an address. Please report any suspicious communication here (, but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.

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 exceptional impact for the farmers we serve.

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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