Finance Strategy Associate at One Acre Fund

Full Time
Posted 2 weeks ago

One Acre Fund was founded in the year 2006 where they supply small farmers with adequate service they need in their farm business and make them more prosperous, they have served more than 800,000 farm families in Eastern and Southern Africa, with more than 7,500 full-time staff, and we aim to serve 1 million farm families by 2020.

Finance Strategy Associate at One Acre Fund 1

Job Title: Finance Strategy Associate

Location: Kigali or Rubengera, Rwanda

Job Description:

  • We are looking for a motivated person with a love for numbers, an eye for detail, and a track record of strategic thinking to join our Financial Advisory Services team in Rwanda.
  • You will lead the financial planning and analysis work for the Rwanda program.
  • You will work also on short-term projects across multiple functions to solve complex strategic and financial problems.
  • You will take on full ownership of these projects, from planning, through to execution and follow-up, often directly with project partners.
  • You will manage anywhere from 1-3 projects at any given time, and are expected to solve any type of project – from quantitative modelling to primary research.


  • Manage the Finance workstream and partner with all departments for budget management and control
  • Lead the annual budgeting cycle for the Rwanda program, thought-partnering with departments on cost efficiency measures
  • Oversee analysis of financial performance, and guide continuous improvements and automation within the financial close process
  • Support decision-making across the program by improving accessibility to data and analytics
  • Manage strategic financial projects that improve Program SROI

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:

  • Interested candidates should possess Bachelor’s Degree
  • Work Experience: 3+ years of relevant industry experience
  • Technical skills: Experience in FP&A is preferred. Advanced Excel (can perform complex functions). Experience with other professional programs (e.g. R, STATA) is a plus.
  • Humility: in everything One Acre Fund does, we put farmers first. We do this by approaching our work and individual professional growth with humility, efficiency, and compassion.
  • A willingness to commit to living in East Africa for at least two years. Experience working in a developing market is a bonus, but is not required.
  • Language: English; French/Kinyarwanda a bonus


  • 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.
  • Women are encouraged to apply
  • We are committed to gender equity in our staff operations, representation, and experience. In 2020, women made up 40% of our clients and 44% of our total staff. We have and will continue to intentionally grow these numbers.


  • Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits. “In addition to paid maternity and paternity leave, we offer additional benefits to new parents.


Deadline: October 11, 2021

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Job CategoryAccounting / Audit / Finance
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