Youth and Climate Partnerships Associate (Fixed-term) job at One Acre Fund

Vacancy title:
Youth and Climate Partnerships Associate (Fixed-term)

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Business Management and Administration , Category: Management ]

Jobs at:

One Acre Fund

Deadline of this Job:
Wednesday, March 06 2024 

Duty Station:
Within Zambia , Lusaka, South - Central Africa

Date Posted: Wednesday, February 21 2024, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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About the Role
One Acre Fund has been awarded a major grant to strengthen our climate programs and support dignified youth livelihoods over the next 5 years. This grant will be extremely influential to One Acre Fund’s future strategic direction, and will open up several new avenues of impactful work. You will support the grant manager with report writing and the coordination of grant activities. This will involve close collaboration with many teams throughout the organization and external partners. You will support the main activities of the grant, including:
• Providing improved agricultural services to youth
• Bringing youth into high-value crop commercialization
• Building climate resilience among young farmers through income diversification and the provision of insurance products
• You will report to the Youth and Climate Partnerships Lead on the Global Business Development and Partnerships Team.

• Report writing and coordination
• Lead all elements of designing and drafting quarterly grant progress reports through a collaborative process with Business Development team members, organizational leaders, and grant partners
• Support overall project management by creating and updating workflows and a matrix of responsibilities for several grant work streams
• Coordinate donor site visits (up to 2-3 times per year)
• Stakeholder management
• Work with program leads to create systems for setting and tracking project milestones
• Prepare and lead program team update meetings to assess progress against milestones and collect data for grant reports
• Project strategy and implementation
• Coordinate with subject matter experts to drive systems-level improvements in youth engagement and climate resilience across the organization
• Coordinate with internal and external Monitoring/Evaluation/Learning teams to measure and improve program impact on youth and women
• Monitor potential risks and project implementation challenges and work toward solutions in collaboration with project staff and 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:
• 3 to 5+ years of work experience. Experience at a dynamic organization in one of our countries of operations is preferred.
• Writing experience
• Experience coordinating teams to accomplish complex projects
• Experience developing Word forms/templates, and maintaining complex spreadsheets in Excel / Google Sheets
• We are looking for candidates with backgrounds in any (not all) of the following: agriculture, youth programming, rural development, project management, grant writing, grant management, communications
• Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent

Preferred Start Date
As soon as possible
Job Location
Flexible – Kigali, Rwanda or Nairobi Kenya or Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, Malawi, Zambia, Europe
Nairobi only available to candidates with an existing right to work in Kenya.
Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits
Contract Duration
4 years
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.

Education Requirement: No Requirements

Job Experience: No Requirements

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months:

Level of Education:

Job application procedure
20 May 2024
• 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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Job Info
Job Category: Management jobs in Zambia
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: Wednesday, March 06 2024
Duty Station: Lusaka
Posted: 21-02-2024
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 21-02-2024
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 21-02-2066
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