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Nigeria Field Specialist

One Acre Fund

One Acre Fund

Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

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 support the Trees Lead in operation and execution of the Trees program, overseeing trials and managing field staff. You will directly manage up to 5 supervisors and lead all aspects of operation for the economic trees program across multiple states in Nigeria. You will report directly to the Trees Lead


  • Design Trials and Expansion (40%)
    • Lead on the launch and execution of streams of innovations and trials
    • Contribute to high-level strategy development and detailed field execution
    • Build detailed trial project plans, including execution calendar
    • Develop trial budgets and building of sustainable financial models
    • Develop Management and KPI tools (e.g., Dashboards, training calendar, KPI trackers)
    • Design and conduct market research to improve product and service delivery to clients.
  • Strategy (30%)
    • High-level trial design – lead discussions on what questions to test through the trial, how to test it, and how the learning will improve longer term program design. Some essential components for discussion include marketing strategy, pricing, and distribution of the product/service.
    • Work with the M&E team to design trials and data collection plans to evaluate impact at trial conclusion
    • Collaborate with other departments and global research teams to build program solutions and innovations.
  • Operations/Team Management (30%)
    • Spend time in the field talking to our potential smallholder farmer clients to understand real-time challenges.
    • Identify opportunities to improve operations and program performance, through weekly tracking of measurements, and working on process improvements
    • Hire and develop teams to operationalize plans

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 -5 years years of relevant professional work experience, including leading teams or entrepreneurial experience (e.g. starting a new program, department or launching new projects)
  • Bachelors degree required in Business Administration, International Development, Agric Economics, or related fields.
  • Experience managing projects that involve scaling up.
  • Experience implementing strategies at the field level based on field data and programmatic evidence.
  • Fluency in English; knowledge of Hausa (and other Nigerian languages) is desirable

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Job Location

Lafia, Nigeria


Health insurance, paid time off


This role is only open to citizens or permanent residents of Nigeria

Application Deadline

27 July 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 @oneacrefund.org address. Please report any suspicious communication here (globalhotline@oneacrefund.org), 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.