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Agricultural Innovations and Extension Lead

Published on 01.12.2021

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One Acre Fund is proud to partner with the Rwandan government on nation-wide efforts to modernize agriculture.Our Rwanda program, founded in 2007,... read more

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Position : Agricultural Innovations and Extension Lead

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

The Agricultural Innovation and Extension Lead evaluates and scales the most impactful agricultural practices and products for our farmers. Successful innovations are identified by understanding our client needs and market trends. Scaling these innovations, however, requires extension experience and an eye for behavior change to encourage the adoption of better agricultural practices.


  • You will lead our farmer extension and advisory services by developing farmer-facing materials and using technology to increase the number of farmers we reach with good agricultural practices.
  • You will lead our crop diversification strategy by designing and marketing new product packages and behavior change campaigns that encourage farmers to devote more land to profitable crops.
  • You will lead our climate strategy by completing agricultural field research trials.
  • You will report to the Impact Division Lead.

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.

Required profile for job ad : Agricultural Innovations and Extension Lead

 For this role specifically, you will have:

  • 5+ Years experience of work experience in agricultural extension, research, or marketing.
  • Experience with Stata / R and Excel (can perform complex functions and create graphs) is preferred, but is not strictly required.
  • Masters degree in Agronomy, Agricultural Economics, or related field preferred, but is not strictly required.
  • Fluency in English is required. Fluency in Kiswahili is not required, but an added advantage.

Application Deadline 

20 February 2022  Preferred Start Date  As soon as possible.
Job Location
Iringa, Tanzania

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.

Job criteria for job ad : Agricultural Innovations and Extension Lead
Job category :
Marketing, communication
Industries :
Associative activities
Employment type :
Permanent contract
Region :
Arusha - Dar es Salaam - Dodoma - Geita - Iringa - Kagera - Katavi - Kigoma - Kilimanjaro - Lindi - Manyara - Mara - Mbeya - Morogoro - Mtwara - Mwanza - Njombe - Pemba - Pwani - Rukwa - Ruvuma - Shinyanga - Simiyu - Singida - Songwe - Tabora - Tanga - Zanzibar
Experience level :
5 to 10 years
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Number of Position(s) : 3

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