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October 26, 2009

One Acre Fund is hiring!

Organization: One Acre Fund is a start-up initiative in Kenya which works with persistently hungry farm families. Instead of giving handouts to families, One Acre invests in farm families to generate a permanent gain in farm income. Our “investment bundle” includes education, financing, inputs, and export market access. Our program is designed to be usable by the extreme poor, and generates a permanent, 100%+ gain in farm income. We have been operating since January 2006, and we currently serve 12,000 farm families (48,000 children). Our target is to change the lives of 40,000 families (160,000 children) within two more years, scaling at a 50-100% growth rate thereafter

Job Description: We are seeking an exceptional recent university graduate (or graduating senior) with 2-5 years work experience, and a career interest in business. They will serve in a position that combines both field and management experience in Africa. As a young organization, we are ready to hand over large responsibility for specific, well-defined work modules, with similar structure to a management consulting engagement. Projects will be focused on improvements to One Acre Fund’s program model ? as opposed to day-to-day operations, which are operated by our country staff. Qualifications we are seeking: top-performing undergraduate background (include GPA and test scores on your resume); strong work experiences. Examples include management consulting firm, other professional; environment, or some kind of successful entrepreneurial experience (e.g. starting a field program in a developing country, leading a conference, starting a business, peace corps); no ego or drama.  A willingness to commit to living in rural Africa for at least one year, two years preferred. Nice to have: Kiswahili a plus, Kinyrwandan or French a plus. English required. Ability to cook/ laugh/ extraordinary patience ? all desirable. Compensation: Modest, but enough to save some money after living expenses. Benefits: Health cover, immunizations, flight, room and board. 1 annual home flight provided ? home trips include some speaking and fundraising duties. To Apply, email cover letter and resume to paul.youn@oneacrefund.org (Subject line: Program Associate Search + name of the site that referred you). For information about the organization, visitwww.oneacrefund.org

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