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One Acre, founded in 2006, supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms more productive. We provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural trainings to improve harvests. We measure our success by our ability to make farmers more prosperous: On average, farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund. We serve 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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Global Ombuds / Mediator

Locations: Rwanda and Kenya
Career Level: Professionals
Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description

  • Seeking an experienced Ombuds, who will mediate employee conflict and investigate conduct complaints and resolve them, usually through recommendations and/or mediation.
  • The Ombuds will also actively support our organizational DEI goals and vision.

About the Role

  • The Global Ombuds mediates employee conflict and investigates DEI related employee conduct and bias complaints and resolves them, usually through recommendations or mediation sessions.
  • The Global Ombuds also works with the Office of the CEO and the Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Council to identify systemic issues leading to poor employee conduct or culture and makes recommendations for improvement.
  • The objective of this role would be to help One Acre Fund create a safe, supportive, inclusive workplace, and to ensure that employees can report and resolve instances of bias in a fair, transparent process free from retaliation.
  • The Global Ombuds would report to the Office of the CEO and would manage one direct report, and would work with HR and Legal Teams. The Global Ombuds would:
    • Create the structures and processes needed to manage cases
    • Resolve cases related to bias, minor misconduct cases, and staff conflict
    • Provide One Acre Fund staff support and mediation services
    • Escalate cases of formal discrimination and grave misconduct to Legal
    • Report aggregated trends and make recommendations to the CEO, DEI Council, Company Board and Managing Counsel

Responsibilities

  • While the Global Ombuds will be first and foremost involved in staff mediation work, they will have a number of other responsibilities, which may take up a greater or lesser percentage of the Global Ombuds’ bandwidth, depending on case load of staff mediation cases.

Staff Mediation (60%):

  • Resolve cases of bias, staff conflict, micro-aggressions through mediation, training, and recommendations.
  • Ensure confidentiality and fairness in resolving cases

Awareness & Training (15%):

  • Lead programs and communication to increase all staff awareness of and access to reporting channels.
  • Shape the organizational culture we want at OAF through preventative training and other interventions.
  • Ensure that staff view the Ombuds and reporting channels as accessible, trusted, and unbiased.

Identify trends and support systemic solutions (10%):

  • Analyze case data, draft reports, and make recommendations.
  • Advocate for any necessary changes to organizational structures, plans, or processes to ensure that One Acre Fund is building the culture we want.
  • Provide support scoping or implementing relevant DEI projects.

Stakeholder Management (Community of Practice leadership) (15%):

  • Delegate cases to and support in-country mediators / staff-liaison officers
  • Offer performance support and professional development resources to in-country mediators
  • Build knowledge of the Ombuds services and gain a better understanding of staff sentiment by attending regional meetings and country-level leadership meetings

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.

Qualifications
Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:

  • 5 or more years of experience in mediation/Ombuds/conflict resolution work
  • 3+ years of experience in any of our countries of operation
  • 2+ years in management
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural, diverse workplace.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Some experience in corporate Culture or DEI work, or experience in the legal field are a plus.
  • English is required, knowledge of French/Swahili/Kinyarwanda/Kirundi/Chichewa/Amharic preferred.

Eligibility:

  • 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 Location:

  • Flexible within East Africa; Kigali, Rwanda is preferred.

Benefits

  • Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits

Application Deadline
23rd November 2021.

Note

  • 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 ([email protected]), 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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One Acre Fund is a nonprofit organization that supplies smallholder farmers in East Africa with asset-based financing and agriculture training services to reduce hunger and poverty. Headquartered in Bungoma, Kenya, the organization works with farmers in rural villages throughout Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda, and Malawi.

Using a market-based approach, One Acre Fund facilitates activities and transactions at various levels of the farming value chain, including seed sourcing and market support. In 2015, farmers who worked with One Acre Fund realized a 300% return on their investment and significantly increased farm income on every planted acre.

One Acre Fund offers smallholder farmers an asset-based loan that includes: 1) distribution of seeds and fertilizer; 2) financing for farm inputs; 3) training on agriculture techniques; and 4) market facilitation to maximize profits. Each service bundle is around US$80 in value and includes crop insurance to mitigate the risks of drought and disease.

To receive the One Acre Fund loan and training, farmers must join a village group that is supported by a local One Acre Fund field officer. Field officers meet regularly with the farmer groups to coordinate delivery of farm inputs, administer trainings and to collect repayments. One Acre Fund offers a flexible repayment system: farmers may pay back their loans in any increment at any time during the growing season. Beyond their core program model, One Acre Fund also offers smallholder farmers opportunities to purchase additional products and services on credit. These include solar lights and reusable sanitary pads.

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0 USD Rwanda, Kenya CF 3201 Abc road Full Time , 40 hours per week One Acre Fund

One Acre, founded in 2006, supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms more productive. We provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural trainings to improve harvests. We measure our success by our ability to make farmers more prosperous: On average, farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund. We serve 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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Global Ombuds / MediatorLocations: Rwanda and Kenya Career Level: Professionals Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible
Job Description
  • Seeking an experienced Ombuds, who will mediate employee conflict and investigate conduct complaints and resolve them, usually through recommendations and/or mediation.
  • The Ombuds will also actively support our organizational DEI goals and vision.
About the Role
  • The Global Ombuds mediates employee conflict and investigates DEI related employee conduct and bias complaints and resolves them, usually through recommendations or mediation sessions.
  • The Global Ombuds also works with the Office of the CEO and the Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Council to identify systemic issues leading to poor employee conduct or culture and makes recommendations for improvement.
  • The objective of this role would be to help One Acre Fund create a safe, supportive, inclusive workplace, and to ensure that employees can report and resolve instances of bias in a fair, transparent process free from retaliation.
  • The Global Ombuds would report to the Office of the CEO and would manage one direct report, and would work with HR and Legal Teams. The Global Ombuds would:
    • Create the structures and processes needed to manage cases
    • Resolve cases related to bias, minor misconduct cases, and staff conflict
    • Provide One Acre Fund staff support and mediation services
    • Escalate cases of formal discrimination and grave misconduct to Legal
    • Report aggregated trends and make recommendations to the CEO, DEI Council, Company Board and Managing Counsel
Responsibilities
  • While the Global Ombuds will be first and foremost involved in staff mediation work, they will have a number of other responsibilities, which may take up a greater or lesser percentage of the Global Ombuds' bandwidth, depending on case load of staff mediation cases.
Staff Mediation (60%):
  • Resolve cases of bias, staff conflict, micro-aggressions through mediation, training, and recommendations.
  • Ensure confidentiality and fairness in resolving cases
Awareness & Training (15%):
  • Lead programs and communication to increase all staff awareness of and access to reporting channels.
  • Shape the organizational culture we want at OAF through preventative training and other interventions.
  • Ensure that staff view the Ombuds and reporting channels as accessible, trusted, and unbiased.
Identify trends and support systemic solutions (10%):
  • Analyze case data, draft reports, and make recommendations.
  • Advocate for any necessary changes to organizational structures, plans, or processes to ensure that One Acre Fund is building the culture we want.
  • Provide support scoping or implementing relevant DEI projects.
Stakeholder Management (Community of Practice leadership) (15%):
  • Delegate cases to and support in-country mediators / staff-liaison officers
  • Offer performance support and professional development resources to in-country mediators
  • Build knowledge of the Ombuds services and gain a better understanding of staff sentiment by attending regional meetings and country-level leadership meetings
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.
Qualifications Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:
  • 5 or more years of experience in mediation/Ombuds/conflict resolution work
  • 3+ years of experience in any of our countries of operation
  • 2+ years in management
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural, diverse workplace.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Some experience in corporate Culture or DEI work, or experience in the legal field are a plus.
  • English is required, knowledge of French/Swahili/Kinyarwanda/Kirundi/Chichewa/Amharic preferred.
Eligibility:
  • 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 Location:
  • Flexible within East Africa; Kigali, Rwanda is preferred.
Benefits
  • Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits

Application Deadline 23rd November 2021.

Note

  • 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 ([email protected]), 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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