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Ethiopia Supply Chain, Procurement, and Fundraising Lead

One Acre Fund

One Acre Fund

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia · Ethiopia
Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2024

About One Acre Fund

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies 1.6 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms more productive. Our 10,000+ team is drawn from diverse backgrounds and professions. With operations across ten African countries, 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 earn 40 percent more profits on the land they enroll with One Acre Fund.

In Ethiopia, we engage farmers in agroforestry and community-based seed multiplication to increase farmers' incomes and improve farming systems. By engaging with local actors at every step but bringing ideas from outside, we are making rural farming more profitable and sustainable. Our Ethiopian partner farmers have planted over 60 million trees, produced over 2500 MT of improved teff seed, and improved hundreds of thousands of neighbors' futures. To learn more about our work, look at our Ethiopia program blog.

About the Role

The Supply Chain, Procurement, and Fundraising Lead will be a part of the leadership team in one of One Acre Fund's fastest-growing country programs. The Ethiopia program is aiming at serving over 230,000 farmers in 2025, grow 30 million trees, and improve a successful seed multiplication program.

You will report directly to the Ethiopia Country Director or Deputy Country Director and will manage procurement, logistics, IT, field technology and data operations through a team of ~10 permanent staff and dozens of seasonal staff.


  • Lead Ethiopia's Supply Chain and Procurement Division.
    • You'll directly manage our Logistic and Data Management Specialist, our two Procurement Specialists, and our IT coordinator (with a permanent team of around 10 people).
    • You and your team will procure and deliver more than 100 MT of tree or seed inputs to our kebeles of operations, maintain a database of 200,000+ farmers, and support our Innovation department with new products or services.
    • You'll manage project planning, SOPs, performance management tools, KPIs, and goal setting within the Logistics & Data Management, IT, and Procurement departments.
    • You will be responsible for the division’s budget and will represent your division in cross-department coordination meetings and Ethiopia's Senior Management Team.
  • Improve operations to help grow our programs. In the next five years, we hope to work with more than 500,000 farmers across multiple regions in Ethiopia. You will oversee the expansion of our procurement, logistics, and data operations systems to support this growth and in particular:
    • Improve processes to make sure we provide the best quality inputs to our clients in the most efficient manner.
    • Build internal controls and data tracking processes to help us manage our expanding operations while mitigating fraud and security risks.
    • Grow our existing team through coaching and training.
  • Find tech solutions to help us reach scale. As the technology environment in Ethiopia evolves, we are open to new solutions that help us reach more farmers, train our staff better, and solve broad agroforestry and agricultural system challenges. Together with our Global IT and Supply Chain departments, you'll lead the exploration, recommendation, and implementation of new solutions.
  • Support the Ethiopia team on fundraising activities.

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:

  • 5 years of experience in Procurement and/or Supply Chain activities (procurement, logistics, etc.). We welcome applications from more experienced candidates - depending on experience, we might expand the scope of responsibilities.
  • Proven experience in developing process improvements and driving implementation.
  • People management experience (at least two years, please describe your people management experience in your CV).
  • Project management and interdepartmental coordination experience.
  • International networking, grant writing, and fundraising experience.
  • Solid data analysis skills.
  • A Bachelor's degree.
  • Fluency in English.

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Job Location

Addis Ababa with significant travel to Bahir Dar (about 1 week a month) and some rural sites (when the security situation allows).


Health insurance, housing stipend, child stipend, pension contributions and other 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.

Application Deadline

13 June 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.