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Thursday, 19 January 2017

Purchasing and Store Officer

Posted By on Thursday, January 19, 2017

One Acre Fund is an agricultural NGO that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. In more than five years in Rwanda, We have grown to serve 106,000 farm families with 1,200 full-time staff in Rwanda. In Burundi, We have grown to serve 28,000 farm families with over 300 full-time staff. Organization wide, we are on track to serve one million farmers across 6 countries by 2020. We only serve farmers, and we always put Farmers First. We are growing rapidly, to help manage this growth.


Industry:                     Nonprofit/International Development
Function:                    Procurement, supply chain, logistics
Employer:                   One Acre Fund

Job Title:                     Purchasing and Store Officer
Job Location:               Rubengera, Rwanda

Duration:                      Minimum 2 year commitment, full-time job

Organization Description

Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

We are growing quickly. In eight years, we have grown to serve 400,000 farm families with more than 2,000 full-time field staff. Our approach has won widespread validation, winning grants from The MasterCard Foundation and Gates Foundation. To help manage this growth, we are looking for a “Purchasing and Store Officer”.  Website:

Job Description
The Rwanda Procurement team is responsible for over $800,000 in spend each year across over 1,000 transactions and is responsible for all operational goods and service purchasing on behalf of over 100,000 smallholder farmers. This team purchases all items needed to keep our program running.

The Rubengera-based Purchasing and Store Officer will execute our local purchasing function in Rwanda by sourcing, carrying out quality assurance, managing inventories and organizing deliveries of operational goods and services to the Rwanda program.

Responsibilities of the Purchasing and Store Officer will include:

Sourcing and deliveries

Execute request for quotations, supplier selection, and purchases at the regional level
Work with suppliers, finance team, and requestors to ensure goods are delivered on time and to the right specifications at the best possible price
Provide support on the organization of regional calls for tender and manage regional procurements through local suppliers
Ensure items’ reception, conduct quality checks and distribute requested items to requestors
Group regional procurement requests as needed on a monthly basis to minimize delivery costs
Build and maintain relationships with existing and new regional suppliers
Systems and processes

Manage and save proper documentation using google sheets and google drive
Send data to Data Coordinator to save in SAP for purchasing services
Be flexible and willing to learn and execute new systems and processes as needed
Help develop and execute systems and processes
Identify opportunities for cost savings through better supplier relationship management
Inventory management

Manage the procurement store
Monitoring stock movements
Controlling stock quality
Maintaining a secure room
Disbursing goods to requestors
Defining optimal stock composition
Ordering items to replenish stock at the right time
Other tasks

Build strong relationships with Tubura teams to understand their requirements
Provide accurate reports of tasks accomplished
Perform additional tasks as requested by the manager
Career Growth and Development

One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

We seek exceptional professionals with a passion for understanding logistics, supply chains and procurement. Experience in an entrepreneurial environment is a plus.

  • Minimum 2 year work experience in a demanding professional environment.
  • Experience or education in procurement/supply chain/logistics preferred, but not required. We are looking for a smart individual that can learn quickly.
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Creativity and strong problem solving skills.
  • Experience working with multinational companies preferred.
  • Ability to work independently and make decisions.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong work ethic and ability to handle a demanding, high pressure environment
  • Solid organizational and customer service skills
  • Strong sense of ethics, honesty and integrity
  • Strong sense of accountability and responsibility
  • Strong quantitative thinking skills
  • Top-performing academic background

Language: English and Kinyarwanda required, French nice to have

Preferred Start Date - ASAP

To apply

Please click on this link:

You will be prompted to a form that must be completed.  At the end of the form you will have the opportunity to write a motivational letter and upload your CV.

We are offering a world class professional and international environment that focuses on your career development and are looking forward to receiving your application.

Please Note: One Acre Fund will never ask you for money in return for advancement in the recruitment process or for being offered a position.  If you are being approached by someone demanding money, please do not hesitate to report this to the Tubura Fraud Hotline: 0785443136 (Do not use this number for any purpose other than reporting fraud attempts. If you misuse his number and use it for general information about the position and not to report Fraud, we will not consider you for this position).

One Acre Fund is an equal opportunity employer; all candidates with legal working age will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, region, sex, disability status or any other characteristic protected by the law.

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