Nigeria Rural Retail Operations Specialist at One Acre Fund

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: Nigeria Rural Retail Operations Specialist

Location: Minna, Niger
Career Level: Professionals

About the Role

  • We are seeking a Strategy and Operations Specialist to work on several improvement projects related to the Rural Retail program, communications, operations, and overall strategy.
  • You will manage between 5-10 team members who will be responsible for individual districts and you will report directly to the Rural Retail Lead.


  • Manage the scouting process to ensure that top-quality new sites are found and secured for the placement of Shops in new locations
  • Work with our Government Relations team to have the correct permits for operations issued.
  • Manage all lease agreements and relationships with landlords across the shop portfolio.
  • Manage contractors for shop set up and ensure all works are to the required quality standards;
  • Manage all One Acre Fund assets across the portfolio, develop and run sound systems;
  • Manage the implementation of inventory control systems at the shops;
  • Manage procurement requests from the team, including daily demands, and general set-up requirements;
  • Manage the records and payments for all staff employed on a short-term/casual basis.
  • Make program design recommendations and systems improvements;
  • Support data analysis needs across the department;
  • Work on short-term support projects as informed by the needs of the operation.

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:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Business Administration or related field
  • An exceptional sales and marketing professional with 3-5+ years of experience.
  • Advanced Excel Skills (can perform complex functions).
  • Strategic and operational skills are required, i.e. you will create frameworks, do basic/complex data analysis and plan and follow up on operational details.
  • Understand complex concepts quickly and determine to operational solutions.
  • Experience leading teams to achieve results


  • This role is only open to citizens or permanent residents of Nigeria

Health insurance paid time off.

Application Closing Date
6th September, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • 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.