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Program Intern

  • Location: Karongi
  • Country: Rwanda
  • Listed: September 26, 2016 5:53 pm
  • Expires: This ad has expired


One Acre Fund

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.

Program Intern – Job Description

Farmers First

Wanted – Program Intern (Various Departments, Kigali and Karongi District) Ambitious university student or recent graduate with interest in social enterprise, agriculture, microfinance or development to assist our teams to change the lives of smallholder farmers across East Africa.


Kigali OR Karongi District


January to March 2017

Job Description

One Acre Fund TUBURA is looking to place a cohort of interns in several departments beginning January 2017. For twelve weeks, interns will complete high level and impactful projects, receive mentorship from organizational leaders and provide support to One Acre Fund/TUBURA’s operations.

Interns will be given substantial work assignments and asked to produce high quality deliverables. Some of the possible placements include.

Finance – Support our team with year-end audit activities
Monitoring and Evaluation – Oversee a farmer survey. Collect and analyze data and help draft a report.
Inputs – Support our procurement team on a number of projects.
Innovations – Conduct a research project on the impact of a potential new products for our clients.
Interns will be valued members of the One Acre Fund family. We ask all staff to take a “Farmers First” attitude and approach their work with humility. Projects may change with the needs of the organization.

Professional Development

One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills- even at the intern level. Your manager will invest time in your professional development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and a final performance review upon completion of the internship period. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to help develop the skills that would put you on your desired career track.


We are looking for truly extraordinary candidates for five competitive internship positions. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

Exceptional recent college graduates or students with at least two years of university coursework completed (i.e. third year students).
Strong work experiences. Examples include summer jobs, internships, fellowships or research positions while at school.
Leadership experience at work, school clubs, volunteer organizations etc.
Top-performing undergraduate background (include GPA on your application).
Strong interest in One Acre Fund TUBURA’s work in Rwanda
Strong desire for personal and professional growth
Flexibility and a willingness to take on varied tasks
Ability to work both independently and part of a team
Fluent in English and Kinyarwanda required, French preferred
Start Date

January 3, 2017


This is a paid internship. Interns will be provided with a modest stipend for the duration of their twelve week contract. Top performing interns may be offered a full-time position.

To Apply:

Complete the Application Form linked on : https://www.oneacrefund.org/careers/job-openings?n=Rwanda-Program-and-Support-Intern by October 31st, 2016. It is not necessary to submit a CV or cover letter with your application.

As part of the application process, candidates will be required to complete written assessments, a phone interview and in-person interview at our offices in Kigali or Karongi district. Final selection will be made in December 2016.

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).

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