About One Acre Fund
Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies 1 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. Our 8,000+ team is drawn from diverse backgrounds and professions. With operations across six core countries in Africa, 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, our farmers harvest 50 per cent more food after working with One Acre Fund.
To learn more about our work, take a look at our Why Work Here blog for more information.
About the Young Professionals Program
One Acre Fund’s Young Professionals Program offers high-performing African graduates meaningful internships and training opportunities at a high-performing, mission-driven organization. Our internships are paid and all interns can expect to receive substantive work assignments working on high-impact projects that support One Acre Fund’s operations.
When joining, interns will participate in an onboarding program and receive training on how to design and execute projects. Throughout your internship, you will get the opportunity to work with like-minded individuals and receive learning opportunities to build strong foundations for your future career.
About the Role
As the Communications Intern, you will support content production systems and processes, ensuring accurate and on-time reporting externally to stakeholders and internally to staff, through standard communications channels (MonMon, Quarterly reports, Twitter). You will also help improve the availability of ready-to-use content through content archiving and promote inclusion in our communications by offering translation and interpretation services on demand.
- Organize content collection meetings/calls with Business Unit/Team leads, as well as interviews with farmers and select org stakeholders
- Draft content for Twitter, the MonMon and the quarterly reports following outlines developed by the Communications Specialist
- Build a consistent content and photo archiving system, and create a content bank accessible by staff on demand.
- Provide support in translating key impactful program documents as assigned by the Communications Specialist.
- Translate the Bi-monthly Monitor
- Join selected field visits to interpret for farmers, staff or visitors from English to Kinyarwanda and vice-versa, upon request from the Communications Specialist
- Support the communications research work for data-driven decisions
Career Growth and Development
We have a strong culture of constant learning and we deeply invest in our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training, and regular feedback on your performance. We’ll hold career reviews every one-three months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and gain rewarding technical experience.
Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:
- Knowledge of mass communications strategies is required
- Writing and reporting for an internal and external audience
Social media management
- Stakeholder management
- Google Applications
Preferred Start Date
As soon as possible
Interns will be provided with a reasonable stipend for the duration of their contract. Rural area-based fellows will be assisted in locating suitable housing.
This role is only open to citizens or permanent residents of Rwanda
We hire on a rolling basis which means that applications are reviewed and processed continuously until a hire is made.
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@example.com), 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, colour, 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.