Deputy Country Director (Systems) Job in Nigeria

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, the farmers we serve harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title:
Nigeria Deputy Country Director (Systems)

Location: Abuja (FCT)
Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible

About the Role

  • After five years of operation, the Nigeria program serves 100K+ farmers and by 2030, we hope to support more than 1M farmers through our core agricultural package, tree program, rural retail and farmer-focused solutions.
  • You are someone who is excited to combine a "zoomed out" leadership and system-building skillet with a "zoomed in" mindset towards efficiency. You enjoy seeing work in action, and are ready to get your boots muddy.
  • This is a senior leadership role, combined with operational oversight
  • You will Identify opportunities for program improvement and provide constructive feedback on the full organization. In this way you will push the entire team, including the CD, to dream bigger, perform better and maximize our Social Return on Investment ("SROI").
  • You will report to the Country Director and work with them on the program priority projects


  • Co-lead the country program with the Country Director
  • Co-lead country leadership meetings and help set country strategy
  • Lead the supply chain, systems and business operations teams to design and implement processes that enable high efficiency and excellent customer service to our programs
  • Lead the design, implementation and reporting of internal controls that support efficient systems
  • Provide coaching to respective team leads

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.


  • You have a Bachelor's Degree or Higher
  • You have 7+ years of highly successful professional experience. Relevant experience may include:
    • Entrepreneurship including founding or running a small business ;
    • Private sector business, NGO, or international development
    • Consulting-based experience, including learning and recommending improvements to existing business models quickly;
    • You have 2+ years senior management experience with examples of people development and performance management.
  • You are a mission-driven individual that can align 100% with OAF's values in putting farmers first
  • You have general management skills across different, cross-cultural teams. You enjoy watching other team members succeed and can create growth opportunities for your team
  • You are comfortable with setting strategy while ensuring the details of quality work.
  • Candidates from a variety of areas of study are encouraged to apply
  • Language: Fluent written and spoken English


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


  • Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits.

Application Closing Date
26th December, 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 @oneacrefund.orgaddress. 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.