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2019-11-13 06:23:19

Vacancy title:Policy Specialist

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources , Category: Administrative & Office ]

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One Acre Fund

Deadline of this Job:January 10, 2020  

Duty Station:Within Zambia , Lusaka , South - Central Africa

SummaryDate Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

JOB DETAILS: ABOUT ONE ACRE FUNDFounded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. We provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural training 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 are growing quickly. We currently 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.JOB DESCRIPTIONThe Policy Specialist will support our policy analysis and regulatory work in our growth countries and pilot countries. They will report to the Africa Policy Lead and sit on the Global Government Relations and Policy team. The Policy Specialist will be responsible for risk monitoring and analysis, government compliance support, advocacy projects, stakeholder mapping, and outreach, and other ad-hoc policy tasks. The ideal candidate has experience working in political or regulatory environments in Sub-Saharan Africa. Legal experience is also a plus. .   Job Responsibilities:• Risk Monitoring and Analysis: Design and execute political and regulatory risk monitoring systems in at least 4 countries of operation.• Maintain those systems over time and propose iterations that incorporate additional complexity as programs grow in size and scope.• Complete targeted research and produce policy analysis on areas of heightened risk to our programs.• Communicate with the country and global leadership on risks that are relevant to our programs, and make recommendations on how to move forward.• Regulatory Compliance Support: Support field teams in Malawi, Uganda, Zambia, and our pilot countries to ensure they are compliant with all government regulations, and help them create innovative systems to track their progress.• Support Global Sourcing, Insurance, Agricultural Research, and other global teams in ensuring that their activities are compliant with all regulations across countries.• Advocacy projects: Identify and execute advocacy projects that improve the operating environment for smallholder farmers on a national or regional level.• Before the start of each advocacy project, define the potential impact, window of opportunity, definition of success, and buy-in from internal stakeholders.• Gain rapid fluency across a number of public sector interest areas in order to build an understanding of advocacy needs, including seed and fertilizer, extension, solar electrification, taxation, and more.• Stakeholder Mapping and Outreach: Act as One Acre Fund’s representative in public stakeholder meetings where regulations are debated.• Act as One Acre Fund’s representative on private sector associations or industry groups that address key programmatic issues.• Act as One Acre Fund’s representative in meetings with bilateral or multilateral donors that are focused on regulatory changes and projects.• Ad-hoc policy projects as requiredJob Skills: Not Specified   Job Qualifications:• Experience working in political or regulatory environments in Sub-Saharan Africa• Demonstrated organizational abilities, particularly in unstructured environments• High attention to detail• Strong written and oral communication skills• Collaborative approach; ability to work across many different departments effectively• Good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service• English fluency required, French or Swahili is a plus• TravelJob Education Requirements: Not Specified Job Experience Requirements:• at least 2 years of work experience and a demonstrated interest in policy analysis work

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