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Business Development and Partnerships Manager
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Business Development and Partnerships Manager

Job Description 

The Business Development and Partnerships Manager for the technology portfolio will lead fundraising and partnership efforts for One Acre Fund's technology transformation agenda. You will drive efforts to connect to and manage external partners through coordination, technical fluency, and by identifying key investment opportunities. You have a passion for new agri-technology innovations that have an impact with smallholder farmers. You will report to the Director of Global Partnerships, and work in the Innovative Partnerships pod within the Business Development team.

Job Level

JL 11


Flexible, Global Remote

Expected Manager

John Mundy

Will this position be managing others?


Key Job Responsibilities

  • Grant origination and relationship management: You will build a pipeline of funders to mobilize resources for our technology portfolio. In some cases, this will involve co-designing new technology initiatives in partnership with our in-country teams. You will work with finance, grant-writing and compliance teams to develop new funding proposals and also manage existing grants.
  • Internal Coordination and strategy development: At One Acre Fund, technology cuts across several departments and geographies. You will bring cohesiveness and insights from internal stakeholders (e.g. in-country field teams) into our external conversations. You will also play a leading role in co-creating strategies for bringing new technologies to smallholder farmers that create cost-effective impact.
  • Partnerships Building and Management: Our funding arrangements are increasingly strategic partnerships crafted around objectives that align with One Acre Fund's technology strategy. You will develop new partnerships with donor priority organizations, technology companies and advisors. You will also manage relationships with our existing technology strategic partners.
  • A spokesperson for farmers, focused on technology: as a passionate technologist and partnerships focused professional you will be excited about representing our strategy externally. This could be at conferences, in media or via blogposts or white papers.

Top Skills and Qualifications

  • 6+ years of relevant work experience in partnership building/ fundraising, technology for development (ICT4D) and/or agri-technology (preferably a combination).
  • 2+ years of experience in one of our countries of operation.
  • Strong existing networks in the technology and partnerships community
  • Technical fluency of agricultural digital technologies within our country contexts
  • Management consulting or similar professional services experience.
  • Fluent in English


Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits

Sponsor International Candidates

You have independent authorization to work in the country where you will be based.

Application Deadline

17 February 2023. Applications after this date will be accepted on a rolling basis. 

For more information reach out to jeremy.osir@oneacrefund.org


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 (globalhotline@oneacrefund.org), 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.

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