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One Acre Fund | Kigali, Kigali City, Rwanda
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One Acre Fund

Published 10 days ago

February 28, 2020


Founded 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 trainings 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.


We are looking for a detail-oriented Enterprise Architect to assist in the operations of our organization. The Enterprise Architect's responsibilities include improving the current IT infrastructure, optimizing business operations, and setting the direction and approach for integrating information applications and programs. The Enterprise Architect is also responsible for cataloging, developing, coordinating, communicating, maintaining, and enforcing overall enterprise architecture models, representations, initiatives, capabilities, and components to adequately perform the organization's business and technology activities.

In addition, the Enterprise Architect oversees and manages the three following functions and acts as a backup and mentor for staff in those roles:

  • System Administration
  • Database Administration
  • DevOps

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage the transition of key business solutions between ITD and ITO by ensuring the agile processes augur well for a smooth transition of the same
  • Provide technical architectural guidance to tech teams in regards to evolving business requirements and emerging and current technology trends
  • Manage the infrastructural elements of key operational solutions including databases and server infrastructure

Further to this you will be required to:

  • Acts as a bridge between our IT Operations and IT Development departments
  • Evaluate internal functions, business development strategies, and IT processes and suggesting improvements.
  • Create business architecture models to reflect the organization's strategies and goals and creating and implementing business visions and goals.
  • Evaluate systems engineering, talent recruiting, and accounting models for discrepancies and vulnerabilities.
  • Suggest ideas to reduce costs in IT and business leadership.
  • Organize training to improve employees' knowledge and skills for future organizational growth.
  • Conduct research in talent management to improve the organization's business operations.
  • Provide business architecture and systems processing guidance.
  • Ensure the efficiency, security, and support of the organization's goals.
  • Create methods for compliance architecture, such as data storage, metadata management, and change control.
  • Determine and implement build versus buy strategies, mentor personnel, and views of the overall business strategy.


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.


We are seeking an exceptional professional with 8+ year(s) of Information Technology (IT) work experience and ideally a demonstrated passion for our mission. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • One or more relevant professional certifications, such as:
  • MCSE (Microsoft Certified Solution Expert)
  • MCSA (Microsoft Certified Solution Associate)
  • Docker, Azure DevOps, Azure DevOps
  • AWS Certified Cloud Solutions Architect, Cisco CCNA- Cloud
  • Prince2, PMP, Certified ScrumMaster, PMI-ACP
  • 8+ years of experience in managing complex IT environments for enterprise customers as a system administrator
  • 5+ years of experience in managing complex SQL Server database environments that leverage replication between locations.
  • Good understanding of DevOps and the importance of establishing continuous development, testing, and integration
  • Strong ability to work alone on complex IT issues and in mentoring others
  • At least 1+ years of experience in managing other IT professionals
  • Strong educational background; B.Sc. in Computer Science, Software Engineering or other relevant field.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience at work, or outside of work, enthusiasm for learning, and openness to feedback.
  • Ability to build teams and collaborate with colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
  • Language: English. Working knowledge of French and Swahili will be an added advantage


As soon as possible


Kigali, Rwanda


Commensurate with experience


Full-time job.


Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits


Yes; African country nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

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 address. Please report any suspicious communication here (, but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.

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.


Founded 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…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional


Kigali, Kigali City, RW

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