Global Finance Operations Manager/Director

One Acre Fund
Kigali, Rwanda
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Our Finance department is seeking an exceptional professional with 5-10 years of experience to manage our payments operations team and cash forecasting functions.


Kigali, Rwanda


Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job

Job Description

The Global Finance Operations Manager will manage a team responsible for executing payments and managing cash for One Acre Fund. You will drive projects that improve controls, streamline and standardize processes, and rigorously measure performance using key performance indicators.  Through process design, new system roll out, and leadership development you will enhance the quality of service provided by the finance team to other departments and ultimately to the farmer.

We are seeking an exceptional professional with 5-10 years work experience, and a long-term career interest in international development to serve in a career-track position that combines financial and operational analysis with management experience in Africa.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Typical tasks will include:

The Global Finance Operation Manager’s most important role will be managing and developing the team on a daily basis. You will work toward increasing efficiency, greater project ownership and operational autonomy, and ensuring work is allocated appropriately among staff. You will manage our volunteer pipeline external partnership, manage remote staff, and support team managers in the hiring process.
You will lead projects that drive cross-country standardization of payments procedures and improve payment controls. Projects could include increasing mobile money usage, launching a new payment processing system, or streamlining the payroll process across countries.
Global banking will be one of your key responsibilities, including seeking out new banking partners and models, and owning our global banking relationships.
You will create monthly country cash forecasts for our non-US operating countries. You will work closely with our head office Treasury department to consolidate each country’s forecast into the organization-wide forecast.  The end goal will be to deliver accurate forecasts to our lenders and integrate cash forecasting insights into daily cash management.

Career Growth and Development

One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.


We are seeking an exceptional professional with 5-10 years of work experience and a demonstrated passion for international development.  Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

5-10 years of progressive work experience in finance-related roles required – treasury experience desirable
Management experience using KPIs to manage a large team
Experience leading cross-functional projects, building a strong internal control environment, and designing and implementing complex, multifaceted finance processes
Strong communication skills both written and verbal
Ability and drive to work independently
Previous experience with SAP Business One a plus
Language: English required, French a plus
The ideal candidate will have at least one year demonstrated experience working in the developing world, although this is not a strict requirement

Preferred Start Date



Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.


Health insurance, immunizations, flight, housing, security and food stipend.

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Additional Information

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.