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22 Jul 2022

Rwanda Customer Service Lead at One Acre Fund

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Job Description


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 per cent more food after working with One Acre Fund.

To learn more about our work, take a look at our Why Work Here blog for information.


Customer service lead ensures the provision of best-in-class customer services in a safe and comfortable environment to our clients in all of how they interact with us and manage our relationship with MNOs. As the customer experience lead, your primary responsibility will be to ensure smooth execution of customer services and client protection strategies for our core program and other business unity across the Rwanda program to increase customer satisfaction, client retention, reduce clients’ complaints and any other situation that can cause discomfort to the clients. you will manage field data verification lead and customer engagement lead within the Rwanda Business Operations Department, Manage our relationship with mobile network operators and work with our tech team on USSD you will report to the Business Operations Lead.


Team management

  • Manage 2-3 direct reports i.e.: Field data verification lead (FDV) responsible for the investigation of fraud and CP violations, Customer engagement lead (CE) responsible for inbound and outbound calls to our clients, MNO field executive
  • Evaluate team’s performance both formally through bi-annual performance reviews and informally in daily work, provide mentorship and training and regular development plans
  • Provide necessary training to the team to ensure efficient execution of their responsibilities

Partner engagement and relationship management

  • Manage MNO relationships for the Rwanda program
  • Liaise with our tech team on USSD projects
  • Work with team members across all departments to implement and comply with client protection and customer service policies Co-design Rwanda customer services and client protection policies with CP lead and FOPs team based on the Global Client Protection policy guidelines for fraud, harassment, and data protection.
  • Follow up on compliance to the risk frameworks that protect clients e.g. protection of client data made available through the different channels.
  • Ensure smooth execution of recommendations from reports and data collected by teams such as data collected from Customer service/client protection surveys, field investigations, and claims.
  • Work with MNE team to prepare annual client protection survey

Digital literacy and customer services-related projects

  • Lead the digital literacy project to accelerate our mission to make farmers more prosperous by leveraging technology
  • Conduct focus group discussions with our field team leaders and clients to research into causes of fraud and CP violations
  • Through research, provide relevant recommendations to the FDV and the field teams on fraud prevention strategies
  • Conduct impact analysis and desk research related to customer services and client protection to advocate for changes that lead to excellent customer service.
  • Provide necessary reports on a regular basis to inform the country leadership on the status of customer services


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.


Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:

  • 3+ Years of experience in customer service or related field
  • Strong data analysis and presentation skills
  • At least a bachelor’s degree in any related field
  • Can tailor communications to specific audiences
  • Empathetic towards our clients and enthusiastic towards excellence in customer services
  • Project management skills with strong partner relations building skills
  • can think quickly in providing solutions and recommendations to the problems of customers
  • Can understand complex situations and quickly provide solutions
  • Team player: work and implement through the team
  • report writing skills
  • Proficient in google applications for work
  • Language: Fluent in Kinyarwanda and proficient in written and spoken English


As soon as possible


Rubengera, Rwanda


Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits


This role is only open to citizens or permanent residents of Rwanda


12 October 2022

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 invariably arrive from an address. Please report any suspicious communication here ([email protected]), 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 extraordinary impact for the farmers we serve.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, colour, 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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Closing Date : 12th October, 2022.

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