One Acre Fund Nigeria – 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 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund. To learn more about our work, take a look at our Why Work Here blog for more information.

Job Position: Nigeria Finance & Internal Controls Specialist

Job Location: Abuja (FCT) with travel to Minna

Job Responsibilities

  1. As Nigeria Finance & internal controls Specialist, you will join a growing team that is striving to put an end to poverty by transforming the lives of Nigerian farmers.
  2. The team’s purpose is to rapidly scale the OAF model in Nigeria. You will support the expansion of the OAF model in Nigeria and Report to the Nigeria Country Lead.
  3. As a Finance & internal controls Specialist, you will benefit from this experience, quickly developing your skill-set through immersion in the operating environment. At the same time, the main role of the Finance & internal controls Specialist is to accelerate growth and to constantly stretch and improve OAF’s operations.
  4. This presents an excellent career opportunity to both learn from One Acre Fund’s accumulated experience and constantly improve and enable 40%+ program growth per year.
  5. You will have 2+ years of work experience in finance responsibilities (both analysis and financial modeling) to help take the organization to the next levels of scale.
  6. You will help lead our budgeting process plus advice our leadership team on important strategic projects through concise and informative analysis.

Job Responsibilities
Strategy support:

  1. Lead Analysis for our Leadership Team. You will lead projects like Operational plans diligence, Sensitivity analyses for operational decisions, Cost optimization leadership, and analyzing new inorganic growth opportunities.
  2. Support Frontier Projects – Creating financial models for new business opportunities across the organization that emphasize program profitability and effectiveness.

Budgeting & Variance Analysis:

  1. Work with Department Heads to set annual budgets and manage the monthly BVA process.
  2. Provide critical assessment of all budgets and cost projections and work with department heads to strategize ways to maximize cost efficiency without compromising quality.
  3. Conduct cost-benefit analysis for individual departments and the country program through examining current spending, market and financial forecasts, and overall goals to make recommendations and guide executive decision-making.
  4. Present new strategies and assessments to team members in compelling arguments.
  5. Roll out clear cost-saving programs with timelines and assessment goals.

Internal Controls:

  1. This encompasses managing mission-critical systems such as client data management, field audits, and investigations. This would likely include processing payments from thousands of clients, ensuring high client satisfaction and customer service, and building systems for scale.
  2. Support all Business Operations activities: analyze and clarify requirements, support solution design, incident management, maintain functional documentation
  3. Contribute to our continuous improvements in development, quality, and project management processes

Communicate and work with Global Stakeholders:

  • In all the above, there are dedicated global support teams with systems and processes that need to be adhered to. You will work with them to ensure that the Nigeria pilot is compliant with these and to mobilize their assets.

Career Growth and Development

  • 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.

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

  • Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s Degree qualification
  • 3-5+ years of experience in auditing or any previous financial or accounting firm experience with a rigorous professional work experience in a finance department or financial analyst role.
  • Must have experience in financial modeling and analysis with excel (can perform complex functions).
  • Experience with numbers and can provide quick, insightful analyses of the stories behind the numbers.
  • Experience managing complex projects and working with other team members.
  • Creativity and analytical thinking to look for alternative solutions to problems.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and experience using SAP.
  • Language skills: English is required, and proficiency in any additional regional languages from Nigeria.


  • This role is only open to citizens or permanent residents of Nigeria.

Health insurance paid time off.

Application Deadline
3rd November, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • 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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