Chief Technology Officer | Relocation to Kenya, Nairobi
One Acre Fund
Poland, Wroclaw
4 d. temu
source : Relocate

About One Acre Fund

One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the financing and training they need to grow their way out of hunger and poverty.

  • Instead of giving handouts, we invest in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We supply a complete service bundle of seeds and fertilizer, financing, training, and market facilitation—
  • and we deliver these services within walking distance of the over 800,000 rural farmers we serve. We measure success in our ability to make farmers more prosperous and we always put Farmers First.

    Position

    One Acre Fund is looking for an experienced IT leader with 10+ years work experience to develop and execute on a bold technology strategy to shape the future of the organization.

    In this leadership role, the CTO will transform our technology into a core organizational strength. You will oversee several technology departments : software development, IT operations, architecture, product management, enterprise solution management, and business intelligence.

    Responsibilities

  • Set and Steer Technology Vision and Strategy : Together with your department heads, you will lead the division towards a bold five-year technology vision
  • Work closely with organizational and country-program leadership to continually improve our technology strategy
  • Lead annual 'Objectives and Key Results' goals and planning process for the tech division
  • Prioritize and resource tech projects appropriately in line with the strategy
  • Lead the division in its annual budgeting process
  • Motivate and aligne the broader tech team of 40+ staff around the vision and strategy
  • Develop Leaders and Build Team : You'll manage and develop 5+ senior-level direct reports, and drive career growth and performance across the division
  • Rapidly grow the careers of leaders across the tech division through weekly check-ins and workshops, ongoing development feedback, and regular career reviews
  • Provide technical mentorship of the team
  • Lead recruitment process to build our team with top talent as we grow
  • Lead Execution on Top Tech Priorities : You'll provide detailed, hands-on guidance for key tech initiatives
  • Make sure that the most important tech initiatives are properly prioritized, scoped and, resourced
  • Make key technical decisions (product, architecture, etc.) when necessary
  • Implement appropriate technology management policies, standards, and procedures
  • For better understanding of our technology needs and opportunities, spend time with customers and internal users
  • Guide Leader-Level Decision Making and Change Management : You will be a critical voice at the table for organization-level decision making
  • Lead and participate in org-level strategic conversations to ensure consideration of technical implications, opportunities, and risks
  • Chair the Technology Working Group to align and seek input from a wide range of tech and non-tech leaders on tech priorities
  • Drive cross-functional collaboration inside the division and with key stakeholders from across the organization
  • Lead the change management processes related to technology implementation
  • Your qualification

  • 10+ years of industry experience with 5+ years leading and managing technology teams
  • Experience working with mobile technology solutions strongly preferred
  • Passion and detail orientation for providing hands-on execution guidance for large teams
  • Experience managing agile software engineering teams successfully deploying solutions to support complex business processes
  • Experience in translating complex customer needs into high-quality tech solutions that deliver impact
  • Strong verbal and written communication and the ability to articulate complex concepts across varied audiences to build consensus and lead change
  • Strong analytical, quantitative, and problem solving skills
  • Results oriented with a strong business judgement and willingness to do what's necessary to deliver
  • Humility. We are looking for passionate professional who combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience and a humble approach to service and interested in joining our family of leaders
  • English language is required
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