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Thursday, November 11, 2021

Tanzania Deputy Local Government Relations Officer


Tanzania Deputy Local Government Relations Officer

at One Acre Fund - Tanzania 
Mbeya, Tanzania     

About One Acre Fund

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.

About the Role

The Local Government Relations officer will coordinate our Local Government Relations in Mbeya. You will be a focal point to oversee any engagements with local government authorities at the regional, district, ward and village levels in Mbeya.

The local government officer will participate in regional meetings and manage strategies to resolve government-related risks in the field. Additionally, you will coordinate all regional and district approvals for our scouting and existing areas of operation. You will also help coordinate field events in the two regions.


  • Be the main contact person for all government relations inquiries from other departments relating to our operations in Mbeya and Songwe
  • Work with the other departments by asking for their feedback on GR support to the field and developing strategies to align with them.
  • Manage local government relationships with government officials (councilors, DAICOs and Regional Commissioners) with support from the manager.
  • Oversee the tracking and resolution of risks affecting field-facing operations.
  • Track compliance of One Acre Fund operations with government regulations, oversee the team's support on licensing processes in Mbeya, and Songwe regions.
  • Oversee execution on logistics for events that the Government Relations department holds in the field with local officials
  • Any other responsibilities as assigned by the Government Relations Specialist or departmental leadership.

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.


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

  • Experience working with government partners; experience working for an NGO encouraged.
  • People and team management experience.
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Leadership experience at work, or outside of work, enthusiasm for learning.
  • Able to work with colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
  • Language: English and Swahili.

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Job Location

Mbeya, Tanzania


Health insurance, paid time off 


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

Application Deadline

12th November 2021