One Acre Fund Interview Questions

Updated Jul 20, 2015
29 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

52%
28%
20%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

76%
23%

Interview Difficulty

3.7
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

Candidate Interview Reviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty
  1.  

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at One Acre Fund in April 2015.

    Interview

    i applied online and received the first response in 2 weeks. I had 2 phone interviews so far. The first was basic behavior questions similar to consulting type interviews and also is clued a case. The second was short and included shorter scenario type questions. The third was a timed exercise

    Interview Questions

    • why I chose one acre fund   1 Answer
    • We are looking to get funding from the world bank. How would you go about preparing a proposal   Answer Question
  2. Helpful (7)  

    Program Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at One Acre Fund (New York, NY) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Entire interview process takes anywhere from 2-4 months, usually consisting of: 2 phone interviews, 1 timed exercise, and finally an in-country case study/field work. First interview was fairly straightforward & relatively short. Typical interview questions as well as a case study question (How would you approach a tree planting program). Second interview consisted of creating materials for field officers for a tree planting program: calendars, talking points, meeting outline, contract, etc. within 3 hrs.

    Interview Questions

    • What are the top 3 things to keep in mind when planning a tree planting program?   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (3)  

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at One Acre Fund.

    Interview

    There are five steps to this interview process: 1) Research a topic to write a one-pager 2) Write a grant concept note, get feedback, do revisions 3) Interview with current grant writer 4) Write a second, longer grant concept note, get feedback, do revisions (get paid some sort of honorarium) 5) Final interview

  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Interview Review


  5. Helpful (1)  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at One Acre Fund.

    Interview

    Phone interview with the hiring manager. The interview lasted 30-45 minutes and touched on my background, past project experience, and dealt with a hypothetical regarding a planting project where you were asked how you would run the project, adapt the project, etc. Regarding the hypothetical - first, you are asked about how you'd begin the project with a set of variables (helpers, families, information). Second, you are asked how you would deal with an unforeseen circumstance (not enough helpers and too many families). Third, you are asked about how you would deal with a change of circumstances three weeks prior to the project launch.

    Interview Questions

    • The multi-step project planning and adaptation hypothetical. Not especially difficult, but the interviewer has a number (4 or 5) items he requests that you are asked to offer to him, which seems a bit of a stretch. In other words, what are the 4 or 5 items that are the most important with regards to the change in circumstances?   Answer Question
  6. Helpful (1)  

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at One Acre Fund.

    Interview

    Initial contact to setup phone interview was via email and didn't take too long post online application. Phone interview was actually via skype call and was easily scheduled. Interviewer was easy to speak with and it was a good experience, laid back.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions weren't too over the top, only one that threw me off was essentially and SAT mathematical word problem. I'm no good at word problems, so I'm pretty sure that killed it for me. Oh well, the interviewer was good and it was great to be afforded the opportunity of an interview. The Question: Empty all the seats, dashboards, carpet, steering wheel/column from inside a car and pour quarters through the sunroof till it is completely full and close the sunroof. How many quarters are inside the cab of the car?   2 Answers
  7. Helpful (5)  

    Program Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at One Acre Fund.

    Interview

    3 rounds of interviews, 1 Skype, 1 phone, 1 in person in Kenya. Long interviews, business case questions, detailed questions about your resume and experience. As a group, very enthusiastic about their jobs and what they're doing.

    Interview Questions

    • Trying to plan a pilot project on the spot from recruiting field managers and farmers to final roll out.   Answer Question
  8.  

    People Operations Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at One Acre Fund (New York, NY) in April 2014.

    Interview

    A brief 20-minute Skype interview (audio only). I was contacted after around 4 weeks from applying that I had made it to the first round of interviews. I scheduled a Skype interview with an HR official (very flexible) and spoke with them for around 20-30 minutes.

    Interview Questions

    • How have your experiences shaped your ability to work and lead a team?   1 Answer
  9.  

    New Country Scout Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at One Acre Fund (New York, NY) in March 2014.

    Interview

    Began with a phone interview followed by additional rounds. Interviewer was young and awkward, showed clear distaste for my opinions. I felt unimportant, and that they had many candidates for this low-paying entry level position. A lot of logic and math questions. Bring a calculator.

    Interview Questions

    • How many quarters would fit in a specific type of car. Explain how you got your answer.   Answer Question
  10. Helpful (1)  

    Talent Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at One Acre Fund in October 2012.

    Interview

    The Talent team is very laid-back and friendly. I had an initial phone interview and after that about 4 more interview rounds. They asked me to do assignments and give a presentation to make sure that I could handle certain aspects of the role. They flew me out for an in-person interview in one of the final rounds and I also interviewed with the founder, Andrew Youn.

    Interview Questions

  11.  

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 8+ weeksinterviewed at One Acre Fund.

    Interview

    They really take their time to ensure they have the best candidate. Mine started with an online test that took 20-30minutes, which led to an in-person interview at the office. The interview itself was technical with no generic questions like 'tell us more about yourself'. Despite not getting an offer, it was a pleasant, eye-opening experience for me.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you go about collaborating with the world bank? give steps..   Answer Question
Don't Miss Out On a Job You Love
Upload a resume to easily apply to jobs from anywhere. It's simple to set up.

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.