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One Acre Fund


Strategy and Research Director
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Seeking an exceptional professional to lead One Acre Fund’s Internal Consulting Team by shaping strategy and driving key initiatives.
We are seeking an exceptional and results-oriented mid-career professional to lead One Acre Fund’s Strategy & Research unit, better known as our Internal Consulting Team.
The team is responsible for sharpening the organization’s strategy and for supporting other One Acre Fund teams when additional analytical resources could have an outsized impact for the organization.
In the team lead, we are seeking a leader who blends high-quality team performance management skills, with a proven ability to drive strategic initiatives at the organizational level.
This role provides an opportunity for a senior strategic leader to meaningfully help drive the strategy of a $100M and growing social impact organization. Since its inception at One Acre Fund in 2012, the Internal Consulting Team has emerged as a primary nexus through which many organizational initiatives pass.
The team takes on a broad range of projects that would be typical to a management consultancy, including high-level strategy and research, internal change management, flexible resourcing for other One Acre Fund teams, and executive communications. The key difference is in the opportunity to deeply embed within a fast-paced organization, influencing decisions and also implementation, as opposed to stopping at recommendations.
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Key responsibilities include:
·         Lead our Internal Consulting Team. This is a 15-person internal consulting unit, consisting of the Director, two managers, five analysts, four junior analysts, and two rotational staff; all of whom conduct strategic, change management, and operational projects on behalf of other One Acre Fund units across our countries of operation.
·         Lead all aspects of team development including hiring, staff capacity development, direct management of the middle management layer, budget, and organizational chart
·         Lead project identification, selection, assignment, and resourcing
·         Set team strategy and vision for the future
·         Serve as the primary link between the Internal Consulting Team and One Acre Fund’s leadership group
·         Drive key strategic and change management initiatives on behalf of One Acre Fund as a lead consultant and project manager (equivalent of a consulting firm engagement manager). Recent initiatives taken on by the Internal Consulting Team include:
·         Strategic planning: 5-year planning exercise – One Acre Fund is in the midst of a 5-year planning exercise in all major program units. The Internal Consulting Team is coordinating this process and providing strategic guidance around expansion, risk mitigation, and key business drivers to country programs.
·         New initiative: Set-up of a Direct Giving pilot – Internal Consulting Team members, led by the Director, assisted in the 18-month set-up of One Acre Fund’s Direct Giving pilot, including initial research, project design, and thought partnership with One Acre Fund’s CEO.
·         Internal change management: The Director is co-leading a revamp to One Acre Fund’s performance management strategy, including a deeper focus on managerial capacity and training, hiring, and org chart management. This work has involved heavy collaboration with the organization’s People Director.
·         Serve as a thought partner and business advisor to key One Acre Fund leaders, including:
1.       CEO – Serve as the key research desk for the CEO and respond to executive requests for communications support, research on possible initiatives, etc.
2.      CFO, People Division Director, etc. – Support C-suite executives with decision-making, for example by leveraging the Internal Consulting Team as a resource to assist in budgeting, resourcing decisions, and change management.
3.      Country Directors – Build relationships with our country leadership to ensure that they receive superior analytical and strategic support from the Internal Consulting Team. Cultivate operational leaders and drive value for them as internal clients.
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.
Qualifications
We are seeking exceptional candidates with 8-15+ years of work experience in consulting, strategic, analytical, and entrepreneurial roles. Successful candidates will likely have progressively increasing responsibilities in management consulting, e.g. as an engagement manager or project leader. Prior operational experience in the social impact space is also a plus.
Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
·         Demonstrated ability in strategic and consulting contexts, e.g. working with C-suite leaders, change management, or long-term planning
·         Proven ability to manage team performance and develop leaders; experience in remote management a plus
·         Ability to roll up one’s sleeves and directly move initiatives forward, as opposed to solely making recommendations or presentations
·         Strong data and analytical skills; advanced Excel a plus
·         Strong eye for and standards of talent
·         Humble and service-oriented approach to consulting work
·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills
·         Experience working in a multi-cultural workplace in a developing country a plus
·         Related Master’s Degree is an asset, but not strictly required
·         A willingness to commit to living in East Africa for at least two years – this is a long-term, career-track role
Language: Fluent English required
Preferred Start Date: Mid 2019
Compensation: Commensurate with experience.
Benefits: Health insurance, housing stipend, annual flights and other quality of life benefits.
Sponsor International Candidates: No; must have existing rights to work in our countries of operation. East Africans are strongly encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
CLICK HERE to apply online

Job Title: Rwanda Strategy and Operations Analyst
Job Summary: Conduct quantitative analysis and shape organizational strategy to support our operations and systems as we grow
Location: Rubengera, Rwanda
Job Description
We are looking for a driven, strategic problem-solvers dedicated to social impact to join our Rwanda strategy team. The Strategy and Operations Analyst will work on short-term projects across multiple functions to rapidly solve complex strategic, financial and operational problems.
This is a full-time career-track role within One Acre Fund Rwanda’s Strategy team. The role therefore includes exposure to high level strategy, working in a variety of departments and functions, and getting into the field. No day is ever the same, and a great candidate will be able to take on new projects quickly whilst handling ad-hoc requests (e.g. research) from the country director.
Analysts take full ownership of projects, from planning through execution and follow-up. They manage anywhere from 2-5 projects at any given time, are typically responsible for at least one other team-specific initiative, and are expected to be able to tackle any type of project – from quantitative modeling to primary research – with a relentless focus on solving the problem at hand. The Analyst may be asked to take on direct management responsibilities to help our team grow into exceptional Analysts.
Roles and Responsibilities
·         Identifying opportunities for 20% savings in our large distribution network costs, through market research and modeling of truck costs and margins in the industry, to understand where we could reduce our costs.
·         Building a ‘social return on investment’ model for teams that conduct trials to ensure the trial is a worthwhile investment, taking in to account its potential impact to farmers and cost if we scaled the trial country-wide.
·         Identifying opportunities in the market to sell more solar lights, and working with each team to ensure cross-channel collaboration to optimize solar light sales.
·         Working with our field operations team to create tools to measure performance and ensure incentives (sales, repayment etc) for field staff are optimal to drive results.
·         Longer-term, there will be opportunities to lead increasingly large initiatives or join/lead a department you are supporting.
Career Growth and Development
One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills.
Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews.
We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.
Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.
Qualifications
We are looking for truly extraordinary professionals who will help take our organization to the next levels of impact and scale.
This is a competitive posting for a career–track role.
Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
·         Strong work experiences: we are targeting former management consultants or people with similar experience quickly getting up to speed on a project, working across functions, and solving problems.
·         We also look for leadership experiences, at or outside of work, particularly in roles that demonstrate relationship management and driving results on a variety of project types.
·         Technical skills: advanced proficiency in Excel. Experience with other professional programs (e.g. R, STATA, Access) is a plus.
·         Humility: in everything One Acre Fund does, we put farmers first. We do this by approaching our work and individual professional growth with humility, efficiency, and compassion.
·         A willingness to commit to living in East Africa for at least two years: this is a long-term, career–track role.
·         The ideal candidate will have had experience working in an emerging market, although this is not required.
Language: English required; French/Kinyarwanda a bonus
Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible
Compensation: Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.
Benefits: Health insurance, immunizations, flights, housing and other benefits
Sponsor International Candidates: Yes
Location: Rubengera, Rwanda
Application link: https://grnh.se/e54b18601
Closing date: 04/23/2019

Job Title: Kenya Field Operations Deliveries Associate
Job Summary: Drive efficient processes and systems, allowing us to deliver a growing range of inputs to more clients in a wider geographic area as we rapidly scale.
Job Description
One Acre Fund began in Kenya and is now one of our largest and fastest-growing countries of operation. Our vision for 2030 is to end hunger in Kenya and provide a pathway to prosperity for every farm family in the nation.
One Acre Fund Kenya is transitioning from a start-up to a mature operation – and we need additional high performing staff members to continue our strong growth trajectory. Working with our Kenya team presents the opportunity to build upon our strong operational foundations and explore new ways to impact our well-established network of hundreds of thousands of farm families.
The Field Operations Deliveries Associate is tasked with collaborating with stakeholders in Business Operations, Logistics, and other teams to ensure that over 50+ unique inputs (totaling over 32 million kgs in 2018) are distributed to our ever growing client base.
They are also charged with driving more efficient processes and systems that will allow us to deliver a growing range of inputs to more clients in a wider geographic area as One Acre Fund rapidly scales. The Field Operations Deliveries Associate’s responsibilities would include, but are not limited to:
Strategy & Vision
·         Contribute to the Field Operations 5 Year Plan, annual ‘Objectives and Key Results’ goals and planning processes for the Field Operations department. Ensure annual plans align with the country program’s long-term vision and targets.
·         Measure progress against goals, regularly report on progress, and hold the team accountable for delivering results in key strategic areas.
·         Drive Field Operations to scale our services to more clients efficiently while maintaining a high level of service.
·         In all high level discussions at a country and global level, you will be responsible for representing the synthesized view of your team on all things Delivery related for Kenya Field Operations.
Delivery Planning, Execution and TroubleShooting
·         Coordinate planning and execution of major seasonal deliveries. This involves:
·         Planning and coordinating the Input Delivery Working Group in collaboration with key stakeholders in Business Operations and Logistics
·         Updating and executing on key field-facing trainings (train Field Staff on their roles and responsibilities during Input Delivery)
·         Triaging and resolving field facing issues during input delivery
·         Collecting and analyzing metrics gathered during input delivery to drive future delivery improvements.
·         Manage and mentor one sub-department managers (Materials Execution & Issue Resolution Specialist)
·         Ensure the sub-department’s tasks are executed to world-class standards including:
·         Procurement and delivery of trainings, materials, and tools to field staff to facilitate weekly Field activities
·         Delivery of performance incentives to staff and clients
·         Field support issue resolution
·         Collaboratively set department KPIs and metrics to measure success
·         Regularly solicit feedback from the wider team and other departments
Strategic Improvements and Collaboration
·         Identify and prioritize operations improvement projects to allow us to scale to more farmers, more efficiently, and offer a better service.
·         Participate in other relevant Working Groups to collaborate with colleagues to move forward on key initiatives. These include Enrollment WG, Package WG, Expansion WG and others.
·         Participate in Global Operations work and collaborate with other country programs.
People Management & Training
·         Serve as direct management line to one mid-level management staff, who oversees the Materials Execution and Issue Resolution sub-department (all told, a team of three).
·         Management will include oversight, weekly reporting meetings, performance reviews and development, strategic direction and support.
·         Ensure that all staff receives effective mentorship to promote career growth and capacity to handle the organization’s rapid growth.
·         Personally lead training sessions for senior staff members.
·         Lead and support the hiring of staff members within the sub-department.
Team & Culture
·         Within your sub-department, ensure all staff members are connected to the mission and feel motivated to serve our farmers each day.
·         Serve as a leader and role model to the Kenya team at large. Embody One Acre Fund’s core values: Humble Service, Hard Work, Continual Growth, Family of Leaders, Dream Big, and Integrity.
·         Monitor team morale, plan and mitigate any changes that could create disharmony amongst staff.
·         Implement best practices and initiatives that contribute to a more diverse and inclusive work environment.
·         Make Field Operations and One Acre Fund a great place to work.
Spending and Budgeting
·         Participate in annual budgeting process for your sub-department; anticipate spending for the year based on annual plans.
·         Each month, flag any expected over-expenditures and identify possible ways to offset costs
·         Identify ways for the department to become more efficient
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.
Qualifications
We are seeking exceptional professionals with 2-3+ years of work experience, and a demonstrated long-term passion for international development.
Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
·         At a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree is required for this position with strong demonstrated previous work experience.
·         Experience in Logistics, Supply Chain Management and/or Database Management are highly preferred.
·         Experience working in a complex organization effectively with examples of leadership in that environment, including strong skills in relationship building and management within organizations.
·         Well-organized with demonstrated experience in managing projects with a high degree of complexity and detail.
·         Ability and demonstrated experience to work under pressure, producing quality work with little supervision.
·         Excellent written and verbal communicator with a strong sense of accountability and responsibility.
·         Willingness to ask questions, comfort pointing out challenges or mistakes and an ability to give clear, direct and professional upward feedback.
·         Humility. We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service to join our growing family of leaders.
·         A willingness to commit to living in rural areas of East Africa for at least two years – this is a long-term, career-track role. The ideal candidate will have at least one year demonstrated experience working in the developing world, although this is not a strict requirement.
·         Technical Skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office and/or Google Suite required. Experience with any programming, statistical, database management, inventory management software is a strong plus.
·         Language: English required in Kenya. Swahili-speakers strongly encouraged to apply.
Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Benefits: Health insurance, housing, annual flights and other quality of life benefits
Sponsor International Candidates: Yes
Location: Kakamega, Kenya
Application link: https://grnh.se/9b8a57571
Closing date: 04/23/2019

Job Title: Kenya Innovations Associate
Job Summary: Looking for experienced, fiercely entrepreneurial, and humble leaders to build scalable solutions for smallholder farmers.
Job Description
One Acre Fund is looking for experienced, fiercely entrepreneurial, and humble leaders to build scalable solutions for smallholder farmers.
In these roles, you will be responsible for moving projects from pilot to scale by
(1) using customer insights and business experiments to rapidly drive forward innovative solutions,
(2) designing and implementing growth strategies for successful pilots, and
(3) leading a high performing team that embodies the values of One Acre Fund.
You excel in the ambiguity of a startup environment and you are eager to drive the success of new ideas.
Examples of possible project include:
·         One Acre Fund Duka: Launch a new highly-scalable retail model through which One Acre Fund can sell impactful agricultural and lifestyle products. Develop strategies to ensure high sales, efficient operations, and an excellent customer experience.
·         One Acre Fund Kuku: Create a franchise model selling improved poultry (kuku) across Kenya through entrepreneurial partners.
·         Solar PayGo: Design, plan, and develop a highly skilled rural sales force and scalable systems to to sell solar products via a Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) platform.
Responsibilities for these roles would include, but are not limited to:
Strategy and Vision
·         Design a strategy to scale new programs quickly within a budget and ambitious targets for the team to perform against.
·         Contribute to setting department and project level OKRs, KPS, and project targets.
·         Measure progress against goals, regularly report on progress, and hold team accountable to delivering results.
·         Participate in global innovations work and collaboration with other country programs.
Team Management
·         Lead a high performing team and foster a culture that embraces One Acre Fund’s vision and values.
·         Ensure that all staff receive effective mentorship to promote career growth.
·         Implement best practices and initiatives to contribute to a more diverse and inclusive work environment.
Product / Customer Research
·         Generate insights through surveys, human-centered design, and rapid business experiments that will lead to better products, services, and sales models for customers.
·         Use insights gathered during the pilot to generate rapid improvements to trials that ensure we are offering products and services that customers love.
·         Monitor customer experience, pricing, marketing, sales, distribution, and service in pilots to continuously drive forward improvements.
Scaling New Programs
·         Create detailed project plans that allow for seamless execution of complex operations.
·         Develop a deep understanding of One Acre Fund systems and processes in order to make smart pilot design and execution choices.
·         Coordinate closely with departments across One Acre Fund’s in-country and global teams, ensuring all requirements are understood by supporting teams.
·         Create excellence in all aspects of the pilot / program, including marketing, repayment, field staff management, distribution, and after-sales support.
·         Meet with and maintain relationships with key external partners of One Acre Fund. This could include product suppliers, donors to One Acre Fund, consultants, and leaders from partner organizations.
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.
Qualifications
We are seeking multiple exceptional professionals with 2+ years of work experience and ideally a demonstrated passion for our mission.
Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
·         Strong work experiences. Examples include a demanding professional work experience, or successful entrepreneurial experience, e.g. starting a field program in a developing country, leading a conference, starting a business, solid Volunteer Service Organization accomplishments (VSO, Peace Corps, JICA, etc).
·         Ability to come up with innovative and creative solutions to challenges – an entrepreneurial mindset is a strong asset.
·         Strong project management skills. We are looking for someone who can plan and execute trial / pilot plans on tight schedules.
·         Exceptional analytical skills, able to work with quantitative and qualitative information, exercise judgement, and make decisions in the context of uncertainty, and use data effectively to drive strategy.
·         At a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree is required for this position with strong demonstrated previous work experience.
·         Demonstrated leadership experience at work, or outside of work, enthusiasm for learning, and openness to feedback.
·         Ability to build teams and collaborate with colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
·         Humility. We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service to join our growing family of leaders.
Language: English required, knowledge of Swahili useful.
Preferred Start Date: As Soon As Possible
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Benefits: Health insurance, housing, annual flights and other quality of life benefits
Sponsor International Candidates: Yes. East Africans are strongly encouraged to apply.
Location: Kakamega, Kenya
Application link: https://grnh.se/32d75ba51
Closing date: 04/23/2019

Job Title: Kenya People Innovations Associate
Job Summary:Independently scope and execute high-priority People projects for the Kenya program by relating well to our team at all levels and discussing staffing issues effectively with the leadership.
Job Description
One Acre Fund began in Kenya and Kenya is now one of our largest and fastest-growing countries of operation. Our vision for 2030 is to end hunger in Kenya and provide a pathway to prosperity for every farm family in the nation.
One Acre Fund Kenya is transitioning from a start-up to a mature operation – and we need additional high performing staff members to continue our strong growth trajectory. Working with our Kenya team presents the opportunity to build upon our strong operational foundations and explore new ways to impact our well-established network of hundreds of thousands of farm families.
The People Innovations Associate’s responsibilities would include, but not be limited to:
Strategy & Vision
·         Together with global and Kenya leadership, contribute to setting a clear vision and set of priorities for team culture, diversity, and inclusion within the Kenya program.
·         Gather team feedback on ways we can make One Acre Fund an exceptional place to work. Turn that feedback into a clear project pipeline to help ensure we are meeting our career promises to all staff and driving forward career opportunities across our team.
·         Drive forward the results of two our key objectives for the long-rain 2019 season:
·         We have a clear, shared vision for team culture and are actively working towards it.
·         Every staff member at every job grade knows how they are performing against expectations in their current role.
Project Management
·         Scope and implement high-priority projects relating to team culture, Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) and People Ops.
·         Create and maintain a key set of team metrics to measure our impact on staff satisfaction, culture, and D&I.
·         Work with key stakeholders to execute and monitor projects, ensuring successful outcomes in creating a more positive, inclusive team culture.
·         Some initial projects the People Innovations Associate will work on include:
·         Standardized pay grade definitions: Work closely with department heads to ensure pay grade definitions clearly articulate the scope and responsibilities of roles at each level. Work with leadership to create plans for introducing the updated definitions to their teams.
·         People support hub: Create a People support hub for all staff which links to all HR, Training, and Corporate Operations policies, tools, and documents.
·         Onboarding review: Review how new staff are onboarded in Kenya. Create a more robust onboarding to ensure all new staff: 1. have clarity on OAF’s approach to career growth and professional development, 2. know how to access key project and management tools, and 3. are able to effectively contribute to OAF’s shared vision of culture.
·         Build career clarity across the Kenya program: The People Division will play an important role to ensure there is career clarity for all staff, at all levels. For example, this could include rolling-out an updated performance review system, ensuring managers are meeting minimum standards, and implementing strategies for increasing career conversations across the organization.
Communication
·         Proactively and effectively communicate up to country leadership, down to departments, and across to other colleagues.
·         Be the key point person for all global D&I and culture initiatives, ensuring a Kenya perspective is included in project scoping as well as initiatives are rolled-out successfully in-country.
·         Deliver regular culture, diversity, and inclusion communication to the Kenya team, ensuring your message is clear and the wider team aligns around key goals for these areas.
·         Write and lead trainings related to culture and D&I to create positive behavior change across the team.
Team & Culture
·         Serve as a leader and role model to the Kenya team at large. Model the One Acre Fund values, invest in people, and engage across the team.
·         Manage and create feedback channels to ensure all staff groups can be heard and receive clear communication from country leadership. Keep pulse on team feedback and concerns.
·         The ideal candidate will be able to relate well to staff at all levels, mediate conflict, and discuss staffing issues effectively with leadership.
Career Growth and Development
One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews.
We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about. Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.
Qualifications
We are seeking an exceptional professional with 2+ years of work experience and ideally a demonstrated passion for international development.
Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
·         At a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree is required for this position with strong demonstrated previous work experience.
·         Strong work experiences. Examples include a demanding professional work experience, or successful entrepreneurial experience, e.g. starting a field program in a developing country, leading a conference, starting a business, solid Volunteer Service Organization accomplishments.
·         Leadership experience at work, or outside of work.
·         Humility. We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service to join our growing family of leaders.
·         A willingness to commit to living in Kakamega, Kenya for at least two years – this is a long-term, career-track role.
Language: English required, Kiswahili fluency a plus.
Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Benefits: Health insurance, housing, annual flights and other quality of life benefits
Sponsor International Candidates: No
Kenyans are strongly encouraged to apply.
Location: Kakamega, Kenya
Application link: https://grnh.se/4a8430bf1
Closing date: 04/23/2019

Local Government Relations Officer
Kakamega or Kisii
Job Description: The Local Government Relations Officer (LGO) will be responsible for building effective relations with government officials at the County level and below. General roles include participating in stakeholder meetings, producing and sharing quarterly reports, tracking concerns and supporting resolutions to problems.
He/she will also play an active role in coordinating our participation in internal and external field events which include input delivery visits, harvest visits and exhibition days among others.
The Local Government Relations Officer’s responsibilities will include:
·         Build and manage relationships with government officials at the County level and below through courtesy calls and other meetings.
·         Act as a focal point between One Acre Fund departments and government officials in Western, Rift Valley or Nyanza regions.
·         Coordinate regulatory approvals, operational licenses and permits with government regulators.
·         Track and participate in the resolution of risks and issues affecting field-facing operations.
·         Coordinate One Acre Fund’s involvement in agriculture shows and agricultural sector functions.
·         Plan and execute on logistics for events that the Government Relations department holds in the field with local and national government officials as well as politicians.
·         Prepare quarterly reports, and develop trainings relevant to the department.
·         Review county strategies and policies, and advise One Acre Fund departments on next steps.
·         Any other duties as assigned by the Government Relations Specialist or departmental leadership.
Career Growth and Development
One Acre Fund invests heavily in building management and leadership skills.
Your manager will invest significant time in your career development.
We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentor ship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews.
We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.
Qualifications
Specific qualifications include, but are not limited to:
·         Bachelor’s degree in the field of agriculture, public relations, communication and community development preferred.
·         Public relations, community development or agriculture-related experience preferred.
·         Ability to think strategically and translate that thinking into action plans that accomplish goals.
·         Strong interpersonal skills and ability to negotiate and effectively advocate on behalf of the organization.
·         Strong communication (written and oral) and public speaking skills.
·         Good organizational skills and exceptional at multi-tasking.
·         Willing to live in Kakamega or Kisii with extensive travel across Western, Rift Valley and Nyanza regions.
·         Conversant with MS Word, MS Excel and MS Power Point.
·         Fluent in English and Swahili – Kalenjin, Luo, Luhya, or Kikuyu a plus.
·         Passion for serving smallholder farmers.
Preferred Start Date: 15th April 2019
How to Apply
CLICK HERE to apply online.
All applications to be submitted by 18th March 2019
Job Location: Kakamega or Kisii, Kenya
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Duration: Full-time job.
Sponsor International Candidates: No; Must have existing rights to work in Kenya.

Field District Administrative Assistant
Western / Nyanza / Rift Valley Regions
Job Description
We are looking for talented individuals to take up the position of Field District Administrative Associate in Western, Nyanza and Rift valley.
Below are the job’s details and directions on how to apply:
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
General Operations
·         Manage and regularly update the staffing database for Operations Management.
·         Support in managing and monitoring planting, by data entering and maintaining Planting Tracker Database.
·         Support in all administrative support tasks, including copying, scanning, taking minutes, and so on.
·         Coordinate logistics for district meetings and trainings.
·         Compile KPIs and other district data entry tasks.
Finance:
·         Put together district budgets and procurement requests.
·         Ensure prompt and accurate payment of casuals and all other district related payments.
·         Collect and fill receipts for all transactions.
·         Manage the regional emergency buffer and expense log.
Sustainability
·         Quality Check and issue Roster reports.
·         Distribute district-level repayment analyses and reports for Field Officers and Field Managers as instructed by Operations.
Management
·         Deliver sustainability or finance training to field staff as required (such as use of phone number collection forms.
·         Group Leader change forms, input verification forms, Funeral Insurance claims forms, and so on) and explain tools or data sources as required to support field staff.
·         Collect materials and forms and hand over to Business Operations Department.
·         Update district-specific tools as requested by Field Leaders or Operations Management (that is, tools to track weekly collections and percentages) using Excel.
·         Act as a liaison with Business Operations Department to raise any concerns related to repayment reports or roster issues.
Product Warranty Processing
·         Receive and Quality Check all product warranty requests to ensure the product is eligible for repair or replacement.
·         Process all valid product warranty requests, fill database, and send to the Headquarter office for processing.
·         Follow-up with Product Team and track incoming products to return to Field Officers.
·         Follow-up with members to ensure Field Officers delivered repaired products.
Funeral Insurance Processing
·         Review all incoming Funeral Insurance claim forms and refund requests to ensure the client is registered and all required information has been submitted to stakeholders.
·         Process all claims in the FIRST Database and submit all required information to Finance for processing.
·         Support in Funeral Insurance Claims follow-up in collaboration with Business Operations Team and support to Field staff on filling forms.
Logistics:
·         Organize for Staff and Products Kits delivery and return as needed.
·         Receive inventory and materials at Monday Meetings, signing off on amounts and distributing to field staff as appropriate.
·         Submitting documentation of receipt of goods back to the logistics team.
·         Quality Check and oversee return of IDS on all non-ID items to ensure compliance and report violations to HR Office Administrator.
Field Office:
·         General organization of the district/hub office and maintaining supplies of stationary and equipment.
·         Maintain and manage district property and inventories.
·         Liaise with IT department to ensure functioning of all IT equipment in district/regional offices.
·         Maintain communication and relationships with district relevant vendors.
·         Represent One Acre Fund as the front face of the Office.
Other:
·         Assist in any other duties requested by Field Operations, depending on capacity and within reason.
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.
Qualifications
We are seeking exceptional professionals with at least 2 years of work experience in the Administrative field and ideally a demonstrated passion for our mission.
Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
·         Strong work experiences. Examples include a demanding professional work experience, or successful in office management.
·         Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Suite.
·         Strong educational background; a diploma or degree in Administration, Public Relations, Office Management preferred.
·         Demonstrated enthusiasm for learning, and openness to feedback.
·         Strong customer service skills.
·         Ability to multitask.
·         Strong organization skills.
·         Ability to build teams and collaborate with colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
·         Language: English and Kiswahili required.
·         Willing to work either in Western, Nyanza or Rift valley.
How to Apply
CLICK HERE to apply online
Application Deadline: 18/03/2019
Preferred Start Date: 1/4/2019
Job Location: Kakamega, Nyanza, Rift Valley.
Duration: Full-time job
Benefits: Health insurance, paid time off.

Job Title: Global M&E Director / Deputy Director
Job Summary: Seeking an exemplary evaluation professional to lead a large global M&E department renowned for its rigor.
Job Description
We are seeking a dynamic research and evaluation leader with strong quantitative and qualitative research skills, and proven ability to develop staff and to communicate results effectively. The Global Monitoring and Evaluation Director will lead all M&E functions in the organization and be a key member of organizational leadership. The M&E team has a presence in all countries of operation and employs a full time staff of data collectors.
The M&E department at One Acre Fund is really akin to an in-house research and evaluation firm, and conducts rigorous evaluations and analyses which greatly inform internal decision-making as it’s #1 priority. The goals of the M&E department are both to prove and improve program impact, and One Acre Fund has a culture of highly respecting data analysis and pivoting program activities in response to new evidence. This is a unique environment in which to lead and manage M&E activities, with a true influence on program strategy.
The overarching goals of this role are to:
·         Develop and continue to professionalize M&E staff at all levels to set the standard for excellence in rural data collection.
·         Ensure that M&E data and results continue to inform program strategy by working with program leadership to understand and devise strategies to implement results which maximize program impact.
·         Continue to deepen One Acre Fund evidence base including periodic experimental studies of our primary program impact on farmer profit as well as building evidence-based of secondary impacts on farmer quality of life.
·         Ensure that One Acre Fund’s newly evolving work in the areas of agro-forestry and nutrition evaluation work have a strong evidence base and make pivotal contributions to some of the fastest growing organizational programs.
·         Ensure the continuation of the highest quality of data collection and highest rigor of analysis that One Acre Fund has come to be associated with.
·         Oversee the analysis and recommendations which inform that ability of organizational leaders to choose among multiple investments.
·         Liaise with partners and donors to ensure that M&E data and analysis is responsive to their requests and requirements.
·         Internally support adjacent departments (e.g. the Agricultural Research Team, The Field Operations team and the Product Innovations Department).
Setting Vision & Strategy:
·         Work with senior leaders to collaboratively set and execute on long-term vision for all M&E functions, under the “Impact” umbrella
·         Build and reinforce Department culture of excellence and responsiveness.
·         Build and maintain strong collaborative working relationships across several global departments, and amongst key leaders in all countries
·         Identify and execute on key areas of strategic innovation
Building Team:
·         Manage the day-to-day work of manager director-level staff, overseeing a total staff of over a dozen M&E leaders.
·         Organize and conduct periodic skills-building and best practice workshops.
·         Ensure that the team has continual opportunity for upward growth in the organization and increasing scope of responsibility
·         Build a collaborative, positive and inclusive team culture, bridging the geographic distance among team members.
Executing on Key Organizational Initiatives: Deliver results on key organizational initiatives related to all aspects of HR and talent management, including working with our outstanding team of department directors in the following areas:
Routinize and standardize – ensure the highest level of quality as we move to a regional M&E manager structure
·         Ensure that the growing body of nutrition work has a strong and well-executed evaluation strategy
·         Build on the organization’s understating of the program impact on farmers’ overall quality of life
·         Support the organization’s strategy to rigorously evaluate our growing tree program, including leading an RCT to quantify long-term impact.
·         Grow efficiently – put in place strategy to ensure that the high volume and rigorous data collection undertaken by the organization is conducted in an economically efficient manner.
Communication:
·         Serve as the global voice for all M&E-related issues, to the organization and top leadership
·         Develop white papers and copy for our Website on M&E topics.
·         Liaise with partners and donors who seek to understand our M&E strategy and results.
·         Represent One Acre Fund at occasional conferences and strategic meetings.
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.
Qualifications
We are seeking exceptional candidates with 7-10+ years work experience in the evaluation field, preferably in a developing country context and preferably in programs which address rural livelihoods.
Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
·         Masters degree required, PhD a plus
·         Proven ability to manage teams and develop leaders; experience in remote management a plus
·         Proficiency in STATA and strong quantitative and qualitative research skills
·         Experience overseeing data collection in rural areas
·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills
·         Strong data and analytical skills
·         Experience working in a multi-cultural workplace in a developing country, ideally in East Africa
·         Creativity and strong problem-solving skills
·         We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with patience and a humble approach to service
Language: Fluent English required. Swahili, Kinyarwanda and/or French a plus.
Preferred Start Date: Flexible
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Benefits: Health insurance, housing, annual flights, and other quality of life benefits
Sponsor International Candidates: No; must have existing rights to work in our countries of operation. East Africans are strongly encouraged to apply.
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Application link: https://grnh.se/7eb7573c1
Closing date: 04/23/2019

Job Title: Policy and Partnerships Analyst
Job Summary: Support the Senior Vice President of Policy and Partnerships on strategic planning, leadership initiatives, and special projects.
Job Description
One Acre Fund’s Senior Vice President of Policy and Partnerships oversees three of the organization’s external-facing teams: government relations and policy, communications, and partnerships. The Policy and Partnerships Analyst will enhance the Senior Vice President’s leadership capacity by providing executive and strategic support in a one-on-one working relationship.
This person will report directly to the Senior Vice President and will serve as the primary point of contact for internal and external stakeholders on everything from cross-departmental systems to external partnerships.
The ideal candidate has strong experience working in a support role to senior-level staff. Experience working in international development organizations is a plus but not required.
Responsibilities
Departmental management and strategic planning
·         Manage team goals and accountability mechanisms for all Policy and Partnerships teams
·         Support yearly work planning and strategic tools development for the Senior Vice President
·         Help support 5-year growth and strategic plan creation
·         Manage updates and annual schedule for budgets and staff charts
·         Support team retreat planning and team culture building through strategic initiatives
·         Support recruitment and hiring activities across all Policy and Partnerships teams
·         Lead targeted research to help guide strategic thinking on new projects or initiatives
Leadership support and stakeholder management
·         Help prepare the Senior Vice President for Board meetings and presentations
·         Help coordinate or create materials for General Partners meetings and related committees
·         Support the Senior Vice President on the organization-wide internal coaching program
·         Design and prepare trainings for the Senior Vice President to facilitate
External relations support
·         Vet external partnerships on behalf of the organization
·         Edit and complete first drafts of written communications to external stakeholders
·         Coordinate with the communications and business development teams to maximize the ROI of the Senior Vice President’s external meetings and outreach activities
·         Build and administer systems to ensure effective network management of top-priority Policy and Partnerships contacts, and support the cultivation of new strategic relationships
Executive and administrative support
·         Research, prioritize, and follow up on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the Senior Vice President, and determine an appropriate course of action, referral or response
·         Proactively build or improve on structures and systems to boost productivity and unlock additional strategic capacity for the Senior Vice President
·         Support scheduling and traveling planning for the Senior Vice President when required
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.
Qualifications
We are seeking an exceptional professional(s) with at least 2 years of work experience and a demonstrated interest in partnerships or external relations.
Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
·         Experience supporting a senior-level staffer, ideally in a non-profit or start-up environment (preferred but not required)
·         Demonstrated organizational abilities, particularly in unstructured environments
·         Strong written and verbal communication skills
·         Collaborative approach and ability to work across many different departments effectively
·         Demonstrated attention to detail
·         Experience in or understanding of international development is desired but not required
·         Good humor, patience and a humble approach to service
·         A willingness to commit to this position for the long-term (minimum 2 years)
·         English fluency required
Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible
Compensation: Commensurate with experience.
Benefits: Health insurance, housing, annual flights and other quality of life benefits.
Sponsor International Candidates: No; must have existing rights to work in one of our countries of operation. East Africans are strongly encouraged to apply.
Location: Nairobi, Kenya / Kigali, Rwanda
Application link: https://grnh.se/bb435aee1
Closing date: 04/22/2019

Job Title: Digital Marketing & Communications Specialist
Job Summary: Join a global team and support exciting initiatives to improve how we reach and engage our audiences.
Job Description
The communications team shapes One Acre Fund’s global brand and local reputation across Sub-Saharan Africa. One Acre Fund currently serves more than 600,000 smallholder farmers in six core countries, and we aim to serve one million farmers by 2020.
Our fifteen-person team tells stories that carry globally and resonate locally. We work to shape international policy, build a strong reputation in each country, and inspire dynamic African leaders to join our growing organization.
In this role, you’ll execute the organization’s evolving marketing strategy to support our team as we grow. It’s a unique opportunity to develop your marketing skills while contributing to an exciting global team.
Responsibilities include:
·         Social media – Set the organization’s social media strategy. Drawing upon research, industry news, and internally produced content, regularly draft and publish engaging content as part of a wider content calendar. When appropriate, coordinate with teams at partner organizations to execute global social media campaigns.
·         Website (SEO) – Maintain the organization’s website and blog—regularly updating and publishing content on the site to comply with SEO best practice.
·         Website (Project Management) – Manage major site changes in partnership with our web development partners, acting as the primary liaison for One Acre Fund’s teams.
·         Digital analytics – Using common analytics tools (such as Google Analytics and Facebook Ads Manager), build and maintain existing dashboards to track performance and help improve strategy across our communication channels.
·         Email marketing – working within Campaign Monitor, partner with stakeholders across the organization to produce, publish, and improve all One Acre Fund’s e-newsletters.
·         Digital advertising – Support our online advertising efforts, publishing and maintaining paid campaigns on social media, and reorganizing our extensive Google AdWords program.
·         Administrative support – Assist in projects to keep the communications department running smoothly, such as supporting the team’s internal systems and tools.
Qualifications
We are seeking an exceptional professional with at least 2 years of work experience and a demonstrated passion for digital marketing and communications.
An ideal candidate will be very comfortable using a range of digital tools and enjoy both digital copywriting and data reporting.
Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
·         Minimum 2 years of digital marketing experience
·         Strong digital communication and writing skills; comfortable writing compelling, consistently error-free copy for online audiences
·         Experience managing large social media networks in a professional capacity
·         Experience managing websites using a content management system such as WordPress, Drupal, or Joomla
·         Experience producing and publishing email marketing campaigns using a large service provider such as Campaign Monitor, MailChimp, or Constant Contact
·         Experience with digital analytics reporting (website and/or advertising) and a familiarity with basic website and/or advertising metrics is a very significant plus
·         Strong detail orientation and comfort managing projects with multiple moving pieces and stakeholders (internal and external)
·         Deep familiarity with Google Productivity Apps and/or Microsoft Office
·         A strong track record of multi-tasking with speed and accuracy
·         Work authorization in Kenya is required for this position
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.
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Preferred Start Date: Flexible
Compensation: Commensurate with experience.
Benefits: Health Insurance, paid time off.
Duration: Full-time job
Sponsor International Candidates: No; must have existing rights to work in Kenya. Kenyan nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
Application link: https://grnh.se/935651ed1
Closing date: 04/22/2019
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.

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