Kenya Deputy Country Director - Operations

One Acre Fund

About the organization

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. We provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests. We measure our success by our ability to make farmers more prosperous: On average, farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.

We are growing quickly. We currently serve more than 800,000 farm families in Eastern and Southern Africa, with more than 7,500 full-time staff, and we aim to serve 1 million farm families by 2020.

Duties

The Deputy Country Director - Operations will be an essential part of a leadership team that manages the largest program in One Acre Fund and one of the largest social enterprises in Africa. The Kenya program serves over 550,000 clients, manages over $55m in loans and over 3,000 staff. By 2030, we aim to transform every farming community in Kenya and serve more than 1.5 million Kenyan farm families.

The Deputy Country Director - Operations will report to the Country Director and set the strategy for managing a 3,000 person workforce and running the largest rural delivery network in Kenya. You will directly manage over 225 staff and two essential divisions: People and Systems.

You will:

Guide country-level strategy for our largest country operations, together with the Country Director and two other Deputy Country Directors.
Manage the People Division Lead.
Manage the Systems Division Lead.
Manage the Systems Division Lead.

More Information on the Job Description referred here: https://grnh.se/d527fe4b1

Qualifications

We are looking for candidates with 12+ years of work experience as a general manager/leader in a fast-growing organization and a propensity for innovation. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

12+ years of experience in senior roles successfully managing large teams or companies of 250+ staff that required significant management and operational experience.
C-suite experience such as COO, CTO or CSO in medium-large companies is preferred.
A passion for providing hands-on execution guidance across systems and people-focused divisions
Humility. We are looking for passionate professionals who combine leadership with good humor, patience and a humble approach to service and interested in joining our family of leaders.
A passion for One Acre Fund’s program and the desire to advance our mission of empowering hard-working farmers
At a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree is required for this position.
Language: English required

Salary

Competitive

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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