Kenya Field Staff Management People Associate
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 trainings 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.
One Acre Fund Kenya is now our largest and fastest-growing country of operation. Our vision for 2030 is to end hunger in Kenya and provide a pathway to prosperity for every farming community in the nation. The Kenya Field Division is the largest team at all of One Acre Fund and plays a crucial role in achieving this goal. We seek to design and execute the program at a high level across Kenya. As the direct service providers, we provide the highest quality service to each and every farmer while ensuring that we are working efficiently in a way that allows us to have the right forward-thinking plans to serve future farmers for years to come.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- People Management
- Project and Portfolio Management
Find detailed information on the Job Description here: https://grnh.se/71138d2f1
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 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 judgment, 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.
Equal Opportunity Employment
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