BD Associate Job One Acre Fund Kenya 2020
Career Employment Kenya: BD Associate Job One Acre Fund Kenya 2020
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Business Development Associate Job, Current NGO Jobs In Kenya,

Position: Business Development Associate

Start date: As soon as possible

Location: Nairobi, Kenya or New York City, USA

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Duration: Full-time job

Benefits: Health insurance, paid time off

Job Description

One Acre Fund is growing fast: we aim to more than double in scale within the next five years. This growth will be fueled by fundraising. We are looking for a proven and passionate writer to join our dedicated 8-person writing team within our broader Business Development team.

You will report to a senior writer, immediately take on a portfolio of reports and proposals for smaller grants, and receive intensive writing mentorship over the first 6-12 months. Your work will then quickly ramp up in value, complexity, and independence. This is a career-track position, with multiple pathways to management based on performance and preference.

Responsibilities

  • Write grant reports and proposals. Our writing team crafts powerful prose about One Acre Fund’s work and customers, with emphasis on strong logical flow, hard data, and farmer-centric perspectives. This is a backend role; you will partner with our frontend fundraisers to tailor each piece to each donor through a collaborative drafting process.
  • Manage complex projects. We expect writers to “own” all stages of a writing project, with support from colleagues and team leadership. You will set and manage timelines, coordinate input from multiple teams, and ensure error-free work, typically for 2-3 overlapping projects at any one time.
  • Invest in program fluency. To be effective, writers must develop and sustain a deep working knowledge of One Acre Fund’s operating context, model, results, and future plans. For individual projects, you will also often conduct additional research into potential donors or specific aspects of our work.
  • [If based in New York:] Process fundraising-related correspondence received at our US office
  • Provide ad hoc writing/research support to senior team members
  • Contribute to team-wide writing tools/systems

Qualifications

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 2+ years of professional writing experience
  • Can share 2-3 writing samples that demonstrate ability to write concise, well-structured, jargon-free prose
  • Can share 2-3 concrete examples of having successfully managed complex writing projects with multiple stakeholders
  • Genuine commitment to rural communities. You are passionate about providing opportunity to the hardest-working farmers on the planet.
  • Language: English

How to apply

Click here to apply

NoteMust have existing rights to work in either Kenya or the US.

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 (globalhotline@oneacrefund.org), but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.