Growth Associate Job One Acre Fund Kenya 2020
Career Employment Kenya: Growth Associate Job One Acre Fund Kenya 2020
Job Description: Today Work Kenya

Growth Associate Job, NGO Jobs In Kenya 2020,

Position: Global Impact Ventures Growth Associate/Manager

Start date:Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, start dates can vary significantly by role. We are adapting rapidly to Covid-19 and most of our team is now working remotely. Given the changing environment, we will appreciate your flexibility in confirming a start date.

Location: Kigali, Rwanda or Nairobi, Kenya

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Duration: Full-time job

Benefits: Health insurance, paid time off

Job Description

The Impact Ventures Department aims to build ultra-scalable new channels and business models that can grow to serve more than half a million farmers in just a few years. We have a diverse portfolio of investments, from government partnerships to short-term behavior change campaigns to tree seedling nurseries. What they share is a commitment to serve millions of farm families while maintaining operations that are financially efficient.

We are seeking someone to help identify, design and scale-up early-stage ventures in partnership with country and global teams. Given how the department supports the portfolio of investments is constantly changing, this role will require an openness to add value in multiple ways. You will report into the Impact Ventures Growth Director.


Role responsibilities could include the following (specific responsibilities dependent on organizational needs):

Develop strategies to scale current Impact Ventures investments to reach hundreds of thousands of clients.

  • Manage or advise 1-2 on the ground leaders who oversee the daily operations. Each of these leaders will likely lead a growing team of 10-30 people.
  • Work with program leads to maintain strong field execution through building systems/tools to track and assess important field performance indicators and solve unexpected operational challenges
  • Build 5-year strategies that improve our ability to hit scale targets, achieve stronger impact per farmer, and maintains program cost controls
  • Help recruit senior program leaders

Dream big and operationalize new ideas,whether enhancing existing pilots or contributing to country/organizational strategy in identifying new opportunities to pursue. 

  • Work with country leadership teams to build a business case for a new product or service including strategic rationale, financial projections, and connecting the case to farmer needs identified in the field.
  • Co-develop the trial design with country teams including what to trial, how to trial, and at what scale. 
  • Hire and manage a pilot team directly to trial new ideas or act as a advisor to country teams if they take on ownership of trialing 


  • 4 to 7+ years of professional work experience with experience leading teams and managing projects; entrepreneurial or consulting experience preferred (e.g. building a new team, launching new programs across a large field team)
  • Humility; a willingness to get your shoes muddy and work productively with people from all walks of life
  • An entrepreneurial mindset and the ability to start adding value quickly.
  • Experience gathering and combining different types of qualitative (e.g. farmer interviews) and quantitative (e.g. financial/impact modelling) information to guide major strategic and operational decisions
  • Willingness to travel 35% of the time to rural areas post-Covid – our operations are predominantly based in rural areas, close to our customers.
  • Fluency in English

How to apply

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