NGO Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya – One Acre Fund 2019
Career Employment Kenya: NGO Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya – One Acre Fund 2019
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Local Government Relations Assistant

One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural
services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. They provide
quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’
homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests.

The Government Relations Assistant will be responsible for
building effective relations with government officials at the Sub County level
and below.

Specific Responsibilities:
Support local government engagement
in government units (at sub-location and ward levels).
Build ward level contacts in Central,
Eastern regions and Nakuru County
Support monitoring and resolution of
risks and issues affecting field operations
Manage sub-location level contacts:
chiefs and extension officers
Coordinate One Acre Fund involvement
in agriculture shows, agricultural sector functions and support for field visit
Arrange collection and delivery of
documents, reports, and invitations to officials and stakeholders
Career Growth and Development:
A strong culture of constant learning and we invest in
developing our people. 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.
Diploma/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
Demonstrated leadership experience at
work, or outside of work, enthusiasm for learning, and openness to feedback.
Strong communication (written and
oral) and public speaking skills
Good organizational skills and
exceptional at multi-tasking
Willing to live in Nyeri with
extensive travel across Central and Eastern regions of Kenya
Conversant with MS Word, MS Excel, and
MS PowerPoint
Fluent in English and Swahili.
Kikuyu, Embu or Meru speaking applicants are preferred for this position
Follow this link here to apply:
Application Deadline is: 26th
August 2019
Preferred Starting Date: 1st
October 2019
Seeking a strategic and resourceful professional to help us grow
our program through developing our marketing strategy and leading the
operational planning for our annual farmer enrollment.
The Head of Marketing and Enrollment will join our Program
Design team, and report to our Director of Program Design.
Build a 5-year strategy to rapidly
grow the number of clients we serve
Drive from strategy to a concrete
yearly plan for marketing and enrollment activities
Lead major projects to increase our
market penetration
Manage a small team of middle- to
senior-level staff
Conduct targeted research to address
major program questions
Manage communication of key decisions
and priorities across all teams, from senior leadership to field staff
3+ years of managing a successful
Project management: Design, plan and
implement complex projects to success
Growth mindset: Enthusiasm for
learning, feedback, and continuous improvement
Results-oriented: You set goals and
take ownership of driving towards them
Cross-cultural fluency: You will
collaborate with colleagues from diverse backgrounds
Leadership experience in the
marketing sector is an advantage
Strong educational background;
minimum Bachelor’s Degree
A willingness to commit to living in
a rural area for at least two years
English required; Kiswahili strongly
If you possess the above requirements, follow the application
link here:
Closing Date: November 14, 2019
NB: Must have existing rights to work in Kenya. 
The Business Operation team oversees the strategy and
implementation of back-end and Headquarters’ operations that directly impact
our clients and staff by providing excellent support services in Customer
Engagement, Case Investigations, Client Data Management, Loan Collections and
Orders and Distributions.
The Business Operations Associate will oversee 2 to 3
sub-departments within Business Operations and will lead improvement projects
to help us to improve and scale our backend operations. You excel in the
ambiguity of a startup environment and you are eager to drive the success of
teams and projects.
Measure progress against goals,
regularly report on progress, and hold the team accountable for delivering
results in key strategic areas.
Drive Business Operations to scale
our services to more clients efficiently while maintaining a high level of
Manage and mentor sub-department
managers (2-3 sub-teams) and ensure that all of these departments’ tasks are
executed to world-class standards.
Ensure Business Operations
sub-departments are collaborating effectively with individuals, teams, and
divisions outside of the Business Operations department. Set-up appropriate
systems of communication to keep everyone moving together.
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 relevant Working
Groups to collaborate with colleagues to move forward on key initiatives. These
include Enrollment Working Group, Input Delivery Working Group, etc.
Collaborate with Product Managers,
developers, and country leadership to update and improve on the cross-country
organizational data platform.
People Management & Training
Manage 2-3 mid-level managers with 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.
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.
Participate in the annual budgeting
process for your sub-departments; 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.
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.
Strong educational background; a
Bachelors’ Degree in relevant field.
Language: English required in Kenya.
Swahili-speakers strongly encouraged to apply.

Closing Date: 14th November 2019
NB: Must have existing rights to work in Kenya.
One Acre Fund’s Internal Investigations Team works under the
Global Legal Department and is in charge of conducting investigations into
cases of fraud, ethics, and policy violations. The Kenya Investigations
Specialist will be in charge leading the investigations team for the One Acre
Fund Kenya Program, our largest and most visible country of operations, under
One Acre Fund’s East Africa Legal Counsel. He or she will also help strengthen
and streamline investigation processes in the country, as well as creating
prevention/detection mechanisms for fraud and misconduct across the entire
Leading the investigation into cases
of fraud or cases and misconduct. He or she will  prepare and submit draft
and final reports to Global Legal and other stakeholders. This may include
managing other investigations team staff or staff from other departments who
are participating in an investigation and directing the overall team strategy.
Develop key strategies and policies
for the investigations team on an annual basis in conjunction with the Global
Legal Department and Kenya Country Program’s goals.
Manage two-experienced Internal
Investigators working on other cases, review their  work, oversee their
investigations processes and styles, and ensure they are developing
Lead training across the Kenya
Program on topics in fraud and misconduct.
Coordinate reporting to local legal
counsel. The Kenya Investigations Specialist is expected to report or oversee
the reporting by one of the department’s investigator for civil actions
resulting from investigations.
Monitor, compile, and report on fraud
and misconduct data to One Acre Fund’s East Africa Counsel on a quarterly
HR/employment law – For candidates
with a relevant HR/employment law background, this role would also include
providing day-to-day legal counsel to our expanding HR team.
Relevant  professional work
experience  in a demanding environment, or successful entrepreneurial
experience, e.g. starting a field program in a developing country, leading a
conference, starting a business, etc.
Professional work experience
preferred in the areas of: Law enforcement/criminal justice, law and/or legal
compliance, accounting, financial analysis, and human resources.
Strong educational background with a
university degree  in law, criminal justice, accounting, or finance are
preferred. Licensed attorneys are encouraged to apply as well.
Strong oral communication skills
required to prepare and present detailed reports, trainings, and briefings to a
wide variety of audiences at the organization
Proficiency with key programs in
Microsoft Office and Google Suite such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint is
Comfortable with basic financial
analysis and ability to synthesize data.
Demonstrated leadership experience at
work, or outside of work.
Strong enthusiasm for learning, and
openness to feedback.
Ability to build teams and
collaborate with colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
Advanced writing skills in English
for providing detailed reports with strong and coherent logical analysis of
data and fact patterns.
Fluency in the English and Swahili
languages is required.
Closing Date: 18th October, 2019
NB: Must have existing rights to work in Kenya.
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.
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.
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
People support hub:
Create a People support hub for all staff which links to all HR, Training, and
Corporate Operations policies, tools, and documents.
On-boarding review: Review
how new staff are on-boarded 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
Build career clarity across the Kenya
 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
Proactively and effectively
communicate up to country leadership, down to departments, and across to other
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
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 training related to
culture and D&I to create positive behavior change across the team.
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.
At a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree is
required for this position with strong demonstrated previous work experience.
Leadership experience at work, or
outside of work.
A willingness to commit to living in
Kakamega, Kenya for at least two years.
Language: English required, Kiswahili
fluency a plus.
Closing Date: 14th November, 2019
NB: East Africans are strongly encouraged to apply.
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 address. Please report any suspicious
communication here.