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Headquarters Manager Job Vacancy in Western Kenya

Industry: Nonprofit / International Development / Agriculture / Community Development

Function: Management

 One Acre Fund

Job Location: Western Kenya

 Long Term Career Position

Organization Description

One Acre Fund is a start-up NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, and Burundi that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. One Acre invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access.

Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure more than 100% average gain in farm income per acre. We are growing quickly. In five years, we have grown to serve 70,000 farm families with more than 500 full-time field staff.

Job Description

One Acre Fund is a rapidly growing organization; increasing the number of sublocations and districts we work in each year.

We are seeking individuals to take leadership positions in the organization as in our Headquarters and Regional Offices to effectively run operations.

We are looking for experienced staff in multiple disciplines – finance, marketing, logistics, administration and more.

Primary Duties of a Headquarters Manager

Assist in Management of Staff: Manage a staff of between 2 and 5 members. Provide constructive feedback and mentorship to staff.

Assist with Budgeting:
 Managers are responsible for maintaining a budget for their team and tracking costs in order to minimize unnecessary costs.

Set and Achieve Targets:
 One Acre Fund is a fast-paced organization that strives for excellence for every employee and in every task. Managers are responsible for setting weekly and monthly targets for their department and following up to ensure the targets are met.

Collaborate with Other Teams –
 There are many teams within the headquarters and the field staff. Managers are responsible for using clear communication among departments and to our hard working staff in the field.

Proactively Solve Problems
 – One Acre Fund needs decisive leadership on their team. Individuals who want to make each task better, not those who do not want to improve the situation around themselves or for their team. Managers must anticipate issues and solve them early.

If you have these skills and experiences in these areas, please highlight them on your cover letter and resume.

Career Growth and Development:
 One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through weekly mentorship and through regular career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.


We are seeking exceptional professionals with minimum of three years of work experience, and a demonstrated long-term passion for sustainable agricultural development in sub-Saharan Africa.

We are looking for extraordinary candidates that are proactive; please only apply if you fit these criteria:

  • Strong work experiences. Examples include a demanding professional work experience in business or NGO’s, or successful entrepreneurial experience Demonstrated Experience at Managing a Team
  • Leadership experience at work, or outside of work. Experience managing other people.
  • Proven ability to set and meet targets on the job
  • Clear communicator/mentor
  • Proactively solve problems
  • Top-performing undergraduate degree in business, administration, finance, accounting, agricultural studies or other relevant fields from a recognized University (please include grades and test scores on your resume)
  • Integrity and a Positive Attitude
  • Demonstrated computer skills in email, internet usage, Microsoft Office
  • Demonstrates high quality work with a strong attention to detail
  • A willingness to commit to living in Western Province or Nyanza for a long term position
  • Language: Fluent in Kiswahili and English Required.
  • Passionate about serving smallholder farmers
Please highlight the following skills if you have them
  • Experience Managing Financial Systems and Accounting
  • Experience in Statistical Analysis
  • Experience in Large Scale Procure – supply chain logistics
  • Experience if factory management
Preferred Start Date: Flexible

 Competitive Salary with Performance Based Incentives

 NSSF and NHIF, airtime and small transportation allowances

Career development:
 Twice annual career reviews and constant feedback. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development.

One Acre Fund is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply
Email cover letter and resume to (Subject line: Headquarters Manager + the place you heard of the position).

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