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Logistics Manager Job in Western Kenya (KShs 40K - 60K)


Industry: Nonprofit / International Development / Agriculture / Microfinance
 
Function: Logistics, Management
 
Job Title: Logistics Manager
 
Salary: Range ksh 40,000 to ksh 60,000
 
Employer: One Acre Fund
 

Job Location: Western Kenya
 
Commitment: Long Term Career Position

Organization Description
 
One Acre Fund is an agricultural non-profit operating in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families grow their way out of poverty.  

We provide farmers with a "market bundle" including education, finance, farm inputs, health products, and market access. Our program has proven impact – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure a more than 100% average gain in farm income per acre.  

We are growing quickly. In six years, we have grown to serve 135,000 farm families with more than 1,000 full-time field staff. Last season our Kenyan logistics department delivered over 6 million kgs of inputs to our farmers. This season will be even larger!

Job Description
 
One Acre Fund is a rapidly growing organization; increasing the number of sub-locations, districts, and members we serve in each year.  

We are seeking a Logistics Manager in our global headquarters, serving farmers throughout our Kenyan operations. 

There is room for growth in this role; we are looking for someone who is willing to make a long-term investment with our organization.

Primary Duties
  • Major input procurement – using large data sets in multiple locations to plan for and procure seed and fertilizer.  Also responsible for sourcing specialty products for large-scale trials, such as blended fertilizer mixes.
  • Input distribution and delivery – using large, complicated data sets to plan for large-scale distributions, including hiring and tracking casual labor, hiring and tracking transport, and carefully managing stock flows.
  • Warehouse Management – managing annual stock-flows, procuring new products, repackaging, organizing for deliveries, etc.
  • Logistical support for field trials and new products – One Acre Fund is constantly innovating new products and services.  This requires nimble logistical support.  For example, developing a delivery system for live banana tissue culture.
  • Budgeting – Planning and maintaining a budget for the logistics team; tracking and minimizing costs.
  • Staff Management – the logistics department at One Acre Fund is a large and growing team with diverse skill sets that require expert management and detailed mentorship.
If you have skills and experience in these areas, please highlight them in 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 employees are passionate about.
 
Qualifications
 
We are seeking exceptional professionals with a minimum of five years of work experience and a demonstrated long-term passion for sustainable agricultural development in Kenya.  

We are looking for exemplary candidates so please only apply if you fit these criteria:
  • Strong work experiences.  For example, demanding work experience in business or NGO’s or successful entrepreneurial experience
  • Leadership experience at work, including managing a team of people.
  • Demonstrated Computer Skills, specifically in using Microsoft Excel for planning and organization.
  • Strong work ethic
  • Proven ability to set and meet targets on the job
  • Clear written and oral communication
  • Demonstrated proactive problem-solving
  • Top-performing undergraduate degree in business, logistics, 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
  • 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 experience if you have it:
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Product Procurement; Vendor Management
  • Product/Inventory distribution across a large geography
  • Inventory, warehouse, and/or factory management.
Timeline: Rolling.  We will review resumes and conduct interviews until the position is filled.
 
Compensation:  Salary Range’s 40,000 to ksh 60,000/-with Performance Based Incentives
 
Benefits: 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 kenyajobs@oneacrefund.org (Subject line: Logistics Manager + the place you heard of the position)

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