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NGO Jobs in Kenya - One Acre Fund

Organization Description

One Acre Fund is an agricultural NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania 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 six years, we have grown to serve over 100,000 farm families with more than 500 full-time field staff in Kenya.

Industry: Nonprofit / International Development / Agriculture / Microfinance

Function: IT Associate

Employer: One Acre Fund

Job Location: Bungoma, Western Province

Commitment: Long-term Career Track Role

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 an IT Associate to help us ensure compliance within our various Systems departments.

The role would require the individual to manage a number of tasks.

This role would require strong critical thinking skills, a willingness to patiently communicate internally with directors and department managers as well as external vendors to help solve problems.

The position requires a person with a strong positive attitude and a desire to grow their career in the role.

Primary Duties of an IT Associate
  • Troubleshooting hardware and software solutions
  • Performing PC Upgrade
  • Cleaning viruses
  • Hardware and software installations and upgrades
  • Performing preventive maintenance on the organization PCs   
  • Performing repairs for PCs and peripherals
  • Configuring and troubleshooting Internet connectivity.
  • Installing required software patches
  • Diagnosing and correcting networked devises problems
  • Setting up and configuring Outlook mails
  • Facilitating sharing of files & performing backups
  • Management of the OAF LAN and WAN and wireless devises
  • Assist guest connect to wireless devises & solve IT problems
  • Installing/configuring OAF database programs MySQL and Ms. Access.
  • Liaison between the I.T Team leader and the OAF users

One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership capacity.

We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through weekly mentorship and 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.

Qualifications

We are seeking professionals with a minimum of two years of work experience and a passion for sustainable agricultural development in Kenya. 

We are looking for exemplary candidates so please only apply if you fit these criteria:
  • Must have a minimum of a college Diploma in ICT studies, specialization in computer support disciplines is a plus.
  • Clear Oral and written communication skills is a must have.
  • Demonstrated use of Linux Operating systems specifically Ubuntu distribution is a plus.
  • Strong work ethic, willing to work long hours during busy season
  • Proven ability to set and meet targets on the job
  • Strong math skills
  • Demonstrated proactive problem-solving
  • Integrity and a positive attitude
  • High quality work with a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to interact  to work in a team Environment
  • A willingness to commit to living in Western Province
  • Language: Fluent in Kiswahili and English Required.
  • Passionate about serving smallholder farmers

Timeline: Resumes should be submitted by the 23rd of January 2014. We will begin interviews in January and plan to make an offer to begin immediately.

Compensation: Competitive Salary

Benefits: Performance Based Incentives, airtime and small transportation allowances

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

Job Title: Artificial Insemination Supervisor

Job Location: Rural Kenya  - Based in Kakamega

Contract: 1 Year Contract

Contract Details: One year contract subject to renewal depending on performance

Job Description

We are looking for an extremely organised, passionate and capable individual to help expand our Dairy Cow Care and Breeding Program as One Acre Fund grows.

They would be responsible for providing Artificial Insemination services to farmers who have purchased the Dairy Cow Care and Breeding package.

Essential Skills and Experience
  • At least 2+ years experience conducting Artificial Inseminations
  • At least 3+ years experience in a management role
  • Registered Veterinary Surgeon (provide at interview)
  • Artificial Insemination Training Certificate (provide at interview)
  • Registered AI technician with the Kenya Veterinary Board (provide at interview)
  • Strong References from previous clients (provide at interview)
  • Good spoken and written English
  • Strong ability to work within deadlines and long hours in the field
  • Ability to multitask and prioritise – You will be visiting several farmers per day and must be able to complete them in order of priority
  • Attention to detail – One Acre Fund has exceptionally high standards and all visits must be completed to a high level of detail
  • Excellent communication and high level of professionalism
  • Must live or be willing to relocate to Kakamega, Western Kenya

Interview Exam: Candidates will be asked to demonstrate their proficiency in:
  • Heat Detection
  • Correct AI technique
  • Pelvic examination to determine semen/breed suitability
  • Pregnancy Diagnostic Test
  • Correct Reporting Procedure to DVS
  • Ability to communicate effectively to farmers

Desirable Equipment

You must own your own Motorbike

Has a motorbike driving licence

You should own a complete Artificial Insemination Equipment Kit
  • Universal pistolette
  • Plastic sheaths
  • Arm length gloves
  • Pair of scissors
  • Thaw monitor (or thermometer)
  • Tweezers
  • Lubricant
  • Dipstick
  • Haversack
  • Thermos flasks

Desirable Skills and Experience
  • Ability to work long hours – All One Acre Fund employees are passionate about what they do. We are a professional organisation and our employees often work outside regular hours in order to achieve fantastic results
  • Good reporting and communication skills (both formal and informal)
  • Areas of Responsibility
  • Provide quality assurance services to One Acre Fund clients by monitoring AI technicians
  • Create daily work plans for AI Technicians
  • Deliver timely, high quality Artificial Insemination Services to One Acre Fund farmers
  • Ensuring project deliverables are executed on schedule and to a high level of quality
  • Spending significant amounts of time in the field quality checking project activities
  • Sending through high quality updates and reports on time

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 are a rapidly expanding organisation and there is significant capacity for career growth in roles that each person can be passionate about.

At a minimum you will receive twice annual career reviews and constant feedback.

Your manager will invest significant time in your career development.

Timeline: This position requires someone who can start immediately.

Compensation

A competitive compensation package will be offered.

One Acre Fund will monitor the Artificial Insemination success rate of your staff and high performers will be eligible for performance bonuses.

Benefits: A transport and airtime allowance will be paid monthly.

One Acre Fund is an equal opportunity employer

To Apply

Email your cover letter and resume to kenyajobs@oneacrefund.org (Subject line: AI Supervisor + the place you heard of the position) and your salary expectation


Application End Date: 24th January 2014 @ 5pm

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