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Training Associate Job in Kenya

Vacancy: Training Associate

Industry: Nonprofit / International Development / Agriculture

Employer: One Acre Fund

Salary: Will depend on education & experience

Job Location: Kisii, Nyanza

Commitment: Long Term Career Position

Organization Description: One Acre Fund is an NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Malawi, Ethiopia and Uganda 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 eight years, we have grown to serve over 135,000 farm families with more than 1000 full-time staff.

Job Description: One Acre Fund is a rapidly growing organization.

We are seeking individuals to take up the position of Training Associate in our Kisii, Nyanza Office.

One Acre Fund is looking for experienced and talented candidates who are committed to making a difference in the life of farmers.
Primary Duties of a Training Associate
  • Training Design-design curriculum and individual lesson plans for professional development of headquarters and field staff.
  • Delivery of trainings to headquarters and field Staff.
  • Lead staff onboarding and orientation at the Nyanza headquarters.
  • Assist in assessing the training needs of headquarters and field staff.
  • Training of Trainers. Headquarters and field staff.
  • Manage and mentor other training staff.

The Training Associate will report directly to the Training Manager.

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.

  • University degree preferably in Human Resources Management, Education, or other Social Sciences. Those with a Diploma and relevant experience will also be considered.
  • At least two (2) years experience in staff training with a focus on staff professional development.
  • Experience in the use of adult education methodologies
  • Proven organizational, analytical, communication (oral and written) and training skills.
  • Proven ability to design training materials.
  • Ability to assess staff training needs.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and to meet strict deadlines.
  • Must have advanced computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Preferred Attributes
  • Positive attitude and ability to work independently and in a team
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Creative approach to work
  • Proactive in identifying and solving problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate in both office and field settings
  • Advanced computer skills
  • Training of Training Experience
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of Training

The candidate should be willing to reside in Kisii, Nyanza.

Preferred Start Date: August 2014

Compensation: Competitive Salary with Performance Based Incentives. 

Benefits: NSSF and NHIF, house allowance, airtime and small transportation allowances

Career development: Twice annual career reviews and weekly one-on-one mentoring. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development.

One Acre Fund Kenya is an equal opportunity employer; both women and men of integrity are invited to apply.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

To Apply

Mandatory Requirements

Please submit the following via Email:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Include at least 2 Samples of training materials or programs (soft copies) you have recently created and delivered.
  • Salary expectation

Submit to: (Subject line: Training Associate Nyanza)

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