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NGO Jobs in Kenya - One Acre Fund

Industry: Nonprofit / International Development / Agriculture
 
Function: Corporate
 
Position: Project Programmer
 
Employer: One Acre Fund
 
Job Location:Kakamega, Kenya
 

Commitment: Project 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 six years, we have grown to serve 135,000 farm families with more than 1,000 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 about to construct a new office facility to accommodate around 250 employees and a residential facility with 60 dwellings in the Kakamega region.  

We are seeking individuals to manage the programming of on-site construction activities on behalf of One Acre Fund. 

Contract details:
 Project and subject to performance, possibly leading to a permanent position

Candidate Profile 

Interested Applicants must meet the following criteria and requirements (all of equal importance):
  • Experience of working construction projects is preferable, but not essential;
  • IT literate, good level of skill with Microsoft Project or similar software is preferable;
  • Pro-active problem solver;
  • Good ability of working in a team situation;
  • Strong work ethic;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Good computer literacy and database management abilities;
  • Quick learner and team player;
  • Excellent written and verbal communicator in English and Kiswahili;
  • Strong sense of accountability and responsibility;
  • A logical mind with the capacity to overcome difficult problems creatively;
  • Good organizational skills;
  • A strong sense of ethics, honesty and integrity;
  • Ability to work under pressure, producing quality work with little supervision;
Roles and Responsibilities
  • To regularly update the project progress of both sites throughout the construction phase;
  • To produce a robust and realistic project programme in the pre-construction phase;
  • Produce weekly progress reports to be issued to the One Acre Fund Construction Manager and Infrastructure Associate;
  • Manage the production and compilation of project progress photos;
  • At the pre-construction phase to be working with the Finance Assistant to produce a projected cash-flow throughout the construction phase;
  • Making programme assessments of the time implications of variations to the scope of works;
  • Represent One Acre Fund in a professional manner, reporting on progress and anticipated issues arising;
  • Report to One Acre Fund Construction Manager;
  • Provide constructive feedback to One Acre Fund of ways to improve the financial reporting procedure, and to be constantly looking to deliver a high quality project and ensure that best practice is followed.
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.

Location: Kakamega, Kenya

Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible
Compensation: Competitive Salary.
 
Benefits:  Airtime, Transportation allowances and performance based Incentive
Career development: Twice annual career reviews and constant feedback. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development.

Position:Construction Manager
 
Employer: One Acre Fund
 
Job Location:Kakamega, Kenya
 
Commitment: Project 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 six years, we have grown to serve 135,000 farm families with more than 1,000 full-time field staff. 

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

We are about to construct a new office facility to accommodate around 250 employees and a residential facility with 60 dwellings in the Kakamega region.  

We are seeking individuals to manage the on-site construction activities on behalf of One Acre Fund.  

You must be able to ensure that the appointed general contractor delivers the project safely, to the required high quality standards and to the agreed budget within the agreed timescale.

Contract details: Project and subject to performance, possibly leading to a permanent position

Candidate Profile 

Interested Applicants must meet the following criteria and requirements (all of equal importance):
  • A Higher Diploma in Civil Engineering, Building and Construction, Architecture or other relevant field from recognized college and universities;
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in construction, architecture or engineering, preferably in a role similar to that of a Clerk of Works;
  • Experience of working on large scale construction projects, with proof of being able to deliver high quality construction projects;
  • Excellent people management skills;
  • Strong work ethic and strong numerical skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Good computer literacy and database management abilities;
  • Quick learner and team player;
  • Excellent written and verbal communicator in English and Kiswahili;
  • Strong sense of accountability and responsibility;
  • A logical mind with the capacity to overcome difficult problems creatively;
  • Good organizational skills;
  • A strong sense of ethics, honesty and integrity;
  • Ability to work under pressure, producing quality work with little supervision.
Roles and Responsibilities
  • To be One Acre Fund’s full time representative on-site throughout the construction phase;
  • Manage the appointed contractor efficiently to ensure that the project is built safely, to the required high quality standards and to the agreed budget within the agreed timescale;
  • Liaise with local authority representatives to ensure compliance with local building regulations;
  • Manage One Acre Fund’s on-site staff.  This is anticipated to consist of four members of staff working in areas of safety, quality control, finances and project programming;
  • To manage the implementation of One Acre Fund’s construction policies and procedures;
  • Manage public relations with local residents and businesses;
  • Represent One Acre Fund in a professional manner, reporting on progress and anticipated issues arising;
  • Manage the recording of daily on-site activities;
  • Manage the materials testing schedule, measuring of completed works, and issuing of sectional completion certificates;
  • Report to One Acre Fund Infrastructure Associate;
  • Provide constructive feedback to One Acre Fund of ways to improve the construction procedure, and to be constantly looking to deliver a high quality project and ensure that best practice is followed.
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.
 
Location: Kakamega, Kenya
Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible
 
Compensation: Competitive Salary.
Benefits:  Airtime, Transportation allowances and performance based Incentive
 
Career development: Twice annual career reviews and constant feedback. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development.

Position: Finance Assistant
 
Employer: One Acre Fund
 
Job Location:Kakamega, Kenya
 
Commitment: Project 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 six years, we have grown to serve 135,000 farm families with more than 1,000 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 about to construct a new office facility to accommodate around 250 employees and a residential facility with 60 dwellings in the Kakamega region. 

We are seeking individuals to manage the on-site financial activities on behalf of One Acre Fund. 

Contract details: Project and subject to performance, possibly leading to a permanent position

Candidate Profile 

Interested Applicants must meet the following criteria and requirements (all of equal importance):
  • Completion and good results in high school and college;
  • 3-5 years of experience in a similar capacity, with excellent references.  Construction experience is preferable, but not essential;
  • Accounting/Finance background preferred;
  • Strong work ethic and strong numerical skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Good computer literacy and database management abilities, particularly with Microsoft Excel;
  • Quick learner and team player;
  • Excellent written and verbal communicator in English and Kiswahili;
  • Strong sense of accountability and responsibility;
  • A logical mind with the capacity to overcome difficult problems creatively;
  • Good organizational skills;
  • A strong sense of ethics, honesty and integrity;
  • Ability to work under pressure, producing quality work with little supervision;
Roles and Responsibilities
  • To protect One Acre Fund’s financial position throughout the construction phase;
  • Approve and agree the appointed contractor’s monthly valuation;
  • Helping to create a robust Bill of Quantities prior to construction and compiling an estimated project cost;
  • At the pre-construction phase to be working with the project programme to produce a projected cash-flow throughout the construction phase;
  • Working with an assistant to confirm measured works completed and comparing with the Bill of Quantities;
  • Comply with One Acre Fund’s financial audit procedures to ensure financial transparency of the project;
  • Represent One Acre Fund in a professional manner, reporting on progress and anticipated issues arising;
  • Report to One Acre Fund Construction Manager;
  • Provide constructive feedback to One Acre Fund of ways to improve the financial reporting procedure, and to be constantly looking to deliver a high quality project and ensure that best practice is followed.
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.
 
Location: Kakamega, Kenya
Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible
 
Compensation: Competitive Salary.
Benefits: Airtime, Transportation allowances and performance based Incentive
 
Career development: Twice annual career reviews and constant feedback. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development.

Position: Health and Safety Officer
 
Employer: One Acre Fund
 
Job Location:Kakamega, Kenya
 
Commitment: Project 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 six years, we have grown to serve 135,000 farm families with more than 1,000 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 about to construct a new office facility to accommodate around 250 employees and a residential facility with 60 dwellings in the Kakamega region.  

We are seeking individuals to manage the health and safety standards of on-site construction activities on behalf of One Acre Fund.

Contract details: Project and subject to performance, possibly leading to a permanent position

Candidate Profile 

Interested Applicants must meet the following criteria and requirements (all of equal importance):
  • Experience of working on large scale construction projects, with proof of being able to address health and safety issues on construction projects;
  • Preferably 5+ years’ experience in a role relating to construction health and safety;
  • Excellent people management skills;
  • Good ability of working in a team situation;
  • Strong work ethic;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Good computer literacy and database management abilities;
  • Quick learner and team player;
  • Excellent written and verbal communicator in English and Kiswahili;
  • Strong sense of accountability and responsibility;
  • A logical mind with the capacity to overcome difficult problems creatively;
  • Good organizational skills;
  • A strong sense of ethics, honesty and integrity;
  • Ability to work under pressure, producing quality work with little supervision;
Roles and Responsibilities
  • To be One Acre Fund’s full time health and safety representative on-site throughout the construction phase;
  • Manage the appointed contractor efficiently to ensure that the project is built safely;
  • Deliver One Acre Fund site inductions to every new worker on site, outlining the health and safety expectations of the site;
  • Enforcing One Acre Fund’s high standards of safety throughout the construction phase;
  • Developing training sessions and regular toolbox talks (short training sessions) for all staff on site, as well as operation specific training as required;
  • Monitor the provision and upkeep of welfare facilities for the workforce;
  • Represent One Acre Fund in a professional manner, reporting on safety issues and developing a culture of safe working;
  • Manage the recording of daily on-site activities;
  • Report to One Acre Fund Construction Manager;
  • Provide constructive feedback to One Acre Fund of ways to improve the safety of the construction process, and to be constantly looking to deliver a high quality project and ensure that best practice is followed.  
  • One Acre Fund aims to deliver both of these projects with zero accidents.  This role will be fundamental in delivering that goal.
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.

Location: Kakamega, Kenya
Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible
 
Compensation: Competitive Salary.
 
Benefits:  Airtime, Transportation allowances and performance based Incentive
 
Career development: Twice annual career reviews and constant feedback. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development.

Career development: Twice annual career reviews and constant feedback. 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: Email cover letter and resume to Kenyajobs@oneacrefund.org (Subject line: Health and Safety Officer + the place you heard of the position).

Interested Applicants to submit their resumes and cover letter by the 8th of October 2014.

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