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One Acre Fund

Job Title: Kenya Data & Field Office Support Specialist
Job Summary: Providing significant support to the administrative and data systems side of our Field Operations and aggressively working to make them ready to scale to achieve our ambitious targets year on year.
Job Description: The Data & Field Office Support Specialist is tasked with providing significant support to the administrative and data systems side of our Field Operations program, while also aggressively working to make them ready to scale to achieve our ambitious targets year on year.

This specialist will manage our Field Office Support (FOS) team (50+ staff) which facilitates weekly execution of our program in the Field and the Centralized Execution Audit (CEA) team (10-15 staff) which audits weekly execution.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Strategy and Vision
·         Contribute to the Field Operations 5 Year Plan, annual ‘Objectives and Key Results’ goals and planning processes for the Field Operations Execution Team.
·         Measure progress against goals, regularly report on progress, and hold team accountable to delivering results in key strategic areas.
·         Drive their team to scale our program to more clients efficiently, while maintaining a high level of service.
Field Office Support, Centralized Execution Audits
·         Directly manage and mentor 3 sub-department managers (2 FOS Admin Coordinators and 1 CEA Coordinator)
·         Ensure that all of the sub-department tasks are executed to world-class standards including:
Field Office Support
·         Direct oversight of our Field Office Administration team (consisting of 45AAs, 6 AA Senior Supervisors and 2 AA Senior Coordinators).
·         Coordinate procurement of office supplies and materials to support district and regional offices.
·         Oversee and manage all activities relevant to supporting Field Admin Staff (hiring, onboarding, check-ins, performance reviews, budgeting etc.).
·         Facilitate resolution of challenges and issues raised by Field Admin Staff.
Annual District Transition
·         Support the planning, coordination and management of the entire annual seasonal transition process. This includes everything from scouting and securing new district and regional offices, hiring and onboarding new field office support teams, establishing and setting up new district vendors, and procurement of new office materials.
·         Coordinate with Expansion, Field Staff Management and Business Operations teams to reconfigure incentive delivery to sites and districts that have changed and support update process for backend changes in Roster and the Field Staff List to reflect the updated district configuration.
Centralized Execution Audits
·         Direct oversight of the CEA team (12 staff)
·         Facilitate creation of tools and materials to make survey tracking and completion more efficient by the CEA team
·         Monitor execution of ongoing weekly surveys facilitated by the two units within the CEA team (Strategy and Impact).
·         Collaboratively set Team KPIs and metrics to measure success.
·         Regularly solicit feedback from the wider team and other departments.
People Management Training
·         Serve as direct management line to 3 mid-level management staff who oversees significant sub-teams (Field Office Support and Centralized Execution Audits).
·         All told, oversee 64 full time staff.
·         Management will include oversight, weekly reporting meetings, performance reviews and development, strategic direction and support.
·         Ensure that all staff receive effective mentorship to promote career growth and capacity to handle the organization’s rapid growth.
·         Personally lead training sessions for senior staff members.
·         Lead and support hiring of staff members within your sub-team.
Team and Culture
·         Within your sub-team, ensure all staff members are connected to the mission and feel motivated to serve our farmers each day
·         Serve as a leader and role model to the Kenya team at large. Embody One Acre Fund’s core values: Humble Service, Hard Work, Continual Growth, Family of Leaders, Dream Big, and Integrity.
·         Monitor team morale, plan and mitigate any changes that could create disharmony amongst staff.
·         Implement best practices and initiatives that contribute to a more diverse and inclusive work environment.
·         Make Field Operations and One Acre Fund a great place to work.
Career Growth and Development
We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance.
We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.
Qualifications
·         At minimum, a bachelor’s degree is required for this position with strong demonstrated previous work experience
·         People management experience is a huge plus
·         Well-organized with demonstrated experience managing projects with high degree of complexity and detail

·         Ability and demonstrated experience to work under pressure, producing quality work with little supervision
·         Excellent written and verbal communicator with a strong sense of accountability and responsibility
·         Willingness to ask questions, comfort pointing out challenges or mistakes and an ability to give clear, direct
and professional upward and downward feedback
·         Humility. We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service to join our growing family of leaders
·         A willingness to commit to living in rural areas of Kenya for at least two years
·         Technical Skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office and/or Google Suite required
·         Language: English required in Kenya. Swahili-speakers strongly encouraged to apply
Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible
Job Location: Kakamega, Kenya
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Duration: Full-time job
Benefits: Health insurance, paid time off
Sponsor International Candidates: No; Must have existing rights to work in Kenya. Kenya nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
CLICK HERE to apply online

Job Title: Logistics Associate – Kenya
Job Summary: Coordinate the delivery of life-altering inputs to farmers across Kenya.
Job Description: Working with our One Acre Fund Logistics team presents the opportunity to build upon strong operational foundations, deepen and extend geographic reach, and explore new ways to impact our well-established network of thousands of farm families.
Distribution is fundamental to One Acre Fund’s core model and the logistics team is a cutting edge, cost-efficient, and professional rural delivery system. The Logistics Associate will be an integral part of the team that delivers millions of kilograms of goods each year directly to hundreds of thousands of farm families across Kenya.
Your work will have a tremendous impact on the organization’s key mission of serving smallholder farmers.
Responsibilities will include:
·         Executing Input Distributions throughout the growing season – planning and executing the delivery of life changing agricultural inputs to over 400,000 rural farmers across Kenya.
·         Serving as a liaison between One Acre Fund departments to ensure smooth execution of annual inputs distribution.
·         Managing a team of warehouse and logistics professionals. This includes roughly 15 warehouse teams as well as an office staff dedicated to critical activity planning, providing key oversight, and managing third-party partnerships.
·         Develop world class supply chain leaders through regular capacity building, mentorship, and stretch opportunities.
·         Building and managing a network of third-party service providers including transportation, warehousing, and input suppliers.
·         Designing and running operational trials with an emphasis on good data collection and analysis.
·         Implementing scalable policies and procedures to enable our program model to grow effectively as we expand our geographic density and reach.
·         Overseeing inventory management across all One Acre Fund Kenya warehouses.
·         Serve as strategic thought partner to Kenya Logistics Manager and decision maker impacting 400,000+ farmers.
Career Growth and Development
One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager and a global support team will commit significant time in your career development.
We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style 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.
Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions.
Qualifications
We are seeking exceptional professionals with 2-5 years of work experience and a strong desire to make a positive impact for Kenya’s hard-working farmers.
Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
·         Strong work experiences. Examples include a demanding professional work experience, or successful entrepreneurial experience, e.g. starting a field program in a developing country, leading a conference, starting a business, solid Volunteer Service Organization accomplishments, etc.
·         Experience in supply chain, logistics, or other operational management.
·         Strong analytical skills – ability to quickly review, synthesize, analyze and communicate data.
·         Strong educational background; a related degree in Supply Chain Management, applied mathematics, systems engineering, or operational management is preferred but not required. Lean Manufacturing or Six Sigma preferred.
·         Demonstrated leadership experience at work, or outside of work, enthusiasm for learning, and openness to feedback.
·         Ability to build teams and collaborate with colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
·         Experience directly managing individuals and teams.
Language: Fluent English required. A knowledge of Swahili or regional Kenyan languages are highly desired.
Preferred Start Date: Flexible
Location: Kakamega, Kenya
Duration: Minimum 2-year commitment, full-time job
Compensation: We offer a modest starting salary that affords a high quality of life in our areas of operation. This is a career-track role with performance-based raises and the ability to expand responsibilities over time.
Benefits: Health insurance, immunizations, flight, housing.
Sponsor International Candidates: Yes. Kenyan Nationals Preferred.
How to Apply
CLICK HERE to apply online

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