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Job Title: Kenya Internal Audit Lead

Location: Kakamega, Kenya
Job Summary: Seeking an exceptional Auditor with 3+ years of experience in internal audit to increase our efficiency and redirect additional resources in doubling the number of internal audit consulting work in the next 3 – 5 years.
About One Acre Fund: Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. We provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural trainings to improve harvests. We measure our success by our ability to make farmers more prosperous: On average, farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.

We are growing quickly. We currently serve more than 800,000 farm families in Eastern and Southern Africa, with more than 7,500 full-time staff, and we aim to serve 1 million farm families by 2020.
Job Description
Primary Responsibilities of the Kenya Internal Audit Lead will include:
·         Manage timely execution of the Kenya audit plan while adequately allocating resources across assignments.
·         Perform quality reviews for every audit deliverable and provide feedback to the team.
·         Communicate and monitor department’s Key Performance Indicator.
·         Lead the audit team in following up evidence of implementation of audit findings as per the “audit implementation plan’’ and tracked to ensure audit matters arising are fully resolved.
·         Develop annual department budget and monitor through the monthly budget vs. actual reviews.
·         Prepare and present quarterly updates for Kenya Country Director and Division Directors.
Secondary Responsibilities of the Kenya Internal Audit Lead will include:
·         Management of a team of five internal auditors with at least 2 direct reports. Team management includes:
·         Preparation of 2 biannual – Performance Development Review before the Human Resource set deadline;
·         Designing & monitoring direct reports Performance Development Plan;
·         Designing and monitoring direct reports Promotion Plan;
·         Monitor staff annual and sick leave days to ensure they are in compliance with HR Policy.
·         Design & implement quarterly (in March, June, September & November) training program for the internal audit team.
·         Identify, document & discuss with your direct manager on a quarterly basis the IA process improvement areas.
·         Spend 20% of your time executing ad-hoc management request as delegated by your direct manager.
·         Provide guidance and direction in the Annual Audit Planning Process using risk analysis techniques and develop draft annual audit plans for discussion with the Regional Internal Audit Lead.
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
We are seeking an auditor with at least three (3) year(s) of work experience and demonstrates a passion for our mission. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
·         3+ years work experience in internal / external audit with 1 year at team management.
·         Upper second class degree in a Business field (with a specialization in Accounting or Auditing).
·         Fully qualified accountant – CPA (III) or equivalent and /or holder of Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).
·         Demonstrate ability to conduct process analysis to achieve effective and efficient end to end business processes.
·         Ability to coordinate multiple assignments and prioritize effort and resources on high-value, high impact activities to achieve maximum performance and drive continuous organizational improvement.
·         Ability to proactively build rapport and work with others (especially all levels of management) more effectively and maintain strong work relationships and networks.
·         Ability to build teams and collaborate with colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
Language: English required.
Preferred Start Date: January 2020
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.
Application link: https://grnh.se/fcd48a821
Closing date: January 3rd, 2020
 
Job Title: Kenya Director of Field Operations
Location: Kakamega, Kenya
We are seeking an exceptional candidate with experience leading large and complex field programs.
This role will manage a very large team and be responsible for growing that team and ensuring that programmatic benchmarks are met.
About One Acre Fund: Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. We provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural trainings to improve harvests. We measure our success by our ability to make farmers more prosperous: On average, farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.
We are growing quickly. We currently serve more than 800,000 farm families in Eastern and Southern Africa, with more than 7,500 full-time staff, and we aim to serve 1 million farm families by 2020.
Job Description: The Field Operations team is the heart of our program directly serving clients. As the Field Operations Director, you will directly manage our team of 3,000+ staff and lead the implementation of our high-impact program across four sub-teams: field execution, field deliveries, customer service, and field staff management. You will report directly to the Deputy Country Director – Program.
You will:
·         Guide daily operations and set strategy to improve our largest country program
·         Create strategies ensuring this team can continue 25%+ annual growth
·         Improve daily execution, ensuring customer service is the forefront of our work
·         Develop and grow our team of over 3,000 staff, across multiple regions in Kenya
·         Improve sales, training, and portfolio management ability of field staff.
·         Hire and mentor future leaders, to promote rapid career growth and program expansion.
·         Promote customer-centricity across core operations, and increase program impact
·         Ensure our customer-service remains focused on delivering real, tangible impact to customers
·         Oversee and improve our training efforts, ensuring they are streamlined
·         Shape country-level strategy
·         As a member of the senior-leadership team, guide long-term strategy for the Kenya Program.
·         Translate this strategy into improvement projects and execution plans for the Field Operations Team.
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
We are looking for professionals with 10+ years of relevant work experience, and a passion for serving smallholder farmers.
Candidates who fit the following criteria are encouraged to apply:
·         8+ years of managing a successful and large team
·         Project management and execution: Ability to develop, plan, and execute complex programs across a large team
·         Growth mindset: Enthusiasm for learning, feedback and continuous improvement
·         Results-oriented: You set goals and take ownership of driving towards them
·         Cross-cultural fluency: You will collaborate with colleagues from diverse backgrounds
·         Leadership experience in the marketing sector is an advantage
·         Strong educational background; minimum Bachelor’s Degree
·         A willingness to commit to living in a rural area for at least two years
·         English required; Kiswahili strongly preferred
Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible.
Job Location: This role is based in Kakamega. You may work up to 50% from another location of your choice.
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.
Application link: https://grnh.se/86e370891
Closing date: January 3rd, 2020
          
One Acre Fund
Job Title: Kenya Health, Safety & Security Specialist
Location: Kakamega, Kenya
Job Summary: Seeking an experienced health, safety, & security professional to play a key role in supporting our greatest and most valuable asset – our staff – to undertake their work in a safe and secure environment, and contribute to long-term HSS strategy & vision.
About One Acre Fund: Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. We provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural trainings to improve harvests. We measure our success by our ability to make farmers more prosperous: On average, farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.
We are growing quickly. We currently serve more than 800,000 farm families in Eastern and Southern Africa, with more than 7,500 full-time staff, and we aim to serve 1 million farm families by 2020.
Job Description: We are looking for an experienced health, safety, and security professional to play a key role in the Kenya Corporate Operations Department. We believe that our team is our greatest and most valuable asset. We also understand that our locations of work can at times pose heightened risks. Given this, we prioritize investing in the safety, security and well-being of our team, and so see this as role as absolutely critical to the success of the organisation.
The Health, Safety, and Security Specialist will be a key deputy to the Global HSS Manager, and will work closely with the Global HSS team to develop and implement the Kenya HSS strategy and vision. S/he will collaboratively deliver this strategy through simple, effective and scalable systems to proactively mitigate risk and improve our preparedness to keep our staff safe and healthy. S/he will also be responsible for contributing to the response to any situations that do arise, such as staff injury in the field or liaising with local authorities in the aftermath of security incidents.
The specific goals of this role are to:
·         Further develop relationships with local security stakeholders and independently expand a network of information sources to update the security information gathering tracker;
·         Hold regular (weekly) check-ins with Global HSS to discuss findings and determine necessary security communications strategy;
·         Provide weekly security updates to country leadership;
·         Develop an understanding of the threshold for sending out ad-hoc security alerts to country staff, and able to draft and send updates with minimal Global HSS involvement;
·         Ensure the implementation of safety and security minimum standards compliance at all office/residence locations;
·         Complete security assessment checklists and develop recommended risk mitigation measures with some guidance from Global HSS;
·         Act as a primary or secondary responder to security incidents involving all staff during office hours, and escalating incident response management to CRO/HSS leadership when necessary;
·         May be required to provide after-hours support on an ad-hoc basis to staff involved in medical/security incidents;
·         Provide security-related on-boarding and other security-related trainings to selected staff.
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
We are seeking an exceptional professional with 5+ years of work experience and ideally a demonstrated passion for our mission.
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.
·         Experience implementing security management strategies for organisations of similar size/scope to One Acre Fund.
·         Experience in a role that requires action as a first responder to security/medical incidents.
·         Experience working closely with local authorities.
·         Strong educational background – a bachelor’s degree.
·         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.
·         Language: English & Swahili fluency required.
·         5+ years’ work experience.
Preferred Start Date: 30th March 2020
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. Kenyans are strongly encouraged to apply.
Application link: https://grnh.se/e2e29aa71
Closing date: January 3rd, 2020

Job Title: Kenya Chief of Staff
Job Location: Kakamega, Kenya
Job Summary: Seeking an excellent strategic thinker and strong communicator to make the Country Leadership Team more effective. This role is an opportunity to drive program results and shape organization culture.
Job Description: The Chief of Staff (CoS) will be an essential part of a leadership team that manages the largest program in One Acre Fund and one of the largest social enterprises in Africa. The Kenya program serves over 395,000 clients, manages over $50m in loans and over 3,000 staff. By 2030, we aim to transform every farming community in Kenya, and serve more than 1.5 million Kenyan farm families.
The Chief of Staff will report directly to Country Leadership.
In this role, you will to drive results, advise senior leadership, shape organisation culture and make your colleagues better at their jobs.
·         Lead Strategic Planning. Develop relationships with Kenya Division Heads and work with them and Country Leadership to coordinate country wide strategic planning
·         Lead Internal Communications. Maintain a regular touchpoint with the Global Internal Communications Lead and take the lead role on internal comms for the Kenya program
·         Improve Team Culture and Performance. Work with the Kenya People Director to manage and accelerate projects that can improve Kenya wide team culture and performance
·         Support Senior Recruiting. Work with the Country Leadership team to provide support for Director and Senior Director recruiting and support overall country wide recruiting.
·         Lead Important Strategic Projects. Take full ownership of projects that have country wide strategic importance but do not fit into a current divisions scope of responsibilities.
·         Government Relations Liaison. Be the liaison point between all program teams and Kenya’s government relations (GR) team to improve coordination and outcomes.
Career Growth and Development: We have a 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 shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.
Qualifications
We are seeking candidates with 5+ years work experience as a manager or director in a fast-growing organization, and a propensity for innovation.
We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with patience and a humble approach to service. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
·         6+ years of experience total and 3+ years of experience in senior management roles that required significant coordination, communications and people related experience.
·         Motivated by helping others. This role is not about individual achievements but about supporting leadership and the broader Kenya team.
·         Strong collaboration skills and proficient at understanding motivations of different groups and teams and supporting them to work together.
·         Ability to work independently managing oneself in a fast-paced, results-oriented work environment.
·         Humility. We are looking for passionate professional who combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience and a humble approach to service and interested in joining our family of leaders.
·         A passion for One Acre Fund’s program and the desire to advance our mission based on a genuine and humble commitment to serving the poor
·         At a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree is required for this position.
·         Language: English required
Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible
Job Location: This role is based in Kakamega. You may work up to 35% from another location of your choice.
Compensation: Consistent with experience
Duration: Full-time job.
Benefits: Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits
Sponsor International Candidates: No; Must have existing rights to work in Kenya.
Application link: https://grnh.se/22e0a2da1
Closing date: January 3rd, 2020

Job Title: Kenya Customer Protection Specialist
Location: Kakamega, Kenya
Job Summary: We are looking for exceptional candidates with 1-2 years of experience to help us deliver a rapidly expanding vision of customer service.
About One Acre Fund: Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. We provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural trainings to improve harvests. We measure our success by our ability to make farmers more prosperous: On average, farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.
We are growing quickly. We currently serve more than 800,000 farm families in Eastern and Southern Africa, with more than 7,500 full-time staff, and we aim to serve 1 million farm families by 2020.
Job Description: The Customer Protection (CP) Specialist has full, independent ownership of the CP calling team and actively trains the CP Deputy Supervisor to take on additional responsibilities for weekly management of this large scale, high-risk survey that reaches 10% of our customer base each season. Through further training, the CP Specialist is aiming to downshift CP survey maintenance in order to 1) provide vertical growth to the Deputy Supervisor position, and 2) open up their bandwidth for a larger scope of work in the Customer Service (CS) portfolio.
With a downshift of CP survey maintenance, the CP Specialist is expected to take on additional ownership of the CS portfolio with greater independence, initiative, and drive. This includes managing CP data in the Kenya program and working closely with the Field Operations department to feed customer assessment of our service back into our approach to mitigating harassment.
The CP survey is designed to reach 10-15% of every site within the program and checks on customer protection throughout every major field activity (i.e., enrollment, delivery, impact, repayment). This insight is channeled into CS improvement work that cuts across Field Operations, Program Design, and Systems so that we can increase retention and program perception throughout the country.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
CP Team Management (25%)
·         Directly managing one CP Supervisor
·         Indirectly managing five or six Senior CP Officers
·         Conducting weekly check-ins with CP Supervisor and monthly team meetings with all Senior CP Officers
·         Directly contributing to or delegating team building activities and professional development of the team members
·         Maintaining high-level oversight of CP Senior Officer performance (i.e., weekly updates from the CP Supervisor, real-time QC of phone calls, and supervision of biannual professional development reviews)
CP Survey and Data Management (30%)
·         Monitoring CP survey with weekly checks and maintenance of survey management tools
·         Automating CP management tools in order to downshift CP survey maintenance and monitoring to CP Supervisor
·         Assisting in CP survey phone calls (with Kiswahili or Kikuyu populations)
·         Identifying and troubleshooting survey challenges between the CP call agents and Field Operations and Case Investigations teams
·         Conducting two annual CP resets through adapting CP survey platform, call trackers, question translations, and survey management tools
·         Defining process details for annual CP survey resets (September and January) to downshift to CP Supervisor
·         Serving as CP survey representative within the Kenya program and as key deputy with global CP
·         Administering handover of CP data to content owners (in Performance Management, Program Design, and others) as needed for CS-facing work (e.g., CP scores)
·         Managing CP data and executing on data analysis for special CP projects and trimester reports
·         Leading CP improvement projects up to medium complexity and co-leading improvement projects up to high complexity

Customer Service Improvement (35%)
·         Leading or contributing to improvement projects within the larger body of CS work with ability to independently scope/sketch sub-projects
·         Leading or contributing significantly to CS focused research in the Field through field visits, meetings with Field Leaders, and SFD presentations
·         Serving as key deputy in forward movement for improved customer service efforts in the Field
·         Promoting CP and CS work through departmental meetings (i.e., FTSP or Weekly Execution Meetings) as well as contributing to cross-department and cross-country CP/CS meetings
Short Term Support Liaison (5%)
·         Maintaining dashboard displays for weekly discussions
·         Facilitating technical dashboard transitions during seasonal shifts (i.e., enrollment, delivery, training, repayment)
·         Acting as CP representative during monthly STS discussions to contribute to decision-making around performance improvement strategies
·         Serving as a STS liaison to the Field Staff Management (FSM) team to assist in action plan template creation and record-keeping
·         Conducting periodic audits of STS work to determine effective strategies for struggling districts and to scope STS improvement work
Professional Development / Mentorship (10%)
·         Engaging in Professional Development courses offered by the Training Department
·         Maintaining a mentorship with Program Specialist or Program Associate to build Field fluency and program understanding
·         Maintaining a mentorship with Program Specialist or Program Associate to build technical skills (specifically R)
·         Visiting the Field at a minimum of bi-quarterly (2 times every 3 months) to observe field activities and leverage that into CP project work
·         Engaging in self-study with Microsoft, Google Suite, and R tools for an increase in technical skills
·         Promoting work through presentations to the Field Operations and Program Design teams
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
We are seeking individuals with good technical skills and some analytical skills as well as a demonstrated passion for sustainable agricultural development in sub-Saharan Africa.
We are looking for exceptional candidates that wish to be a proactive member of a rapidly expanding vision of customer service.
Please only apply if you fit the criteria below:
·         Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Office and Google Suite
·         Additional technical skills welcome, but not required
·         Stamina / Ability to work on a prolonged project
·         Demonstrated strong attention to detail
·         Proactive problem solving personality
·         Self-motivator / Initiator of obtaining new skills
·         Clear communicator
·         Integrity and humility
·         Positive attitude and willingness to learn
·         University degree (please include grades and test scores on your resume)
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.
Application link: https://grnh.se/a10f756f1
Closing date: January 11, 2020

Job Title: Kenya Retail Operations Associate
Location: Kakamega, Kenya
Job Summary: Seeking an exceptional retail professional with 5+ years of experience to drive the successful expansion our rural retail model from the pilot stage to a fully scalable operation.
About One Acre Fund: Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. We provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural trainings to improve harvests. We measure our success by our ability to make farmers more prosperous: On average, farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.
We are growing quickly. We currently serve more than 800,000 farm families in Eastern and Southern Africa, with more than 7,500 full-time staff, and we aim to serve 1 million farm families by 2020.
Job Description: The Retail Operations Associate will play a key role in the establishment and success of this new team at One Acre Fund. By 2030, we aim to transform every farming community in Kenya, and serve more than 1.5 million Kenyan farm families.
In order to achieve this ambitious goal we are planning to expand our pilot rural retail model. This will allow us to provide our farm inputs and services to farm families on a cash-sale basis, rather than requiring the farmer to enroll for a loan.
The Retail Operations Associate will report to the Operations Lead and will help expand the retail operations from the current 10 shops up to 100+ by the end of 2020.
You will:
·         Develop and implement systems and processes to promote efficient daily retail operations in multiple shops spread across a wide geographical area;
·         Develop trainings and management tools for shop staff to deliver excellent customer service, and great professional development for our staff;
·         Manage a rapidly growing team across the shops, investing in their professional growth.
·         Work with our recruitment team to recruit and build the Retail Operations team in line with the expansion plan;
·         Meaningfully contribute to the evolution of this rural retail model from a proven pilot to a fully operational model, operating across Kenya.
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
We are seeking an exceptional professional with 5+ years of work experience and ideally a demonstrated passion for our mission.
Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
·         5+ years of experience in Retail Operations;
·         Bachelors degree in Business Management, Retail Operations, or similar related field
·         Experience delivering consistent and scalable retail experiences;
·         Experience managing work across multiple sites across a wide geographic area;
·         Experience managing the daily operations of a retail business.
Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible
Job Location: Kakamega, Kenya
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Duration: Full-time job
Benefits: Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits
Sponsor International Candidates: No; Must have existing rights to work in Kenya. Kenyans are strongly encouraged to apply.
Application link: https://grnh.se/4bae1fd21
Closing date: January 11, 2020

Job Title: Uganda Program Design Associate
Location: Jinja, Uganda
Job Summary: Seeking a professional with 2-5 years experience of program design and implementation in rural contexts. Responsible for designing and crafting our farmer-facing program to help drive expansion and farmer adoption of products.
About One Acre Fund: Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. We provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural trainings to improve harvests. We measure our success by our ability to make farmers more prosperous: On average, farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.
We are growing quickly. We currently serve more than 800,000 farm families in Eastern and Southern Africa, with more than 7,500 full-time staff, and we aim to serve 1 million farm families by 2020.
Job Description
The first half of your job is to ensure our farmers understand our wide set of products, and are changing their behaviours accordingly through highly impactful trainings.
You work closely with:
·         Our M&E team to understand how we can maximize impact from existing products and behaviours and you update and innovate on our training content accordingly.
·         Our Product Innovations team to maximize impact from new products, services and practices
·         Our Field Operations team, who ultimately deliver all the content you are creating, to ensure strong understanding and buy in behind our products, services and impact strategy.
Success in your role is measured by our ability to optimize each season’s impact and thereby hit our impact targets.
The second half of your job is to help build our field-facing strategies, setting our Field Team up for success:
·         Work with Operations (Field Operations and Systems) to develop practical solutions to field challenges
·         Design and build the enrollment and repayment strategies for our field team and transform them into understandable training elements for our FIeld Leaders and Field Officers
·         As part of the Steering Committee for Uganda, help to build the long-term country programme direction and strategy
·         Undertake post-mortems at the end of each major programme phase and develop action-focused recommendations for future programme improvements
·         Manage the field team calendar and seasonal activities, support in price setting and product selection.
·         Sit on the impact working group
Success in these areas will be measured through Field Team performance, specifically repayment of our credit portfolio and hitting growth metrics such as overall farmer numbers.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Creating, monitoring, executing and adjusting (if needed) an Annual Impact Strategy:
·         You will work with the Impact Lead, and in close collaboration with PI, M&E, Field Ops and our Systems Teams to create/update and present an outstanding Impact Strategy every season.
·         In addition to help creating the annual Impact Strategy, you also own the creation of an execution plan to ensure that this strategy is effectively implemented. This includes coordination of key stakeholders who may be implementing certain aspects of the strategy.
·         Once launched, you are responsible for monitoring how this strategy plays out in field and if needed adjust and respond to challenges and opportunities as they unfold
Optimizing our Impact Training Portfolio/Farmer Training Uptake/Retention:
·         As we are growing our product portfolio and our program is becoming more complex and tackling a wider range of challenges such as income diversification, soil health, nutrition, etc. you will need to explore new and innovative ways of delivering training content and/or techniques for better knowledge retention
·         We expect you to frequently spend a lot of time in the field with our farmers and with the field team to understand what works and what does not so that you constantly re-iterate and improve our techniques for behaviour change.
·         Lastly, it’s critical that you operate through the formal processes set up by the Field Team to ensure the right content goes out at the right time – in each and every district
Protecting our Farmers from External Impact Threats:
·         To minimize the time spent on responding to unforeseen impact threats, you will:
1.   Work with our global/in country team to prevent/prepare our farmers for the biggest impact threat.
2.   Work across our Field and Systems team to ensure we have the systems/protocols build out to respond to risks with minimal disruptions
·         Keep a close eye on our Client Engagement database and foster ongoing dialogue with Field Leaders to pick up challenges as early as possible.
·         In the event of unforeseen challenges, you will help:
·         Prioritize the response: Deprioritize and carefully weigh the cost of the response against the risk. You quickly and systematically quantify an impact risk and advise if/how we respond
·         Coordinate/optimize the response: Your leadership skills here could range from ‘only’ securing agronomic advice from experts and ensuring Field Ops update next week’s meeting agenda to rapidly aligning the organization behind a seed swap
·         Learning for the future: Ensure that lessons learned reach the team that can proactively prevent the risk in the future
Planning Field Activities
·         Building out detailed process and plans for each seasonal activity.
·         Monitoring and trading off activities for the field team where needed to prioritise tasks at the appropriate time.
·         Coordinating between different departments to feed into field based actions
Team Management
·         You manage the Programme Design team. You will be responsible for their professional development, performance, efficiency and team culture in accordance with One Acre Fund management principles and expectations.
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
We are seeking one exceptional professional with 5+ year(s) of work experience and ideally a demonstrated passion for our mission.
Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
·         Strong educational background; degrees in Rural Development, Agronomy, or research in rural environments preferred.
·         5+ years of relevant work experience which includes qualitative and quantitative research on smallholder agriculture, with an emphasis on behavior change and adoption of improved technologies (products or practices), preferably including some work around agroforestry.
·         Experience of working in Extension Services, or implementing development programmes in rural locations 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.
·         Language: English required. Luganda and/or Lusoga strongly desired.
·         Prior experience with research and extension project design and management, ideally including participatory methods, on-farm trials, surveys and focus groups
·         Strong interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate and coordinate work across multiple teams
·         Ability to easily explain complex technical concepts in plain language
·         Strong ability to stay organized to simultaneously manage the complexity of our products, regions, calendars, effectively prioritising to meet short- and long-term deadlines
·         Analytical ability to effectively identify and prioritize impact opportunities
·         Passion for collaborating with and training others, with strong experience in contributing to capacity building and professional development of colleagues and direct reports
·         Humility. We have a fantastic and likeable team. We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service.
·         We place a lot of value on the ability to proactively respond to open and frank feedback in order to grow as individuals and a team as well as constructively and respectfully give feedback
Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible
Job Location: Jinja, Uganda
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Duration: Full-time job.
Benefits: Health insurance, paid time off
Sponsor International Candidates: Yes. Uganda country nationals / East Africans are strongly encouraged to apply.
Application link: https://grnh.se/7ef9955d1
Closing date: January 11, 2020

Job Title: Policy Specialist
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Job Summary: The Policy Specialist will support our policy analysis and regulatory work in growth countries and pilot countries, with a focus on risk mitigation and advocacy projects.
About One Acre Fund: Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. We provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural trainings to improve harvests. We measure our success by our ability to make farmers more prosperous: On average, farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.
We are growing quickly. We currently serve more than 800,000 farm families in Eastern and Southern Africa, with more than 7,500 full-time staff, and we aim to serve 1 million farm families by 2020.
Job Description: The Policy Specialist will support our policy analysis and regulatory work in our growth countries and pilot countries. They will report to the Africa Policy Lead and sit on the Global Government Relations and Policy team. The Policy Specialist will be responsible for risk monitoring and analysis, government compliance support, advocacy projects, stakeholder mapping and outreach, and other ad-hoc policy tasks. The ideal candidate has experience working in political or regulatory environments in Sub-Saharan Africa. Legal experience is also a plus.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Risk Monitoring and Analysis:
·         Design and execute political and regulatory risk monitoring systems in at least 4 countries of operation.
·         Maintain those systems over time and propose iterations that incorporate additional complexity as programs grow in size and scope.
·         Complete targeted research and produce policy analysis on areas of heightened risk to our programs.
·         Communicate with country and global leadership on risks that are relevant to our programs, and make recommendations on how to move forward.
Regulatory Compliance Support:
·         Support field teams in Malawi, Uganda, Zambia, and our pilot countries to ensure they are compliant with all government regulations, and help them create innovative systems to track their progress.
·         Support Global Sourcing, Insurance, Agricultural Research, and other global teams in ensuring that their activities are compliant with all regulations across countries.
Advocacy projects:
·         Identify and execute advocacy projects that improve the operating environment for smallholder farmers on a national or regional level.
·         Before the start of each advocacy project, define the potential impact, window of opportunity, definition of success, and buy-in from internal stakeholders.
·         Gain rapid fluency across a number of public sector interest areas in order to build an understanding of advocacy needs, including seed and fertilizer, extension, solar electrification, taxation, and more.
Stakeholder Mapping and Outreach:
·         Act as One Acre Fund’s representative in public stakeholder meetings where regulations are debated.
·         Act as One Acre Fund’s representative on private sector associations or industry groups that address key programmatic issues.
·         Act as One Acre Fund’s representative in meetings with bilateral or multilateral donors that are focused on regulatory changes and projects.
·         Ad-hoc policy projects as required
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
We are seeking one exceptional professional with at least 2 years of work experience and a demonstrated interest in policy analysis work.
Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
·         Experience working in political or regulatory environments in Sub-Saharan Africa
·         Demonstrated organizational abilities, particularly in unstructured environments
·         High attention to detail
·         Strong written and oral communication skills
·         Collaborative approach; ability to work across many different departments effectively
·         Good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service
·         English fluency required, French or Swahili is a plus
Travel
Due to the high degree of political and regulatory fluency that is required to be successful in this role, we expect the Policy Specialist to spend the first 6 months of their role working in other One Acre Fund countries (with housing provided by One Acre Fund).
After that, they can be based in any East or Southern African city where we have operations (and where the applicant has work authorization). Note that after the initial 6 months, the applicant should expect to spend at least 15% of their time traveling.
Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible
Job Location: Any East or Southern African city where we have operations and where the applicant has work authorization (Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Burundi or Malawi)
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 either Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Burundi or Malawi.
Application link: https://grnh.se/05d2b2f61
Closing date: January 11, 2020
One Acre Fund never asks candidates to pay any money or pay for tests at any stage of the interview process. Official One Acre Fund emails will always arrive from an @oneacrefund.org address. Please report any suspicious communication here (globalhotline@oneacrefund.org).

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