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Administrative Assistant Job in Kenya - Communications

Industry: Nonprofit / International Development / Agriculture / Microfinance
Function: Communications Administrative Assistant  
Employer: One Acre Fund
Job Location: Bungoma, Western
Commitment: One-year Renewable Contract

Organization Description: One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the tools and financing they need to grow their way out of hunger and poverty. Instead of giving handouts, we invest in smallholder farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. 

Through a model of asset-based financing that addresses the full value chain, we provide a complete service bundle of seeds and fertilizer, financing for farm inputs, agricultural training, and market education - and we deliver these services within walking distance of the 180,000 rural farmers we serve in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania. 

One Acre Fund measures success in our ability to make more farmers more prosperous. We only serve farmers, and we always put Farmers First. 

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 and we are on track to serve one million farmers across 6 countries by 2020.

Job Description: We are seeking an experienced individual to assist our communications team with office-based administrative support. 

This role will report to the One Acre Fund communications field manager and work closely with communications officers in Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania to maintain and continuously improve efficient systems for organizing, maintaining and sharing company media. 

This position requires strong typing and computer skills, as well as strong inter-personal skills. Previous experience with Microsoft Word and Powerpoint are a must.

The successful candidate will be highly organized, a clear and confident communicator, and capable of conducting telephone interviews with farmers and staff from multiple countries. 

A successful candidate will also be capable of self-motivating and structured work planning. 

Primary Duties
  • Manage One Acre Fund Photo Archives and Request System
  • Manage One Acre Fund Farmer Story bank
  • Support Kenya Communications Team
  • Farmer Phone Interviews and Q&A’s
  • Content backup
  • English and Kiswahili Translationing
  • Communications Team Research Support
If you have skills and experience in these areas please highlight them in your application.

We are seeking motivated employees with an eagerness to learn new skills. Previous experience in administrative work is welcome but not required. 

S/he will demonstrate a long-term passion for agriculture in Western and will be familiar with the challenges faced by smallholder farmers. 

We are looking for extraordinary candidates that are organized and proactive; please only apply if you fit these criteria:
  • Diploma or certificate from a recognized academic institution
  • KCSE (minimum C)
  • Computer skills in email, Internet, and Microsoft Office
  • Strong written and oral communicator
  • Team player with ability to learn quickly and grow professionally
  • Proven ability to manage local level relationships
  • Fluent in Kiswahili and English
  • Passionate about serving smallholder farmers
Timeline: Resumes should be submitted by Friday 19th September 2014.

 Competitive Salary with Performance Based Incentives

 airtime, transport and housing allowances

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

One Acre Fund is an equal opportunity employer. 

To Apply

Email your cover letter and resume only to (Subject line: Communications Assistant + the place you heard of the position) and include salary expectations. 

Applicants who do not comply with this requirement will not be considered.

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