Industry: Non-profit / International Development / Agriculture

Function: Administration

Employer: One Acre Fund

Job Title: Executive Assistant

Job Location: Western Kenya (English is required, French is also desirable)

Commitment: Two-year minimum

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 five years, we have grown to serve 65,000 farm families with more than 500 full-time field staff.

Job Description

One Acre Fund is a rapidly-growing organization, and increasingly needs professional support in the area of administration and support.

We are seeking somebody to work closely with the founder to provide administration support.

Initial tasks would be similar to that of an executive assistant, but a position with possibility for growth.

We are seeking someone to eventually take on additional administrative duties and potentially become an administration officer.

Special Assistant to the CEO

Donor relations: Arrange all logistics of donor visits including housing, food, visit agenda, and sometimes accompany donors into the field.

Calendar: Keep calendars of key outward-facing staff, set up conference calls, etc.

Construction and housing management: Supervising construction projects, housing rental and construction, furnishing, etc.

Security management: Supervising our security manager, making security improvements, arranging outside security contracts.

Vehicle maintenance: Supervise mechanics in regular vehicle repair and maintenance.

Legal compliance: Tax filings, work visas, etc.

Medical support: Preventing malaria amongst staff (e.g. mosquito netting, spraying), ordering of drugs, arranging timely treatment.

Possible promotion to Administration Officer with good performance:

Initiation of projects: Similar duties to the above, but an administration officer would largely anticipate needs, and initiate his or her own projects, proactively.

Development of staff: An administration officer would invest significant time in the development of their staff. Example staff include construction manager, security manager, vehicle manager, assistant pool.

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.


We are seeking exceptional professionals with 1 to 5+ years of work experience, and a demonstrated long-term passion for international development.

We are looking for extraordinary candidates that are proactive, have leadership confidence, the ability to learn, are a clear communicator, and have a good attitude.

Please only apply if you fit these criteria:
  • Strong work experiences. Examples include a demanding professional work experience in business or NGO’s, or successful entrepreneurial experience (e.g. starting a field program, leading a conference, or starting a business)
  • Leadership experience at work, or outside of work
  • Top-performing undergraduate degree in business, administration, social sciences or other relevant fields from a recognized University (please include grades and test scores on your resume)
  • Prior administration experience is ideal, but mostly we are looking for a smart generalist.
  • Humility and personal stability. We have a fantastic and likeable team. We are looking for passionate professionals that combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service
  • A willingness to commit to living in rural areas of East Africa for at least two years
  • Language: English required, and French nice-to-have
Preferred Start Date: Flexible

Compensation: Competitive Salary for administrative position.

Benefits: NSSF and NHIF, airtime and small transportation allowances

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

Sponsor International Candidates: Yes

One Acre Fund is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply

Email cover letter and resume to

Subject line: Executive Assistant + name of the site that referred you.

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