Sector: Nonprofit / International Development / Agriculture / Community Development

Function: Management

Employer: One Acre Fund

Job Location: Western Kenya

Commitment: Long Term Career 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 five years, we have grown to serve 70,000 farm families with more than 500 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 seeking individuals to take leadership positions in the organization as in our Headquarters and Regional Offices to effectively run operations.

We are looking for experienced staff in multiple disciplines – finance, marketing, logistics, administration and more.

Primary Duties of a Headquarters Manager

Assist in Management of Staff: Manage a staff of between 2 and 5 members. Provide constructive feedback and mentorship to staff.

Assist with Budgeting: Managers are responsible for maintaining a budget for their team and tracking costs in order to minimize unnecessary costs.

Set and Achieve Targets: One Acre Fund is a fast-paced organization that strives for excellence for every employee and in every task. Managers are responsible for setting weekly and monthly targets for their department and following up to ensure the targets are met.

Collaborate with Other Teams – There are many teams within the headquarters and the field staff. Managers are responsible for using clear communication among departments and to our hard working staff in the field.

Proactively Solve Problems – One Acre Fund needs decisive leadership on their team. Individuals who want to make each task better, not those who do not want to improve the situation around themselves or for their team. Managers must anticipate issues and solve them early.

If you have these skills and experiences in these areas, please highlight them on your cover letter and resume.


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.

Qualifications

We are seeking exceptional professionals with minimum of three years of work experience, and a demonstrated long-term passion for sustainable agricultural development in sub-Saharan Africa.

We are looking for extraordinary candidates that are proactive; 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 Demonstrated Experience at Managing a Team
  • Leadership experience at work, or outside of work. Experience managing other people.
  • Proven ability to set and meet targets on the job
  • Clear communicator/mentor
  • Proactively solve problems
  • Top-performing undergraduate degree in business, administration, finance, accounting, agricultural studies or other relevant fields from a recognized University (please include grades and test scores on your resume)
  • Integrity and a Positive Attitude
  • Demonstrated computer skills in email, internet usage, Microsoft Office
  • Demonstrates high quality work with a strong attention to detail
  • A willingness to commit to living in Western Province or Nyanza for a long term position
  • Language: Fluent in Kiswahili and English Required.
  • Passionate about serving smallholder farmers
Please highlight the following skills if you have them
  • Experience Managing Financial Systems and Accounting
  • Experience in Statistical Analysis
  • Experience in Large Scale Procure – supply chain logistics
  • Experience if factory management
Preferred Start Date: Flexible

Compensation: Competitive Salary with Performance Based Incentives

Benefits: NSSF and NHIF, airtime and small transportation 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 cover letter and resume to kenyajobs@oneacrefund.org (Subject line: Headquarters Manager + the place you heard of the position).

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Industry: Nonprofit / International Development / Agriculture

Function: Management

Employer: One Acre Fund

Job Title: Assistant Field Director

Job Location: Western Kenya

Commitment: Long Term Career Position

Organization Description

One Acre Fund is an agricultural 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 70,000 farm families with more than 500 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 seeking individuals to take leadership positions in the organization as district Field Directors.

Assistant field directors work closely with the field director and strategic advisor in a district. They are responsible the management of 4-8 Field Managers and on average 15-20 field officers. The districts serve between 2,000 and 19,000 farmers each season.

The position will begin with an extensive period of training on agricultural, management and necessary skills to manage a district.

The training period will include extensive shadowing; training classes and acting in the various field staff roles to understand the roles of the staff they will manage. One Acre Fund is looking for experienced, talented candidates who are committed to making a difference in farmers’ lives.

Primary Duties of an Assistant Field Director
  • Assist in Management of Staff: AFD will assist the FD in the hiring, training and the development of staff
  1. Manage ½ of the field managers and field officers in the district
  2. Conduct weekly meetings and trainings with field staff
  3. Conduct field visits focused on monitoring of field activities and Field Manager mentorship
  4. Delegate duties to Field Managers
  5. Lead weekly meetings with bookkeepers to ensure timely repayment
  6. Assist FD with planning of all district activities, including field operations, staff development, logistics, recruiting, etc.
  7. Lead special projects in a district – such as monitoring and evaluation programs
  • Assist with Budgeting – AFD will assist the FD in making the district budget and ensure implementations of all cash policies put in place.
  • Assists in Metrics Management – AFD’s supports the FD in the management of district key performance indicators,
  1. Analyze metrics to identify district problems and propose solutions
  2. Identify database issues and propose solutions
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.

Qualifications

We are seeking exceptional professionals with minimum of three years of work experience, and a demonstrated long-term passion for sustainable agricultural development in sub-Saharan Africa.

We are looking for extraordinary candidates that are proactive; 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, agricultural studies or other relevant fields from a recognized University (please include grades and test scores on your resume)
  • Prior management experience
  • Strong Ethical and Positive Attitude
  • Demonstrates high quality work with a strong attention to detail
  • Communicates clearly and effectively
  • Experience in training or mentorship or staff
  • A willingness to commit to living in Western Province or Nyanza for a long term position
  • Language: Fluent in Swahili and English Required. Knowlege of the local dialect will be an added advantage.
Preferred Start Date: February 2012

Compensation: Competitive Salary with Performance Based Incentives

Benefits: NSSF and NHIF, airtime and small transportation 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 cover letter and resume to kenyajobs@oneacrefund.org (Subject line: Assistant Field Director + the place you heard of the position).

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Reelforge Media Monitoring is the region's most exciting, advanced and fastest growing media monitoring and intelligence company.

Reelforge is a Kenyan company that was formed with a clear and focused mission: To completely redefine media monitoring within the region.

We invite applications for Media Analysts to join our hard working innovative team:

Qualifications and skills:
  • Minimum of a High School Diploma but a diploma would be preferred from a recognised Institution with a bias in Journalism /Marketing / Management / Business will be added advantage.
  • No prior experience necessary.
  • Must have good IT skills.
  • Business writing skills
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Must have good Customer relations and organisational skills with experience of planning and prioritising tasks and events
  • A Kenyan between 18 - 30 years, physically fit, able to work long hours.
  • Proficiency in Mijikenda, Burji,Rendille,Turkana,Kamba
Send your application with a detailed CV and a daytime telephone number, so as to reach us by 30th November 2011. Kindly disclose your current or past salary.

Failure to do so may disqualify your application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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World Concern Development Organization wishes to recruit a Disaster Program Manager to be based in Dadaab.

Primary Responsibilities

Under the direction and guidance of the DRM, Manage the disaster response operations and activities in Dadaab - Garissa County and Dhobley in South Somalia, covering the key tasks and responsibilities set out below.

The Project manager will also work in a wide range of response preparedness activities, support the strengthening and coordination of the Disaster response team capacity with the specific aim of minimizing the vulnerability of the affected population.

He /she will maintain relationships with local partners and organizations working in the area and report to and maintain contacts specifically with the disaster response team.

Essential Functions
  • Confirm needs in different sites/villages from the proposals
  • In collaboration with the DRM design plan of activities with project officers for different villages/sites
  • Establish coordination and networking relationships and seek collaborative work and partnerships with other humanitarian/development agencies involved in disaster response
  • Write and submit required project and progress reports, both narrative and financial, to the DRM and donors, including the weekly, bi-weekly and monthly reports.
  • Support disaster response projects in field locations, including travel to current/proposed project areas to perform rapid assessments, project formulation and inception, training and capacity-building, collaborating with the Disaster Response team.
  • Supervise project activities and ensure that timeliness, deadlines and quality control is met.
  • Find and assign appropriate resources including the human resource and materials needed for efficient implementation of project activities. And ensure that replacements are in place when the PO is on R&R.
  • Facilitate requests made by project officers of equipment and supplies needed in the field
  • Attend coordination and technical meetings in Dadaab in collaboration with Emergency Coordinator.
  • Maintain Protocol relationships with respective government officers and community leaders
  • Connect logistics with program activities – proactively according to plans
  • Coordinate the DR activities in close collaboration with DRM, Security Officer and Emergency oordinator.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the supervisor.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • At least three years field experience in community development.
  • Ability to manage national and multi ethnic staff
  • Previous experience within the field of project management
  • Excellent English written and verbal language skills as well as numeric skills.
  • Ability to function independently and take initiative as required in a constantly changing environment.
  • Good interpersonal skills in relationship development.
  • Tolerance for stress related to working and living in a cross-cultural, sometimes unstable, environment.
  • Above average ability using MS Office package
  • Fluent in Oral and Written English
Working Conditions/Environment
  • Based in Dadaab with Periodic travel to more remote field locations.
  • Multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment
  • Periods of unsocial working hours requiring flexibility
  • Basic office environment with periodic disruption of power, water, internet etc.
  • Living arrangements are in a team house or guest house with basic accommodations.
  • Working and living in a cross-cultural, sometimes unstable or insecure environment.
  • Apolitical, gender sensitive office setting.
  • Health and hygiene standards are often poor.
  • Drug free environment including alcohol and tobacco
Interested candidates should submit their applications, updated CV detailing their experience for the post, current email and phone contacts and three referees to worldconcernhr@wcdro.org by 23rd November, 2011.

Those who will not have heard from us by 20th December, 2011 should consider themselves unsuccessful.

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