Industry: Nonprofit / International Development

Function: Administration and Operations

Employer: One Acre Fund

Job Title: Operations and Administration Specialist

Job Location:
Rural Kenya

Commitment: Two-year minimum

Organization Description

One Acre Fund is a growing 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 six years, we have grown to serve 75,000 farm families with more than 500 full-time field staff.

Job Description

We are looking for an extremely organised, passionate and capable individual to help expand our administration department as One Acre Fund grows.

Initial tasks would be similar to that of an administration officer, but we are seeking someone to eventually take on management responsibilitiesand hold a key position within our administration department.

Essential Skills and Experience
  • At least 2 years leadership experience
  • Experience with finance and accounts
  • Highly skilled with computer software, particularly Microsoft Office (including Excel)
  • Strong ability to work within deadlines
  • Ability to multitask and prioritise – You will be managing several projects at once and must be able to complete them in order of priority.
  • Attention to detail – One Acre Fund has exceptionally high standards and all projects must be completed to a very detailed level.
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Excellent communication and high level of professionalism.
  • Must live or be willing to relocate to Bungoma, Western Kenya.
Desirable Skills and Experience
  • Leadership experience – You will be managing several teams, and we are looking for someone who has great leadership qualities.
  • Experience in business, entrepreneurship or NGO administration
  • Procurement experience
  • Ability to work long hours – All One Acre Fund employees are passionate about what they do. We are a professional organisation and our employees often work outside regular hours in order to achieve fantastic results.
Education Qualification
  • A Higher Diploma in the relevant field of study.
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 are a rapidly expanding organisation and there is significant capacity for career growth in roles that each person can be passionate about.

Areas of Responsibility
  • Staff travel and transport - Researching and timely booking low cost flights for staff. Responsible for vehicle fleet management including maintenance, insurance and necessary documentation.
  • Accommodation and property management - Ensure that all visitors and staff have appropriate accommodation, source new rental/buying options for our expanding team and ensure documentation is legal and current.Ensure that bills and rent are paid on a timely basis
  • Construction and maintenance - Ensuring our properties are maintained to a professional level, including ensuring all new construction work is of professional quality, and all utilities are in order. You may eventually be responsible for managing our construction and maintenance team.
  • Health - Ensure that all staff are properly vaccinated according to programs/schedules and equipment is always fully stocked.Ensure that emergency health procedures are in place
  • Security - Ensure that our security service is well managed, security guard attendance is high and emergency security procedures are in place.
  • Management and development of staff - You may eventually be managing our security, construction, vehicle maintenance and special projects support teams. Ensure that all managers report on a timely basis, perform excellently, and have full control over their departments and construct trainings for managers to improve on areas of weaknesses.
  • Expense and finance management - You will become responsible for the finances of your team. This entails close monitoring of expenses, arranging audits, brainstorming cost saving techniques, and creating a budget for the administration team.
  • Procurement - You will be responsible for ensuring that all purchases are genuine and at the best possible price. This demands considerable negotiating and research skills, as well as thorough auditing.
Timeline: Resumes should be submitted by April 28th 2012

Compensation:
Competitive Salary with Performance Based Incentives

Benefits: NSSF and NHIF, airtime and 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: Operations and Administration Specialist + the place you heard of the position) and include salary expectations.

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Want to make a difference in our world by meeting the challenges of feeding and powering a growing planet?

Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont Business, is a respected leader in the agricultural industry.

We are the world’s leading developer and supplier of hybrid seed corn and branded varietal soybean seed.

We seek the following individuals at Pioneer Hi-Bred Kenya Limited, a subsidiary of Pioneer Hi-Bred International:

Country Manager


Requirements:
  • A BSc in Crop Science or Agronomy (postgraduate studies in Business Management would be preferred)
  • 10 or more years’ successful sales/marketing management experience
  • Experience in agriculture and grain crop production
  • Experience within a sales network
  • Business reporting and budgeting experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skilLs
  • Visionary Leadership
  • Strategic decision-making skills
  • TechnicaL/professional knowledge of agriculture and business
  • Bilingual (English and Afrikaans).
Please forward your CVs to countrymanager@pioneer.com

Sales Agronomist

Requirements:
  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy or Crop Science
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a sales position
  • Selling skills
  • Communication skills (groups and one on one)
  • Relationship building skills
  • Technical competence and product knowledge
  • A drive for results
  • The ability to manage sales execution and analyse chalLenges
  • Training and coaching skills
  • Listening skilLs
  • The confidence to provide direction and manage objections.
Please forward your CVs to kenya.agronomist@pioneer.com

Finance Controller

Requirements:
  • 3+ years’ finance experience
  • A university degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics
  • Chartered Accountant certification would be a plus
  • Good computer skills in Excel and presentations and financial and legacy systems such as GCAP, DSAP, etc
  • Proficiency in Business English
  • Leadership skills
  • Strategic thinking
  • A high degree of independence and the ability to work with minimal day-to-day supervision
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Highly effective communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
Please forward your CVs to kenya.finance@pioneer.com

Warehouse & Shipping Leader

Requirements:
  • A diploma in Accounting
  • 3-5 years’ warehousing and shipping experience
  • A certificate in Sampling and Pest Control
  • A qualification ¡n Seed Technology
  • Good computer skills
  • The ability to work confidentLy in a high-pressure environment
  • Adaptable, efficient and friendly
  • The ability to handle conflict situations
  • Good knowledge of customer procedures and regulations
  • Fair background knowledge of the seed industry
  • Good communication, time management, organisational and problem-solving skills.
Please forward your CVs to warehouse.leader@pioneer.com

Closing date: 12 April 2012.

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Industry: Non-profit / International Development

Function: Support and Maintenance

Employer: One Acre Fund

Job Title: Vehicle and Logistics Associate

Job Location: Rural Kenya

Commitment: Long term career position

Organization Description

One Acre Fund is a growing 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 six years, we have grown to serve 75,000 farm families with more than 500 full-time field staff.

Profile

We are looking for an individual with significant experience as a practicing mechanic to provide outstanding vehicle maintenance for One Acre Fund’s fleet, as well as to provide assistance to the logistics department.

Role Description

Primary role: to provide timely, safe, and cost effective repairs and preventive maintenance of fleet equipment. Secondary role: to perform logistics tasks as requested by the logistics department.

Primary Role: Vehicle Fleet Manager

Your primary role will be to maintain our fleet of vehicles

Accountabilities:
  • Troubleshoot, diagnose and complete repairs on all types of vehicles.
  • Perform preventative maintenance in fleet.
  • Keep vehicle repair and maintenance histories
  • Keep vehicle repair and maintenance budget
  • Perform daily cosmetic checks on vehicles
  • Procure genuine parts at competitive prices, subject to biannual external audits
  • Establish and maintain a repair booking procedure
  • Ensure repairs are carried out with minimal disruption to operations
  • Keep accurate service records
  • Ensure cars are properly insured and licenses renewed in good time
  • Pick up and deliver vehicles
Secondary Role: Logistics Associate

Your secondary role will be to perform logistics tasks as requested by the logistics department.

Accountabilities:
  • You will assist in Warehousing at the NCPB
  • You will assist in Agricultural Support Unit
  • You will facilitate the disbursement of input and incentives together with the logistic team
  • You will facilitate deliveries in special projects
  • You will perform any other official duties as required by your supervisor
Critical Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
  • At least three years as a practising mechanic
  • Must be a competent driver with a valid driving licence
  • Demonstrated mechanical and technical aptitude
  • Minimum of 2 years related work experience in maintaining fleet vehicles.
  • Experience working with 4x4s and logistics vehicles.
  • Gasoline, diesel and propane vehicle experience preferred
  • Experience in a leadership or management role
  • Must have orientation towards customer service and safety
  • Have exceptional proactive problem solving skills
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Exceptional punctuality and timeliness
  • Able to handle multiple priorities and effectively communicate issues to supervisor and customers
  • Positively motivates self and others and promotes teamwork; develops team members
  • Must have demonstrated experience in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Must live in, or be willing to relocate to, Bungoma – Western Kenya.
Education Qualifications
  • Post-secondary certification in Logistics, procurement or any relevant field.
  • Minimum of Certificate qualification in Vehicle Mechanics.
  • Certificate in basic computer studies
Career Growth and Development – One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through weekly.

Timeline: Resumes should be submitted by April 28th 2012

Compensation:
Competitive Salary with Performance Based Incentives

Benefits: NSSF and NHIF, airtime and 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: Vehicle and Logistics Associate + the place you heard of the position) and include salary expectations

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