Merchant Channel Manager, Google Payments  Job in Kenya
Job Position:
Sales Operations
Job type:
Full-time
Last updated:
Oct 22, 2014
Job location(s):
Nairobi, Kenya
Google's projects, like our users, span the globe and require managers to keep the big picture in focus. As a Program Manager at Google, you lead complex, multi-disciplinary projects. You plan requirements with internal customers and usher projects through the entire project lifecycle. This includes managing project schedules, identifying risks and clearly communicating goals to project stakeholders. Your projects often span offices, time zones and hemispheres, and it's your job to keep all the players coordinated on the project's progress and deadlines.
You are a creative and talented professional who will lead the merchant acquisition and servicing efforts of Google's payment’s business in Kenya in developing and executing on strategies to grow the payments business among retail merchants across Kenya. You will also be hands-on and detail-oriented, with a track record of sales performance with FMCGs (financial products and services vertical would be a plus) and experience managing sales field teams and value added reseller networks.
Responsibilities
  • Drive and manage growth of active retail merchant base through third party direct and indirect retail channels.
  • Work closely with marketing to develop and implement promotions strategies to drive cost-effective growth of payments platform, and manage delivery and servicing of in-store marketing, equipment and liquidity assets.
  • Ensure timely and cost-effective supply of physical card and terminal inventory to retail.
  • Analyze sales data across merchants, product, promotion type and other variables to optimize channel performance.
  • Ensure the operations process meets all applicable Google policy and country regulatory and compliance requirements, including reporting obligations on an on-going basis.
Minimum qualifications
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience in a merchant-facing FMCG or other distribution chain sales role.
  • Ability to speak and write in English and Swahili fluently and idiomatically.
Preferred qualifications
  • Experience creating commission and incentive structures to drive sales, as well as in digital content.
  • Experience motivating and monitoring a large commission-based and field-based sales force, and strong vendor management experience.
  • Experience in credit card/prepaid/digital payment industry.
  • Track record of successful small and medium sized merchant sales channel management.
  • Strong analytical skills; ability to analyze performance data and iterate to optimize promotion targeting and return, and sales team leadership and management of performance-based merchant sales sell out process.
  • Strong strategic and excellent tactical sales approach skills.
Area
Users come first at Google. Nowhere is this more important than on our Advertising & Commerce team: we believe that ads and commercial information can be highly useful to our users if, and only if, that information is relevant to what our users wish to find or do. Hundreds of thousands of advertisers worldwide use AdWords to promote their products; hundreds of thousands of publishers use AdSense to serve relevant ads on their website; and business around the world use our commerce products (like Google Offers, Google Shopping, and Google Wallet) to support their online businesses and bring users into their offline stores. We build and maintain the platforms that have made Google what it is today, and are constantly innovating to deliver the most effective advertising and commerce opportunities of tomorrow.

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Wanted
Experienced professional to work with curriculum design, training of trainers, assessment, and evaluation.

Job Location
Rural Kenya.

Duration
Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

Organization Description
Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing social enterprise in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "service bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market facilitation. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

Job Description
The Training Department Associate will report to the Training Department Manager and will be responsible for the direct management and mentorship of the One Acre Fund Kenya Training Department.
This role combines curriculum design, training of trainers, assessment, and evaluation with management and mentorship responsibilities.
Specific responsibilities:
  • Country-Wide Professional Development: At One Acre Fund, we hire staff from the rural communities we serve and provide them with the training and mentorship they need to become leaders in their communities.  Our Senior Field Directors manage hundreds of staff and thousands of beneficiaries – every one of them started as an entry-level Field Officer and grew to their current position through mentoring, professional experience, and rigorous classroom exercises.  The Training Department Associate will support the Training Department Manager in revising and implementing a tiered curriculum designed to support staff at all levels of the organization in meeting their full potential.
  • Curriculum Design: Education, whether agricultural techniques, financial planning or leadership skills, is one of the core pillars of One Acre Fund’s program model.  The Training Department Associate will design and implement world-class curriculum and will partner with other departments to support their curriculum needs.
  • Training of Trainers: One Acre Fund implements quality trainings to over 2,000 staff through its Training of Trainers program.  The Training Department Associate, in collaboration with the Training Department Manager will revise, implement, and evaluate the Training of Trainers program to ensure all trainings meet One Acre Fund’s high standards. 
  • Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation: One Acre Fund holds all staff to a high standard in everything we do – our farmers deserve nothing less.  The Training Department is no exception.  The Training Department Associate will be responsible for assessing immediate learning outcomes at all levels of the organization and for evaluating the long-term impact of the Training Department.
  • Management and Mentorship:  The Training Department is comprised of six full-time staff members across two provinces.  The Training Department Associate will take primary responsibility for the mentorship and development of our team as they take on greater and more complicated responsibilities.
Career Growth and Development
One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style 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.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

Qualifications
We are seeking an exceptional professional with 2-5+ years of work experience, preferably in the international education field.  Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
  • Strong work experiences.  We are looking for strong leaders with a track record of demonstrated success in administering and improving educational programs.
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in education, international development, training or a related field.
  • Experience in curriculum development and assessment, preferably in an international context.
  • Experience as a teacher and in training teachers, preferably in an international context.
  • Experience monitoring and evaluating the impact of education programs, preferably in an international context.
  • Teaching certification preferred (include any certification, current or expired, on your resume).
  • Leadership experience at work, or outside of work.
  • Top-performing academic background (include GPA on your resume).
  • Humility.  We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service to join our growing family of leaders. 
  • Language:  English required.  Written and verbal French or Kiswahili preferred.Flexible

Preferred Start Date
Late 2014

Compensation
Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.

Benefits
Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

Sponsor International Candidates
Yes

To Apply
Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

East Africans are strongly encouraged to apply.
Wanted
Smart and dedicated self–starters to use data to improve operations and impact on customers.

Job Location
1 in rural Tanzania and 1 in rural Rwanda.

Duration
Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

Organization Description
Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing social enterprise in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "service bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market facilitation. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

Job Description
Rapid organization growth translates into great career opportunities for our staff. We invest heavily in careers – we want to find and retain our next group of country directors, R&D directors, and partnership leaders.

We are seeking a smart and dedicated self–starter to be an M&E Associate in rural East Africa. Overall, the M&E Associate will be responsible for using data to continually improve our operations, and impact on our customers.

General Responsibilities
  • Goal–oriented survey design, field testing of survey instruments, and revision.
  • Supervise 3–5 M&E supervisors, 20–30 full–time M&E data collectors, 4 data entry staff, plus casuals. This will include the following duties:
    • Regular mentorship of M&E managers through field visits, meetings, and career reviews.
    • In–field supervision of key M&E activities, with an eye to "perfect" quality standard.
    • Quality–control and supervision of data entry, with zero tolerance for data–entry errors.
    • In–field follow–up on errors.
  • Hire and develop M&E data collectors.
    • Update hiring protocols, and use them to hire top–quality data collectors.
    • Conduct regular trainings to improve skills of data collectors.
    • Appropriately deal with under–performing staff.
  • Innovation on new methods such as tablet–based data collection.
  • Data analysis to draw both early and final conclusions and actionable recommendations.
Career Growth and Development
One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style 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.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

Qualifications
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 truly extraordinary candidates that will help take our organization to the next levels of impact and scale. This is a competitive posting for a career-track role with minimum initial commitment of two years. 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 (e.g. starting a field program in a developing country, leading a conference, starting a business, solid Peace Corps accomplishments).
  • Prior field–based M&E experience is required.
  • More importantly, we are seeking someone with proven entrepreneurial and leadership experience – the vast majority of the job is to monitor and improve M&E operations in the field.
  • Statistical knowledge is nice to have, but we also have experts who can help with that side of things.
  • Leadership experience at work, or outside of work.
  • Top–performing undergraduate record (please include GPA and test scores on your resume). Master’s degree is not required.
  • 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 East Africa for at least two years – this is a long–term, career–track role. The ideal candidate will have at least one year demonstrated experience working in the developing world, although this is not a strict requirement.
  • Language: English required, French required in Rwanda. 
Preferred Start Date
Flexible

Compensation
Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.

Benefits
Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

Sponsor international candidates
Yes

To Apply
Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

East Africans are strongly encouraged to apply.
Wanted
Exceptional professional to drive organizational goals through employee learning and knowledge.

Job Location
Rural Rwanda, Kenya, or Burundi.

Duration
Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

Organization Description
Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing social enterprise in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "service bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market facilitation. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

Job Description
The Corporate University Associate will be charged to take best-in-class “corporate universities” worldwide and apply that to our operational and cultural context. We currently employ more than 2,000 full-time local staff and we’re projected to triple in size in three more years. As we grow, it becomes necessary to centralize and systematize local employee development across the program.

This role combines human capital development with entrepreneurship and management. The goal is to drive organizational goals through employee learning and knowledge. Leadership development within the organization goes hand-in-hand with team performance. A corporate university is how we can attain that at scale.

Specific responsibilities:
  • Competency measurement: Develop a model to take inventory of current leadership competencies. Create a system to log and track these competencies for all employees.
  • Curriculum development and management: Design curriculum that drives advances across all leadership competencies. Hire and oversee a corps of teachers and trainers to implement this curriculum. Link class performance back to organizational goals, and develop ways to measure success through performance metrics.
  • Outreach: Target internships and externships within the country to broaden experiences and build networks. Arrange short-term externships for our top leadership with other organizations. Select placement internships for high-potential local talent in all departments across our program.
Career Growth and Development
One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style 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.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

Qualifications
We are seeking an exceptional professional with 2 to 5+ years of work experience, preferably in the international education field. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
  • Strong work experiences. We are looking for strong leaders with direct execution experience, ideally of an entrepreneurial and unstructured nature.
  • Experience developing curriculum, training teachers, or direct teaching experiences, preferably in the international development space.
  • Leadership experience at work, or outside of work.
  • Top-performing academic background (include GPA on your resume).
  • Humility. We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service to join our growing family of leaders.
  • Language: English required. Written and verbal French preferred.
Preferred Start Date
Mid-2014

Compensation
Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.

Benefits
Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

Sponsor International Candidates
Yes

To Apply
Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

East Africans are strongly encouraged to apply.
Wanted
Exceptional professional to run a leadership and management training program for staff.

Job Location
Rural Kenya or Rwanda (possible E. Africa capital after 12 months).

Duration
Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

Organization Description
Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing social enterprise in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "service bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market facilitation. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

Job Description
One Acre Fund has an incredible team of international development professionals who dedicate their lives to serving smallholder farmers in Africa.   We currently hire less than 1% of applicants and are constantly seeking to improve our staffers’ professional, management and leadership skills.  We are focused on further establishing and expanding our leadership and management training options for these staffers and seek a dedicated new staffer to run this program.

The Human Capital Development Manager (or associate) (“HCDM”) will play a key role in the following:
  • Initial evaluation and audit:  The HCDM will begin by working with One Acre Fund’s senior management to take inventory of our current professional development initiatives across all countries.
  • Evaluate additional areas for growth:  The HCDM will simultaneously work with One Acre Fund staffers across all countries and departments to identify additional key areas for professional growth to ensure we are taking a holistic approach to professional development.
  • External review:  The HCDM will perform an exhaustive review of best practices in both the for profit and not for profit sectors.  This will include networking and meeting with key industry leaders and traditional research to identify the most impactful ways to build career, management and leadership skills for an international group of staffers.
  • Implementation:  The HCDM will create a comprehensive human capital development program accessible to staffers across the globe based on the findings above.  This development program will include web-based learnings, courses and modules, as well as live courses and events.
  • Management of programs:  The HCDM will work with One Acre Fund’s senior leadership group to implement the program, arrange for presenters for any live or virtual meetings or sessions and continuously evaluate programs for impact and effectiveness.  The HCDM will be primarily responsible for managing the overall program vs. teaching individual modules.
  • Monitoring and evaluation:  The HCDM will take the lead in monitoring the program across all countries to ensure that staffers are utilizing the resources and reporting back substantial benefits as a result.
Career Growth and Development
One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style 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.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

Qualifications
We are seeking an exceptional professional with 2-5+ years of work experience and ideally a demonstrated passion for international development.  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 (e.g. leading a conference, starting a business, solid Peace Corps accomplishments).
  • HR Development experience a strong plus, but will also consider applicants with comparable experience and/or a passion for developing people.
  • Leadership experience at work, or outside of work
  • Top-performing academic background (include GPA on your resume)
  • Humility.  We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service to join our growing family of leaders.
  • Language: English required; French a big plus
Preferred Start Date
Flexible

Compensation
Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.

Benefits
Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

Sponsor International Candidates
Yes

To Apply
Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

East Africans are strongly encouraged to apply.
Wanted
Exceptional professional with 3-7+ years of work experience and a passion for collaborating with government.

Job Location
Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, Rubengera, Rwanda, or Zomba, Malawi (other rural postings possible).

Duration
Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

Organization Description
Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing social enterprise in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "service bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market facilitation. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

Job Description
Managers will have the opportunity to affect the livelihoods of huge populations of people as we explore opportunities to work together with the Ministries of Agriculture and related agencies in the countries where we operate. We believe there are two key steps to improve yields and livelihoods for farm families in partnership with governments – (i) develop effective policies; and (ii) lead effective implementation in the field. Managers will have the opportunity to work with key officials to make sure policies are designed to benefit the people who need the most help, and they will play a large role in directly managing and leading large scale field operations to ensure that these ideas work for farmers in the field.
We currently have early-stage operational partnerships with three African governments, and are exploring additional partnership opportunities in several other countries. We are seeking exceptional individuals to join this early-stage team, manage regionwide or nationwide products and services, and for top performers, become leaders of this team as we rapidly expand this work to support more farmers in new markets. This person will:
  • Manage a large product or service at a regional or national level. Example projects include:
    • Model Farmer Program – we are supporting extension services across multiple countries. In one country, a manager established a relationship with Ministry officials, identified operational inefficiencies with the structure of nationwide model farmer program, designed trials, and scald up improvements across the country.
    • New Planting Method – in one country, we are working with multiple government agencies to identify the optimal planting method for a key staple crop. For this opportunity, a manager experimented with multiple iterations of the new planting method, coordinate early stage trials with 5,000 farmers and a field team of 50, and is now planning to scale up the trial to 30,000+ farmers.
    • Private Seed Producer Support – use of high quality seeds for many staple crops can double yields for small scale farmers. Unfortunately, the supply of high quality seeds is very limited in certain markets. In one country, a manager created a loan product for producers to help spur supply. The manager is also exploring other operational improvements to significantly increase supply for future seasons.
  • Manage relationships with Ministry level officials or related government officials.
  • Build, develop, and manage a team support implementation of projects.
  • Lead and support design of country level strategy.
Career Growth and Development
One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style 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.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

Qualifications
We are seeking an exceptional professional with 3-7+ years of work experience. We are looking for truly extraordinary candidates that have a passion for collaborating with government. This is a competitive posting for a career-track role with minimum initial commitment of two years. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
  • Strong work experiences. We are looking for a professional who fits one or more of the following backgrounds:
    • Managing consulting background with heavy implementation experience
    • Experience forming operational partnerships with governments
    • Field operations experience in a development organization, with a passion for government work
  • Astute relationship manager.
  • Leadership experience at work, or outside of work.
  • Top-performing undergraduate background (include GPA and test scores on your resume).
  • 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 East Africa for at least two years - this is a long-term, career-track role. The ideal candidate will have at least one year demonstrated experience working in the developing world, although this may be relaxed in the case of an exceptional candidate.
  • Professional/technical skills. Very high levels of proficiency with PowerPoint, Excel, and other software programs.
  • Language: English required, French highly desirable for certain opportunities.
Preferred Start Date
Flexible

Compensation
Commensurate with experience.

Benefits
Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

Sponsor International Candidates
Yes

To Apply
Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

East Africans are strongly encouraged to apply.
Wanted
Dedicated associate to focus on sharing knowledge across borders, coordinating and implementing cross-country projects, and liaising with peer organizations to discover best practices.

Job Location
This position involves significant travel, spending roughly 70% of time in rural Kenya and 30% of time in rural Rwanda (or vice-versa) with occasional short trips (1-2 weeks) in additional rural environments.

Duration
Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

Organization Description
Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing social enterprise in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "service bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market facilitation. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

Job Description
The Innovations Transfer Associate will have two main responsibilities:
  1. Identifying projects, processes, and initiatives that are working well in one place and transferring them
  2. Coordinating cross-country roll out of new projects, processes or initiatives. This could include things like: rolling out a new inventory management system, piloting or executing new agricultural innovations, and systematizing and expanding best practices within departments.
In order to be effective, this person will need to:
  • Become intimately familiar with our processes for both field and support departments.
  •  Provide analysis of various systems and spearhead cross-country coordination projects.
  • Provide diplomatic leadership between stakeholders within the company on joint projects and tasks.
  • Research best practices from similar companies and organizations.
  • Create manuals and online training tools to help sync up and standardize international policies where appropriate.
  • Serve as a shared knowledge center for our teams throughout Africa and the US to both store best practice and access standardized materials.
  • Work with our program staffers in Africa to create organization-wide knowledge sharing procedures to another.

Project Examples
  • Strategic Staffing
    • As we grow, we have a lot to learn from peer organizations and institutions in terms of our strategic growth, particularly around hiring. We also want to provide our Country Directors with more tools to make decisions around in-country hiring.
    • The Innovations Transfer department is helping to support this need by:
Rolling out standardized pay-grades, salary structures, and coding across countries.
Creating analysis tools of current in-country staffing structures.
Researching the organization charts of companies with similar profiles and identifying areas for streamlining HQs across our operations.
Developing comprehensive staffing systems working with country directors, human resources, and general partners.
  • Logistics Software Integration
    • One of our Core Competencies is providing an effective delivery system for rural farmers to move literally tens of thousands of metric tons of farm inputs to within a few kilometers of our clients’
      homes. As we grow, we have an increasing need for a more nuanced data tracking system.
    •  The Innovations Transfer department is leading the coordination and implementation of this system by:
Re-designing and streamlining the inventory tracking processes
Building out the tracking tools and trainings for all levels of staff involved in the process
Participating in reconciliation in preparation for data migration into the new system
Acting as the information hub between countries
Rolling out new software to house all the data and liaise with other departments

Career Growth and Development
One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style 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. Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

Qualifications
We are seeking exceptional professionals with 2 to 5+ years of work experience, and a demonstrated long-term passion for international development.

Candidates who fit the following criteria are encouraged to apply:
  • Strong work experiences. Examples include a demanding professional work experience, or successful entrepreneurial experience (i.e. high level consulting assignments, starting a field program in a developing country, leading a conference, starting a business).
  • Leadership experience at work or outside of work.
  • Top-performing undergraduate background (include GPA and test scores on your resume).
  • Humility. We are looking for passionate professionals that combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service to join our growing family of leaders.
  • A willingness to commit to living in rural areas of East Africa for at least two years – this is a long-term, career-track role. The ideal candidate will have at least one year demonstrated experience working in the developing world, although this is not a strict requirement.
  • Professional/technical skills – prior experience working in the field of knowledge management is desirable, but not required; strong technical skills required. Looking for a “systems” thinker with a passion for building simple but effective processes.
  • Ability to cook/laugh – desirable.
  • Language: English required; French highly desirable; regional languages a plus (Kiswahili, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, etc.)
Preferred Start Date
Flexible

Compensation
Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.

Benefits
Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

Sponsor International Candidates
Yes

To Apply
Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

East Africans are strongly encouraged to apply.
Wanted
Exceptional professional with both field and management experience to serve in a career track position that demands creativity, leadership, strategic thinking and action-oriented delivery.

Job Location
Rural Kenya, Rwanda, or Burundi.

Duration
Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

Organization Description
Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing social enterprise in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "service bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market facilitation. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

Job Description
We are seeking an exceptional professional with both field and management experience for our Health Innovations Manager position. One Acre Fund is a rapidly growing organization that has set up one of Africa’s most promising new rural distribution networks through agriculture. We offer agricultural training, product delivery, and financing at more than 1,000 "market points," and we are now interested in exploring the addition of health goods to our work.

We have started pushing health services through our network in the past several years; most notably, we provided chlorine for home water treatment to more than 500,000 children. However, we are looking for an extraordinary leader to thoughtfully leverage and expand our engagement in health. We are increasingly interested in searching for other "low-hanging fruit" – simple products and trainings that we can distribute with minimal effort, for maximum humanitarian impact. Family planning is of particular interest to us, with the recognition that no matter how large our agricultural gains, our farmers are facing a grim situation if population growth continues at its current rapid pace.

The Health Innovations Manager will serve in a career track position that demands creativity, leadership, strategic thinking and action-oriented delivery. As a young organization, we are ready to hand over large responsibility for specific, well-defined work modules, with similar structure to an operations consulting role.

Specific responsibilities:
  • Determine the best products and services to roll through our network. Use a combination of primary research with the world's foremost health distribution NGOs and companies, and secondary journal research to decide which products and services to provide, and how to distribute them.
  • Run high-quality research pilots with farm families to determine uptake and usage rates, and to estimate health impact.
  • Scale up. Source materials, design and implement trainings, and potentially build a team of specialty staff to increase access and improve health outcomes across the region.
Career Growth and Development
One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style 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.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

Qualifications
We are seeking an exceptional professional with 2 to 6+ years of work experience. We are looking for a truly extraordinary candidate that will help take our organization to the next levels of impact and scale. This is a competitive posting for a career-track role with minimum initial commitment of two years. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
  • At least one year living and working in the developing world. This is a requirement.
  • Strong work experiences. Entrepreneurial and unstructured work experiences are particularly helpful.
  • Leadership experiences at work, or outside of work.
  • Top-performing undergraduate background (please include GPA and test scores on your resume).
  • Humility and personal stability. 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 East Africa for at least two years – this is a long–term, career–track role.
  • Professional/technical skills – very high levels of proficiency with PowerPoint, Excel and other software programs.
  • Language: English required; French highly desirable.
Preferred Start Date
Flexible

Compensation
Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.

Benefits
Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

Sponsor International Candidates
Yes

To Apply
Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.
East Africans are strongly encouraged to apply.
Wanted
Exceptional professional to work on projects that are of strategic importance to One Acre Fund as a whole.

Job Location
Rural Kenya (other countries possible).

Duration
Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

Organization Description
Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing social enterprise in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "service bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market facilitation. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

Job Description
We are seeking an exceptional professional to work on projects that are of strategic importance to One Acre Fund as a whole. The goal of this role is to work across One Acre Fund’s various departments and geographies to initiate and execute on projects that open up new operational or strategic opportunities for the organization. The role presents a unique chance to work on strategic priorities with the access and vantage point provided by working closely with One Acre Fund’s field teams.

The role will divide roughly evenly, into three parts:
  • Long-running, cross-department or cross-country initiatives: As One Acre Fund grows, there are an increasing number of projects that do not fall cleanly into an existing department, and we need to execute cleanly across multiple silos. These projects would last at least several months, tackling questions of strategic importance to the organization.
    • Example: Investigate a new strategic idea of potentially incorporating family planning products into our product portfolio, and perform the initial field research and piloting to learn more. Conduct focus groups with farmers, do desk research to understand the policy landscape, then build the foundation for a One Acre Fund-provided service. Again, start in one country and then gradually expand across One Acre Fund network.
    • Example: Training modules for new managers at One Acre Fund. Coordinating with our leadership team, put together a dozen training modules and self-publish them into a booklet for our budding managers. Supplement interviews on management best practices from our field leadership with secondary research.
    • Example: Create a “remote field visit” department that allows management to have eyes on the field operation in remote places every day. Hire a team 3-10 videographers and develop a procedure for them to collect, package, and translate video on ground-level field operations to be used for One Acre Fund’s staff training and quality control. Start in one country and then gradually export this across all countries where One Acre Fund operates.
    • Example: US tech consulting. Working together with our People Operations team, One Acre Fund is working on a project to streamline the processing of over 10,000 applications per year. Scope out the necessary requirements (including lack of solid internet bandwidth in rural Africa), create a job description, recruit a software developer, and then manage the implementation of a new candidate processing system.
  • One-off, fast analyses and tasks: These are analyses and tasks of one week or shorter duration, typically exploring a new strategic direction for the organization.
    • Example: Write an exploratory research memo on the current state of research on sorghum and millet in East Africa.
    • Example: Attend a particular microfinance or agriculture industry conference, perhaps in a speaking role – with the goal of networking and identifying new opportunities for the organization.
  • Communication with key stakeholders: The last batch of work would be to communicate with key stakeholders of the organization, as opportunities arose. This would most often involve creating Powerpoint decks, conducting phone calls, and preparing financial statement summaries.
    • Example: Prepare a keynote presentation for One Acre Fund’s executive director to deliver at an industry conference.
Career Growth and Development
One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style 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.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

Qualifications
We are seeking exceptional professionals with 2 to 5+ years of work experience. We are looking for truly extraordinary candidates that will help take our organization to the next levels of impact and scale. This is a competitive posting for a career–track role, with a two-year minimum. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
  • Strong work experiences. We are looking for a former management consultant (or similar skill–set). Entrepreneurial and unstructured work experiences are also helpful.
  • Strong verbal and written communicator.
  • Leadership experiences at work, or outside of work.
  • Top–performing undergraduate background (please include GPA and test scores on your resume).
  • Humility and personal stability. 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 – this is a long–term, career–track role. The ideal candidate will have at least one year demonstrated experience working in the developing world, although this is not a strict requirement.
  • Professional/technical skills – very high levels of proficiency with PowerPoint, Excel and other software programs.
  • Ability to cook/laugh – desirable.
  • Language: English required.
Preferred Start Date
Flexible

Compensation
Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.

Benefits
Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

Sponsor International Candidates
Yes

To Apply
Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

East Africans are strongly encouraged to apply.
Wanted
Exceptional professionals with 2 to 5+ years of work experience to help governments achieve the next levels of impact.

Job Location
Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, Rubengera, Rwanda, or Zomba, Malawi (other rural postings possible).

Duration
Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

Organization Description
Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing social enterprise in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "service bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market facilitation. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

Job Description
One Acre Fund believes that policy is all about implementation. No matter how good or bad the policy, its execution on the ground is what changes lives.

To help craft policies which work on the ground, we are starting a new Government Services unit which is working together with regional and national partners to support government-led policy initiatives in agriculture. Following the lead of host governments, we support them with field implementation that changes the lives of millions of people. Our long-term goal is to help government to transform the agricultural ecosystems of whole countries. These projects generally utilize our existing field expertise in farm input distribution, rural mass marketing, and scalable training programs.

For these initiatives, we need both skilled Government Relations staff (see, for example, our Africa Government Officer posting) and also entrepreneurial field staff based in rural areas to focus on implementation.
  • Regional and National Strategy Design: The Policy Innovation Officer will work with other One Acre Fund staff and high-level government officials to develop ideas to improve livelihoods of smallholder farmers and the efficiency of the agricultural sector.
  • Program Implementation: The Policy Innovation Officer will roll out region-wide and eventually nationwide programs. Examples of past projects include a farm input system that delivers seed and fertilizer to several hundred thousand farm families; farm input marketing programs for similar numbers; and training support for 10,000+ extension agents.
  • Team Management: The Policy Innovation Officer will screen, hire, and develop a staff of 30-150 full-time country national staff, depending on the project, to support scaled implementation.
  • Innovation Trials: The Policy Innovation Officer will conduct an ambitious slate of trials within several districts, in order to discover new and effective mechanisms for promoting mass agricultural training—and to identify promising interventions One Acre Fund could scale-up across its entire network of smallholder farmers.
  • Collaboration with Key Officials: The Policy Innovation Officer will update high-level officials in the ministry of agriculture on a regular basis. The Policy Innovation Officer will also collaborate with important leaders at partner institutions.
Career Growth and Development
One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style 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.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

Qualifications
To start up and build this new team, we are seeking exceptional professionals with 2 to 5+ years of work experience. We are looking for truly extraordinary candidates who will help governments achieve the next levels of impact. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
  • Strong operational work experiences. We are looking for strong leaders with direct operating experience, ideally of an entrepreneurial and unstructured nature.
  • Intelligence, creativity, and a desire to make things work. We need people to develop creative ideas to improve the quality of government services, who can then get out to the field and figure out how to make these ideas work in practice.
  • Leadership experiences at work, or outside of work.
  • Top-performing undergraduate background (please include GPA and test scores on your resume).
  • Humility and personal stability. We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service.
  • A willingness to commit to living in East Africa for at least two years—this is a long-term, career-track role. The ideal candidate will have at least one year demonstrated experience working in the developing world, although this is not a strict requirement.
  • Professional/technical skills—high levels of proficiency with PowerPoint, Excel and other software programs.
  • Language: English required and Amharic desirable in Ethiopia. English and French required in Rwanda.
Preferred Start Date
Flexible

Compensation
Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.

Benefits
Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

Sponsor International Candidates
Yes

To Apply
Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

East Africans are strongly encouraged to apply.
Wanted
Exceptional professional to build and improve on our current server architecture, as well as plan ahead for future scaling.

Job Location
East Africa.

Duration
Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

Organization Description
Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing social enterprise in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "service bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market facilitation. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

Job Description
One Acre Fund has several applications implemented as a SQL server merge replicated architecture using web synchronization to a hosted server. There are nearly 40 locations in 5 different countries which communicate with our main production server. In addition we are replicating data to a separate hosted server for business reporting.

As we expect the number of locations and countries to grow over time, we are seeking an exceptional professional to serve as SQL Server Administrator who can build and improve on our current server architecture, as well as plan ahead for future scaling. In addition the SQL Server Administrator will assist with trainings when One Acre Fund expands to new countries.

The SQL Server Administrator will start off in one of our field countries for the first 12 months, after which they can negotiate relocating. During the initial period some general IT administration tasks will be required and there will be the opportunity to understand the technical constraints a lot of our field offices are under.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The SQL Server Administrator will perform the following and other duties as assigned:
  • Server maintenance and security.
    • Create and maintain security policies for developers connecting to SQL server.
    • In addition to database security, monitor firewall settings and prevent intrusion attempts.
    • Monitor and test automated backups, ensure offsite storage and perform consistency checks.
    • Evaluate Server performance and make recommendations for improvements.
    • Anticipate scaling needs.
    • Create disaster recovery and emergency failover procedures.
  • Communicate with our developers and field operations team.
    • Act as gatekeeper for direct data manipulation/cleaning requests.
    • Create scripts for setting up a test environment with production data for developers.
    • Create and maintain a training environment tailored to different country program needs.
    • Assist with database architecture changes and staging data migrations.
  • Support.
    • Maintain and improve client installation scripts.
    • Monitor client database performance.
    • Monitor replication performance.
    • Assist local IT staff with troubleshooting in case of connectivity problems with the database.
  • New country setup.
    • Provide trainings for our main database tools to new Country Directors and Bookkeepers.
    • Assist new countries with hiring local IT staff.
  • Other
    • Our IT needs keep growing and the SQL Server Administrator may be asked to help out in other areas occasionally.
Career Growth and Development
One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style 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.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

Qualifications
Professional Qualifications and Attributes
The successful candidate will have:
  • Excellent communication skills. The person in this position will have to communicate with team members remotely on a regular basis.
  • Knowledge of SQL server and replication, strong scripting skills, and the ability to create clear documentation.
  • Previous experience with server/network administration a plus.
  • Language: English required; French a strong plus.
Personal Attributes
The following personal attributes are desired:
  • A deep and genuine commitment to serving the poor.
  • A passion for One Acre Fund’s program.
  • A tremendous attention to detail.
  • Humility and positive attitude.
  • A sense of humor.
Preferred Start Date
Flexible

Compensation
Commensurate with experience.

Benefits
Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

Sponsor International Candidates
Yes

To Apply
Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.
Wanted
Exceptional early career professional to serve in a position that combines both business technology and management experience in Africa.

Job Location
Western Kenya/Rwanda.

Duration
Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

Organization Description
Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing social enterprise in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "service bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market facilitation. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

Job Description
One Acre Fund relies on several home-grown software systems to help us manage a lot of information. As we grow our organization, we need to continually improve these systems and facilitate the integration with third party tools. Currently our most important tools – a program database and a finance database – are in SQL Server with MS Access as a user interface. Our program database tool handles the enrollment of clients, tracks farm supply orders, manages the delivery of seed and fertilizer to clients, tracks millions of payments, and creates a wide variety of business intelligence reports.

Given poor internet connectivity, our databases use a distributed client/server model where field offices can perform data entry and run reports offline while syncing with a central server as needed.  As we are growing, we are looking to:
  • Scale our existing tools to capture a wide variety of program configurations per country;
  • Provide central management and reporting tools while maintaining a focus on field usability;
  • Move to SQL Server Reporting services with code libraries in C# for sharing code between central web management tools and offline client tools.
The Technical Associate will initially be based in Western Kenya with an opportunity to relocate to other countries. S/he will be responsible for the following:
  • Field-facing mission-critical databases:
    • Participate in the continued development of mission-critical, custom databases which impact every aspect of operations;
    • Assist with streamlining the databases between different countries;
    • Develop reports and data entry tools with an eye towards re-usability across countries;
    • Maintain a long-term perspective when faced with urgent operational demands;
    • Focus on simplicity and usability for our local staff;
    • Work together with our small team of developers.
  • IT: Manage local staff for routine computer maintenance. Assist with network management and client database installation and troubleshooting.
  • Technology experimentation: Experiment with a variety of technologies to improve operations. Investigate appropriate solutions for database scaling and interacting with third party software providers.
  • Operational insight: Become familiar with every aspect of our field operations and identify areas for improvement in the tools we develop to support the field.
  • Other: There is a lot of "other" in a startup.
Career Growth and Development
One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style 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.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

Qualifications
A successful candidate will have these traits:
  • Solid programming skills.
  • Knowledge of database concepts and SQL; experience with SQL Server a plus.
  • Very strong self-manager. After an initial six-month period of heavy mentorship, supervision will consist of one weekly check-in. We need someone who is very well-organized and can manage their work independently.
  • Work experience, or internship, in some professional environment; ideally 2+ years of work experience.
  • Willingness to commit to the position for at least two years;  ideally some experience living in a developing country.
  • Mentorship ability: this post will likely involve training and mentorship of local staff.
  • No ego or drama. We are looking for others that combine strong leadership skills with a humble approach to service. Our expatriate team lives in rural Kenya together in a group of houses and so we are looking for emotionally stable and happy people.
  • Language: English required.
Preferred Start Date
Flexible

Compensation
Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.

Benefits
Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

Sponsor International Candidates
Yes

To Apply
Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

East Africans are strongly encouraged to apply.
Wanted
Exceptional professional with 2-5+ years of work experience to help assure accurate reporting of both financial and program data.

Job Location
Rural Rwanda; relocation to Kigali possible after 12 months.

Duration
Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

Organization Description
Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing social enterprise in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "service bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market facilitation. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.
Job Description
Your primary objective will be to help assure accurate reporting of both financial and program data in order to help us shape our strategy and achieve financial sustainability, focusing on Rwanda and Burundi operations.  You will serve in a career-track position that combines financial analysis with non-profit accounting.  As part of a rapidly growing organization, you will be a key member of a small team responsible for managing our whole accounting system and the controllers who work with it in each country, and providing critical input on One Acre Fund's finance strategies and budgeting.  This role will report to the Controller.

Typical tasks will include:
  • Managing financial controls and processes: The Associate Controller will be responsible for creating/monitoring the processes and systems used by the finance teams in Burundi and Rwanda.
  • Creating and understanding reports: We use financial information as “business intelligence” – helping us move our business steadily towards financial sustainability.  The Associate Controller will help create reports from our accounting and client management systems, working with program staff to make our data useful and actionable. Guiding OAF towards sustainability is a critical mission within the finance team.
  • Closing the books each month: The Associate Controller will manage the books closing process for Rwanda and Burundi, ensuring proper accounting entries, bank reconciliations, and a variety of other quality controls.  Closing the books also includes creating a report analyzing our actual financial statements v. our budget.
  • Building and managing local controllers: The Associate Controller will be responsible for hiring and managing a Controller in both Rwanda and Burundi.
Career Growth and Development
One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style 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.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

Qualifications
We are seeking an exceptional professional with 2-5+ years of work experience and ideally a demonstrated passion for international development.  Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
  • Confident with numbers; general familiarity with accounting preferred.
  • Leadership experience at work, or outside of work.
  • Experience in finance, accounting, or other technical profession. Examples include professional work experience as an accountant or financial analyst, experience in data analysis (statistics, engineering, etc).
  • Top-performing academic background (include GPA on your resume).
  • A willingness to commit to living in rural areas of East Africa for at least the first 12 months of the job.
  • Computer skills: Highly competent in Excel (required); working knowledge of Access (preferred).
  • Language: French required.
Preferred Start Date
ASAP

Compensation
Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.

Benefits
Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

Sponsor International Candidates
Yes

To Apply
Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

East Africans are strongly encouraged to apply.
Wanted
Exceptional professional with 3+ years work experience to serve in a career–track position that combines financial and operational analysis with management experience in Africa.

Job Location
Rural Rwanda (English and French required), or Rural Kenya (English required).

Duration
Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

Organization Description
Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing social enterprise in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "service bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market facilitation. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

Job Description
We are looking for someone to manage the growth of the finance teams in either Rwanda or Kenya– you will help manage and build a team of 50+ staff members working in an efficiently designed and well-structured operation with clear roles and responsibilities, policies and procedures, and key performance indicators producing a results-driven finance operation.

As a young organization, we are ready to hand over significant responsibility for specific, well-defined strategic initiatives as well as day-to-day management of our financial systems and team-members.  Your primary task will be to manage the operations of the finance team in the country you work, through systems design, staff hiring, and leadership development.  You will increase the quality of service provided by the finance team to other departments and ultimately to the farmer.

We are seeking an exceptional professional with 3+ years work experience, and a long-term career interest in international development. They will serve in a career-track position that combines financial and operational analysis with management experience in Africa.

Typical tasks will include:
  • Managing Financial Operations and Developing Staff. The Operations and Finance Associate will manage the team of bookkeepers who do data entry for our financial and client management systems. Managing and developing the talent of the finance team will be your most important role. You will also collaborate closely across with field operations to create tools and procedures, and will develop trainings that ensure financial procedures are efficiently integrated with operational processes. The Operations and Finance Associate will work closely with the Associate Controller to ensure the accuracy of monthly financial information.
  • Financial Analysis and Driving to Sustainability. The Operations and Finance Associate is tasked with pushing the country towards sustainability; you will provide reports on district, country and organization wide budget performance, and will oversee the measurement of Financial KPI’s and ensure appropriate action.  The Associate will provide analysis and recommendations for improved efficiency and cost effectiveness.
  • Internal Audit Processes. The Operations and Finance Associate will manage the local internal audit team. The role of the internal audit team is to monitor all of our systems to ensure compliance with operational processes, from farmer level repayment to procurement.  You will need to have an intimate knowledge of the field operations, and regularly monitor performance of your staff through field visits.
Career Growth and Development
One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style 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.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

Qualifications
We are looking for truly extraordinary candidates that will help take our organization to the next levels of impact and scale. This is a competitive posting for a career-track role with minimum initial commitment of two years. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
  • 3+ years work experiences.  Examples include a demanding professional work experience in a finance or operations function (e.g. implementing a new procurement process, managing a logistics system, working as a business or finance analyst).
  • Confidence with numbers.
  • Ability and drive to work independently.
  • Management and mentorship experience.
  • Experience with process design and implementation.
  • Leadership experience at work, or outside of work.
  • Top-performing undergraduate background.
  • A willingness to commit to living in rural areas of East Africa for at least two years – this is a long-term, career-track position with potential to grow into a US-based management role.
  • The ideal candidate will have at least one year demonstrated experience working in the developing world, although this is not a strict requirement.
  • Ability to cook/ laugh/ extraordinary patience – all desirable
  • Language: French required in Rwanda.
Preferred Start Date
Flexible

Compensation
Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.

Benefits
Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

Sponsor International Candidates
Yes

To Apply
Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

East Africans are strongly encouraged to apply.
Job Title: Executive Assistant

Job Code: EA/S/141126
 
Number of Positions Open: 1

Reports To: General Manager, East & Southern Africa
 
Location:  Nairobi, Kenya

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Summary: Our client is recruiting an Executive Assistant to assist the Management team in managing, identifying and directing the implementation of the business strategy.
 
Primary Responsibilities:
 
1. Priorities
  • Relieve management of administrative detail, all projects
  • Coordinate the  work flow of the General Management and management committee members
  • Update and chase delegated tasks to ensure progress to deadlines
  • Take initiative in manager’s absence
  • Keep projects on schedule
  • Maintain procedures manual to ensure consistent performance of routines
2. Communication
  • Compose correspondence and reports for own or General Manager’s signature
  • Arrange essential mails in priority action order for the General Manager
  • Check deadlines on incoming requests and put preliminary work in play
  • Process replies on own initiative or from bosses’ dictation or notes
  • Research, draft or abstract reports
3. Phone
  • Handle all inquiries within your capacity and feedback the GM where required
  • Arrange "callbacks" to protect the GM’s time
  • Provide back-up materials for callbacks
  • Route calls elsewhere as needed
  • Do phone surveys/inquiries as and when required
4. Appointments / Meetings
  • Prepare agenda in advance of scheduled meetings for the GM
  • Arrange meeting facilities
  • Act as recording secretary during GMs meetings when required and prepare action minutes
5. Confidentiality
  • Ensure that information and business matters are handled in the most discrete and professional manner.
6. Visitors
  • Screen visitors to control interruptions
  • Provide back-up data as needed
  • Arrange amenities as needed for business meeting pertaining to the GM and Management committee in irrespective of the location
  • Reduce traffic and rescue the GM from meetings that may not be considered as important for the business at the given time.
  • Schedule visits away from the GM’s area to protect priority/private tasks
7. Travel
  • Provide monthly reports of Management Committee on Travel to the General Manager
  • Arrange travel for the Management Committee through internal or external agents.
  • Arrange travel cash in advance
  • Prepare itinerary, trip file and supplies
  • Prepare expense report tools for the GM and the Management Committee as required.
  • Complete expense reports after trip the GM and the Management Committee as required.
8. Data Management
  • Develop organize, manage and protect records, making sure that there are stored in the most appropriate manner
  • Regularly update the records management index to enable you and your GM track and retrieve records in a timely manner.
9. Routines
  • Routinely re-order department supplies
  • Update mail/phone directories
  • Ensure that the facilities in the GMs office and general areas are in order and working perfectly.
10. Projects
  • Handle administrative details  of all projects assigned to you
11. Supervision
  • As required, train and supervise part-time or full-time, paid, or unpaid/volunteer secretarial or clerical staff.
  • At the advanced levels, office administration is about METHODS for handling work; it requires a constant audit.
Additional Information: Role Dimensions
  • Candidate will be an ambassador and a front line customer service promoting the Company’s image and reputation
  • Candidate must have a good knowledge of company vision, strategy, policies, products, services sites, departments, activities and personnel in order to deal quickly and efficiently with enquiries.
Experience:
  • Candidate must have At least 5 years’ experience in a secretarial/ administrative role, previous experience of switchboard and reception work desirable.
Skills and Certification:
  • Pleasant, articulate personality with excellent telephone ethics
  • Good measure of Assertiveness is required
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Good sense of humor and patience essential
  • Good computer Skills is essential
  • Good education up to OND level is the minimum requirement.
How to Apply:

Interested candidates holding the necessary requirements, good performance and / or references are encouraged to apply with detailed CV’s, inclusive of names and contacts of 3 referees, current telephone number and email address by clicking on:Executive Assistant

Kindly include your current and expected remuneration in your resume.



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