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Tupande Strategy and Operations Lead

Vacancy
This role is an opportunity for you to directly drive results, advise senior leadership, shape the organization's culture and make your colleagues better at their jobs.
Location
Kenya
Career Level
Professionals

About One Acre Fund

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies 1 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. Our 8,000+ team is drawn from diverse backgrounds and professions. With operations across six core countries in Africa, we make farmers more prosperous by providing quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests. On average, the farmers we serve harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund. 

To learn more about our work, take a look at our Why Work Here blog for more information.

About the Role

The Strategy and Operations Lead is an essential part of the Tupande team and part of one of the largest social enterprises in Africa. Tupande serves over 830,000 clients and has over 4,000 staff (Tupande is our farmer facing brand). This role is an opportunity for you to directly drive results, advise senior leadership, shape organization culture and make your colleagues better at their jobs.

Responsibilities

  • Lead strategic projects: You will report directly to the Tupande Strategy and Operations Manager and execute critical strategic projects needed in order to achieve Tupande's vision.
  • Internal secondments: You would spend a significant portion of your time embedded fully into critical functions to provide short-term support on critical strategic projects and functions.
  • Team coordination and internal communications. You will support the activities of the Tupande leadership team and coordinate team meetings and internal communications.

Career Growth and Development

We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.

Qualifications

We are seeking candidates with 3+ years work experience. You will have a background in managing complex projects and coordinating across multiple teams in a fast-growing organization, and a propensity for innovation. Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:

  • Project management and stakeholder management skills. 3+ years of management consulting experience preferred.
  • Proficient at understanding motivations of different groups and teams and supporting them to work together.
  • Analytically minded, using data coupled with sound business judgement to influence business decisions.
  • Proficient with Microsoft office suite and Google Suite.
  • Humility. We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong professional skills with good humor, patience and a humble approach to service.
  • A passion for Tupande by One Acre Fund’s vision based on a genuine and humble commitment to serving farmers.
  • At a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree is required for this position. Post-graduate degree preferred.
  • Language: English required, Swahili a plus.

Preferred Start Date

January 2023

Job Location

Nairobi and travel to Kakamega occasionally

Benefits

Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits

Eligibility

This role is only open to citizens or permanent residents of Kenya.

Application Deadline

23 December 2022

One Acre Fund never asks candidates to pay any money or pay for tests at any stage of the interview process. Official One Acre Fund emails will always arrive from an @oneacrefund.org address. Please report any suspicious communication here (globalhotline@oneacrefund.org), but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI), and anti-racism are deeply connected to our organization’s mission and purpose. One Acre Fund aspires to build a culture where all staff feel consistently valued, represented, and connected – so that our team can thrive as professionals, and achieve exceptional impact for the farmers we serve.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

Important

One Acre Fund never asks candidates to pay any money or pay for tests at any stage of the interview process. Official One Acre Fund emails will always arrive from an @oneacrefund.org address. Please report any suspicious communication here, but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.

DEI

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI), and anti-racism are deeply connected to our organization’s mission and purpose. One Acre Fund aspires to build a culture where all staff feel consistently valued, represented, and connected – so that our team can thrive as professionals, and achieve exceptional impact for the farmers we serve.

Anti discrimination

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.