- Kenya, Rwanda
- Location Type
- Capital city
- Career Level
- Global Professionals
The communications team shapes One Acre Fund's global brand and local reputation across Sub-Saharan Africa. One Acre Fund currently serves more than 600,000 smallholder farmers in six core countries, and we aim to serve one million farmers by 2020. Our fifteen-person team champions the idea that hard-working farmers are at the heart of rural development and national prosperity.
As the organization’s first global internal communications lead, you’ll develop a critical function to keep 7,000 diverse employees connected, informed and engaged. In the next five years, we expect our team to grow to 15,000, and investing in our people is one of our top strategic priorities as an organization.
In this role, you will design a comprehensive internal communications strategy to support our team as we grow. It’s a unique opportunity to shape an emerging strand of work and build a great workplace experience for staff.
Proactive Global Communications
You'll design and lead several internal communication campaigns each year. This may include building buy-in for our 2030 vision, increasing transparency on pay or promotions, or engaging staff on organizational culture.
Rapid Response in Challenging Situations
You'll provide hands-on support to senior leaders managing teams through change or crisis. This may mean informing and supporting staff facing a challenging season, program restructuring, or volatile political situation.
Staff Engagement and Feedback
You'll help senior leaders identify, prioritize, and respond to trends in staff feedback. This means developing a board network of staff contacts across six countries to keep a pulse on the staff experience.
This person will be a key member of the Communications Department leadership team. While this role will not start out with direct reports, this person will hold dotted line relationships to staff leading in-country communications in Kenya and Rwanda, and mentor colleagues in the People division. As the global internal communication function is established, this role is likely to add direct reports over time.
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.
We are seeking an exceptional communicator with at least 5-8+ years of experience and a passion for engaging and inspiring teams. An ideal candidate will enjoy both big-picture strategy and detailed writing. Prior internal communications experience is preferred, but not required if the candidate has led significant change efforts or staff engagement initiatives within an organization. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
Commensurate with experience.
Health insurance, housing, annual flights and other quality of life benefits.
Nairobi or Kigali; expected travel 25% of the time to our rural headquarters, with the possibility of embedding for short periods (2-3 weeks) in countries as needed
No; must have existing rights to work in Kenya or Rwanda. East Africans are strongly encouraged to apply.
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