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Head of Kenya Expansion

In our mission to serve every farming community in Kenya, we're seeking a results-driven professional to lead strategy and operational planning for rapid geographic and organisational growth.

Job overview

Team
Program
Location
Kenya
Location Type
Various location types
Career Level
Early to mid-career professionals
Open to
National applicants only
Kenya

Kenya

Kenya was our founding country of operation, and it remains our largest in terms of both numbers of clients and staff.

About One Acre Fund

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. We provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural trainings to improve harvests. We measure our success by our ability to make farmers more prosperous: On average, farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund. 

We are growing quickly. We currently serve more than 800,000 farm families in Eastern and Southern Africa, with more than 7,500 full-time staff, and we aim to serve 1 million farm families by 2020.

Job Description

One Acre Fund Kenya is our largest and fastest-growing country of operation. Our vision for 2030 is to transform every farming community in Kenya through sustained food security and pathways to prosperity. The Head of Expansion leads the strategy and planning to grow our operations to new areas, and reach hundreds of thousands more farmers each year.The Head of Expansion will join our Program Design team, and report to our Director of Program Design.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Build 5-year strategy for expansion to new areas
  • Drive from strategy to a concrete yearly plan for expansion activities
  • Coordinate expansion decision-making and implementation across departments
  • Lead major projects to increase our program performance in new expansion areas
  • Conduct surveys and analysis to identify expansion opportunities
  • Manage a small team of middle- to senior-level staff
  • Oversee a field team leading operations in newer expansion areas
  • Manage communication of key decisions and priorities across all teams, from senior leadership to field staff

Career Growth and Development

We have a 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 can shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.

Qualifications

We are looking for professionals with 6+ years of relevant work experience, and a passion for serving smallholder farmers. Candidates who fit the following criteria are encouraged to apply:

  • 3+ years of managing a successful team 
  • Project management: Design, plan and implement complex projects to success
  • Growth mindset: Enthusiasm for learning, feedback and continuous improvement
  • Results-oriented: You set goals and take ownership of driving towards them
  • Cross-cultural fluency: You will collaborate with colleagues from diverse backgrounds
  • Strong educational background; minimum Bachelor's Degree
  • A willingness to commit to living in a rural area for at least two years
  • English required; Kiswahili strongly preferred

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Location

This role is based in Kakamega. You may work up to 35% from another location of your choice

Compensation

Consistent with experience

Duration

Full-time job

Benefits 

Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits

Sponsor International Candidates

No; Must have existing rights to work in Kenya.

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).