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Kenya Impact Specialist

Seeking an exceptional professional with passion to drive impact by supporting clients on crop health and other crop related issues in each season.

Job overview

Team
Field Operations
Location
Kenya
Location Type
Field
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.

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 Impact Specialist leads strategic programs to increase our impact for hundreds of thousands more farmers each year.

The Impact Specialist will join our Program Design team, and report to our Impact Lead.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead behaviour change projects to increase impact from improved agricultural practices and products
  • Manage a small team of 5 staff who monitor and follow up on crop issues experienced by farmers
  • Coordinate a curriculum for 3000+ field staff on agricultural best practices such as planting, soil health, pest management and harvest storage
  • Liaise between field staff, systems teams and Field Operations on rapid responses to field impact challenges
  • Contribute to our annual Impact Strategy for the Kenya program

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

  • 2+ 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
  • Data interpretation: You use the right data to make effective decisions
  • Agricultural expertise is an advantage
  • Strong educational background; minimum Bachelor's Degree
  • English required; Kiswahili preferred

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Job Location

Kakamega

Compensation

Consistent with experience

Duration

Full-time job

Benefits 

Health insurance, paid time off

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


We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.

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