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Senior Program Strategy Manager

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
Field
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.

Job Description

One Acre Fund Kenya is our largest and fastest-growing country of operation, and is one of the largest social enterprises in sub-saharan Africa. By 2030, we aim to transform every farming community in Kenya, and serve more than 1.5 million Kenyan farm families.

The Program Design team leads the strategy and planning for Kenya's core field program. The team is consists of four workstreams: 1) Enrollment, 2) Repayment, 3) Impact and 4) Expansion. As the Senior Strategy Manager, you would work with the Program Design Director to manage the team and guide program strategy. You will report directly to the Program Design Director as their deputy.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Oversee two Program Design work streams, supporting the 5-year strategy and annual planning processes for each.
  • Directly manage 2-3 senior level staff, investing in their professional growth.
  • Lead complex projects and strategic improvements required for the program to achieve its long-term goals.
  • Compile and support management of a 16+ million USD budget.
  • Run annual goal setting and planning processes for Program Design department.
  • Foster a healthy team culture of professional growth, fun and continuous improvement.
  • Support recruitment and talent development for the team.

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

Qualifications

We are looking for professionals with 8+ years of relevant work experience, and a passion for serving smallholder farmers. Candidates who fit the following criteria are encouraged to apply:

  • 5+ 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
  • Mentorship: You support others to achieve their professional goals
  • 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

January 6, 2020

Job 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).

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