Senior Manager - Strategy

Seeking a results-driven professional to lead strategy and operational planning for rapid geographic and organisational growth.

Job overview

Career Level


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 field program. The team is consists of four workstreams: 1) Enrollment and Marketing, 2) Repayment, 3) Impact and 4) Expansion. Program Design builds solutions to achieve our most critical program goals - deepening the impact we deliver to each farmer, reaching more farmers across Kenya, improving customer experience, and increasing our financial sustainability.

As the Senior Manager - Strategy, 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 but not limited to:

  • Oversee two Program Design workstreams, supporting the 5-year strategy and annual planning processes for each. The workstreams you lead will be chosen based on your experience and business need
  • 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.


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
  • Strategy: You can break down a complex problem, and identify bold solutions to address it
  • 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

As soon as possible

Job Location

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


Consistent with experience


Full-time job


Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits

Sponsor International Candidates

No; Must have existing rights to work in Kenya. 

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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.

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