- Kenya, Rwanda
- Career Level
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.
We are looking for a resilient and experienced health, safety and security professional to take on a critical leadership role in the Corporate Operations Department. One Acre Fund is a rapidly growing organization, with a team of over 7,000 staff distributed across 11 locations within Africa and Asia. We believe that our team is our greatest and most valuable asset. We also understand that our locations of work can at times pose heightened risks. Given this, we prioritize investing in the safety, security, and well-being of our team, and so see this role as absolutely critical to the success of the organization.
The Health, Safety and Security team forms a key component of our Corporate Operations department, and members of the HSS team work closely with our most senior leaders to create and execute the Health, Safety and Security vision and strategy. You will ensure the delivery of this strategy through the development of simple, effective and scalable systems to proactively mitigate risk and improve our preparedness to keep our staff safe and healthy. You will also be responsible for leading the response to any situations that do arise, such as staff injury in the field or political instability in one of our countries of operation.
This is a dynamic, challenging and high-impact role. The successful applicant will thrive on creating and delivering on high-level strategy, continuously looking for opportunities to mitigate risks, and making decisions in high-pressure environments.
The overarching goals of this role are to:
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 exceptional candidates with 5+ years’ of strong project management experience at an NGO, private organisation, or a security consultancy organisation. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
As soon as possible
Kigali, Rwanda or Nairobi, Kenya
Commensurate with experience
Health insurance, paid time off
Yes; East Africans are strongly encouraged to apply.
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