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Kenya People & Change Business Partner

Seeking an exceptional project manager to lead Culture & People changes.

Job overview

Location
Kenya
Career Level
Professionals
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 1 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. Our 7,000+ team is drawn from diverse backgrounds and professions. With operations across six core countries in Africa, we make farmers more prosperous by providing quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests. On average, our farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund. 

To learn more about our work, take a look at our Why Work Here blog for more information.

About The Role

The People & Change Business Partner will model One Acre Fund values, invest in people, and engage across the team. The People Division manages the employee experience of 3,500 team members located across 50 field districts and 15 offices in Kenya. You will lead projects to inform career growth, professional development, and equity at One Acre Fund. You will report directly to the People Division Director.

Responsibilities

  • Together with the leadership team, help set a clear vision for team culture, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Lead projects to make One Acre Fund an exceptional place to work.
  • Build organizational culture through change management and team engagement.
  • Coach members of People Division to design improved employee services.

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’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.

Qualifications

Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:

  • 3+ years of experience leading people-related projects, in particular, working in a multicultural environment and driving complex change
  • Leadership experience in/out of work
  • Genuine passion for building organizational culture
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Language: English required, knowledge of Kiswahili preferred.

Preferred Start Date

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, start dates can vary significantly by role. We are adapting rapidly to Covid-19 and most of our team is now working remotely. Given the changing environment, we will appreciate your flexibility in confirming a start date. 

Job Location

Kakamega, Kenya with up to 25% remote time allocation in a location of choice

Benefits

Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits

Perks

  • Flexible work environment 
  • Connect and collaborate with engaging colleagues from diverse professional backgrounds

Sponsor International Candidates

No; Must have existing rights to work in Kenya

Application Deadline

We hire on a rolling basis which means that applications are reviewed and processed on a continuous basis until a hire is made.

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), but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.

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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