Kenya Payroll and Reward Management Specialist

Seeking an ambitious and transformative mind with extensive experience in payroll and reward management as well as payroll systems to lead our Kenya Program's payroll and reward management function.

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.

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.


  • You will lead Kenya's payroll and reward management function within the Human Resources Department.
  • You will report to the Human Resources Lead and manage a team of 2 - 3 direct reports.
  • You will be expected to:
    • Design improvements in One Acre Fund's reward management strategy.
    • Advise Department & Division leaders on payroll and reward management.
    • Ensure all staff and leaders have an excellent experience when working with the Payroll team.


  • Payroll Management: Ensure accurate and efficient processing of payroll transactions including salaries, benefits, taxes, and other relevant deductions.
  • Reward Management: Contribute to the development of the program's payroll and reward strategy, ensuring that policy and practice support the organization's goals.
  • Reporting: Prepare and distribute relevant payroll reports based on the needs of the organization.
  • Team Leadership: Build the competence of the team to perform all tasks within the Payroll and Reward Management system.
  • Continuous improvement: Implement and strengthen payroll management baseline performance metrics on an ongoing basis.

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.


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

  • Over 2 years experience leading a payroll and reward management function.
  • Experience working with and implementing payroll management systems.
  • Experience managing payroll for large teams (over 3,000 staff).
  • Knowledge of current statutory and regulatory requirements relating to payroll management.

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


Health insurance, paid time off 

Sponsor International Candidates

No; Must have existing rights to work in Kenya


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

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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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