Global Finance and Strategy Associate

Seeking an exceptional data and strategy professional with 2+ years of experience to increase our cost effective impact by tackling some of the thorniest financial issues across the org.

Job overview

Kenya, Rwanda
Career Level

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 8,000+ 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 finance and strategy (FAS) team provides concise advice around how to deliver cost-effective impact across Africa. We are looking for someone to solve thorny strategic projects and lead financial recommendations to our executive team. You will report to the head of the Finance and Strategy team. 


Lead Analysis for our Leadership Team

  • We are confronted with strategic projects that are outside of our team's traditional work streams. We are looking for someone to lead projects like: Operational plans diligence, Sensitivity analyses for operational decisions, Cost optimization leadership, analyzing new inorganic growth opportunities.

Create frameworks for improving strategy

  • We are constantly evolving how we make investment decisions across the organization. You would create important frameworks and analyses by working directly with our executive team – to guide resource allocation over the long-term.

Lead flex projects across countries

  • You will work across 9 countries on different projects to support the in-country. FAS leads on individual projects. Examples of this could include: Finding buyers for excess inventory, working across teams to manage cost savings on their biggest expenses, external relationships, filling in for in-country FAS staff on important deliverables, and advising our new country teams on general strategy.

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:

  • 4+ years of experience in finance or consulting, including 3+ years of experience in one of our countries of operation
  • Strong financial modeling skills
  • Executive presentation experience and clear written language
  • English required in all locations. Other notable and useful languages are Swahili, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Chichewa, and Amharic.
  • A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree

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

Nairobi, Kenya or Kigali, Rwanda


Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits


One Acre Fund can support a work permit for this role. However, nationals of (or those with an extensive professional background and work history in) our countries of operation are preferred.


  • Flexible work schedule / Flexible work environment / Remote working opportunity
  • Connect with engaging colleagues from diverse backgrounds
  • The opportunity to expand into new focus areas and develop an expertise across the org

Application Deadline

8 June 2021

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 address. Please report any suspicious communication here (, but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI), and anti-racism are deeply connected to our organization’s mission and purpose. One Acre Fund aspires to build a culture where all staff feel consistently valued, represented, and connected – so that our team can thrive as professionals, and achieve exceptional impact for the farmers we serve.

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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