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Kenya Field Technology Lead

Seeking a strategically-minded and detail-focused tech product/project manager to lead the development and integration of our next generation apps and hardware into our increasingly complex Field program.

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 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, the farmers we serve 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 Field Operations Department exists to support the Kenya Field Program which is a 2,700-person Field Force, spread across 5 historic provinces. The Field Operations Department cultivates this workforce to independently deliver sustained food security within their community.

We want to reach every farming community in Kenya by 2030. We believe technology will be essential to allowing us to achieve this vision by improving the quality and speed of our services to farmers. Reporting to the Regional Support Manager, as the Field Tech Associate, you will improve the efficiency of our Field Force through our next generation of apps and hardware, in close collaboration with our Tech Division and external partners.

Responsibilities

  • Work with portfolio leads to establish and prioritize user requirements for our field-facing apps
  • Translate our user requirements and timelines for our tech teams and external partners
  • Manage relationships with our tech teams and external partners with the purpose of driving outcomes
  • Manage a team of two to:
  • Scale field-facing apps
  • Conduct user testing of mockups and newly released features with farmers and field staff
  • Troubleshoot issues that arise from newly-released features
  • Manage Field tech tool inventory and distribution
  • Improve the return on investment of our tech tools
  • Manage a pipeline of improvements for our field-facing apps and hardware

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:

  • 2+ years of experience with technology product management, project management, or similar work experience.
  • Experience communicating complex technical information to non-technical audiences.
  • Experience with user design, prototyping, UI/UX mockups, or similar.
  • The ability to set complex strategic direction.
  • Language: English and Swahili.

Start Date

As soon as possible

Contract Length

This is a 2-year contract role

Job Location

Kakamega, Kenya

Benefits

Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits

Eligibility

This role is only open to citizens or permanent residents of Kenya.

Application Deadline

2 January 2022

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.

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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