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Kenya Home Deliveries Lead

Seeking an exceptional Logistics expert to run our Home Delivery function and ensure clients receive their ordered inputs on time.

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

Working with our program-embedded Logistics team presents the opportunity to build upon operational foundations, and explore new ways to impact thousands of farm families.

The Home Deliveries Lead will play an important role in the team that delivers millions of kilograms of goods each year directly to hundreds of thousands of farm families across Kenya. You will have several direct reports i.e. Home Delivery Coordinators / Supervisors who will support in delivery of inputs to clients. You will report to the Kenya Logistics Manager

Responsibilities

  • Manage execution, improvements and operational excellence of all Home Deliveries for the Kenya Program
  • Manage design and implementation of policies on how to conduct Client Duka pick-ups
  • Oversee the relevant supplier and vendor relationships performing all Home Deliveries
  • Coordinate with One Acre Fund teams to build new technologies and systems for Deliveries
  • Manage farm to export Aggregation Logistics for the Market Access programs
  • Measurements owned: Client cost per KM for Home Delivery; # Hours to Deliver; Delivery Accuracy; and Market Access Indicators.

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:

  • Work experiences of 2 or more years. Examples include a demanding professional work experience, successful entrepreneurial experience, experience in supply chain, logistics, or other operational management.
  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Applied Mathematics, Systems Engineering, or Operational Management.
  • Leadership experience building teams and working with colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
  • Language: Fluent English. Knowledge of Swahili or regional Kenyan languages are desirable.

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

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

3 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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