Kenya Rural Retail Strategy & Operations Analyst

Looking for a professional with 3+ years of relevant work experience in strategy (financial, operational, business, or other), management consulting, or similar style project experience, and a passion for our mission.

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 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

We are looking for a motivated Strategy and Operations Analyst to work on a variety of improvement projects related to the Rural Retail program, communications, operations and overall strategy. You will report directly to the Rural Retail Innovations Lead, and likely manage 1-2 staff.


  • Make program design recommendations and systems improvements;
  • Lead hypothesis testing and general research effort to inform strategies;
  • Support data analysis needs across the department;
  • Work on short-term support projects as informed by the operations needs.

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.


We are looking for a professional with 3+ years of relevant work experience in strategy (financial, operational, business, or other), management consulting, or similar style project experience, and a passion for our mission. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

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

  • Advanced Office/Google Suite, especially Excel (can perform complex functions).
  • Experience with other professional programs (e.g. R, STATA) is a plus.
  • Strategic and operational skills are required, i.e. you will create frameworks, do basic/complex data analysis and plan and follow up on operational details.
  • Ability to understand and breakdown complex concepts quickly and determine to operational solutions.
  • Ability to build teams and collaborate with colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
  • Bachelor's degree or higher.
  • English required and Kiswahili an advantage.

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, housing, and comprehensive benefits.


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

Application Deadline

26 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 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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