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Global Culture Associate

Develop a vibrant workplace culture that will engage 7,000+ diverse employees and guide our next phase of growth.

Job overview

Team
People Operations
Location
Kenya
Location Type
Capital city
Career Level
Global Professionals
Kenya

Kenya

Kenya was our founding country of operation, and it remains our largest in terms of both numbers of clients and staff.

Job Description

The culture team shapes One Acre Fund's daily staff experience in our operations across Sub-Saharan Africa. Our team works to develop a workplace culture that keeps our 7,000+ diverse employees motivated and inspired every single day.

Not that long ago, we could all fit into a single room. Today, our team could fill a stadium, and we expect to grow to 15,000 staff in the next five years. As we grow, we must be intentional about creating a consistent staff experience and thoughtful about developing the diverse talents of our team. Investing in our people is one of our top strategic priorities as an organization.

As the organization’s Global Culture Associate, you’ll report to the Global Culture Lead and will be a part of a new team that is designing an organization-wide culture strategy to guide our growth. It’s a unique opportunity to shape an emerging strand of work and build a great workplace experience for all of our staff. The Global Culture Associate will:

Champion a shared vision for One Acre Fund’s culture
One Acre Fund is currently defining our shared aspirations for our culture: how we work together when we’re at our best. You’ll play a critical role in developing our Culture Code and bringing it to life consistently across six unique countries and dozens of office locations.

  • Support the roll-out of the One Acre Fund Culture Code across all countries of operation.
  • Design new projects to bring our aspirational culture to life across the organization.
  • Work alongside a team of 10 culture champions to reinforce local culture priorities.
  • Develop creative communications to excite and inspire 7,000+ staff about our culture.

Shape the organization’s long-term strategy on diversity and inclusion (D&I)
One Acre Fund is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. In 2019, we’ll be drafting a five-year D&I strategy, which will guide our efforts to diversify leadership and ensure that each staff member is able to reach their full potential while working for One Acre Fund.

  • Support the creation of the organization’s five-year D&I strategy, working with the Global Culture Lead and key organization and country leadership.
  • Manage a portfolio of D&I priorities, and help embed them in core People functions.
  • Work with 12 Diversity Leads to implement D&I initiatives across seven countries.
  • Craft consistent communications to build awareness on D&I and encourage action.

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

We are seeking an exceptional professional with 5+ years of work experience and ideally a demonstrated passion for our mission. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • At minimum, a bachelor’s degree is required for this position with strong demonstrated previous work experience
  • 3-5+ year(s) of work experience
  • Excellent project management skills, and proven experience with fairly large, complex projects
  • Strong detail orientation and comfort managing projects with multiple stakeholders and moving pieces
  • Strong emotional intelligence and the ability to build trusted relationships with staff of all backgrounds
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to frame complex messages and make a compelling case for change
  • Demonstrated passion for staff engagement, change management, or organizational culture
  • English fluency required; French, Swahili, or Kinyarwanda are a plus

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Compensation

Commensurate with experience.

Location

Nairobi or Kigali

Benefits

Health insurance, housing, annual flights, and other quality of life benefits.

Sponsor International Candidates 

No; must have existing rights to work in Kenya or Rwanda. East Africans are strongly encouraged to apply. East Africans strongly encouraged to apply

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