NGO Jobs in Kenya – One Acre Fund 2019
Career Kenya: NGO Jobs in Kenya – One Acre Fund 2019
Employment vacancy : Today Recruitment Kenya

Senior Program Strategy Manager

One Acre Fund Kenya is our largest and fastest-growing
country of operation, and is one of the largest social enterprises in
sub-saharan Africa. By 2030, we aim to transform every farming community in
Kenya, and serve more than 1.5 million Kenyan farm families.

The Program Design team leads the strategy and planning for
Kenya’s core field program. The team is consists of four workstreams: 1)
Enrollment, 2) Repayment, 3) Impact and 4) Expansion.

As the Senior Strategy
Manager, you would work with the Program Design Director to manage the team and
guide program strategy. You will report directly to the Program Design Director
as their deputy.

  • Oversee
    two Program Design work streams, supporting the 5-year strategy and annual
    planning processes for each.
  • Directly
    manage 2-3 senior level staff, investing in their professional growth.
  • Lead
    complex projects and strategic improvements required for the program to
    achieve its long-term goals.
  • Compile
    and support management of a 16+ million USD budget.
  • Run
    annual goal setting and planning processes for Program Design department.
  • Foster
    a healthy team culture of professional growth, fun and continuous
    improvement.
  • Support
    recruitment and talent development for the team.
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 can shape a growing organization
and build a rewarding long-term career.
We are looking for professionals with 8+ years of relevant
work experience, and a passion for serving smallholder farmers. Candidates who
fit the following criteria are encouraged to apply:
  • 5+
    years of managing a successful team
  • Project
    management: Design, plan and implement complex projects to success
  • Growth
    mindset: Enthusiasm for learning, feedback and continuous improvement
  • Results-oriented:
    You set goals and take ownership of driving towards them
  • Cross-cultural
    fluency: You will collaborate with colleagues from diverse backgrounds
  • Mentorship:
    You support others to achieve their professional goals
  • Strong
    educational background; minimum Bachelor’s Degree
  • A willingness
    to commit to living in a rural area for at least two years
  • English
    required; Kiswahili strongly preferred
This role is based in Kakamega. You may work up to 35% from
another location of your choice.
Consistent with experience
Closing date: March 08, 2020
OAF is seeking an exceptional
professional Deputy Director, Fundraising Team with 10+ years of experience to
support day-to-day oversight and execution of the fundraising team by providing
targeted support across the grant life cycle and managing high-value team-wide
initiatives.
  • Day-to-day
    fundraising team oversight: Provide
    day-to-day oversight of key fundraising activities across the department,
    including:
    • Prospecting: Work
      with team members to design and evaluate research projects – to analyze
      new geographies and markets, identify new donors, and unlock new
      network-building opportunities – to build our pipeline of future funding
      prospects.
    • Proposal
      and report writingWork
      with grant writing team to design compelling grant proposals and reports.
      While this role will not directly write grants, we are looking for a
      candidate with strong writing skills, and the proven ability to
      communicate complicated ideas in a clear, simple, and inspiring way.
    • Donor
      meetings and presentations: Work with senior
      fundraisers to ensure thoughtful and strategic donor interactions, via
      meeting prep advice, talking point review, and presentation review.
    • Portfolio
      analysis and strategyWork
      with Head of Fundraising to evaluate and prioritize growing pipeline of
      new funding opportunities, and design strategies for pursuing.
20% of time: Fundraising Origination:
  • Independently
    build a pipeline of fundraising opportunities, from foundations,
    governments, and individuals across the globe. Leverage this pipeline to
    steadily build own fundraising portfolio, and/or to open up funding
    opportunities for other senior fundraisers on the team. Directly
    contribute to the department’s annual fundraising goals.
20% of time: Team-Wide Initiatives
  • Design
    and execute high-value team-wide initiatives in collaboration with the
    Head of Fundraising, including annual budgeting, team hiring, managing and
    reviewing team-wide systems/structures, and pushing forward key process
    innovations and improvements.
20% of time: Strategic Input
  • At
    the Fundraising Team level – Design and manage the Fundraising
    department’s annual OKRs (Objectives and Key Results), working through and
    with other leaders on the team. Additionally, contribute to the long-term
    fundraising strategy in collaboration with the Head of Fundraising, the
    CEO, and senior fundraisers on the team.
  • At
    the Org-Wide level – Work with senior leadership across the organization,
    on partnership design, resource allocation, and fundraising-field team
    collaboration.
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.
The ideal candidate will have robust senior leadership
experience, with 10+ years of relevant background in fundraising and people
management. They should be able to demonstrate a track record of fundraising
success and the ability to deliver through others.
Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly
encouraged to apply:
  • Likely
    holds an undergraduate or graduate degree in economics, communications,
    business, and/or international development/policy subjects;
  • Speaks
    the language of business and non-profits/social enterprises. Our donors
    are looking for someone with business fluency (can communicate financial
    sustainability, return on investment, impact per donor dollar, etc.).
  • 10+
    years of relevant background in fundraising/ business development and
    people and team management.
  • Passion
    for and demonstrated experience in international development or the social
    sector more broadly.
  • Familiarity
    with Salesforce or other CRMs/donor databases a plus.
  • Values
    fit. We put a high premium on values. We want someone who has a true
    service orientation and humility – someone that puts our farmers before
    themselves.
  • Strong
    interpersonal skills and people-orientation. We are seeking someone who
    wants to spend their day collaborating across a large team.
Commensurate with experience
Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job
Health insurance, paid time off
SPONSORED INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES
NoMust have existing rights to
work in East Africa.
One Acre Fund is growing quickly, and we plan to at least
triple our farmer impact in the next five years. This offers Program Associates
a powerful career opportunity: learn from a successful field operation,
contribute to aggressive growth, and make improvements to our program.
We are looking for Program Associates for a variety of teams
within One Acre Fund, including:
 
Our country operation teams face the classic management
challenge: how to keep a large country operation growing at 30-60% per year
while also making improvements to our operating model. Program Associates learn
from our organization’s deep knowledge on scaling rural field programs; then,
they are challenged to find new ways to stretch, grow faster, and increase our
quality of service.
  • Field
    operations staff focus on farmer-facing services. Staff help to develop
    and manage performance of 500-3,000 field staff. Some roles are more
    general; others specialize in important moments like new site expansion,
    enrollment, and repayment.
  • Support
    operations staff create the infrastructure for growth. These teams might
    operate and improve our deliveries to thousands of drop sites; enable
    mobile money integration in a country; or improve the flow of tens of
    millions of SMS and phone calls with farmers.
Our Innovation teams discover new ideas for our programs and
conduct dozens of trials to test these ideas.
  • Product
    Innovations staff improve our core agricultural products or run new
    experiments in energy and health products. For example, our Product
    Innovations team is investigating delivery of live chickens and preparing
    the product for full-scale roll out.
  • Program
    Design staff improve our core operating model. They test program model
    changes and analyze the resulting impact on customer satisfaction. Changes
    can include small shifts such as changing our loan structure, to more
    radical shifts like opening physical shops.
  • Understanding
    and solving problems: observing field operations, meeting with leaders of
    our field staff , running surveys, conducting desk research, analyzing
    performance indicators, etc. Then creating simple and lasting solutions to
    complex problems.
  • Planning
    and executing large projects: identifying clear goals, creating project
    calendars, designing workflows, creating field tools and talking points,
    designing incentive systems, building buy-in across hundreds of staff,
    following up and monitoring project execution in the field, etc.
  • Building
    teams: hiring staff using One Acre Fund’s unique “experiential hiring”
    system, mentoring deputies, and steadily handing off responsibility to
    your team as you build it.
  • Communicating
    with other teams: working together with One Acre Fund’s other teams on the
    ground to provide a smooth customer experience in the simplest way
    possible.
One Acre Fund has deep operational experience running rural
field programs at scale. Program Associates benefit from the large size and
experience of One Acre Fund, building skills through immersion in our operating
environment. At the same time, Program Associates also serve on a small
team-within-a-team, with autonomy to deliver results and improve operations.
Career and Growth Development
You may report to a Program Manager (in larger operations)
or the Country Director (in our smallest program countries). We have a culture
of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly
check-ins with your manager, access to mentors 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 can help
shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.
We are looking for exceptional professionals with 2 to 5+
years of work experience, and a demonstrated long-term passion for our mission.
Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
  • Leadership
    experience at work, or outside of work.
  • A willingness
    to commit to living in rural areas of East Africa for at least two years.
  • Language:
    English required in all locations. French required for Burundi placement.
    Other notable and useful languages are Swahili, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi,
    Chichewa, Amharic.
Flexible. We hire for all roles on a rolling basis and don’t
make a hire until we find the right fit.
Kakamega, Kenya; Rubengera, Rwanda; Muramvya, Burundi;
Zomba, Malawi; Kabwe, Zambia; Iringa, Tanzania; Minna, Nigeria; Bahir Dar,
Ethiopia
Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits
Sponsor International
Candidates 
Yes; Africans are 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 
(globalhotline@oneacrefund.org), but
do not send applications or application materials to this email address
Our Program Rotation Associate position is designed to develop
new opportunities and fill temporary staffing gaps. Rotation projects smooth
out short-term constraints to support continuous program growth. Because you
will have exposure to many different parts of the organization, this is an an
excellent opportunity for an early-mid career professional to quickly grow into
leaders at One Acre Fund.
Selected Program Rotation Associates will rotate through a
series of field-based postings, followed by a permanent posting or further
rotations depending on the candidate’s interests:
  • First
    12-24 months: Rotate between multiple ~6-month long posts
  • Afterwards:
    Permanently fill a high priority role of interest for the candidate
The role has a dual reporting structure:
  • During
    your rotations you will report directly to a project manager
  • You’ll
    also have a constant dotted-line management relationship to the Program
    Rotation Manager for support and continuity of professional development
Example rotations include:
  • Field
    OperationsThis team is the direct
    service provider to our farmers, building the capacity of our local staff
    to provide financially sustainable impact to all One Acre Fund farmers. A
    rotation with Field Operations could include managing training materials
    for 100,000+ farmers, designing incentives to ensure high repayment, or
    joining our crop health team to monitor field agricultural problems for
    our farmers.
  • Business
    Operations: This team builds
    the necessary back-end to ensure that we fulfill our promises to our
    clients. This includes essential systems like transaction tracking, client
    data management, print, procurement, and investigations. A Business
    Operations rotation could include running bulk SMS service for 100,000+
    farmers, piloting a new customer service line, or developing a farmer
    insurance system at scale
  • Logistics: The
    primary responsibility of our Logistics team is to provide life-changing,
    high-quality inputs and materials to farmers on time for planting. A
    rotation with Logistics could include managing the seasonal delivery of
    inputs to thousands of farmers
  • Program
    Innovations: This team’s goal
    is to multiply One Acre Fund’s impact on the communities we serve by
    increasing the percent of households who join our program and improving
    the customer service we provide to those households. Example projects
    could include managing field tablet trials or piloting new projects like
    One Acre Fund-branded agro-dealers
The Program Rotation team works with One Acre Fund’s
leadership to determine specific rotation projects and the eventual permanent
role. We see this role as a way to develop future leaders in international
development through exposure to a diverse set of organizational needs and a
focus on professional development
Career Growth and Development
We have a culture of personal ownership, constant learning,
and investment 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 will help shape a growing
organization and build a rewarding long-term career.
We are looking for professionals with 2 to 5+ years of work
experience, and a long-term commitment to our mission. Candidates who fit the
following criteria are encouraged to apply:
  • Minimum
    of a Bachelor’s degree with demonstrated previous work experience in
    challenging environments
  • History
    of quickly producing impactful results at scale – low lag time from
    project start to delivering impact
  • Desire
    to work in different geographic locations, in a field setting. For at
    least 12-18 months, multiple relocations around sub-Saharan Africa are
    expected and most rotations are field based
  • Diverse
    work experiences. Experience in multiple departments or industries is a
    plus, as is successful entrepreneurial experience (e.g. leading a
    conference, starting a business, etc).
  • Comfort
    with data analysis, able to work with data and make informed,
    evidence-based judgments
  • Have
    at least one year demonstrated experience working in the developing world,
    although this is not a strict requirement.
  • Language:
    English required, French a plus in Rwanda and Burundi. Swahili-speakers
    are particularly encouraged to apply.
You will rotate depending on organization priorities
Consistent with experience
Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits
Sponsor International Candidates
Yes; must have existing rights to work in in the African
continent
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).

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