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  • Posted: Nov 19, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • One Acre Fund is a nonprofit organization that supplies smallholder farmers in East Africa with asset-based financing and agriculture training services to reduce hunger and poverty.
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    Global Health, Safety and Security Lead

    About The Role

    This role will increase the health, safety, and well-being of dedicated staff in an 8,000-person organization spread across 10 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. You will keep our staff safe by identifying solutions to observed health and safety challenges across the organization, and then implementing creative solutions. We are looking for a candidate with expertise in safety and security, but more importantly a record of delivering tangible projects at scale - for example delivering a COVID-19 vaccination campaign to our staff. You will report to our global head of HR and use your role to influence outcomes across the entire organization.


    • Most importantly: directly implement projects that improve the health and well-being of One Acre Fund staff - e.g. a COVID-19 vaccination campaign, or improving vehicle fleet safety.
    • Assess gaps and create solutions to observed risks to staff safety, guiding implementation through a small team across our countries of operation.
    • Partner with external service providers, like emergency evacuation and security advisory firms, to make recommendations to our country leaders on improving our security posture.
    • Coordinate our response to acute emergencies (e.g. staff security incidents or road traffic accidents) or longer-term crises (e.g. global COVID-19 pandemic), recognizing that responses to emergencies affecting our staff are important moments in the morale and retention of staff.
    • Use clear communications and trainings to influence staff to improve their health and safety behaviors.
    • You will manage the team and budget for health, safety, and security, ensuring that HSS initiatives are high-quality and cost-effective.

    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.


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

    • 3+ years experience in occupational health, safety and security management in a complex/fast paced environment.
    • Excellent hands-on project management (this is more important than technical HSS expertise)
    • Rapid pace of output and ability to independently navigate challenges - you are expected to do, not just advise
    • Exposure to and enthusiasms about health, safety, and security management in large organizations
    • Deft coordination of partners (both internal and external), for example external security partners, but just as importantly our Country Directors

    Preferred Start Date

    As soon as possible

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to One Acre Fund on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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