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  • Posted: Apr 1, 2020
    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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    Field People Lead

    Job Description

    The Field Staff Management (FSM) Team is the people arm of the Field Operations (FOPs) department and is primarily responsible for empowering, managing, growing and developing our professional rural field-team in such a way that each member of the field can successfully execute key responsibilities and achieve excellent performance in the field. You would manage 3,000+ field staff, who are the frontline workers providing farmers with One Acre Fund products and services. You would be focused on executing our core program’s functions through strong staff management, and assisting in the design and implementation of strategic projects that aim to improving staffing and performance.

    Specific Responsibilities Include

    • Direct management of 3-5 high-level staff, and support the indirect management of 3,000+ field staff.
    • Create, execute and monitor essential strategies for One Acre Fund’s field program
    • Oversee staff performance management and create initiatives to build staff capacity and performance
    • Create high-level, detailed project plans and coordinate across multiple teams to ensure smooth project operations

    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 exceptional professionals with 5+ years of work experience, and a demonstrated long-term passion for international development.

    • 2+ years managing a large team. Strong people management experience preferred.
    • Experience leading professional development and capacity building for large teams
    • High emotional intelligence: Self-regulation and empathy in particular
    • Expertise in managing performance management
    • Strong leadership experiences with the demonstrated ability to lead a team to accomplish its goals
    • A true team player: You’ll be willing to do whatever it takes to help the Kenya team
    • Excellent judgment in sensitive people issues and management skills
    • Strong creative problem solving skills
    • Strong communication skills, both written and oral
    • Humility. We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service to join our growing family of leaders.
    • A willingness to commit to living in rural areas of East Africa for at least two years – this is a long-term, career-track role. You will have at least one year of demonstrated experience working in the developing world, although this is not a strict requirement.
    • Language: English required. Swahili-speakers strongly preferred.

    Preferred Start Date

    As soon as possible


    This role is based in Kakamega. You may work up to 25% from another location of your choice


    Commensurate with experience

    Method of Application

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