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  • Posted: Apr 20, 2020
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    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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    Kenya Data Analytics Specialist

    Job Description

    The Data Analytics Team mines client and staff-level data to draw out meaningful insights that enable the different departments and leadership teams to make better informed, data-driven decisions for greater impact to our clients. Our key activities include;

    • Design and deliver Business Intelligence dashboards that give meaningful insights on performance at different stages of the program e.g. enrolment, prepayment, repayment and product adoption
    • Support Data Analysis needs of strategic program initiatives
    • Provide ad-hoc data requests and analytical services based on specific use-cases scoped out by different departments

    Key Responsibilities

    Execution

    • Develop Data Strategy aligned to business goals- lead the development of user stories from the different stakeholders, and translate these into data models and work plans to meet their data analysis needs.
    • Guide team on effective methods to extract, aggregate, transform (using a statistical computing programming language such as R/Python) and load alternative data sets onto dashboards in excel and other visualization tools
    • Data mining using effective methods to track patterns, classify and/or associate different data sets and build regression and predictive models
    • Use data visualizations tools (such as PowerBI) to build data flows and share meaningful insights with the different departments - An ideal candidate should be able to integrate excel, R and different custom data connectors to the visualization tools
    • Identify and implement other data transformation tools apart from R


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    Planning and Forecasting

    • Lead implementation of department-level projects to deliver key results in line with the department and organization objectives
    • Effectively communicate the department vision and goals to the team, translate these to project plans and effectively deploy, allocate and coordinate team resources to execute
    • Plan Analytics team seasonal and monthly work pipeline to ensure the team is organized and operating smoothly
    • Participate in relevant Working Groups to collaborate with colleagues to move forward on key initiatives.

    Team Management and Training

    • Manage and mentor a team of 3 analysts to ensure delivery of high-quality data analysis and actionable insights for our Headquarters and field teams to drive the performance of our program.
    • Capacity building- An ideal candidate would be willing to build the skills of the team to provide more effective analytical support. This would include improving predictive modeling/analyses.


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    Strategy, Vision and Stakeholder Management

    • Set intermediate goals and metrics for the team in line with the department objectives. An ideal team lead would be able to match these goals to the overall department and organizational objectives
    • Measure progress against goals, regularly report on progress, and hold the team accountable for delivering results in key strategic areas
    • Oversee key stakeholder relationships and lead communication with other departments- The candidate should be able to communicate key goals of the team and assess the viability of different analysis requests and workflows against the goals and direction of the department


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    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 2-3 years of work experience in a data science/analytics role or equivalent position and ideally a demonstrated passion for our mission. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

    Basic Qualification

    • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Statistics, Actuarial Science or any other related fields
    • Experience in managing a team and passionate about building capabilities in others



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    Professional Skill Requirement

    • Fluency with R mandatory. Familiarity with Python and other data transformation programming languages preferred.
    • Fluency with using SQL/ NoSQL to pull and edit data from databases and/or data warehouse
    • Experienced in data mining and building regression and predictive data models
    • Fluency with data visualization tools such as PowerBI and Tableau. (PowerBI is highly preferred)



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    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

    Compensation

    Commensurate with experience

    Duration

    Full-time job

    Benefits

    Health insurance, paid time off

    Sponsor International Candidates

    No; Must have existing rights to work in Kenya.

    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.

    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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    Global Health, Safety and Security Lead

    Job Description

    We are looking for a resilient and experienced health, safety and security professional to take on a critical leadership role in the Corporate Operations Department. One Acre Fund is a rapidly growing organization, with a team of over 7,000 staff distributed across 11 locations within Africa and Asia. We believe that our team is our greatest and most valuable asset. We also understand that our locations of work can at times pose heightened risks. Given this, we prioritize investing in the safety, security, and well-being of our team, and so see this role as absolutely critical to the success of the organization.

    The Health, Safety and Security team forms a key component of our Corporate Operations department, and members of the HSS team work closely with our most senior leaders to create and execute the Health, Safety and Security vision and strategy. You will ensure the delivery of this strategy through the development of simple, effective and scalable systems to proactively mitigate risk and improve our preparedness to keep our staff safe and healthy. You will also be responsible for leading the response to any situations that do arise, such as staff injury in the field or political instability in one of our countries of operation.

    This is a dynamic, challenging and high-impact role. The successful applicant will thrive on creating and delivering on high-level strategy, continuously looking for opportunities to mitigate risks, and making decisions in high-pressure environments.

    The Overarching Goals Of This Role Are To

    • Design and deliver solutions to observed operational challenges relating to health, safety, and security issues by guiding implementation through a team of staffers across our locations. These challenges, if not managed well, would cause significant risks and barriers to the organisation as we seek to scale up globally.
    • Devise a strategic approach to organisation-level health, safety & security work and advance organisational policy, structural procedures and on-the-ground responses in line with this strategy.
    • Coordinate response to acute emergencies (e.g. staff security incidents or road traffic accidents) or longer-term crises (e.g. global COVID-19 pandemic). Responses to emergencies affecting our staff are important moments in the morale and retention of staff. Getting the response right depends on thinking on your feet, working with a lot of different people, applying a range of skills, and advocating at all times for the well-being of all affected parties.
    • Build Team: Hire and manage a team of in-country security experts who will deliver on ensuring that systems and processes are maintained to an excellent level on a day-to-day basis, to lead on the smooth roll-out of new initiatives, and to provide leadership and strong communication systems on the ground in all locations.
    • Build Relationships: Build and maintain strong collaborative relationships across several departments, amongst key in-country leaders, senior leaders in the organisation, and a range of international security partners in order to create alignment and momentum on systemic improvements to our health, safety and security systems.
    • Educate and Influence Behaviour Change: Use intel communications, internal systems, and trainings to improve staff awareness, education, and behaviour patterns to mitigate risks and improve their safety.


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    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 exceptional candidates with 5+ years’ of strong project management experience at an NGO, private organisation, or a security consultancy organisation. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

    • Passion for operations, building scalable and efficient systems and solving problems in a difficult operating environment.
    • Level-headed and able to work well under pressure.
    • Proven ability to manage teams and develop leaders; experience in remote management a plus.
    • Strong analytical skills.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • High levels of emotional resilience and emotional intelligence.
    • Creativity and strong problem-solving skills.
    • Related Master’s Degree is an asset, but not strictly required.
    • We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with patience and a humble approach to service.
    • A willingness to commit to living in East Africa for at least two years – this is a long-term, career-track role.
    • Experience working in a multicultural workplace in a developing country a plus.
    • Language: Fluent English required. French and/or Swahili also valuable.
    • Travel: 3-months travel per year to our sites of operations. ~6 weeks unplanned travel in response to emergency incidents.



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    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

    Kigali, Rwanda or Nairobi, Kenya

    Compensation

    Commensurate with experience

    Duration

    Full-time job

    Benefits

    Health insurance, paid time off

    Sponsor International Candidates

    Yes; African nationals 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.

    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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