• Job Vacancy at One Acre Fund

  • Posted on: 12 January, 2018 Deadline: Not Specified
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    One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the financing and training they need to grow their way out of hunger and poverty. Instead of giving handouts, we invest in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We supply a complete service bundle of seeds and fertilizer, financing, training, and market facilitation—and we deliver these services within walking distance of the 515,000 rural farmers we serve. We measure success in our ability to make farmers more prosperous and we always put Farmers First.

    Planning and Data Unit Lead


    Job Description

    The Planning and Data Lead guides and manages the overall direction of the Data Unit of the Kenya Logistics Team, and leads the planning and data work for our Core Deliveries Unit. This person is responsible for ensuring all necessary planning, data gathering, analysis and reporting happens across both these units of the Logistics team. The Planning and Data Lead oversees all Inventory Data Management and works with the Logistics Team management to craft a long-term vision around the analysis and use of our data to improve delivery execution, reduce inventory loss and provide superior service to our farmers.

    Responsibilities of the Planning and Data Unit Lead will include:

    • Oversee all payments and procurement operations for the Kenya Logistics Team
    • Manage and improve Inventory Management systems, processes and controls
    • Explore new ways to use Logistics data for advanced problem-solving
    • Build, monitor and report on key tracking tools for staff & process performance
    • Provide data-focused support for other units within the Kenya Logistics team
    • Works with management to set and monitor team OKRs, KPIs and budgets
    • Develop annual delivery expansion planning tools and oversee all expansion planning tasks
    • Provide all necessary data support for annual Input Deliveries
    • Liaise with Business Operations team to improve the management and use of Logistics Data
    • Own the Input Ordering process pipeline and support team management with critical tasks
    • Provide professional development opportunities and coaching to reports
    • Supports the implementation / growth of mechanisms which improve team culture

    Career Growth and Development

    One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager and a global support team will commit significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about. Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions.


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

    Broad knowledge and experience in:

    Using SAP Business Solutions for Inventory Management (or similar ERP/Inventory Management Software)
    Data visualization software / tools, preferred if this experience is with Microsoft’s Power BI tool

    Excellent skills in:

    • Advanced Excel analysis
    • including at least Pivot Tables, V-Lookup and Array Formulas
    • Strong work experiences. Examples include a demanding professional work experience, or successful entrepreneurial experience (e.g. leading a conference, or starting a business).

    Specific experience in:

    • Logistics Operations [Warehousing and Fleet Planning] preferred
    • People Management
    • Leadership experience at work, or outside of work
    • Top-performing academic background
    • Humility. We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with patience and a humble approach to service to join our growing family of leaders.
    • Outstanding communication skills with direct reports, peers and management
    • Strong analytical skills – ability to quickly review, synthesize, analyze and communicate data
    • Software Development experience would be an added advantage
    • Problem solving and ability to work to tight deadlines

    Language: English required

    Preferred Start Date



    We offer a modest starting salary that affords a high quality of life in our areas of operation. This is a career-track role with performance-based raises and the ability to expand responsibilities over time.


    Housing, transportation, and airtime allowances


    Minimum three year's commitment, full-time job.

    Please note that we are not able to sponsor a visa for this position.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to One Acre Fund career website on oneacrefund.org to apply

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