Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. We provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural trainings to improve harvests. We measure our success by our ability to make farmers more prosperous: On average, farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.
We are growing quickly. We currently serve more than 800,000 farm families in Eastern and Southern Africa, with more than 7,500 full-time staff, and we aim to serve 1 million farm families by 2020.
The Brand Strategist will lead One Acre Fund’s efforts to build our brand and maintain the positive reputation that allows us to achieve our goals for farmers. This is not a traditional marketing role, focused on selling a product. This is a unique opportunity to position a fast-growing organization in six diverse markets across Africa. You’ll define what makes us unique and communicate it to the world.
It’s an ideal role for someone who loves drawing insights from data and using them to direct world-class creative. You’ll work closely with our in-house teams (digital, media, creative, and culture) to develop audience insights, craft key messages, and design integrated marketing campaigns. You’ll advise senior leaders and deliver data showing that our brand reputation supports our core business objectives.
You’ll inspire a generation of talented professionals to build a career in agriculture, which is at the heart of national development. As we scale, we’re hiring hundreds of critical roles each year, with a particular focus on African professionals at all levels and senior leaders who will shape our next phase of growth.
You’ll ensure brand consistency across a multinational organization. As we grow, we get more complex: we’re expanding our services for farmers, piloting new business, and entering new regions. You’ll shape a clear external narrative around what we do, and champion its consistent use across the organization.
Digital Distribution and Analytics
You’ll design sophisticated distribution and measurement strategies that put us at the forefront of digital in East Africa. Our audiences are increasingly online, but digital access and preferences vary by country. Working with a direct report and vendors, you’ll design digital outreach strategies for each market.
You’re a strong manager and team player. You’ll report to the Global Communications Director, manage one direct report executing digital marketing, and lead productive collaboration with colleagues handling media, writing, design, photo/video, culture and internal communications.
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 seeking an exceptional communicator with at least 7 years of brand management or marketing experience. The ideal candidate will enjoy both big-picture strategy and hands-on execution with a cross-functional team. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
PREFERRED START DATE
Commensurate with experience.
Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits
SPONSOR INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES
No; must have existing rights to work in Kenya. East Africans are strongly encouraged to apply.
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Interested and qualified? Go to One Acre Fund career website on oneacrefund.org to apply