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 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 the end of 2020.
One Acre Fund Kenya is our largest and fastest-growing country of operation. Our vision for 2030 is to transform every farming community in Kenya through sustained food security and pathways to prosperity. The Expansion Lead creates the strategy and planning to grow our operations to new areas, and reach hundreds of thousands more farmers each year. The Expansion Lead will join our Program Design team, and report to our Director of Program Design or their deputy.
Specific responsibilities include:
Build 5-year strategy for expansion to new areas
Drive from strategy to a concrete yearly plan for expansion activities
Coordinate expansion decision-making and implementation across departments
Lead major projects to increase our program performance in new expansion areas
Conduct surveys and analysis to identify expansion opportunities
Manage communication of key decisions and priorities across all teams, from senior leadership to field staff
Career Growth and Development
We have a 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 can shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.
We are looking for professionals with 3+ years of relevant work experience, and a passion for serving smallholder farmers. Candidates who fit the following criteria are encouraged to apply:
Project management: Design, plan and implement complex projects to success
Growth mindset: Enthusiasm for learning, feedback and continuous improvement
Results-oriented: You set goals and take ownership of driving towards them
Cross-cultural fluency: You will collaborate with colleagues from diverse backgrounds
Strong educational background; minimum Bachelor’s Degree
A willingness to commit to living in a rural area for at least two years
English required; Kiswahili strongly preferred