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Government Relations Analyst

Job Description:

One Acre Fund works closely with the local and national government in Kenya. Our principal focus is the Ministry of Agriculture, but we also pay close attention to other actors in Kenya’s agricultural sector.

Our aim is to share information on what we do. We also require detailed insights into the strategic, regulatory, and legislative issues affecting the sector.

There are several major duties:

  • Oversee a team of four local government relations staff that cover fifteen counties in western Kenya
  • Enhance quarterly reports, organised field visits, and overall local government outreach
  • Develop the capacity of our local government team through detailed work planning, strategic thinking, skills training, and mentoring
  • Strengthen 1AF relations with senior leadership in priority county governments
  • Maintain 1AF relations with key agricultural sector actors such as regulators, research institutions, donor programs, partner organizations, and local media
  • Support 1AF relations with national government figures, organizations, regulators and researchers
  • Interpret and explain policies and laws applicable to 1AF field operations
  • Produce publications for media, conferences, and 1AF stakeholders
  • Research and analyze policy issues at local and national levels affecting Kenya’s agricultural sector
  • Write a weekly agricultural sector ‘sit-rep’ summarizing key regional news stories of interest to 1AF

    Career Growth and Development:

    One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. We provide actionable feedback delivered through weekly mentorship and regular career reviews.

    We also have regular one–on–one meetings where we 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 and countries. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

    Qualifications:

    We are seeking an exceptional professional with 2 – 4+ years of work experience. We are looking for truly extraordinary candidates that will help take our organisation to the next levels of impact, scale, and sustainability.

    This is a competitive posting for a career-track role with a minimum initial commitment of two years. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Management experience: include evidence of how you grew and developed a team of people
  • Strong work experiences: we are looking for a former policy professional, economist, management consultant, or lawyer; entrepreneurial and unstructured work experiences are also helpful
  • Leadership experiences: demonstrated at work or outside of work
  • Top-performing undergraduate: please include GPA and test scores on your resume
  • Humility and personal stability: we are looking for passionate professionals that combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service
  • Professional skills: high levels of proficiency with Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • East Africa experience: a proven understanding of the political, social, and economic situation in Kenya and the region
  • Languages: English and Kiswahili required

    Preferred Start Date: Flexible.

    Compensation: Starts modest and lower than traditional development salaries, however this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a sustainable salary for long–term commitment.

    Benefits: Health cover, two international flights per year (or equivalent benefit) and 30 days annual leave

    Career Development: Bi-annual management consulting-style career reviews and significant investment in career development from your manager.

    How to apply:

    Follow this URL and complete the form: https://docs.google.com/a/oneacrefund.org/forms/d/1mgR9X8O_ypX3zI16ZsAn7...

    Email cover letter and resume to jobs [at] oneacrefund.org (Subject line: "Kenya Government Relations Analyst Search" + name of the site that referred you).

    If you are a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS).


    Fund Rider

    Job Description

    One Acre Fund is piloting a safe water project in two of our districts in partnership with Dispensers for Safe Water, an Evidence Action subsidiary.

    We are seeking a Circuit Rider who will support in the delivery of chlorine to our 1300 dispensers in addition to repair and maintenance of the dispenser hardware.

    CR’s will be expected to maintain the highest degree of professionalism to ensure safe handling and accountability for all products through timely and accurate reporting and adherence to OAF policies.

    Primary Duties

    Delivery:-

  • Ensure safe handling and accountability for chlorine between the store and the promoter at the dispenser site.
  • Distribute chlorine refills to promoters at chlorine dispenser sites.
  • Correctly fill out the chlorine delivery notes ensuring the receiver signs for refills.
  • Keep an updated record of all water points supplied with chlorine refills and the number of refills supplied to each.
  • Create and maintain productive working relationships with community members and community leaders.

    Warehouse / Inventory Management:-

  • Correctly fill out daily Field Store stock cards to track inventory.
  • Submit completed stock cards and delivery notes to CD Project Associate on weekly basis.
  • Manage flow and tracking of all inventory in and out of the Field Store, taking full responsibility for all inventory movements between Field Store and promoters.

    Chlorine Dispenser Hardware Maintenance:-

  • Organize for and ensure availability of all the necessary repair materials and tools.
  • Make spot checks to dispensers during refills delivery to ensure proper functioning.
  • Provide quality repair and maintenance services as required.

    If you have skills and experience in these areas, please highlight them in your cover letter and resume.

    Career Growth and Development

  • One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills.
  • We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through weekly mentorship and through regular 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 employees are passionate about.

    Qualifications

    We are seeking exceptional professionals with a minimum of two years of work experience and a passion for serving the needs of communities in Kenya

    We are looking for exemplary candidates so please only apply if you fit these criteria:

  • Motorcycle riding experience with a valid driving license
  • A personal, reliable motorcycle that can be used on a daily basis for work (fuel will be provided)
  • Ability and knowledge of tips to balance heavy loads on the motorcycle
  • Understanding of all daily routine motorcycle maintenance procedures, guidelines and the motorcycle policy for riders Relevant knowledge of masonry work
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral Critical thinking and judgment
  • Strong work ethic, willing to work long hours during busy season
  • Proven ability to set and meet targets on the job
  • Integrity and a positive attitude
  • Ability to interact to work in a team environment
  • Passionate about the work of One Acre Fund and the Chlorine Dispenser Project

    Compensation: Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience

    Benefits: Transport and airtime allowances

    One Acre Fund is an equal opportunity employer.

    To Apply

    Email resumes and copy of valid drivers licence and proof of insurance to kenyajobs [at] oneacrefund.org (Subject line: CD Circuit Rider + the place you heard of the position).


    Fund Logistics

    Primary Duties

  • Management: oversee and manage three (3) Circuit Riders (CR) and one (1) Customer Engagement Officer, including performance management, tracking deliverables, and capacity development.
  • Inventory Management: manage deliveries and transfers of chlorine from supplier to field stores to field staff and sites. Responsible for maintaining accurate records using stock cards, tracking tools, and an MS Excel database. Other duties include; safe keeping of stock cards, delivery notes, and auditing of CR inventory management tools on a weekly basis.
  • Database Management: manage CD Database in MS Excel by aggregating data from customer hotline with field report data from CR’s to ensure we have an up-to-date record of the status of all 1300 dispensers. Monthly reports on dispenser use and circuit system will be expected.
  • Quality Control: ensure quality control by overseeing Customer Engagement Officer’s SMS records and analyzing responses. Responsible for weekly field spot checks and quality control visits.
  • Systems Collaboration: work closely with Systems Team to ensure; warehouse standards are met, stores are ready for physical counts by internal auditors, stock cards are scanned and sent to HQ weekly, monthly reports on stock movement are submitted, etc.
  • Procurement: place quarterly orders of the chlorine supply needed to fill all dispensers through close collaboration with Procurement and Logistics Teams.
  • Field Operations: work closely with promoters and field staff to ensure quality delivery of talking points, continued engagement and community education on value of chlorine dispenser use, and other operational requirements that may arise. This includes managing delivery and tracking of incentives for promoters, spot checks, etc. If you have skills and experience in these areas, please highlight them in your cover letter and resume.

    Career Growth and Development

  • One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills.
  • We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through weekly mentorship and through regular 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 employees are passionate about.

    Qualifications

    We are seeking exceptional professionals with a minimum of two years of work experience and a passion for serving the needs of communities in Kenya.

    We are looking for exemplary candidates so please only apply if you fit these criteria:

  • Must have a minimum of a college diploma in business management, logistics or relevant discipline.
  • Leadership experience at work, including managing a team of people
  • Demonstrated computer skills, specifically in using Microsoft Access and Microsoft Excel is a plus.
  • Understanding of financial management
  • Strong work ethic, willing to work long hours during busy season
  • Proven ability to set and meet targets on the job
  • Clear written and oral communication
  • Strong math skills
  • Demonstrated proactive problem-solving
  • Integrity and a positive attitude
  • High quality work with a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to interact to work in a team environment
  • Language: Fluent in Kiswahili and English Required. Passionate about the work of One Acre Fund and the Chlorine Dispenser Project

    Compensation: Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience

    Benefits: Performance-based bonuses, transport and airtime allowances

    Career development: Twice annual career reviews and constant feedback. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development.

    One Acre Fund is an equal opportunity employer.

    To Apply

    Email cover letter and resume to kenyajobs [at] oneacrefund.org (Subject line: CD Project Associate + the place you heard of the position) and salary expectation.

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