One Acre Fund Business Development Manager Jobs in Kenya

One Acre Fund Business Development Manager Jobs in Kenya

About One Acre Fund

  • Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies 1 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. Our 8,000+ team is drawn from diverse backgrounds and professions. With operations across six core countries in Africa, we make farmers more prosperous by providing quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests. On average, the farmers we serve harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.

  • To learn more about our work, take a look at our Why Work Here blog for more information.

    About the Role

  • One Acre Fund is looking for a Business Development Manager to support our Public Fundraising team. You will report to the Business Development Director of Public Fundraising, based in Nairobi.


    New Business Development:

  • You will build understanding of our program model, allowing you to 'match' donor priorities with One Acre Fund programs, and respond to complex donor questions.

  • You will conduct research, landscape analysis and contact mapping to:

  • Identify donor entry points, and

  • Grow a pipeline of donor prospects.

  • You will prepare compelling donor meeting materials (slide decks, research-informed talking points).

  • You will develop proposals in collaboration with the writing team and Finance department.

    Relationship Management:

  • You will work with program teams to manage existing complex grants and related reporting requirements.

  • You will support donor convenings, including developing meeting agendas and materials, taking notes and conducting follow-ups.

  • You will coordinate donor visits to the field, including:

  • Working with donors and field teams to develop itineraries and manage logistics

  • Acting as the primary host to ensure successful execution of the visits and

  • Preparing post-visit reports.

    Team Coordination

  • You will run weekly Public team meetings to ensure coordination across the team.

    Ad-hoc Support

  • You will provide ad-hoc support to the Business Development Director of Public Fundraising.

    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.


    Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:

  • Hold an undergraduate or graduate degree in a relevant field.

  • Have fundraising experience in a recognized non-profit, bilateral or multilateral organization.

  • Speak the language of business in the context of social enterprises.

  • Have demonstrated experience managing complex projects with research and data analysis skills.

  • Have experience creating presentations and deliverables for executive-level audiences.

  • Have a clear passion for international development and positively improving the livelihoods of the hardest-working farmers on the planet.

  • Have a high level of English fluency.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; One Acre Fund Business Development Manager Jobs in Kenya

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