One Acre Fund Global Health - Safety and Security Lead Jobs in Kenya and Rwanda

One Acre Fund Global Health - Safety and Security Lead Jobs in Kenya and Rwanda

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

  • This role will increase the health, safety, and well-being of dedicated staff in an 8,000-person organization spread across 10 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. You will keep our staff safe by identifying solutions to observed health and safety challenges across the organization, and then implementing creative solutions.

  • We are looking for a candidate with expertise in safety and security, but more importantly a record of delivering tangible projects at scale - for example delivering a COVID-19 vaccination campaign to our staff. You will report to our global head of HR and use your role to influence outcomes across the entire organization.


  • Most importantly: directly implement projects that improve the health and well-being of One Acre Fund staff - e.g. a COVID-19 vaccination campaign, or improving vehicle fleet safety.

  • Assess gaps and create solutions to observed risks to staff safety, guiding implementation through a small team across our countries of operation.

  • Partner with external
    service providers, like emergency evacuation and security advisory firms, to make recommendations to our country leaders on improving our security posture.

  • Coordinate our response to acute emergencies (e.g. staff security incidents or road traffic accidents) or longer-term crises (e.g. global COVID-19 pandemic), recognizing that responses to emergencies affecting our staff are important moments in the morale and retention of staff.

  • Use clear communications and trainings to influence staff to improve their health and safety behaviors.

  • You will manage the team and budget for health, safety, and security, ensuring that HSS initiatives are high-quality and cost-effective.

    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:

  • 3+ years of experience.

  • Excellent hands-on project management (this is more important than technical HSS expertise).

  • Rapid pace of output and ability to independently navigate challenges - you are expected to do, not just advise.

  • Exposure to and enthusiasms about health, safety, and security management in large organizations.

  • Deft coordination of partners (both internal and external), for example external security partners, but just as importantly our Country Directors.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; One Acre Fund Global Health - Safety and Security Lead Jobs in Kenya and Rwanda

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