One Acre Fund Global Impact Ventures Growth Associate - Manager Jobs in Kenya

One Acre Fund Global Impact Ventures Growth Associate - Manager Jobs in Kenya

Job Description

  • The Impact Ventures Department aims to build ultra-scalable new channels and business models that can grow to serve more than half a million farmers in just a few years.

  • We have a diverse portfolio of investments, from government partnerships to short-term behavior change campaigns to tree seedling nurseries.

  • What they share is a commitment to serve millions of farm families while maintaining operations that are financially efficient.

  • We are seeking someone to help identify, design and scale-up early-stage ventures in partnership with country and global teams.

  • Given how the department supports the portfolio of investments is constantly changing, this role will require an openness to add value in multiple ways.

  • You will report into the Impact Ventures Growth Director.

    Role responsibilities could include the following (specific responsibilities dependent on organizational needs):

  • Develop strategies to scale current Impact Ventures investments to reach hundreds of thousands of clients.

  • Manage or advise 1-2 on the ground leaders who oversee the daily operations. Each of these leaders will likely lead a growing team of 10-30 people.

  • Work with program leads to maintain strong field execution through building systems/tools to track and assess important field performance indicators and solve unexpected operational challenges

  • Build 5-year strategies that improve our ability to hit scale targets, achieve stronger impact per farmer, and maintains program cost controls

  • Help recruit senior program leaders

  • Dream big and operationalize new ideas,whether enhancing existing pilots or contributing to country/organizational strategy in identifying new opportunities to pursue.

  • Work with country leadership teams to build a business case for a new product or service including strategic rationale, financial projections, and connecting the case to farmer needs identified in the field.

  • Co-develop the trial design with country teams including what to trial, how to trial, and at what scale.

  • Hire and manage a pilot team directly to trial new ideas or act as a
    advisor to country teams if they take on ownership of trialing

  • Develop relationships and coordinate with partners who are relevant to our work.

  • Partners could include One Acre Fund Country Directors, executives at social enterprises, and officials in government ministries.

    Career Growth 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.


  • 4 to 7+ years of professional work experience with experience leading teams and managing projects; entrepreneurial or consulting experience preferred (e.g. building a new team, launching new programs across a large field team)

  • Humility; a willingness to get your shoes muddy and work productively with people from all walks of life

  • An entrepreneurial mindset and the ability to start adding value quickly.

  • Experience gathering and combining different types of qualitative (e.g. farmer interviews) and quantitative (e.g. financial/impact modelling) information to guide major strategic and operational decisions
    Willingness to travel 35% of the time to rural areas post-Covid - our operations are predominantly based in rural areas, close to our customers.

  • Fluency in English

    How to Apply

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