One Acre Fund Impact Ventures Growth Associate Jobs in Kenya

One Acre Fund Impact Ventures Growth Associate Jobs in Kenya


About the Role

  • 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 and rural retail shops. What they share is a commitment to serve millions of farm families while maintaining operations that are financially efficient or cost-neutral.

    Responsibilities

  • We are looking for an extremely strong and dynamic leader to help identify, design and scale-up early-stage ventures in partnership with country and global teams. The Growth Associate will also lead key team-wide functions to support management and growth of the department. We want someone with a strong entrepreneurial spirit who also knows how to apply rigor and structure to produce great results. You will report to a Program Director for Impact Ventures and work closely with leaders across the organization to help us achieve our ambitious goals.

    Examples of projects include:

  • Improve Access to Tractors for Farmers in Nigeria: Partnered with a third-party ag-tech platform to provide affordable tractor services on credit to farmers in west-central Nigeria.

  • Increase Seed Supply Ethiopia: Increased the supply of improved teff seed by creating a network of outgrowers and working with government agencies to implement a quality control system for harvested seed.

  • Accelerate Growth of Large-scale Tree Program in Malawi: Collaborated with country leaders in Malawi to identify opportunities to achieve a faster growth rate in the next 2-5 years
    Research and Scout New Geographies: Researched new market opportunities in Nigeria, India and the DRC. Hired staff
    and helped launch early stage pilot programs.

  • Manage professional development for Impact Ventures' Staff: Conducted a skill-gap analyses and developed a continuous learning program for 25+ leadership staff based in 6 countries

    Qualifications

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

  • A Bachelor's degree is required

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

  • Humility; a willingness to get your shoes muddy and work productively with people from all walks of life; ability to tackle any task, large or small, with enthusiasm

  • An entrepreneurial mindset with a willingness to play different roles and the ability to add value quickly.

  • Excellent data analysis skills, able to work with data to develop informed, evidence-based strategies

  • Willingness to travel 35% of the time to rural areas post-Covid - our operations are predominantly based in rural areas, close to our customers. Desire to work in different geographic locations, in a field setting.

  • Fluency in English.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; One Acre Fund Impact Ventures Growth Associate Jobs in Kenya



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