One Acre Fund Kenya Business Operations Associate Jobs in Kenya

One Acre Fund Kenya is our largest and fastest-growing country of operation. Our vision for 2030 is to transform every farming community in Kenya through sustained food security and pathways to prosperity.

Distribution is fundamental to the core model of One Acre Fund and the Logistics team works specifically to enable this cutting edge, cost-efficient, and professional rural delivery system.

The Business Operations Associate will oversee 2 to 3 sub-departments within Business Operations and will lead improvement projects to help us to improve and scale our back-end operations. You excel in the ambiguity of a startup environment and you are eager to drive the success of teams and projects.

One Acre Fund Kenya Business Operations Associate Jobs in Kenya


Strategy & Vision

  • Measure progress against goals, regularly report on progress, and hold team accountable to delivering results in key strategic areas.
  • Drive Business Operations to scale our services to more clients efficiently, while maintaining a high level of service.

    Team Management

  • Manage and mentor sub-department managers (2-3 sub-teams) and ensure that all of these departments tasks are executed to world-class standards.
  • Ensure Business Operations sub-departments are collaborating effectively with individuals, teams and divisions outside of the Business
  • Operations department. Set-up appropriate systems of communication to keep everyone moving together.

    Strategic Improvements and Collaboration

  • Identify and prioritize operations improvement projects to allow us to scale to more farmers, more efficiently, and offer a better service.
  • Participate in relevant Working Groups to collaborate with colleagues to move forward on key initiatives. These include Enrollment Working Group, Input Delivery Working Group, etc.
  • Collaborate with Product Managers, developers and country leadership to update and improve on the cross-country organizational data platform.

    People Management & Training

  • Manage 2-3 mid-level managers with weekly reporting meetings, performance
    reviews and development, strategic direction and support.
  • Ensure that all staff receive effective mentorship to promote career growth and capacity to handle the organization’s rapid growth.

    Team & Culture

  • Within your sub-department, ensure all staff members are connected to the mission and feel motivated to serve our farmers each day.
  • Serve as a leader and role model to the Kenya team at large. Embody One Acre Fund’s core values: Humble Service, Hard Work, Continual Growth, Family of Leaders, Dream Big, and Integrity.
  • Monitor team morale, plan and mitigate any changes that could create disharmony amongst staff.

    Spending and Budgeting

  • Participate in annual budgeting process for your sub-departments; anticipate spending for the year based on annual plans.
  • Each month, flag any expected over-expenditures and identify possible ways to offset costs.
  • Identify ways for the department to become more efficient.


  • Demonstrated leadership experience at work, or outside of work, enthusiasm for learning, and openness to feedback.
  • Ability to build teams and collaborate with colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
  • Strong educational background; a Bachelors’ Degree in relevant field.
  • Language: English required in Kenya. Swahili-speakers strongly encouraged to apply.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 31st August, 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; One Acre Fund Kenya Business Operations Associate Jobs in Kenya

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