One Acre Fund Kenya Expansion Lead Jobs in Kenya

One Acre Fund Kenya Expansion Lead Jobs in Kenya



Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. We provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural trainings to improve harvests.

We measure our success by our ability to make farmers more prosperous: On average, farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.


We are growing quickly. We currently serve more than 800,000 farm families in Eastern and Southern Africa, with more than 7,500 full-time staff, and we aim to serve 1 million farm families by 2020.


The Program Design Expansion Manager is responsible for managing people on the team and overseeing the Kenya program’s expansion strategy. Kenya expansion is a particularly “mission-critical” part of One Acre Fund’s global portfolio of work; this person is responsible for making the decisions that impact OAF’s overarching scale goals.


Responsibilities


  • Creating Yearly Expansion Strategy: reviewing previous year’s performance and determining opportunities for the program’s expansion for the following season; conduct quantitative and qualitative field-based research to guide the program to make data-driven expansion decisions; create the annual expansion strategy and present to country leadership, the wider Kenya-program team and global stakeholders; identify additional research needs to enable continued expansion in Kenya.
  • Implementing Annual Expansion Process: create the yearly expansion calendar for the Kenya program and align with key teams to follow the calendar; translate the annual expansion strategy into results in the field; lead a working group to align key stakeholders on expansion strategy and expectations for implementation; contingency plan to address any challenges to our expansion strategy.
  • Mt. Kenya Pilot Management: work through the Mt. Kenya Program Associate to support on week-to-week field execution; monitor key performance indicators around impact, enrollment and repayment and work with the Program Associate to solve challenges as necessary; work through the Program Associate to prioritize targeted investments in the field team’s professional development in order to ensure the Mt. Kenya region can scale quickly.

    Leadership

    Strategy & Vision
  • Own Kenya’s 5 year growth strategy, regularly updating and innovating on it through continued expansion work. Be able to effectively communicate said strategy to leadership and wider Kenya team.
  • Own ideation and long-term strategy for driving programmatic changes in order to enable the Kenya program to achieve their 2030 vision of “transforming
    every farming community in Kenya”
  • Contribute to setting Program Design Annual Objective Key Results (OKR’s}, and oversee the execution and follow up of all OKR’s under expansion
  • Measure progress against goals, regularly report on progress, and hold team accountable to prioritizing and delivering results in key strategic areas.
  • Work with global finance and Kenya leadership to update long term scale targets based on current expansion strategy work.

    Communication
  • Proactively and effectively communicate up to country leadership, down to departments, and across to other sets of leaders plans, goals and progress for expansion work.
  • Ensure the expansion team is collaborating effectively with individuals, teams and divisions outside of the department. Set-up appropriate systems of communication to keep everyone moving together, particularly through the working group.
  • Participate in global Field Operations (FOPs) work and collaborate with other country programs.


    Requirements


  • Strong educational background; Bachelors Degree required
  • Prior people management experience required
    Project management: Ability to set, monitor and meet project goals
  • Results oriented: Sets goals and takes ownership of driving towards them
  • Ability to use data to create strategy and make decisions
  • Willing to give and receive feedback openly
  • Ability to invest in team in order to support their growth and professional development
  • Ability to collaborate effectively across teams and with colleagues from diverse backgrounds
  • Language: English required, knowledge of Swahili useful


    How to Apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by Friday 12th July, 2019.


    For more information and job application details, see; One Acre Fund Kenya Expansion Lead Jobs in Kenya


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