One Acre Fund Policy Specialist Jobs in Kenya and Tanzania and Uganda

One Acre Fund Policy Specialist Jobs in Kenya and Tanzania and Uganda

  • The Policy Specialist will support our policy analysis and regulatory work in our growth countries and pilot countries.

  • They will report to the Africa Policy Lead and sit on the Global Government Relations and Policy team.

  • The Policy Specialist will be responsible for risk monitoring and analysis, government compliance support, advocacy projects, stakeholder mapping and outreach, and other ad-hoc policy tasks.

  • The ideal candidate has experience working in political or regulatory environments in Sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Legal experience is also a plus.

    Specific Responsibilities

    Risk Monitoring and Analysis

  • Design and execute political and regulatory risk monitoring systems in at least 4 countries of operation.

  • Maintain those systems over time and propose iterations that incorporate additional complexity as programs grow in size and scope.

  • Complete targeted research and produce policy analysis on areas of heightened risk to our programs.

  • Communicate with country and global leadership on risks that are relevant to our programs, and make recommendations on how to move forward.

    Regulatory Compliance Support

  • Support field teams in Malawi, Uganda, Zambia, and our pilot countries to ensure they are compliant with all government regulations, and help them create innovative systems to track their progress.

  • Support Global Sourcing, Insurance, Agricultural Research, and other global teams in ensuring that their activities are compliant with all regulations across countries.

    Advocacy Projects

  • Identify and execute advocacy projects that improve the operating environment for smallholder farmers on a national or regional level.

  • Before the start of each advocacy project, define the potential impact, window of opportunity, definition of success, and buy-in from internal stakeholders.

  • Gain rapid fluency across a number of public sector interest areas in order to build an understanding of advocacy needs, including seed and fertilizer, extension, solar electrification, taxation, and more.

    Stakeholder Mapping and Outreach

  • Act as One Acre Fund’s representative in public stakeholder meetings where regulations are debated.

  • Act as One Acre Fund’s representative on private sector associations or industry groups that address key programmatic issues.

  • Act as One Acre Fund’s representative in meetings with bilateral or multilateral donors that are focused on regulatory changes and projects.

  • Ad-hoc policy projects as required

    Career Growth
    and Development

  • You may report to a Program Manager (in larger operations) or the Country Director (in our smallest program countries).

  • We have a culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people.

  • You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentors 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 can help shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.


  • We are seeking one exceptional professional with at least 2 years of work experience and a demonstrated interest in policy analysis work.

    Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Experience working in political or regulatory environments in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Demonstrated organizational abilities, particularly in unstructured environments

  • High attention to detail

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Collaborative approach; ability to work across many different departments effectively

  • Good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service

  • English fluency required, French or Swahili is a plus


  • Due to the high degree of political and regulatory fluency that is required to be successful in this role, we expect the Policy Specialist to spend the first 6 months of their role working in other One Acre Fund countries (with housing provided by One Acre Fund).

  • After that, they can be based in any East or Southern African city where we have operations (and where the applicant has work authorization).

  • Note that after the initial 6 months, the applicant should expect to spend at least 15% of their time traveling.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; One Acre Fund Policy Specialist Jobs in Kenya and Tanzania and Uganda

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