One Acre Fund Strategy Analyst Jobs in Kenya
One Acre Fund Strategy Analyst Jobs in Kenya
About the RoleWe are looking for high-achieving professionals to join One Acre Fund’s Internal Consulting Team (ICT).
ICT sharpens the organization's strategy and supports other One Acre Fund teams at important junctures where analytical and project management resources could have a meaningful impact.
Above all we are looking for professionals who can support teams across the organization on a variety of project types.
A sample of recent Internal Consulting Team work includes:
Shaping One Acre Fund’s expansion strategy - To help the Kenya program hit its ambitious farmer growth targets, an analyst was challenged to develop a rigorous and scalable approach to expansion.
The analyst embedded with the Kenya team for 3-6 months to implement the plan with field survey design, analysis, financial modeling, and a risk assessment.
This model was then rolled out across all countries’ Field Operations teams, helping OAF achieve its target of reaching one million farmers by 2020.
Conducting a Kenya program health check-up - An analyst conducted a “health check-up” of our Kenya program to resolve risks by examining management quality, hiring standards, and team culture and morale.
The final prioritized list of takeaways and recommendations helped the Kenya leadership team increase the program’s efficiency and improve staff experience.
Coordinating the Country Directors Working Group - Our Country Directors meet periodically in a working group that generates guidance for country programs and shares cross-country knowledge.
An ICT analyst sets the working group’s agenda, structures topic discussions, and helps to connect the group to the organization's goals.
Connecting farmers to markets in Zambia - An analyst implemented a market access intervention to help provide more impact for farmers in Zambia.
The project began with a comprehensive scan of market access interventions trialed by One Acre Fund and other organizations to develop a set of best practices.
After selecting a design, the analyst worked with the Zambia team to implement the market access trial for maize and soybeans.
Analysts contribute to and take increasing responsibility on projects in their roles on ICT, and over time are expected to independently drive their work.
In the early days, they can expect to be guided by Project Managers to scope the project requirements and
determine the work plan, then implement the execution of the project.
Per the examples above, their work may range from desk-based research, to systems design and drafting, to engaging directly with partners to collect information or to implement programs.
Analysts work on 1-2 projects at a time typically lasting from 4-6 months on average, in addition to supporting internal team projects.
Career Growth and 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.
Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for.
For this role specifically, you will have:
2+ years of experience, particularly experience solving complex, ambiguous problems in a structured way (e.g., management or strategy consultants, business or data analysts, product analysts, project analysts within start-ups)
Experience managing relationships with clients to achieve results. Bonus for previous work experience directly serving executive-level leadership
Record of entrepreneurship to address / resolve problems in collegiate and professional settings
Ability to draw insights from data. Experience with advanced analysis programs, such as STATA or R, is a plus
Responsiveness to feedback: we firmly believe that the ability to act on feedback is the fastest way to grow. As a team, we give and expect to receive open and frank feedback, both to our reports and to our managers
English fluency required; proficiency in East African languages a plus
How to Apply
For more information and job application details, see; One Acre Fund Strategy Analyst Jobs in Kenya
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