One Acre Fund Strategy Director Jobs in Kenya and Tanzania and Uganda and Ethiopia

One Acre Fund Strategy Director Jobs in Kenya and Tanzania and Uganda and Ethiopia


  • In the team lead, we are looking for a leader who blends high-quality team performance management skills, with an ability to move forward strategic projects at the organizational level.

  • You will help guide the strategy of a $100M and growing social impact organization.

  • Since its beginning at One Acre Fund in 2012, the Internal Consulting Team has emerged as a primary nexus through which many initiatives pass.

  • The team takes on a broad range of projects that would be typical to a management consultancy, including high-level strategy and research, internal change management, flexible resourcing for other One Acre Fund teams, and executive communications.

  • The main difference is in the chance to embed within the organization to guide decisions and implementation, as opposed to stopping at recommendations.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Lead our Internal Consulting Team. This is a 15-person internal consulting unit, consisting of the Director, two managers, five analysts, four junior analysts, and two rotational staff; all of whom conduct across many departments in our countries of operation.

  • Lead all aspects of team development including hiring, staff capacity development, direct management of the ICT managers, budget, and team strategy.

  • Lead project selection, assignment, and resourcing
    Serve as the primary link between the Internal Consulting Team and One Acre Fund’s leadership group

  • Drive key Strategic and Change Management Initiatives on behalf of One Acre Fund as a lead consultant and project manager (equivalent of a consulting firm engagement manager). Recent projects taken on by the Internal Consulting Team include:

  • Strategic Planning 5-year planning exercise – The Internal Consulting Team facilitated the creation of 5-year plans in each of our country programs.

  • New Initiative Set-up of a Direct Giving pilot – Internal Consulting Team members assisted in the 18-month set-up of One Acre Fund’s Direct Giving pilot, including initial research, project design, and thought partnership with One Acre Fund’s CEO.

  • Internal Change Management The Director is co-leading a revamp to One Acre Fund’s performance management strategy, including a deeper focus on managerial capacity and training, hiring, and org chart management. This work has involved heavy collaboration with our People Director.

  • Be an advisor to key
    One Acre Fund leaders, including the CEO, CFO and other C-suite executives, and Country Directors to ensure they receive superior support from the Internal Consulting Team.

    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.

    Qualifications

  • We are looking for candidates with 8 or more years of work experience in consulting, analytical, and entrepreneurial roles.

  • You should have progressively increasing responsibilities in management, e.g. as an engagement manager or project leader.

    Candidates who fit the following criteria are encouraged to apply:

  • Experience in consulting and strategy contexts, e.g. working with C-suite leaders, change management, or long-term planning. Experience in the social impact space is a plus.

  • Experience managing team performance and developing leaders, including remote management

  • Ability to roll up one’s sleeves and directly move projects forward, as opposed to solely making recommendations or presentations

  • Strong data skills; advanced Excel a plus

  • Eye for and standards of talent

  • Humble and service-oriented approach to consulting work

  • Experience working in a multicultural workplace in a developing country a plus

  • Related Master’s Degree is preferred

  • A willingness to commit to living in East Africa for at least two years

  • Language Fluent English

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; One Acre Fund Strategy Director Jobs in Kenya and Tanzania and Uganda and Ethiopia


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