One Acre Fund Kenya is our largest and fastest-growing country of operation, and is one of the largest social enterprises in sub-saharan Africa. By 2030, we aim to transform every farming community in Kenya, and serve more than 1.5 million Kenyan farm families. We're looking for an experienced, fiercely entrepreneurial, and humble leader to lead our innovation work in Kenya - aimed at building scalable solutions for smallholder farmers. In this role, you will direct several innovation portfolios - aiming to delivery high-quality products and services to as many smallholder farmers in Kenya as possible. You will help shape the 3-10 year strategy for the Kenya program (serve every farming community in Kenya), and instill this vision on the team, scope out projects, and then implement through their direct reports (portfolio leads). You will report directly to the Chief Innovation Officer - One Acre Fund Kenya.
One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers in East Africa with asset-based financing and agriculture training services to reduce hunger and poverty. Headquartered in Kenya, One Acre works with farmers in rural villages throughout Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and recently Malawi using a market-based approach. One Acre Fund facilitates activities and transactions at various levels of the farming value chain, including seed sourcing and market support. In 2013, farmers who worked with One Acre Fund realised a 180% return on their investment and significantly increased farm income on every planted acre.
Fundamentally, One Acre Fund believes farmers are the solution to poverty and hunger. Farmers make up the majority of the population in the world’s developing countries and include some of the hardest-working people on the planet. One Acre Fund puts farmers first in everything that the organisation does, creating simple new ways for farmers to significantly increase farm income on every planted acre. One Acre is now 3,000 staff strong, and growing fast with a 2020 vision to improve the lives of more than 1 million farm families by delivering exemplary services to their doorsteps.