Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund (OAF) supplies 1 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. OAF provides quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural trainings to improve harvests. OAF measure their success by their ability to make farmers more prosperous: On average, farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.
OAF is looking for a Manager to lead the Office of the CEO, comprised of senior Analysts. The Office of the CEO reflects the voice of and executes on behalf of the Executive Director. As OAF grows, the Executive Director is focused on an increasingly diverse set of priorities, from communicating with external partners to marshaling resources for new internal programs. As Manager in this office, you will lead a varied portfolio of projects, linked by a common theme of improving the CEO’s efficacy. You will report directly to the CEO.
OAF are looking for extraordinary candidates with 5+ years of work experience to help take the organization to the next levels of impact and scale. This is a career-track role, with a two-year minimum. Candidates who fit the following criteria are encouraged to apply:
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.