Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies 1 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. Our 7,000+ team is drawn from diverse backgrounds and professions. With operations across six core countries in Africa, we make farmers more prosperous by providing quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests. On average, our farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.
We 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:
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.
The role can be located in any East African capital city, with a preference for Nairobi, 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.