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Analyst, Office of the CEO

at One Acre Fund
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted February 18, 2020
Category Accounting & Finance
Currency KSH


Analyst, Office of the CEO

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. We provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural trainings to improve harvests. We measure our success by our ability to make farmers more prosperous: On average, farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.

We are growing quickly. We currently serve more than 800,000 farm families in Eastern and Southern Africa, with more than 7,500 full-time staff, and we aim to serve 1 million farm families by 2020.

We are looking for someone to reflect the voice of and to execute on behalf of the Executive Director. As One Acre Fund grows, our Executive Director is focused on an increasingly diverse set of priorities, from communicating with external partners to marshaling resources for new internal projects.

Experience Requirements

You have experience conducting powerful secondary research.

Strong work experiences, such as consulting (or similar skill set).

Job Responsibilities

Executive-level, strategic communications: We believe well-crafted communication of our strategy is essential to One Acre Fund’s success. You will reflect the voice of our Executive Director in communications with the most important influencers in the sector and internal audiences. Examples include:
Work with our Executive Director to write the concept note for a new strategic initiative to share with important donors.
Draft an annual strategy letter to set vision and guidance for internal staff.
One-off, fast analyses and tasks: These are analyses and tasks of one week or shorter duration, typically exploring a new strategic direction. For example:
Write a memo summarizing the market opportunities for sorghum and millet in East Africa.
Recommend a methodology to use Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) to make fair impact comparisons across countries of differing wealth.
One Acre Fund-wide initiatives: As we become more complex, there are an increasing number of projects that do not fall cleanly into an existing department. You will move forward essential projects across multiple departments. For example:
Build an organization-wide initiative to increase the number of job candidates referred by our staff – to satisfy the hiring needs of a fast-growing organization.

Education Requirements

Exceptional written communicator. You can engage a range of audiences, including internal staff, external partners, and organizational leadership.
Professional/technical skills, including high proficiency with Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
Leadership experiences.
Humility. We are looking for leaders who bring good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service.
Language: English required.