Kenya Strategy Associate

About The Role

The Field Operations Department (FOP) exists to support the performance of the Kenya Field Program which is a 2,700-person Field Force, spread across 5 regions. The FOP Department cultivates this workforce to independently achieve sustained food security within their community. The Strategy Associate role, reporting to the Regional Manager, develops an understanding of business strategy, optimizes performance management systems to upskill our Field Force for increased ownership of improved farmer profit and quality of life.


Achieve regional performance targets, including SROI, sales, collections, and net promoter score
Lead data analytics projects that support decision-making
Support annual budgeting for your operational region and lead cost efficiency plays
Achieve outcomes of projects to improve regional performance
Simplify Field Force engagement to reduce operational costs and narrow workforce focus while not losing impact, sales, collections, and net promoter score outcomes
Develop contingencies for sales and financing
Improve client experience in the region
Manage performance outcomes through improved client behavior in planting compliance, soil health, tree adoption, and optimized agronomy
Represent regions in high-level discussions at country level
Embody One Acre Fund values and invest in a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment.
Career Growth and Development

We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship 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’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.


Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:

Bachelor’s degree
Experience building performance culture with a large team
Experience with complex strategy
3+ years experience in an operational role
Experience analyzing complex data
Commitment to live and work in rural areas of East African for at least two years
Language competency: English is required. Swahili-speakers encouraged to apply.
Preferred Start Date

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, start dates can vary significantly by role. We are adapting rapidly to Covid-19 and most of our team is now working remotely. Given the changing environment, we will appreciate your flexibility in confirming a start date.


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About One Acre Fund

One Acre Fund is a nonprofit organization that supplies smallholder farmers in East Africa with asset-based financing and agriculture training services to reduce hunger and poverty.