One Acre Fund
We are an international non-profit
that works in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi and Zambia. In
these countries, our 5,000+ strong staff serves over 500,000 smallholder
farmers and enables them to grow their way out of hunger and poverty.
Most of the world’s poor are farmers, representing the largest
and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing
NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia and Tanzania that is
innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential.
Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a
permanent gain in farm income.
We provide farmers with a “market
bundle” that includes education, finance, farm inputs and solar lights, and
market access. Our program is proven impactful-every year, we weigh thousands
of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have
laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.
We are growing quickly. In ten years,
we have grown to serve over 600,000 farm families with more than 6,000
full-time field staff. Our approach has won widespread validation, winning
grants from The MasterCard Foundation and Gates Foundation.
is essentially our front-desk manager and is the friendly first face that our
farmers, staff, donors and guests meet when they enter our office. The
Administrative Officer will play a crucial role in staff experience, and will
also be responsible for much of the organization tracking, and set-up that
ensures a world class experience for those in our office.
Seeking an enthusiastic and outgoing
administrator to be the face of the Kakamega office at our reception desk and
to support our operations with basic tracking and communications.
Your responsibilities will include:
1. Welcoming visitors by greeting
them, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries.
2. Directing visitors by maintaining
employee and department directories and giving instructions when necessary
3. Maintaining safe and clean
reception area by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations
4. Maintaining continuity among work
teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities and continuing
5. Owning Reception First Aid Kit and
be responsible for regular checks and tracking of supplies
6. Arranging couriers; sorts and
7. Updating and maintaining databases
such as the office online booking system, office supplies distribution list and
the lunch token tracker
8. Contributing to team effort by
accomplishing related results as needed
9. Coordinating and organizing
appointments and meetings as well as meeting space
10. Maintaining office filing and
11. Monitoring incoming emails and
answer or forward as required
We are seeking one exceptional
professional with a demonstrated passion for our mission.
Candidates who fit the following
criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
Strong educational background
Outgoing, friendly, and flexible.
This position fields multiple requests and competing priorities from many teams
and one must be able to interact across diverse staff and visitors with a
Organization. This person manages
many of our assets as well as many incoming requests, so they must be
exceptionally well organized in order to prioritize their own time correctly as
well as keep track of our assets.
Strong Communications. This person
does a lot of communicating with staff at all levels of the organization and
must be able to think through messages, carefully communicate challenges
quickly and clearly both in person and over email, as well as type quickly with
few mistakes in grammar and syntax.
Attention to Detail
Demonstrated leadership experience at
work, or outside of work, enthusiasm for learning, and openness to feedback.
Ability to build teams and
collaborate with colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
Language: English and Swahili
If you feel motivated to work for One
Acre Fund as the Administrative Officer and if you fulfill our requirements for
this role, we look forward to receiving your application by 14th May, 2019.
To apply, please click on this
You will be prompted to a form that
must be completed.
At the end of the form you will have
the opportunity to write a motivational letter and upload your CV.
You must be 18 years or older to
qualify for any position at One Acre Fund.
One Acre Fund will never ask you for
money in return for advancement in the recruitment process or for being offered
Only shortlisted candidates will be
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