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Job Description:

One Acre Fund’s Internal Investigations Team works under the Global Legal Department and is in charge of conducting investigations into cases of fraud, ethics, and policy violations. The Kenya Investigations Specialist will be in charge leading the investigations team for the One Acre Fund Kenya Program, our largest and most visible country of operations, under One Acre Fund’s East Africa Legal Counsel. He or she will also help strengthen and streamline investigation processes in the country, as well as creating prevention/detection mechanisms for fraud and misconduct across the entire organization.


  • Leading the investigation into cases of fraud or cases and misconduct. He or she will  prepare and submit draft and final reports to Global Legal and other stakeholders. This may include managing other investigations team staff or staff from other departments who are participating in an investigation and directing the overall team strategy.
  • Develop key strategies and policies for the investigations team on an annual basis in conjunction with the Global Legal Department and Kenya Country Program’s goals.
  • Manage two-experienced Internal Investigators working on other cases, review their  work, oversee their investigations processes and styles, and ensure they are developing professionally.
  • Lead training across the Kenya Program on topics in fraud and misconduct.
  • Coordinate reporting to local legal counsel. The Kenya Investigations Specialist is expected to report or oversee the reporting by one of the department’s investigator for civil actions resulting from investigations.
  • Monitor, compile, and report on fraud and misconduct data to One Acre Fund’s East Africa Counsel on a quarterly basis.
  • HR/employment law – For candidates with a relevant HR/employment law background, this role would also include providing day-to-day legal counsel to our expanding HR team.


  • Relevant  professional work experience  in a demanding environment, or successful entrepreneurial experience, e.g. starting a field program in a developing country, leading a conference, starting a business, etc.
  • Professional work experience preferred in the areas of: Law enforcement/criminal justice, law and/or legal compliance, accounting, financial analysis, and human resources.
  • Strong educational background with a university degree  in law, criminal justice, accounting, or finance are preferred. Licensed attorneys are encouraged to apply as well.
  • Strong oral communication skills required to prepare and present detailed reports, trainings, and briefings to a wide variety of audiences at the organization
  • Proficiency with key programs in Microsoft Office and Google Suite such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint is required.
  • Comfortable with basic financial analysis and ability to synthesize data.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience at work, or outside of work.
  • Strong enthusiasm for learning, and openness to feedback.
  • Ability to build teams and collaborate with colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
  • Advanced writing skills in English for providing detailed reports with strong and coherent logical analysis of data and fact patterns.
  • Fluency in the English and Swahili languages is required.

How to Apply:

Follow the application link here:

Closing Date: 18th October, 2019

NB: Must have existing rights to work in Kenya.

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