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Job Description:

Independently scope and execute high-priority People projects for the Kenya program by relating well to our team at all levels and discussing staffing issues effectively with the leadership.


Strategy & Vision

  • Together with global and Kenya leadership, contribute to setting a clear vision and set of priorities for team culture, diversity, and inclusion within the Kenya program.
  • Gather team feedback on ways we can make One Acre Fund an exceptional place to work. Turn that feedback into a clear project pipeline to help ensure we are meeting our career promises to all staff and driving forward career opportunities across our team.
  • Drive forward the results of two our key objectives for the long-rain 2019 season:
  • We have a clear, shared vision for team culture and are actively working towards it.
  • Every staff member at every job grade knows how they are performing against expectations in their current role.

Project Management

  • Scope and implement high-priority projects relating to team culture, Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) and People Ops.
  • Create and maintain a key set of team metrics to measure our impact on staff satisfaction, culture, and D&I.
  • Work with key stakeholders to execute and monitor projects, ensuring successful outcomes in creating a more positive, inclusive team culture.
  • Some initial projects the People Innovations Associate will work on include:
  • Standardized pay grade definitions: Work closely with department heads to ensure pay grade definitions clearly articulate the scope and responsibilities of roles at each level. Work with leadership to create plans for introducing the updated definitions to their teams.
  • People support hub: Create a People support hub for all staff which links to all HR, Training, and Corporate Operations policies, tools, and documents.
  • On-boarding review: Review how new staff are on-boarded in Kenya. Create a more robust onboarding to ensure all new staff: 1. have clarity on OAF’s approach to career growth and professional development, 2. know how to access key project and management tools, and 3. are able to effectively contribute to OAF’s shared vision of culture.
  • Build career clarity across the Kenya program: The People Division will play an important role to ensure there is career clarity for all staff, at all levels. For example, this could include rolling-out an updated performance review system, ensuring managers are meeting minimum standards, and implementing strategies for increasing career conversations across the organization.


  • Proactively and effectively communicate up to country leadership, down to departments, and across to other colleagues.
  • Be the key point person for all global D&I and culture initiatives, ensuring a Kenya perspective is included in project scoping as well as initiatives are rolled-out successfully in-country.
  • Deliver regular culture, diversity, and inclusion communication to the Kenya team, ensuring your message is clear and the wider team aligns around key goals for these areas.
  • Write and lead training related to culture and D&I to create positive behavior change across the team.

Team & Culture

  • Serve as a leader and role model to the Kenya team at large. Model  the One Acre Fund values, invest in people, and engage across the team.
  • Manage and create feedback channels to ensure all staff groups can be heard and receive clear communication from country leadership. Keep pulse on team feedback and concerns.
  • The ideal candidate will be able to relate well to staff at all levels, mediate conflict, and discuss staffing issues effectively with leadership.


  • At a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree is required for this position with strong demonstrated previous work experience.
  • Leadership experience at work, or outside of work.
  • A willingness to commit to living in Kakamega, Kenya for at least two years.
  • Language: English required, Kiswahili fluency a plus.

How to Apply:

Follow the application link here:

Closing Date: 14th November, 2019

NB: East Africans are strongly encouraged to apply.

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