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Kenya Corporate Operations Associate

  • Bachelor's degree
  • General management, leadership
  • Experienced (senior worker)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent

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Job Summary

We are looking for a driven professional to support our Kenya headquarters on operational management, staff development, and capacity building efforts.


Operational Management: You will be responsible for managing the Kenya program operational support functions. You will be responsible for setting strategy and driving progress on all operational support systems to ensure our program is running effectively.  Operation support systems include:

  1. Office Management: You will oversee the team who ensures the smooth running of office systems and services, both at our headquarters and regional offices.
  2. Facility & Residential Property Management: You will manage a team that runs our housing facilities and ensures top-quality maintenance, cleanliness, and hospitality services for homes and guest rooms. This will include working with department managers, support staff, our internal Infrastructure team and external security providers and to provide administrative support for these processes.
  3. Transport Management: You will manage a team which provides safe vehicles, develops transport policies and systems, and liaises with external providers (taxi companies, shuttle services, etc) with an aim of providing reliable and consistent transport support to our team.
  4. Security Management: You will be the primary liaison with our OAF Security team, guaranteeing safety and security to every single member of the organization.
  5. External Visitor Support Systems: You will manage a team of people who host visitors, candidates, and donors and provide them with high-level strategic and logistical support.
  6. Welcome and Onboarding: Ensure visitors, interview candidates, and new hires are welcomed when they arrive.  You will manage a team that offers logistical support and runs the organization’s onboarding program.
Staff Management: We have a strong team of operations support staff that forms the backbone of our program as a whole. The successful candidate will manage all of the following teams: Office Management, Transportation, Property Management, Security, and Welcome & Onboarding.

Staff Development: We have fantastic team. You will be responsible for further training of our staff and building the team capacity to run a smooth and sustainable operation. Management will include staff coaching, mentorship, and consistent feedback.
Operational Systems Innovation: You will be working in partnership with the Kenya People Division, Country Leadership, and Global Corporate Operations to roll out and execute on new initiatives and innovations.

Strategy and Budgeting: You will create and drive strategy and budgeting for the Corporate Operations team in Kenya.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Kakamega
Area of work: General management, leadership
Seniority: Experienced (senior worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 2 years
Required skills: Budgeting, financial planning; Human resource and personnel development; Operative management; Operative planning; Entrepreneurship; Project implementation
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent), Swahili (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

One Acre Fund

Non-profit, social workCompany size: 500-1000 people

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. Headquartered in Bungoma, Kenya, the organization works with farmers in rural villages throughout Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda, and Malawi.Using a market-based approach, One Acre Fund facilitates activities and transactions at various levels of the farming value chain, including seed sourcing and market support. In 2015, farmers who worked with One Acre Fund realized a 300% return on their investment and significantly increased farm income on every planted acre.