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Navigate financial intricacies, manage grants, ensure compliance, and support financial reporting for impactful projects.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

About One Acre Fund

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies 1 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. Our 8,000+ team is drawn from diverse backgrounds and professions. With operations across six core countries in Africa, we make farmers more prosperous by providing quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests. On average, the farmers we serve harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund. 

To learn more about our work, take a look at our Why Work Here blog for more information.

About the Role

The Finance Advisory Services (FAS) team is a dedicated group of in-country and global associates. We serve as trusted advisors to organizational leadership teams, specializing in financial strategy and sustainability. As a trusted advisor to organizational leadership teams, FAS specializes in financial strategy and sustainability. We guide company-wide budgeting, strategic planning, and financial reporting functions, using data to provide concise and pertinent advice on resource allocation. The ultimate aim is to ensure financial sustainability, and enhance our overall impact.

As a Grants Finance Associate within the FAS team, you will collaborate with both our finance and fundraising teams to support our substantial annual portfolio of grants, exceeding $100 million. Your role involves creating grant project budgets, facilitating grant reporting and compliance, and contributing to internal fundraising projections.

This position is ideal for candidates with 3 years of work experience, with expertise in financial or grant budgeting, grant forecasting, and reporting processes and deliverables. You will report directly to the Grants Finance Team Lead.


  • Grant Database Management: Develop grant information, including restrictions, payment schedules, and projected revenue, within our database system (Salesforce).
  • Grants Reporting and Compliance: Prepare donor budget reports and communicate grant spending versus budget, and ensure compliance with donor requirements.
  • Budget Tracking: Monitor restricted spending and activities, aligning them with donor budget parameters.
  • Stakeholder Communication: Collaborate with the fundraising team to keep team members informed about grant progress and compliance.
  • Process Enhancement: Improve our existing grant tracking systems and databases and streamline reporting processes

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:

  • 3+ years work experience in grants management in the development sector
  • Bachelor's in Business/Finance and related fields
  • Experience with CRM systems such as Salesforce
  • Logical thinker and comfort with quantitative and qualitative analysis.
  • Strong skills in Excel (can perform complex functions).
  • Language: English

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Job Location

Nairobi, Kenya or Kigali, Rwanda


Health insurance, paid time off 


One Acre Fund can support a work permit for this role. However, nationals of (or those with an extensive professional background and work history in) our countries of operation are preferred.

Application Deadline

07 March 2024

One Acre Fund never asks candidates to pay any money or pay for tests at any stage of the interview process. Official One Acre Fund emails will always arrive from an @oneacrefund.org address. Please report any suspicious communication here (globalhotline@oneacrefund.org), but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI), and anti-racism are deeply connected to our organization’s mission and purpose. One Acre Fund aspires to build a culture where all staff feel consistently valued, represented, and connected – so that our team can thrive as professionals, and achieve exceptional impact for the farmers we serve.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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