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Kenya duka expansion assistant

Job Summary

One Acre Fund is operating a growing number of rural retail outlets. As One Acre Fund's Rural Retail Expansion Assistant you will identify suitable physical locations within a specified geographical area; engage local landowners / landlords; and helping permit processes with local government agencies,.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Entry level
  • Experience Length: 1 year

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, our farmers 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

One Acre Fund is operating a growing number of rural retail outlets. As One Acre Fund's Rural Retail Expansion Assistant you will identify suitable physical locations within a specified geographical area; engage local landowners / landlords; and helping permit processes with local government agencies,.


Responsibilities

  • Visit a list of locations to scout for suitable land to house a One Acre Fund duka;
  • This will involve talking with local residents / businesses to identify available land;
  • Complete a checklist to record your findings and providing recommendations of preferred sites in each location;
  • Perform additional tasks as requested by the manager as needed.

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.


Qualifications

Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:

  • 1+ years of experience in work involving local government / engaging team members;
  • Ability to work independently and deliver great results;
  • Experience working across multiple sites across a wide geographic area;
  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible


Job Location

Kakamega, Kenya


Benefits

Health insurance, paid time off 


Eligibility

This role is only open to citizens or permanent residents of Kenya. 


Application Deadline

4 August 2021


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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