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Job Summary

As an Extension and Aggregation Supervisor, you will manage a team of officers and their interactions with farmers.

  • Minimum Qualification:Diploma
  • 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, the farmers we serve harvest 50 per cent 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 Kenya is transitioning from a startup to a mature operation – and we need staff members to continue our growth trajectory.

The mandate of the Market Access team is to start up agribusinesses that work for smallholder farmers, focusing on high-value crops such as macadamia and avocados. As an Extension and Aggregation Supervisor, you will manage a team of officers and their interactions with farmers. You will be reporting to the E & A coordinator in the Market Access team.


Responsibilities

  • Develop knowledge of the standard market requirements
  • Onboard new officers and delegate the responsibility accordingly to the region and the assigned tasks.
  • Handel and guide a team of 5 to 10 officers to run successful operations in Macadamia and Avocado crops.
  • Monitor the performance of officers through digital tools
  • Hold weekly team meetings to resolve issues, celebrate successes and set priorities for the week
  • Mentor staff on their management of farmers and technical knowledge.
  • Make daily field visits to ensure information is accurate and officers are meeting expectations.
  • Input and update the reports promptly.
  • Analyze data and feedback from the field, relay issues and solutions the to HQ team
  • Coordinate sourcing from smallholder farmers and work with stakeholders based on the given SOPs.
  • Coordinate and work on the Global GAP certification process for the team.


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:

  • 2+ years of work experience in a related field, including management of a team or field staff
  • Knowledge of the avocado/ Macadamia value chain (e.g. fruit varieties, quality, seasonality) is appreciated
  • A track record in planning field activities and troubleshooting issues
  • Ability to coordinate teams for harvesting and sourcing from smallholders
  • Passionate about serving smallholder farmers
  • Coaching skills to develop junior team members
  • National ID Card
  • Minimum Education; Bachelor in Agriculture and Business management, or related field
  • Language: English, Kiswahili required


Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible


Job Location

Embu. Murang'a, Nyeri. Meru, Kirinyaga; Kenya


Benefits

Health insurance paid time off 


Eligibility

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


Application Deadline

24 February 2023


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, colour, 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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