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Kenya Government Relations Assistant

Job Summary

The Government Relations Assistant will build effective relations with government officials at the Sub County level.

  • 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 7,000+ 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

The Government Relations Assistant will build effective relations with government officials at the Sub County level and below.


Responsibilities

  • Support local government engagement in government units (at sub-location and ward levels).
  • Build ward level contacts in Western/Nyanza Regions.
  • Support monitoring and resolution of issues affecting field operations
  • Manage sub-location level contacts: chiefs and extension officers
  • Coordinate One Acre Fund involvement in agriculture shows, agricultural sector functions and support for field visit logistics
  • Arrange collection and delivery of documents, reports, and invitations to officials and partners.

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:

  • Diploma/Bachelor's degree in agriculture, public relations, communication, and community development
  • 1+ years of experience in public relations, community development or agriculture-related experience
  • Ability to think strategically and translate that thinking into action plans that accomplish goals
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to advocate on behalf of the organization
  • Demonstrated leadership experience at work, or outside of work, and enthusiasm for learning
  • Public speaking skills
  • Fluent in English and Swahili
  • Conversant with MS Office.

Preferred Start Date

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, start dates can vary significantly by role. We are adapting rapidly to Covid-19 and most of our team is now working remotely. Given the changing environment, we will appreciate your flexibility in confirming a start date.


Job Location

Kakamega and Nyanza, Kenya


BENEFITS

Health insurance, paid time off 

Sponsor International Candidates

No; Must have existing rights to work in Kenya.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

 

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.

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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