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Job Summary

Seeking an L&D professional to lead the L&D team’s portfolio of work geared towards developing managers throughout the organization.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelors
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

About One Acre Fund

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies over 1.5 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms more productive and resilient. Our 8,000+ team is drawn from diverse backgrounds and professions. With operations across ten African countries, 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 earn 40 percent more profits on the land they enroll with One Acre Fund.

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

About the Role

One Acre Fund has nearly 400 mid level managers who will develop into our future senior leaders. We believe the development of this cohort will determine our ability to reach our 2030 goals of serving 10 million farm families and creating a billion dollars of impact. You will lead the entire Learning and Development (L&D) team’s portfolio of programs geared towards developing managers throughout the organization. You will report to the Global L&D Lead and manage 1-2 direct reports.


  • Strategy & Program Management
    • You will set the training strategy designed to develop and build excellent managers across One Acre Fund. 
    • You will create the roadmap and deliver efficient and impactful manager training programs that strengthen manager quality. 
    • You will use feedback from staff and senior leadership, and the data we have available on managers, to curate and facilitate custom management training for One Acre Fund’s managers.
  • Innovation + Data Driven Results
    • You will use qualitative and quantitative data to improve the manager support program's return on investment each year. Data will directly inform both content creation and the overall impact of your work.
    • You will propose, develop, trial and scale up new ways to provide training services to better meet the needs of OAF’s managers.
  • Relationship Management 
    • You will seek out and build relationships with program and team leads across One Acre fund to deliver effective learning programs. 
    • You will work with internal and external collaborators to ensure seamless execution of manager quality and support training.
    • You will identify targeted participants through collaboration with team leaders across the organization.
    • You will collaborate with other L&D team counterparts to deliver a holistic development experience for One Acre Fund Staff.

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:

  • 5+ years of people development experience, including experience in areas such as capacity building, training, etc.
  • Project management, process improvement, and program design experience.
  • Stakeholder Management Skills.
  • Language: English is required.

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Job Location

Kigali, Rwanda or Nairobi, Kenya


Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits

Contract Duration

1 year


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

01 July 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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