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One Acre Fund

One Acre Fund


Position: People Innovations Senior Specialist
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Permanent
Place of Work: Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia - Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda
Posted date: 3 weeks ago
Deadline: Submition date is over

Seeking an exceptional people & data analytics professional with 3-5 years of experience to drive excellence in a dynamic role, managing diverse projects, and contributing to our org-wide vision of performance excellence.

Location: Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia

About the Role

One Acre Fund aspires to be an organization in which every staff member has a fair opportunity to grow their career. Here, we appreciate that an equitable and fair performance culture doesn't happen accidentally; we must intentionally nourish the potential of our thousands-member team as they devote themselves to making smallholder farmers in Africa more prosperous..

We’re looking for a dynamic individual who is equal parts people- and analysis-obsessed, with a record of creating efficient, data-first tools. You will oversee excellent operational execution while driving people-related projects across our global people team. You will support the team in creating efficiency and reducing waste by identifying process bottlenecks and implementing process improvements. You will report to our Performance Management Lead and be a part of making One Acre Fund an employer of choice.


  • You will take care of One Acre Fund's greatest asset — its people — by providing equitable, inclusive, and customer-centric people services
  • You'll support and implement Global People's strategic improvements interventions at the global and country level. One of your major focuses will be to support performance management at One Acre Fund.
  • You'll be the point for staff questions to increase staff satisfaction and team efficiency.
  • You'll generate impactful work from a pipeline of important People projects, managing 1-2 projects at any given time. Examples include: strengthening performance review process; embedding a culture of continuous feedback, or improving our payroll process to support the equitable growth of our team.
  • You'll promote Global People priorities by using data to draw insights on One Acre Fund’s people priorities for leadership teams.
  • 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:

  • Bachelor's Degree. 
  • 2+ years of experience in dynamic people roles.
  • Experience in operations/admin, HR consulting, talent management, management consulting, organizational development, or change management is a plus.
  • Genuine passion for people, shaping performance culture and change management.
  • Experience managing large projects in diverse organizations e.g. managing system changes, multi-team coordination, and complex communication plans.
  • Experience analyzing complex data for leadership to help them make better People-related decisions
  • Exceptional productivity and independence to hit targets and achieve results, including working through others. 
  • You will demonstrate ownership, and initiative to improve all aspects of our work
  • Humility and receptiveness to feedback: you will combine technical skills with friendliness, patience, and humility. 

Language: Fluent English required; Swahili, Kinyarwanda, and/or French a plus

Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Location: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Malawi, Zambia, Burundi, Nigeria, Ethiopia.

Benefits: Health insurance paid time off 


This role is open to those who have existing rights to work in any of our countries of operation mentioned above. Please note that unfortunately, we cannot support a work permit for this role.