Kenya People Division Deputy

One Acre Fund
Kakamega, Kenya
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Exceptional professionals with 4+ years of work experience to help manage and lead the People Division in Kenya, One Acre Fund’s largest country of operation. You’ll be the key deputy in overseeing the strategy and implementation of all things ‘team’ for a fast-growing program of 2,000+ employees. Candidates should have experience in HR (ideally in East Africa) and in the leadership of large teams, demonstrate exceptional people management skills, and know how to craft and communicate vision.

Minimum 2-year commitment for full-time career role

Job Description
One Acre Fund began in Kenya and it is now one of our largest and fastest-growing countries of operation. Our vision for 2030 is to end hunger in Kenya and provide a pathway to prosperity for every farm family in the nation. One Acre Fund Kenya is transitioning from a start-up to a mature operation – and we need additional high performing staff members to continue our strong growth trajectory. Working with our Kenya team presents the opportunity to build upon our strong operational foundations and explore new ways to impact our well-established network of hundreds of thousands of farm families.

We are seeking an exceptional professional with 4+ years of work experience a demonstrated passion for international development. Candidates fitting the following profile are strongly encouraged to apply:

— HR/Talent management experience.
— Strong people management experience (at least 3 years of managing a team of highly skilled workers).
— Strong leadership experiences with the demonstrated ability to lead a team to accomplish its goals.
— High emotional intelligence: Self-regulation and empathy in particular.
— A true team player: You’ll be willing to do whatever it takes to help the Kenya team.
— Excellent judgment in sensitive people issues, management skills, creative problem solving.
— Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
— Humility. We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service to join our growing family of leaders.
— A willingness to commit to living in rural areas of East Africa for at least two years – this is a long-term, career-track role. The ideal candidate will have at least one year of demonstrated experience working in the developing world, although this is not a strict requirement.
— Language: English required. Swahili-speakers strongly preferred.

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