Field Operations Administrative Assistant Job at One Acre Fund

On Wednesday, April 10th, 2013
Industry: Nonprofit / International Development
Function: Administration
Employer: One Acre Fund
Job Title: Field Operations Administrative Assistant
Job Location: Rural Kenya
Commitment: Long Term career position

Organization Description

One Acre Fund is an agricultural NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, and Burundi that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential.

One Acre invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a “market bundle” that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access.
Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure more than 100% average gain in farm income per acre.  We are growing quickly. In six years, we have grown to serve over 100,000 farm families with more than 1,000 full-time field staff in Kenya.

Job Description
We are looking for an extremely organised, passionate and capable individual to help support our field operations department as One Acre Fund grows. Initial tasks will be that of an administration officer, but we are seeking someone to eventually take on more complex projects and autonomy within the department.

Essential Skills and Experience

  • At least 2 years leadership experience.
  • Fast learner, able to pick-up new tasks and responsibilities quickly.
  • Highly skilled with computer software, particularly Microsoft Office (including Excel).
  • Strong ability to work within deadlines.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritise – You will be managing several projects at once and must be able to complete them in order of priority.
  • Attention to detail – One Acre Fund has exceptionally high standards and all projects must be completed to a very detailed level.
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision.
  • Excellent communication and high level of professionalism.
  • Must live or be willing to relocate to Bungoma, Western Kenya.
Desirable Skills and Experience
  • Leadership experience
  • Experience in business, entrepreneurship or NGO administration
  • Computer experience
  • Ability to work long hours – All One Acre Fund employees are passionate about what they do. We are a professional organisation and our employees often work outside regular hours in order to achieve fantastic results.
Education Qualification

A bachelor’s degree in the relevant field of study.

Career Growth and Development: One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through weekly mentorship and through regular career reviews. We are a rapidly expanding organisation and there is significant capacity for career growth in roles that each person can be passionate about.

Areas of Responsibility 

Information Collection: Regularly collect and compile information from different department resources or districts (this may involve email, phone calls or excel).

Weekly Admin Assistance: Completing weekly responsibilities including but not limited to soft copy filing and document management, responding to external information requests, arranging field visits, compiling district key performance indicators, typing notes and file conversion to pdf.  In addition to routine responsibilities, there will be many short notice one-off assignments.
Data Analysis: While this position will start as an execution role, for the right candidate, it will evolve to complex data analysis and summary, primarily in Access and Excel.

Timeline: Resumes should be submitted by April 20th 2013

Compensation: Based on Education and Experience
Benefits: Performance based bonuses, airtime and transportation allowances
Career Development: Twice Annual career reviews and constant feedback. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development.

One Acre Fund is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply: Email Cover letter and Resume to [email protected] (Subject line: Operations and Administration Specialist + the place you heard of the position) and include salary expectations.

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