Corporate Assistant at One Acre Fund

On Sunday, August 25th, 2013
Industry: Nonprofit / International Development
Function: Administration and Operations
Employer: One Acre Fund
Job Title: Corporate Assistant
Job Location: Nairobi, 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 expand our Nairobi operations as One Acre Fund grows.

The Corporate Assistant will be responsible for assisting in administration, organization, and maintenance of the growing One Acre Fund Nairobi office.  
He or she will also take charge of helping in managing a One Acre Fund apartment in Nairobi and will help oversee the hosting of important visitors who temporarily stay in this apartment. 

Initial tasks will include helping design and implementation of many administrative systems to facilitate the smooth operation of the Nairobi office and overseeing a move to a new office space.

Essential Skills and Experience

  • At least 1 year leadership experience
  • Experience with finance and accounts
  • 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.
  • Excellent attitude, willingness to learn and work hard, humility
  • Must live or be willing to relocate to Nairobi, Kenya
Desirable Skills and Experience
  • Leadership experience –You will be part of a team, and we are looking for someone who has great leadership qualities
  • Experience in business, entrepreneurship or NGO administration
  • Procurement 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 or Diploma 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

Accommodation and property management – Together with the Office Administrator you will ensure that all visitors to Nairobi have appropriate accommodation in One Acre Fund’s Nairobi apartment or elsewhere, and finding new office and apartment rental options for our expanding team.  You will also be responsible for ensuring that documentation is legal and current.

Property Management and Infrastructure – Together with the office Administrator, ensuring our office and apartment in Nairobi are  well maintained, organized, and clean.You will be responsible for ensuring that both the Nairobi office and apartment are well stocked at all times as well as making any necessary improvements.
Organization and Efficiency – Maintain office services and efficiency by helping in planning and implementing office systems and layouts and welcoming visitors to the Nairobi office.
Expense and finance management – You will be responsible for Filling and submitting payment requests for all One Acre Fund’s regular property bills.
Office tasks – You will be responsible for handling the mail for the office and also retrieval of parcels from the post office and any other daily tasks that may arise.

Administrative Tasks – You will be assisting with administrative tasks in the Nairobi office, including printing, faxing, filling, and general organisation.

Timeline: Resumes should be submitted by Sept 4th, 2013

Compensation: Competitive Salary with Performance Based Incentives
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: Corporate Assistant + the place you heard of the position) and include salary expectations.
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