Chlorine Dispenser Project Associate at One Acre Fund

On Saturday, September 28th, 2013
Industry: Nonprofit / International Development / Agriculture / Microfinance / WASH
 
Function: Logistics, Management, Auditing
 
Title: Chlorine Dispenser Project Associate
Employer: One Acre Fund
 
Job Location: Western Kenya
 
Commitment: 2 month probationary period followed by a one-year contract

Organization Description
One Acre Fund is an agricultural non-profit operating in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families grow their way out of poverty.

We provide farmers with a “market bundle” including education, finance, farm inputs, health products, and market access. Our program has proven impact – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure a more than 100% average gain in farm income per acre.

We are growing quickly. In six years, we have grown to serve 135,000 farm families with more than 1,000 full-time field staff.

Job Description

One Acre Fund is piloting a safe water project in two of our districts in partnership with Dispensers for Safe Water, an Evidence Action subsidiary. 

We are seeking a Chlorine Dispenser Project Associate to manage our circuit rider delivery system as a part of our chlorine dispenser program in Kakamega North, Kakamega South, and Butere. 
The CD Project Associate will manage our Circuit Riders (CR’s) and Customer Engagement Officer, track inventory and deliveries, manage our dispenser database, deploy staff for repairs and maintenance as needed, ensure quality control of trainings, and other relevant duties.

Primary Duties
 

1. Management: oversee and manage three (3) Circuit Riders (CR) and one (1) Customer Engagement Officer, including performance management, tracking deliverables, and capacity development.
2. Inventory Management: manage deliveries and transfers of chlorine from supplier to field stores to field staff and sites. Responsible for maintaining accurate records using stock cards, tracking tools, and an MS Excel database. Other duties include; safe keeping of stock cards, delivery notes, and auditing of CR inventory management tools on a weekly basis.
3. Database Management: manage CD Database in MS Excel by aggregating data from customer hotline with field report data from CR’s to ensure we have an up-to-date record of the status of all 1300 dispensers. Monthly reports on dispenser use and circuit system will be expected.
4. Quality Control: ensure quality control by overseeing Customer Engagement Officer’s SMS records and analyzing responses. Responsible for weekly field spot checks and quality control visits.
5. Systems Collaboration: work closely with Systems Team to ensure;  warehouse standards are met, stores are ready for physical counts by internal auditors, stock cards are scanned and sent to HQ weekly, monthly reports on stock movement are submitted, etc.
6. Procurement: place quarterly orders of the chlorine supply needed to fill all dispensers through close collaboration with Procurement and Logistics Teams.
7. Field Operations: work closely with promoters and field staff to ensure quality delivery of talking points, continued engagement and community education on value of chlorine dispenser use, and other operational requirements that may arise. This includes managing delivery and tracking of incentives for promoters, spot checks, etc.

If you have skills and experience in these areas, please highlight them in your cover letter and resume.

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 also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that employees are passionate about.

Qualifications

We are seeking exceptional professionals with a minimum of two years of work experience and a passion for serving the needs of communities in Kenya.
We are looking for exemplary candidates so please only apply if you fit these criteria:
  • Must have a minimum of a college diploma in business management, logistics or relevant discipline.
  • Leadership experience at work, including managing a team of people
  • Demonstrated computer skills, specifically in using Microsoft Access and Microsoft Excel is a plus.
  • Understanding of financial management
  • Strong work ethic, willing to work long hours during busy season
  • Proven ability to set and meet targets on the job
  • Clear written and oral communication
  • Strong math skills
  • Demonstrated proactive problem-solving
  • Integrity and a positive attitude
  • High quality work with a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to interact  to work in a team environment
  • Language: Fluent in Kiswahili and English Required.
  • Passionate about the work of One Acre Fund and the Chlorine Dispenser Project
Timeline: Candidates to submit resumes by the 15th of October 2013.
 
Compensation: Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience
 
Benefits: Performance-based bonuses, transport and airtime 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: CD Project Associate + the place you heard of the position) and salary expectation.
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