Construction Trainer at One Acre Fund

On Friday, September 26th, 2014
Industry: Nonprofit / International Development / Agriculture
Function: Corporate
Employer: One Acre Fund
Job Location: Kakamega, Kenya
Commitment: Project Position

Organization Description
: One Acre Fund is a start-up 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 135,000 farm families with more than 1,000 full-time field staff.

Job Description: One Acre Fund is a rapidly growing organization; increasing the number of sub locations and districts we work in each year.  

We are about to construct a new office facility to accommodate around 250 employees and a residential facility with 60 dwellings in the Kakamega region.  
We are seeking individuals to manage the health and safety standards of on-site construction activities on behalf of One Acre Fund.  .

Contract details: 6 month full time position, with the possibility to extend subject to performance / organizational needs

Candidate Profile

Interested applicants must meet the following criteria and requirements (all of equal importance):

  • A proven track record of producing and delivering engaging training sessions to groups of people;
  • Experience of working on large scale construction projects, with proof of being able to address health and safety issues on construction projects;
  • Preferably 5+ years’ experience in a role relating to construction health and safety or training;
  • Excellent written and verbal communicator in English, Kiswahili and Luhya;
  • Good ability of working in a team situation;
  • Strong work ethic;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Good computer literacy;
  • Quick learner and team player;
  • Strong sense of accountability and responsibility;
  • A logical mind with the capacity to overcome difficult problems creatively;
  • Good organizational skills;
  • A strong sense of ethics, honesty and integrity;
  • Ability to work under pressure, producing quality work with little supervision;
Roles and Responsibilities
  • To produce and deliver relevant training sessions on a range of health and safety related issues to the construction workforce throughout the construction phase of this project;
  • Working with One Acre Fund’s Health and Safety Officer to deliver site inductions to every new worker on site, outlining the health and safety expectations of the site;
  • Enforcing One Acre Fund’s high standards of safety throughout the construction phase;
  • Developing training sessions and regular toolbox talks (short training sessions) for all staff on site, as well as operation specific training as required;
  • To develop robust systems for recording the training requirements and experience of the on-site workforce;
  • Represent One Acre Fund in a professional manner, reporting on safety issues, skills gaps in the workforce and developing a culture of safe working and personal development;
  • Manage the recording of daily on-site activities;
  • Report to One Acre Fund Construction Manager;
  • Provide constructive feedback to One Acre Fund of ways to improve the safety of the construction process, and to be constantly looking to deliver a high quality project and ensure that best practice is followed.
 One Acre Fund aims to deliver both of these projects with zero accidents.  
This role will be fundamental in delivering that goal.

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 each person can be passionate about.

Location: Kakamega, Kenya
Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible
Compensation: Competitive Salary.
Benefits: Airtime, Transportation allowances and performance based Incentive
Career development: Twice annual career reviews and constant feedback. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development.

One Acre Fund Kenya is an equal opportunity employer; both women and men of integrity are invited to apply.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

To apply eMail cover letter and resume to [email protected] (Subject line: Construction Trainer + the place you heard of the position).

Interested Applicants to submit their resumes and cover letter by the 15th of October 2014.
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