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One Acre Fund

One Acre Fund

One Acre Fund

One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the tools and financing they need to grow their way out of hunger and poverty. Instead of giving handouts, the social enterprise invests in farmers t...


Nairobi, Kenya

19 Nov 2013

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Location: Nairobi, Kenya (with 3-4 week trips to field sites in other African countries each year

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New Country Expansion Analyst

Private-sector style career development in a growing social enterprise. An excellent career development opportunity.

Nairobi, Kenya

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Compensation details:
Location: Nairobi, Kenya (with 3-4 week trips to field sites in other African countries each year

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Escape Factors:
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Social Impact
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As One Acre Fund expands, a key part of our long-term goal to reach at least 1.1M farm families this decade is to launch One Acre Fund in one new country per year. It is also important that we understand the landscape of potential countries as soon as possible – so that we know how we may need to change our program model to fit new areas.

We are seeking exceptional analytical thinkers to join our New Country Expansion team. This team is responsible for researching new markets, establishing early stage pilots, and scaling successful pilot programs. New Country Expansion Analysts will have the opportunity to lead projects and research that will directly impact One Acre Fund’s growth trajectory.


Specific projects fall into three areas:

  • New market intelligence: collect and analyze data on new markets in order to determine the viability for One Acre Fund’s model in various new markets and countries. This area can also involve “dig deeper” research, where the analyst will conduct a detailed analysis on a specific component of new market, such as a government input subsidy program.
  • Early stage scouting: analysts will have the opportunity to conduct 3-4 scouting trips per year to new countries. These trips, which generally take about 3 weeks, will involve a combination of meetings with government officials in the capital city and interviews with farmers in rural areas.
  • Pilot acceleration support: analysts with help accelerate the growth of pilot programs by providing research and analytical support to various pilots.

All project work will involve a high degree of ownership and a fast-paced work environment.


Career Growth and Development

One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through 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.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.



We are looking for truly extraordinary candidates that will help take our organization to the next levels of impact and scale. This is a competitive posting for a career-track role with minimum initial commitment of two years. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:


  • Strong work experiences: a former management consultant would be ideal, but this is not a strict requirement.
  • Professional/technical skills: advanced proficiency in PowerPoint and Excel.
  • International experience: preferably at least 6 months in a developing country,.
  • Leadership experiences at or outside of work.
  • Top–performing undergraduate background (please include GPA and test scores on your resume).
  • Humility and personal stability. We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service.
  • A willingness to commit to living in East Africa for at least two years – this is a long–term, career–track role. The ideal candidate will have had experience working in the developing world, although this is not required.
  • Language: English required; French is a preferred.
  • Ability to cook/laugh – desirable.


Preferred Start Date



Starts very modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.



Health coverage, immunizations, flight, room and board.


Career Development

Quarterly management consulting-style career reviews and constant feedback. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development.


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