Tuesday, May 8, 2012

One Acre Fund Procurement Assistant Job in Bungoma Kenya

Industry: Nonprofit / International Development / Agriculture
Function: Finance & Logistics
Employer: One Acre Fund
Job Title: Procurement Assistant
Job Location: Rural Kenya
Commitment: Long Term Career 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 500 full-time field staff.

Job Description
One Acre Fund is a rapidly growing organization; we are seeking an individual to take position in the organization as Procurement Assistant.  

One Acre Fund is looking for young, hardworking, and talented candidates who are committed to making a difference in farmers’ lives.

Contract details: Permanent and subject to performance

Candidate Profile

Interested Applicants must meet the following criteria and requirements (all of equal importance):
  • Completion and good results in high school and college
  • Strong work ethic and ability to handle a demanding, pressurized environment
  • Ability to seek solutions to challenging problems,  and requests
  • Ability to work well with minimal supervision
  • Excellent organizational skills, and customer service skills
  • Strong sense of ethics, honesty and integrity
  • Strong sense of accountability and responsibility
  • Excellent written and verbal communicator
Procurement Assistant Roles and Responsibilities
  • Record purchase requests from various districts and departments in OAF Kenya
  • Solicit market prices and bids from vendors for approval before order placement
  • Place purchase orders and follow up with vendors to ensure timely delivery of goods and services
  • Quality check item quality and quantity upon initial receive of delivery
  • Update and improve vendor database
  • Prepare and submit documentation for payment approval and for filing
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: The Procurement Assistant will work in our Bungoma office.
Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible
Compensation: Competitive Salary with Performance Based Incentives
Benefits: NSSF and NHIF, airtime and small transportation allowances
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 kenyajobs@oneacrefund.org (Subject line: Procurement Assistant + the place you heard of the position) plus your salary expectation
Application End date is 28th May 2012 at 5pm