Wednesday, September 24, 2014

One Acre Fund Project Programmer Job in Kakamega, Kenya

Industry: Nonprofit / International Development / Agriculture
Function: Corporate
Position: Project Programmer
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 sublocations 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 programming of on-site construction activities on behalf of One Acre Fund. 

Contract details:
 Project and subject to performance, possibly leading to a permanent position

Candidate Profile 

Interested Applicants must meet the following criteria and requirements (all of equal importance):
  • Experience of working construction projects is preferable, but not essential;
  • IT literate, good level of skill with Microsoft Project or similar software is preferable;
  • Pro-active problem solver;
  • Good ability of working in a team situation;
  • Strong work ethic;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Good computer literacy and database management abilities;
  • Quick learner and team player;
  • Excellent written and verbal communicator in English and Kiswahili;
  • 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 regularly update the project progress of both sites throughout the construction phase;
  • To produce a robust and realistic project programme in the pre-construction phase;
  • Produce weekly progress reports to be issued to the One Acre Fund Construction Manager and Infrastructure Associate;
  • Manage the production and compilation of project progress photos;
  • At the pre-construction phase to be working with the Finance Assistant to produce a projected cash-flow throughout the construction phase;
  • Making programme assessments of the time implications of variations to the scope of works;
  • Represent One Acre Fund in a professional manner, reporting on progress and anticipated issues arising;
  • Report to One Acre Fund Construction Manager;
  • Provide constructive feedback to One Acre Fund of ways to improve the financial reporting procedure, and to be constantly looking to deliver a high quality project and ensure that best practice is followed.
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 (Subject line: Project Programmer + the place you heard of the position).

Interested Applicants to submit their resumes and cover letter by the 8th of October  2014.