One Acre Fund Local Government Relations Assistant Job in Kakamega, Kenya

One Acre Fund

We are an international non-profit that works in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi and Zambia. In these countries, our 5,000+ strong staff serves over 500,000 smallholder farmers and enables them to grow their way out of hunger and poverty.

Job Vacancy: Local Government Relations Assistant

JOB LOCATION: Kakamega

REPORTS TO: Team Lead

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: Most of the world’s poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world.
One Acre Fund is a growing NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential.

Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a “market bundle” that includes education, finance, farm inputs and solar lights, and market access. Our program is proven impactful-every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

We are growing quickly. In ten years, we have grown to serve 0ver 500,000 farm families with more than 5,000 full-time field staff. Our approach has won widespread validation, winning grants from The MasterCard Foundation and Gates Foundation.

JOB DESCRIPTION: One Acre Fund’s Government Relations department is seeking to fill the position of a Local Government Relations Assistant (LGA). An officer in this position will be responsible for building effective local government relations which include participating in local government functions, producing and sharing quarterly reports, tracking local government concerns and supporting resolutions to risks that may emanate from local governments.

The person will play an active role in coordinating our participation in internal and external field events which include input delivery field visits, harvest field visits and exhibition days among others. This is a crucial position which will determine how One Acre Fund engages with government and other stakeholders at the local level.

YOUR ROLE

  • Building and managing relationships with government officials at the county levels and below through meetings and organized functions
  • Writing detailed reports of meetings held with stakeholders
  • Tracking and participating in resolution of risks and issues affecting field-facing operations
  • Coordinating One Acre Fund’s involvement in agriculture shows and other agriculture sector functions
  • Planning and executing on logistics for events that the department holds in the field
  • Collecting and delivering documents, reports, and invitations to officials and stakeholders
  • Any other duties as may be assigned to you from time to time

OUR REQUIREMENTS

  • Certificate/Diploma and above from a recognized academic institution
  • Public relations, community development or agriculture-related experience preferred
  • Proven ability to manage relationships with government officials
  • Computer skills in emailing, general internet use, and intermediate-to-advanced fluency with Microsoft Office, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Willingness to live in Kakamega, with extensive travels within Rift Valley and Western
  • Strong written and oral communicator
  • Fluency in Kiswahili and English; Kalenjin-speaking applicants are encouraged to apply
  • Passion for serving smallholder farmers

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

If you feel motivated to work for One Acre Fund as the Local Government Relations Assistant and if you fulfill our requirements for this role, we look forward to receiving your application by 22nd June, 2018.

CLICK HERE to apply online.

You will be prompted to a form that must be completed. At the end of the form you will have the opportunity to write a motivational letter and upload your CV.

PLEASE NOTE

You must be 18 years or older to qualify for any position at One Acre Fund.

One Acre Fund will never ask you for money in return for advancement in the recruitment process or for being offered a position.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Website: www.oneacrefund.org.



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Kakamega

Kakamega, Kenya
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Kakamega County

Kenya

Agriculture and Agribusiness, Communications and Media, Community Development and Humanitarian, NGO and UN

Updated: June 8, 2018 — 5:41 am
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