One Acre Fund People Analytics & Strategy Specialist Job in Nairobi / Kigali

One Acre Fund

People Analytics & Strategy Specialist

Seeking a highly independent, data-fluent, young professional to lead coordination of staff engagement across a number of global People division initiatives.

Location: Kenya, Rwanda

About One Acre Fund

We provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural trainings to improve harvests. We measure our success by our ability to make farmers more prosperous: On average, farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.

We are growing quickly. We serve more than 800,000 farm families in Eastern and Southern Africa, with more than 7,500 full-time staff, and we aim to serve 1 million farm families by 2020.

About the Role

Previously advertised as ‘Global Human Capital Support Specialist’, the Talent Analytics and Strategy Specialist will lead program execution under the global People Operations (POPs) Division.

Initially, this is a support role, but with room for growth into independent ownership of strategic projects within our global People division.

You’ll leverage our internal data to make strategic recommendations to key leaders across the People Division, support staff-facing programs and initiatives, help develop new tools for managing the division, and contribute to select innovations’ work within our talent and culture portfolio. You will report to our People Innovations Associate.

Potential projects include:

  • Build indicator dashboards for talent functions: work with our Internal Consulting Team and People Directors to identify and track important metrics related to talent development across the organisation.
  • Lead internal survey processes: manage and improve our internal staff survey instruments to provide insights to organisation leadership for instance, run our annual Manager Satisfaction Survey.
  • Coordinate organisation-wide talent work: develop strategic call agendas for senior and executive leaders within our division.

Career Growth

We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance.

We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You will contribute a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.


Specific qualifications include:

  • Preferred experience. <4 years of work experience. This is an early career-stage role. We’re looking for curious candidates who demonstrate a high-ceiling for growth. No previous experience people operations is required, but a passion and interest in people and behavior is a plus!
  • Technical knowledge. You’re comfortable with numerical and text data in Google Sheets. Specifically, you can build clean dashboards with INDEX/MATCH and COUNTIFS, and familiar with text cleaning functions LEN, TRIM, LEFT etc. Experience with or willingness to learn Google Scripts. Familiarity with survey platforms, customer engagement tools (e.g. NPS), and internal communications experience advantageous.
  • High degree of self-awareness. You can anticipate the needs of a diverse cohort of staff, and understand how to communicate across a range of contexts.
  • Manage processes across diverse teams. You can quickly identify requirements for project success, and rally individuals and teams to action.
  • Appreciation of feedback. You will collect and synthesise feedback to make improvements to People Support programs. A willingness to absorb feedback graciously will be essential to your success.
  • Language proficiency. English fluency mandatory, Kiswahili preferred, Kinyarwanda or French a plus.

Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Location: Nairobi, Kenya or Kigali, Rwanda

Duration: Full-time job

Benefits: Health insurance, paid time off, flexible work hours.

Sponsor International Candidates: No; Must have existing rights to work in either Rwanda or Kenya.

Application link:

Closing date: December 12, 2019

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Updated: September 14, 2019 — 9:27 am