One Acre Fund Trials Liaison Coordinator Job in Kakamega, Kenya

One Acre Fund

Kenya Trials Liaison Coordinator

Kakamega, Kenya

About One Acre Fund: Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive.

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 currently 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.

Job Description: The ‘Duka Trial Liaison’ will manage and coordinate the communication, planning and execution of Duka trial activities between logistics and PGI The Liaison will drive process improvements aimed at the efficient storage, monitoring and delivery of Duka stocks; and will be responsible for planning and executional excellence for trial activities.

The Liaison will advise the PGI department on the most cost efficient ways of delivering products from various warehouses to the Dukas, through route and truck optimization in order to minimize delivery costs; and will be responsible for the seasonal allocation and delivery of stocks based on the forecasted Duka needs. They shall also be responsible for monitoring stock validity and expiry information, communicating and recommending appropriate action to the PGI department.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Inventory Allocation Planning (40%)

  • Suggest and implement solutions to improve Duka demand forecast accuracy.
  • Monitor the warehouse space and occupancy for Duka stocks in relation to the quantities ordered and respective Duka sales per region.
  • Communicate forecast and inventory estimates to stakeholders, and keep them updated on project updates.
  • Address demand related issues in a timely fashion by optimizing transfers.
  • Monitor stock availability for reorder discussions.

Cost Optimization (20%)

  • Actively engage Duka stakeholders to identify Logistics cost saving areas.
  • Analyze all Logistics- Duka related expenditure and provide reports.
  • Advise the PI team on cost-effective transport models.
  • Adhere to the agreed upon SLAs with the PI team.
  • Identify and continuously improve on different delivery models to optimize transfers as we scaleup.

Process improvement (20%)

  • Identify areas of improvements and recommend action plans.
  • Work with management to design, build and implement more efficient processes for the Duka execution.
  • Reach out to all stakeholders with the aim of understanding pain points in the current delivery or product handling processes.
  • Document all existing and develop any new Duka- serving processes.
  • Actively engage Duka supervisors on product quality concerns and advise on mitigation plans.

Professional Development (20%)

  • Identify opportunities for training of own team to better support the Duka program
  • Participate in bi-monthly skills boosters with manager to increase technical skills with Microsoft Office and Google Suite.

Career Growth and Development

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’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.


We are seeking an individual with a minimum of 3 years working experience in Demand Planning or Supply chain in Retail, and a demonstrated passion for our mission; we are looking for someone who desires to be a proactive member of a rapidly growing team.

Candidates who meet the criteria below are encouraged to apply:

  • Experience in Demand Planning- Desired but not mandatory.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication.
  • Highly skilled in Excel and a demonstrated knowledge of other MS Office and Google Suites
  • Strong reporting and analytical skills.
  • Self-motivator / Initiator of obtaining new skills
  • A solid understanding of inventory management practices
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn
  • Demonstrated dedication to process and continuous improvement.
  • Ability to manage multiple requests, prioritize effectively and meet deadlines.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.

Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Location: Kakamega, Kenya

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Duration: Full-time job

Benefits: Health insurance, paid time off

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

Application link:

Closing date: January 20, 2020

One Acre Fund never asks candidates to pay any money or pay for tests at any stage of the interview process. Official One Acre Fund emails will always arrive from an address. Please report any suspicious communication here (, but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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Kakamega, Kenya

Kakamega County

Procurement and Logistics, NGO and UN
Updated: December 7, 2019 — 8:34 am