Thursday, 12 April 2012

One Acre Fund - Training and Recruitment Specialist Job in Western Kenya

Industry: Nonprofit / International Development / Agriculture

Employer: One Acre Fund

Job Title: Training and Recruitment Specialist

Job Location: Western Kenya

Commitment: Long Term Career Position

Organization Description

One Acre Fund is an 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 five years, we have grown to serve over 70,000 farm families with more than 500 full-time field staff.

Job Description

One Acre Fund is a rapidly growing organization; we are seeking individuals to take leadership position in the organization as Recruitment and Training Manager.

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

Primary Duties of a Training and Recruitment Specialist
  • Training Design – individual classes and full courses in professional development for Headquarters and Field Staff
  • Delivery trainings to Headquarters and Field Staff
  • Work with HR department to revise and implement the training strategy for the organization
  • Manage and Mentor training staff
  • Assist HR director in recruitment of new positions
  1. Cultivate relationships with other organizations and universities for long term recruitment
  2. Deliver informational presentations to potential new recruits
  • Perform other duties as required by HR or Operations Manager.
This position will report directly to the HR Manager.

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.


  • A Higher Diploma, preferably in Business Management/Human Resource or other Social Science diploma.
  • At least three (3) years’ experience in HR with a focus on staff training
  • Proven organizational, analytical, designing of training materials, communication (oral and written) and training/presentation skills
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision to meet strict deadlines
  • Must be computer proficient
The candidate should be willing to reside in Western Kenya

End Date for Resumes submission: 20th April 2012 at 5pm.

Preferred Start Date: Soon as Possible

Compensation: Competitive Salary with Performance Based Incentives.

Benefits: NSSF and NHIF, airtime and work related 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 (Subject line: Training and Recruitment Specialist + the place you heard of the position) and Salary Expectations


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