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Tupande Business Intelligence Lead

One Acre Fund

One Acre Fund

Operations, Data Science
Kakamega, Kenya
Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2024

About One Acre Fund

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies 1 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. Our 8,000+ team is drawn from diverse backgrounds and professions. With operations across six core countries in Africa, we make farmers more prosperous by providing quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests. On average, the farmers we serve harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.

To learn more about our work, take a look at our Why Work Here blog for more information.

About the Role

The goal of the Tupande Digital Team is to revolutionize how we serve our customers across the region through technology that works for our people. We believe this will double the number of clients One Acre Fund serves, increase impact, and improve sustainability. We aim to achieve this by using technology to better serve our customers.

You will manage planning, coordinating, and supervising critical Business Intelligence activities related to the development of company-wide reporting and analytics to contribute to strategic decision-making across Tupande.

You will lead a team of Data Analysts and report to the Data Lead.


  • Set the vision, and strategic direction of the Business Intelligence function and guide implementation to ensure maturation of business intelligence within Tupande
  • Position the Business Intelligence sub-unit as a data partner for all projects your team oversees from project brainstorming to completion
  • Oversee the building and deployment of models to improve efficiency, identify notable trends and inspire innovation
  • Develop and implement oversight and post-implementation evaluation over all activities to ensure outcomes achieved meet BUs’ and departments' objectives
  • Identify data quality issues with the aim to achieve accuracy, consistency and reliability and assisting in the development of and adherence to BI standards
  • Gather technical user requirements and translate these into statistical data models and reports
  • Team management: Build and lead a high-performing team and invest in the team’s professional development

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.


Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:

  • Knowledge:
    • Bachelor's degree or higher in computer science, mathematics, economics, statistics, finance, or a related technical field
    • Understanding of reporting and business intelligence best practices
  • Technical skills:
    • Experience managing data warehouse and reporting infrastructure to help scale reporting needs while maintaining a conducive environment for reporting
    • Analytical skills with the experience to translate business needs into technical solutions
    • BI platforms: Power BI; Superset, Metabase
    • SQL: writing complex, optimized queries with large relational datasets
    • Programming Languages: Python, R
    • Data Modeling: SQL and NoSQL data
    • Documentation
    • Knowledge of the Dataiku platform
  • Other:
    • At least 3+ years of work experience with 3+ years leading a team

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Job Location

Kakamega, Kenya or Remote


Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits


This role is only open to citizens or permanent residents of Kenya.

Application Deadline

23 June 2024

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 @oneacrefund.org address. Please report any suspicious communication here (globalhotline@oneacrefund.org), but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI), and anti-racism are deeply connected to our organization’s mission and purpose. One Acre Fund aspires to build a culture where all staff feel consistently valued, represented, and connected – so that our team can thrive as professionals, and achieve exceptional impact for the farmers we serve.

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.