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Risk & Resilience Coordination Senior Associate

One Acre Fund

One Acre Fund

Nairobi, Kenya
Posted on Friday, June 7, 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

You will help guide our diverse and dynamic risk and resilience team towards achieving its strategic objectives and act as a central figure within the team, ensuring that projects across several arms, such as agricultural and climate insurance, microinsurance, cash transfers, research, and reinsurance, are progressing.

As a project manager with a comprehensive understanding of the microfinance and insurance sector, you will facilitate coordination, communication, and execution of projects. You will work with the head of the team and project leads, providing strategic oversight, project management expertise, and operational support to ensure that our initiatives create maximum impact.

You will report to the Global Head of Risk & Resilience.


  • Project Coordination and Management: Oversee the delivery of projects across the Risk and Resilience team’s portfolio. Ensure that projects are completed on time, within scope, and budget.
  • Strategic Planning: Help develop strategic plans for each arm of the team. Monitor progress against strategic goals, identifying potential bottlenecks or delays and proposing solutions.
  • Partner Engagement: Act as an important contact for all partners. Facilitate between team members, departments, and external partners.
  • Innovation and Process Improvement: Identify opportunities for innovation within project management and operational processes. Implement new systems or tools to enhance efficiency.
  • Market Analysis: Use your knowledge of the African insurance or financial services sector to inform project strategies.

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:

  • 5+ years of experience in project management within the insurance, financial services, or development sector.
  • Experience managing complex projects with multiple partners.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset, with enthusiasm for innovation and continuous improvement.
  • Knowledge of the African climate, development, and financial services space and an understanding of the challenges and opportunities within the insurance sector.
  • Bachelor's degree in Economics, Finance, Management, or a related field.

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Job Location

Nairobi, Kenya


Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits


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

Application Deadline

05 September 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.