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One Acre Fund

One Acre Fund

People & HR
Kakamega, Kenya
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 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

Reporting to the Director of People Operations, the HR Business Partner is a strategic partner to business leaders and departments, aligning human resources initiatives with organizational goals. You will manage a team with a specific focus on employee relations and talent management. You will collaborate with stakeholders to manage daily operations and implement HR strategies to improve the organization's effectiveness.


  • Collaborate with business leaders to understand organizational objectives and HR-related requirements and develop solutions to support them
  • Build the competence of the team to carry out all critical tasks within the employee relations, learning, and performance management docket
  • Be a primary contact for employee relations matters, guiding managers on HR policies, procedures, and regulation
  • Work in close collaboration with the legal and investigations team to resolve employee issues in line with company policies and legal requirements
  • Implement performance management processes and guide managers on performance management frameworks
  • Develop and implement comprehensive learning and development strategies aligned with organizational goals and employee needs
  • Prepare regular reports and dashboards for management on key HR metrics

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:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field
  • Certified Human Resources Management practitioner
  • At least two years of progressive experience working in a similar role
  • Demonstrated knowledge of employment law
  • Demonstrated experience working with HR Information Systems and data tools
  • Demonstrated project management skills

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Job Location

Kakamega, Kenya


Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits


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

Application Deadline

23 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.