Tupande Strategy and Operations Associate

One Acre Fund

One Acre Fund

Nairobi, Kenya
Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2024

About One Acre Fund

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies over 1.5 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms more productive. Our 8,000+ team is drawn from diverse backgrounds and professions. With operations across ten African countries, 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 earn 40 percent more profits on the land they enroll with One Acre Fund.

Our Kenya program, founded in 2006, is our second largest. We operate under the farmer brand Tupande, serving 1,028,500 farmers and employing 2200 staff. We aim to transform every farming community in Kenya by delivering sustained food security and pathways to prosperity. tupande.co.ke.

About the Role

The Strategy and Operations Associate is an essential part of the Kenya Tupande team and part of one of the largest social enterprises in Africa. Tupande serves over 830,000 clients in Kenya. Tupande’s vision is to “transform every farming community in Kenya by delivering sustained food security and pathways to prosperity.” Our culture code guides us in how we seek to achieve this vision.


This role is an opportunity for you to directly drive results, advise senior leadership, shape organisation culture and make your colleagues better at their jobs.

  • Lead strategic projects: You will report directly to the Tupande Strategy and Operations manager and execute critical strategic projects needed to achieve Tupande’s vision
  • Internal secondments: You would spend a significant portion of your time embedded fully into critical functions to provide short-term support on critical strategic projects and functions
  • Leadership Team coordination and internal comms. You will support the activities of the Tupande leadership team and coordinate team meetings and internal communications

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 should have 3+ years of working experience, a background in managing complex projects and coordinating across multiple teams in a fast-growing organization, and a propensity for innovation.

If you fit the following criteria, you are encouraged to apply:

  • Project management and stakeholder management skills.
  • 3+ years of management consulting experience
  • Proficiency in understanding motivations of different groups and teams and supporting them to work together.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, results-oriented work environment.
  • At a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree is required for this position. Post-graduate degree preferred.
  • Language: English required

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Job Location

Nairobi, Kenya with quartely visits to Kakamega


Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits


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

Application Deadline

24 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.