Grants Finance Senior Associate/Manager

One Acre Fund

One Acre Fund

Accounting & Finance
Nairobi, Kenya
Posted on Monday, May 6, 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

As a Grants Finance Senior Associate, you will help advance our mission by overseeing the financial aspects of our grants portfolio, including budgeting, reporting, compliance, and stakeholder engagement. Working with finance and fundraising teams, you'll ensure efficient grant management to support our annual grant portfolio exceeding $100 million. Reporting directly to the Grants Finance Team Lead, this role offers experienced professionals an opportunity to drive positive change and contribute to our organization's strategic growth.

If you are passionate about driving change and possess the necessary qualifications, we encourage you to apply.


  • Senior Leadership Collaboration: Engage with senior leaders to understand organizational goals and align grant funding strategies accordingly.
  • Complex Grants Management: Oversee the management of complex grants, ensuring adherence to donor requirements and reporting.
  • Staff Management: Supervise and mentor junior members of the grants finance team, providing guidance on grant budgeting, forecasting, and reporting processes.
  • Grant Database Management: Maintain grant information within our database system (Salesforce), ensuring accuracy and completeness.
  • Grants Reporting and Compliance: Lead the preparation of comprehensive donor budget reports, monitor grant spending versus budget, and ensure compliance with donor requirements.
  • Stakeholder Communication: Act as a liaison between the finance team, the field team and the fundraising team, providing regular updates on grant progress, compliance, and financial performance.
  • Process Improvement: Continuously evaluate and enhance our grant tracking systems, databases, and reporting processes to improve efficiency and accuracy

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 grants management within the development sector, with a proven track record of successfully managing complex grant portfolios
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, or a related field; advanced degree preferred
  • Expertise in financial grants management, including budgeting, forecasting, and reporting processes
  • Proficiency with CRM systems, particularly Salesforce, for grant management and reporting
  • Advanced Excel skills, including the ability to perform complex functions and data analysis
  • Proficient in analyzing complex datasets for strategic decision-making
  • Adept communicator, skillfully engaging stakeholders across all organizational levels.
  • Language: English

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Job Location

Nairobi, Kenya; Kigali, Rwanda; New York, USA


Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits


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

Application Deadline

02 August 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 address. Please report any suspicious communication here (, 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.