Tupande Construction Project Manager

One Acre Fund

One Acre Fund

Sagana, Kenya
Posted on Monday, July 1, 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

We are seeking a dedicated and experienced Construction Project Manager to oversee the entire construction of our new Macadamia processing factory. You'll manage the project, from initial site evaluation and planning to final construction and commissioning. You'll report directly to the Director of Market Access and facilitate close collaboration with contractors and consultants. Success means delivering a high-quality facility on time and within budget, ensuring compliance with local regulations, and maintaining relationships with all partners involved.


  • On-Site Representation: Act as the full-time on-site representative throughout the construction phase, ensuring the project is built safely, meets our requirements, and remains within budget.
  • Contractor Management: Act as Tupande's representative in engagements with Contractors and Consultants, ensuring compliance with project specifications and timelines.
  • Public Relations: Manage relationships with residents and businesses, representing Tupande.
  • Daily Operations and Reporting: Oversee and document on-site activities, handle internal financial reporting, and ensure collaboration between all parties involved in the project.
  • Problem Solving and Feedback: Provide constructive feedback to Tupande on ways to improve the construction procedure to deliver a high-quality project where best practices are followed.
  • Occupational Health and Safety: Ensure compliance with OSHA's act for all site operations and team safety. This includes all 3rd party agents on site. Review the safety protocols set up by the Contractors and consultants, signages, inspections, and reviews.
  • Regulatory Approvals: Review all licenses and regulatory approvals, ensuring the site is compliant with all local regulations and flag any non-compliance.

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 Civil Engineering, Building and Construction, Architecture or relevant field
  • Membership of the engineering board
  • Experience working with NCA-5 level contractors as lead engineer or support engineer.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in construction, architecture, or engineering in a role similar to that of a Clerk of Works.
  • Experience in factory set-up, quality management processes, machine installation, and setup would be an added advantage.
  • Experience in FMCG, warehouse, or food factory construction would be an added advantage.
  • Training in Occupational Health and Safety would be an added advantage.
  • Experience working on large-scale construction projects, delivering high-quality construction projects.
  • English and Kiswahili is required.

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Job Location

Sagana, Kenya (On-Site)


Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits

Contract Duration

1 year


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

Application Deadline

29 September 2023

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.