Logistics Associate Vacancy

  • Full Time
  • Kakamega

One Acre Fund

Logistics Associate – Kenya
Coordinate the delivery of life-altering inputs to farmers across Kenya.
Logistics and Procurement
LOCATION
Kenya
LOCATION TYPE
Field
CAREER LEVEL
Global Professionals
OPEN TO
National applicants only
KENYA
Kenya was our founding country of operation, and it remains our largest in terms of both numbers of clients and staff.

JOB DESCRIPTION
Working with our program-embedded Logistics team presents the opportunity to build upon strong operational foundations, deepen and extend geographic reach, and explore new ways to impact our well-established network of thousands of farm families.

Distribution is fundamental to the core model of One Acre Fund and the logistics team works specifically to enable this cutting edge, cost-efficient, and professional rural delivery system. The Logistics Associate will be an integral part of the team that delivers millions of kilograms of goods each year directly to hundreds of thousands of farm families across Kenya. Your work will have a tremendous impact on the organization’s key mission of serving the small-holding farmer. Responsibilities will include:

Executing Input Distributions throughout the growing season – this includes planning for and setting up hundreds of market points in rural areas that will allow farmers to access life-changing inputs within walking distance of their homes.
Serving as a lynchpin coordinator between departments for major annual One Acre Fund distribution processes.
Managing a team of warehouse and logistics professionals. This includes roughly 15 warehouse teams as well as an office staff dedicated to critical activity planning, providing key oversight, and managing third-party partnerships.
Building and managing a network of third-party service providers including transportation, warehousing, and input suppliers.
Implementing scalable policies and procedures to enable our program model to grow effectively as we expand our geographic density and reach.
Overseeing inventory flows.
CAREER GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager and a global support team will commit significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about. Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions.

QUALIFICATIONS
We are seeking exceptional professionals with 2-5 years of work experience and ideally a demonstrated passion for our mission. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

Strong work experiences. Examples include a demanding professional work experience, or successful entrepreneurial experience, e.g. starting a field program in a developing country, leading a conference, starting a business, solid Volunteer Service Organization accomplishments, etc.
Experience in supply chain, logistics, or other operational management.
Strong analytical skills – ability to quickly review, synthesize, analyze and communicate data.
Strong educational background; a related degree in Supply Chain Management, applied mathematics, systems engineering, or operational management is preferred but not required.
Demonstrated leadership experience at work, or outside of work, enthusiasm for learning, and openness to feedback.
Ability to build teams and collaborate with colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
Language: Fluent English required. A knowledge of Swahili or regional Kenyan languages are highly desired.
PREFERRED START DATE
Flexible

LOCATION
Kakamega, Kenya

DURATION
Minimum 2-year commitment, full-time job

COMPENSATION
We offer a modest starting salary that affords a high quality of life in our areas of operation. This is a career-track role with performance-based raises and the ability to expand responsibilities over time.

BENEFITS
Health insurance, immunizations, flight, housing.

SPONSOR INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES
No

To apply please click the link below;
https://oneacrefund.org/work-with-us/job-openings/g/?gh_jid=1311614