Global Lead, Manager Training and Support

One Acre Fund
  • Location
    Nairobi, Kenya
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Mar 19

Position description

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. We provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural trainings to improve harvests. We measure our success by our ability to make farmers more prosperous: On average, farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.

We are growing quickly. We currently serve more than 800,000 farm families in Eastern and Southern Africa, with more than 7,500 full-time staff, and we aim to serve 1 million farm families by 2020.

One Acre Fund has roughly 1,000 non-field staff managers and about 100 of these are higher-level leaders whose actions reverberate through entire countries and teams. Another 300 managers influence departments and the rest are line managers who influence individual executors. We believe the performance of our managers will determine our ability to reach our 2030 goals of serving 10 million farm families and creating a billion dollars of impact.

The Manager Support Program Lead reports directly to the Global Training Lead and acts as the global owner of management training within One Acre Fund.

You will:

  • Curate and facilitate custom management training for all staff using blended learning and a focus on repetition with feedback.
  • Manage and develop a team of 5-10 facilitators in multiple countries building their ability to deliver training that results in behavior change.
  • Constantly evaluate management training trends, best practices, and online content and incorporate into your program. We pride ourselves on being early adopters of better tools, content, and practices.
  • Collaborate with Global Training and Development Lead and Foundational Skills and First 100 Days training program lead counterparts to deliver a holistic development experience for One Acre Fund Staff.
  • Use quality and quanity metrics alongside participant feedback to improve the manager support program's return on investment each year.


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.


  • 5+ years of experience as a teacher or facilitator at a school, within a corporate training, or coaching.
  • 5+ years of people management experience with a track record of developing your staff.
  • Proven ability to deliver measurable results through facilitation, teaching or coaching.
  • 2+ years of experience working in a multicultural environment.

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