OAF - One Acre Fund

Welcome to the career site of One Acre Fund (OAF) at Impactpool!

One Acre Fund (OAF) is a nonprofit organization that supplies smallholder farmers in East Africa with asset­based financing and agriculture training services to reduce hunger and poverty

What OAF does

One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the financing and training they need to grow their way out of hunger and poverty. Instead of giving handouts, OAF invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. OAF supplies a complete service bundle of seeds and fertilizer, financing, training, and market facilitation — and OAF delivers these services within walking distance of the 300,000 rural farmers they serve. OAF measures success in the ability to make farmers more prosperous and OAF always strives to put Farmers First.

One Acre Fund (OAF) has its Headquarters in Bungoma, Kenya and serves small­scale farmers in rural villages throughout Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and recently also Malawi. OAF is a growing nonprofit, it is expected to grow 50 percent over the next two years ­ from 2,000 to 3,000 full­time staff. In everything OAF does, farmers are placed first.

How OAF works

The work and services of OAF are guided by some core principles:

Humble Service​: OAF meets farmers in their fields. Farmers are the customers and we serve them with humility.

Hard Work: OAF works hard every day. We execute with world­class professionalism and business excellence. Farmers deserve nothing less.

Continual Growth: ​OAF improves every season. We work with determination to meet our goals and then stretch ourselves by raising the bar even higher.

Family of Leaders​: OAF brings together the best leaders and build long­term careers. We care for team members like family.

Dreaming Big: OAF envisions serving millions of farm families. We build for scale with every idea and solution.

Integrity​: We do what we say, and our words match our values.

Careers at One Acre Fund

In the next two years, One Acre Fund will grow from 2,000 to 3,000 full­time staff. This means several career opportunities, by following Impactpool you will stay tuned about upcoming opportunities at OAF. At OAF empowered staff is key for delivery:

“ ­ We hands off responsibility as quickly as a new staff can take it. At OAF, we are ensuring that the responsibility of our employers grow rapidly.”

Do you consider joining one of most likeable and mission­oriented international development team on the planet! We have listed three areas that OAF can be proud of and make OAF a unique organization within the development sector:

Career development​: OAF works deliberately with career development: Through formal career reviews, informal “coffee chats,” constant feedback, and structured leadership training, OAF develops careers deliberately and quickly.

Ownership​: OAF is partnering with entrepreneurs and offers an enabling environment for innovation. Uniquely for OAF is that their best leaders are allowed and basically runs their own companies under the OAF banner. OAF takes care of the support, and enable entrepreneurs to spread their wings.

Shared mission: ​OAF stars united by a shared passion – to bring the highest­quality service to the hardest­working people on the planet.



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