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Global Learning and Development Lead

One Acre Fund

One Acre Fund

Nairobi, Kenya
Posted on Monday, April 15, 2024

About One Acre Fund

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies over 1.5 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms more productive and resilient. Our 8,000+ team is drawn from diverse backgrounds and professions. With operations across ten African countries, 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 earn 40 percent more profits on the land they enroll with One Acre Fund.

To learn more about our work, look at our Why Work Here blog for more information.

About the Role

We believe that successful organizations prioritize the professional development of their staff. We also believe that a great Learning and Development (L&D) Team is one of the best ways to help people develop and realize their full potential. As the Global Lead of Learning and Development, you will lead the team tasked with the professional development of our entire organization by providing high-quality training opportunities which support the growth and development of staff and ensure we deliver additional impact for farmers. You will report directly to our Director of People Innovations, and manage 2-3 deputies on the team.


  • Vision & Strategy
    • Set the talent growth strategy designed to equip One Acre Fund staff with the skills and knowledge they need to execute our 2030 goals of serving 10 million farmers.
    • Create the roadmap to building optimally efficient training programs, focused on driving advanced execution, improving rising leader excellence & strengthening overall manager quality.
  • Team Management
    • Lead the team and ensure all L&D goals and results can be linked to outcomes such as better onboarding outcomes for new hires, improvements in staff performance and improved manager quality.
    • Prioritize the team’s operational efficiency, capacity and morale through providing feedback on staff projects to guide their work, supporting team members to build their own skills and conducting annual professional development reviews.
  • Collaboration & Stakeholder Management
    • Partner with the People division to support the strategy and execution of centralized trainings.
    • Partner with internal and external facilitators and consultants to ensure continuous learning innovations and seamless execution of all learning programs.
    • Seek out and build relationships with program and team leads across One Acre fund to deliver effective learning programs.

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:

  • 7+ years of experience leading strong performing teams, bonus point if the work was focused on performance management, talent development, and growth.
  • Experience in strategy development and implementation, e.g. evidence that you can turn a bold vision into relevant tactics, and ensure that your team's work produces results.
  • Experience leading innovations, with a track record of successfully implementing change management projects.
  • Language: English is required.

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Job Location

Kigali, Rwanda or Nairobi, Kenya


Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits

Contract Duration

1 year


One Acre Fund can support a work permit for this role. However, nationals of (or those with an extensive professional background and work history in) our countries of operation are preferred.

Application Deadline

01 July 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.