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Global HRBP (Compliance & Policies)

One Acre Fund

One Acre Fund

People & HR, Legal
Nairobi, Kenya
Posted on Thursday, April 25, 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

As the Global HRBP (Compliance & Policies) at One Acre Fund, you will play a critical role in ensuring our HR practices align with the legal frameworks of our countries of operation across Sub-Saharan Africa. You will maintain the highest standards of HR legal compliance across multiple jurisdictions.

We ask that you have a deep understanding of employment laws in East, West, Central and Southern Africa, particularly in the context of statutory compliance, contracts, disciplinary procedures and restructure/redundancy procedures. You will make a significant impact in a purposeful, international environment, ensuring that One Acre Fund continues to operate with the highest standards of integrity and legal compliance.

You will report directly to the Director of Global HR Shared Services.


  • High-quality and compliant HR procedures: Ensure that key HR-related aspects such as health insurance, leave policies, conflict of interest, risk and compliance training and adherence to the code of conduct are of high quality and fully compliant with the laws of the countries where One Acre Fund operates.
  • Legal Compliance: Ensure that all HR activities are compliant with the respective laws of countries where One Acre Fund operates. This includes staying updated on legal changes and advising on their implications.
  • HR Policy Development and Review: Lead the creation and periodic review of HR policies, ensuring they are not only legally compliant but also reflect the best practices and ethos of One Acre Fund. This will involve collaborating with various stakeholders to develop policies that support the organization's mission while safeguarding against legal risks.
  • Contract Management: Oversee the creation, review, and update of employment contracts, ensuring they meet legal requirements across different jurisdictions.
  • Cross-Country Collaboration: Work closely with HR teams in various countries to ensure consistent application of legal best practices in HR operations.
  • Disciplinary Procedures: Develop and maintain standardized procedures for disciplinary actions across our countries of operation, ensuring legal compliance to due process and fairness to staff.
  • Restructure/Redundancy Procedures: Collaborate with internal stakeholders to roll out restructure programs and manage any redundancies in adherence to local labor law requirements, working closely with legal advisors as necessary.

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:

  • An HR professional certification - CHRP, SPHRi, SHRM.
  • At least 5 years of experience in HR compliance, in a multi-country context.
  • Familiarity with Sub-Saharan Africa's employment laws and international HR practices.
  • Excellent proficiency in English

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Job Location

Nairobi, Kenya or Kigali, Rwanda


Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits


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

17 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.