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Innovations Lead at One Acre Fund Kenya

 One Acre Fund Kenya
NairobiFull TimeProgramme ManagementSave Job


Organization Name: One Acre Fund Kenya

Job Title: Innovations Lead

Job Type: Full Time

Job Category: Program Management

  • About the Role
  • The Innovation Lab leads the design and field testing of new products and programs to help One Acre Fund Kenya reach more clients and provide more impactful services. The main objective of the Finance Innovations team is to design and test lending products and strategies to deliver financially sustainable impact at scale to an expanding base of farmers. The Finance Associate will manage a pipeline of trials with the goal of improving repayment and farmer experience in our group liability loans.
  • As a Program Associate, your role will focus on trial design and execution.
  • Over 500,000 farmers take credit with One Acre Fund each year. Your work will ensure that our primary lending models continue to serve our existing client base while improving our value proposition for new clients. This might mean running trials on anything from new loan structures to incentives or management tools.
  • You will report to the Finance Manager and will work together to identify goals for your projects and long-term priorities
  • You will manage one trial coordinator and a field team of 30 Paygo agents

    Responsibilities

  • Monitor and report on group loan repayment. You will work with the Field Operations and Duka Operations teams to assess the performance of the group loan product and identify, design, and test potential interventions.
  • Manage a pipeline of priority trials, supported by well researched hypotheses. You will use a combination of industry research, sandbox testing, and regular feedback from our farmers to recommend programmatic or operational changes with the potential to improve collections on one of your loan products and aim to test 1-2 of your strongest hypotheses per quarter.

    Career Growth and Development

  • We have a 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.

    Qualifications

    Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:

  • You have at least 3 years of experience in an analytical role or project management role.
  • You take a structured approach which is practical rather than theoretical.
  • You have a customer-centered design approach while managing operationally complex work.
  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • English required in all locations. Other notable and useful languages are Swahili or regional languages within Kenya.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; One Acre Fund Kenya Innovations Lead Jobs

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