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One Acre Fund IT Associate Job in Bungoma, Kenya

Category: General Jobs in Kenya
Posted: Jan 16, 2014

Industry: Nonprofit / International Development / Agriculture / Microfinance
Function: IT Associate
Employer: One Acre Fund
Job Location: Bungoma, Western Province
Commitment: Long-term Career Track Role

Organization Description

One Acre Fund is an agricultural NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Burundi that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential.

One Acre invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a “market bundle” that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access.

Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure more than 100% average gain in farm income per acre.
We are growing quickly. In six years, we have grown to serve over 100,000 farm families with more than 500 full-time field staff in Kenya.

Job Description 

One Acre Fund is a rapidly growing organization; increasing the number of sub-locations, districts, and members we serve in each year.

We are seeking an IT Associate to help us ensure compliance within our various Systems departments.
The role would require the individual to manage a number of tasks.

This role would require strong critical thinking skills, a willingness to patiently communicate internally with directors and department managers as well as external vendors to help solve problems.

The position requires a person with a strong positive attitude and a desire to grow their career in the role.

Primary Duties of an IT Associate

  • Troubleshooting hardware and software solutions
  • Performing PC Upgrade
  • Cleaning viruses
  • Hardware and software installations and upgrades
  • Performing preventive maintenance on the organization PCs
  • Performing repairs for PCs and peripherals
  • Configuring and troubleshooting Internet connectivity.
  • Installing required software patches
  • Diagnosing and correcting networked devises problems
  • Setting up and configuring Outlook mails
  • Facilitating sharing of files & performing backups
  • Management of the OAF LAN and WAN and wireless devises
  • Assist guest connect to wireless devises & solve IT problems
  • Installing/configuring OAF database programs MySQL and Ms. Access.
  • Liaison between the I.T Team leader and the OAF users
One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership capacity.
We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through weekly mentorship and regular career reviews.
We also have regular one-on-one meetings where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.


We are seeking professionals with a minimum of two years of work experience and a passion for sustainable agricultural development in Kenya.
We are looking for exemplary candidates so please only apply if you fit these criteria:
  • Must have a minimum of a college Diploma in ICT studies, specialization in computer support disciplines is a plus.
  • Clear Oral and written communication skills is a must have.
  • Demonstrated use of Linux Operating systems specifically Ubuntu distribution is a plus.
  • Strong work ethic, willing to work long hours during busy season
  • Proven ability to set and meet targets on the job
  • Strong math skills
  • Demonstrated proactive problem-solving
  • Integrity and a positive attitude
  • High quality work with a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to interact  to work in a team Environment
  • A willingness to commit to living in Western Province
  • Language: Fluent in Kiswahili and English Required.
  • Passionate about serving smallholder farmers
Timeline: Resumes should be submitted by the 23rd of January 2014. We will begin interviews in January and plan to make an offer to begin immediately.
Compensation: Competitive Salary
Benefits: Performance Based Incentives, airtime and small transportation allowances
Career development: Twice annual career reviews and constant feedback. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development.

One Acre Fund is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply

Email your cover letter and resume only to [email protected] (Subject line: IT Associate + the place you heard of the position) and include salary expectations.

Applicants who do not comply with this requirement will not be considered.


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