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Business Development Chief of Staff (Manager) At One Acre Fund – APPLY NOW

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience3 – 6 years
  • LocationNairobi
  • Job FieldSales / Marketing / Retail / Business Development 

About The Role

  • The Chief of Staff (CoS) is an essential part of the Business Development team, providing execution support to the head of BD, the BD leadership team, and coordination of team-wide initiatives. To succeed in this role, you will need to be exceptionally well-organized, an extremely good communicator and intrinsically motivated by results.


  • Deputy support to head of BD: You will report directly to the head of Business Development, supporting in important fundraising activities, including analyzing new donor prospects, advising on donor outreach strategies, overseeing due diligence processes, providing feedback on proposals and reports, and ensuring systems are in place for successful grant management and compliance. You will essentially increase the Director’s capacity by 10-20%
  • Lead team coordination and internal communications: You will manage routine activities and initiatives of the Business Development team including – OKRs design and progress tracking, DEI strategy, Sustainability initiatives, and annual retreat, in collaboration with the head BD and the BD leadership team.
  • Lead strategic projects: You will work with the team’s leadership to originate and implement critical projects, leading to achievement of essential Business Development goals.
  • Lead team-wide hiring efforts: Playing an important role in sourcing and recruiting candidates for Business Development team. This will require ownership to move the process along while using expertise and bandwidth in the People/Recruitment team.

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:

  • 6+ years of experience total and 3+ years of experience in senior management roles that required strategic leadership experience.
  • Experience engaging with senior internal and external stakeholders (e.g. donors, government officials, partners).
  • Speak the language of business (e.g. financial sustainability, return on investment, impact per donor dollar) and non-profits/social enterprises.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and proficient at understanding motivations of different groups and teams and supporting them to work together.
  • Intrinsically motivated by results, able to manage oneself to deliver top quality outcomes, on time.
  • Humility. We are looking for passionate professionals who combine leadership with good humor, patience and a humble approach to service.
  • At a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree is required for this position. Post-graduate degree preferred.
  • Language: Fluent English.
  • Persons of all gender, race, sex, orientation, age, and identity are encouraged to apply.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to One Acre Fund on to apply

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