Project Intern


One Acre Fund is an agricultural development company working in several countries across East Africa that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, 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 have a laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

We are growing quickly. In ten years, we have grown to serve 350,000 farm families with more than 2,500 full-time staff in Kenya alone. In three more years, we will at least quadruple in size, while adding several new country programs. Our approach has won widespread validation, winning grants from the highly competitive Echoing Green and Skoll Foundations, and the global Financial Times/ IFC award for “basic needs financing” in 2010 and 2011.

Purpose of the job 

The Project Assistant supports the development and execution of projects as assigned by the Country Director. S/he carries out tasks in support of project development and implementation and provides administrative support to project management processes.

 Key responsibilities

  • Assist in the implementation of project activities and work plan
  • Prepare administrative documents, collect and compile inputs to documents, emails etc
  • Draft routine correspondence for project implementation
  • Collect, compile and organise background materials, documents and other materials for meetings
  • Maintain the project filing system
  • Compile project reports;
    • Prepare inputs to reports, summaries, graphs and inputs to presentations in support to various project activities
  • Work collaboratively with the project manager and team to maximize productivity
  • Collaborate with the whole project team, contributing to the entire project lifecycle
  • Organize and monitor schedules and see that deadlines are met
  • Update and maintain computer-based spreadsheets, calendars, and other documents
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Competencies (skills/abilities & behaviour)

  • A bachelor’s degree in any relevant field
  • Fluent verbal and written English
  • Familiarity with basic research principles
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with good attention to detail
  • Must be a self-starter, capable of independent work, with strong adherence to deadlines
  • Must be able to produce simple documents (emails, letters, etc.) and independently develop and use simple project tools and budgets
  • Demonstrated computer skills in email, internet usage, and Microsoft Office
  • Capacity to produce neat and timely written work for internal and external audiences
  • Ability to communicate across teams, facilitate meetings, and make recommendations
  • Can multitask, work well under pressure, and work efficiently to meet strict deadlines
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills for collaborating effectively with others
  • Outstanding organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks
  • Able to thrive in a high-volume, deadline-driven work environment
  • Passionate about serving smallholder farmers
  • A willingness to commit to living in Minna for a short-term position


Minimum Eligibility Requirements

  • Mastercard Foundation Scholar Award letter  or letter of attestation from your  Mastercard Foundation Program Manager at the institution that awarded you the Scholarship. Secondary Scholars who studied in non-Scholars Program partner universities can apply with the award letter they received from their Secondary Education NGO ( Equity, CAMFED, BRAC and FAWE)
  • Copy of ID / Passport proving your citizenship or eligibility to work in the country
  • Copy of Highest Education Certificate/Qualification

Duration & Additional information

  • 6x Months Internship Program ONLY, the host organization reserve the right to extend the internship or convert it to a job based on performance and identified need. No full time jobs are guaranteed
  • All applicants are strongly advised to take note of the minimum eligibility, if all of the requirements are not met, your application will not be processed

We will ensure that no job applicant receives less favorable treatment because of their gender, marital or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, colour, race, ethnic origin, religion, disability or age; nor be disadvantaged by any other conditions or requirements which are irrelevant.

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