Strategic Sourcing Projects Intern

Company Overview 

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 

Be part of the Sourcing team, support standardized processes, implement the sustained process and quality improvements, and drive over 5% of purchasing cost out of target spend categories through Specialized projects

Key Responsibilities

Project planning and support

  • Shadow the procurement lead in management projects by supporting in overview and execution
  • Review proposed projects and come up with project plans
  • Review project plan calendars and keep track of the milestones and dates
  • Prepare stakeholder meetings and update calendar invites
  • Take meeting minutes and submit them to stakeholders for review

Vendor Catalogue Review

  • Download Review current vendor catalogue
  • Create a duplicate template and review the template
  • Analyze historical data and trends
  • Understand the use of the vendor catalogue
  • Come up with an improvement of the catalogue
  • Pilot the catalogue on a small list of vendors and roll out the whole Kenya program
  • Duplicate benefits and roll out the updated vendor catalogue in the other OAF countries

Portal Status report

  • Download and review the portal status report
  • Shadow the operations procurement lead and understand the use of the portal status report
  • Shadow the procurement manager in running the portal status report
  • Analyze historical data and trends
  • Suggest changes and improvements to the portal status report
  • Pilot the changes on a small list of vendors and roll out the whole Kenya program
  • Duplicate benefits and roll out the update portal status template in the other OAF countries

Procurement store processes

  • Review current procurement store processes
  • Shadow the procurement support lead and understand the stores and QC processes
  • Document the store’s processes
  • Analyze historical data and trends
  • Come up with proposals to improve the procurement processes
  • Pilot the changes on a small list of vendors and roll out the whole Kenya program
  • Duplicate benefits and roll out the updated procurement store processes for a roll in the other OAF countries

Supplier Contracts register

  • Download and understand the contracts register
  • Understand the vendor contracting process and shadow the strategic procurement lead.
  • Analyze current register and review for compliance in use
  • Run a survey on areas of improvement and hindrances to compliance
  • Come up with proposals to improve the procurement processes
  • Pilot the changes on a small list of vendors and roll out the whole Kenya program
  • Duplicate benefits and roll out the updated procurement store processes for roll out in the other OAF countries

Competencies (skills/abilities & behaviour)

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Fluent in English
  • Strong data analysis skills
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to independently structure analysis related to procurement subject matter
  • Creativity and strong problem-solving skills. You don’t take no for an answer and constantly look for alternative solutions to problems
  • Project management experience at work or outside of work
  • Passion for capacity building and investing in others
  • A passion for world-class customer service 

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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