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One Acre Fund Overview

Kakamega (Kenya)
5001 to 10000 employees
2006
Nonprofit Organization
Social Assistance
Unknown / Non-Applicable
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One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the financing and training they need to grow their way out of hunger and poverty.

Instead of giving handouts, we invest in farmers to generate a permanent gain in ... Read more

Mission: We envision a future in which every farm family has the knowledge and means to achieve big harvests, support healthy families, and cultivate rich soil.

One Acre Fund Reviews

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    I worked at One Acre Fund full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team that is mission focused. They do a good job finding talent that wants to make a real impact

    Cons

    Some positions require a very rural placement, make sure you understand what you are getting into

    Advice to Management

    Transparency in decision making on a global level

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One Acre Fund Interviews

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    Various Policy Management Roles Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at One Acre Fund (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    Despite having international experience working as an expatriate with some of the top international organizations they treated my candidacy very poorly after my initial informational interview with one of the managing partners. The difference between their process and other institutions operating in similar fields was shocking, to say the least. There's nothing wrong with a unique interviewing style and I have done several rounds before but they are simply unprofessional.

    It was a non-transparent and unproductive way to approach employment and I do not recommend that people who are receiving offers from organizations like the UN, ICRC or high profile NGOs waste their time here. It seems to be a club for ex peace corps volunteers and a few hand-picked East African nationals. Honestly, they have a bad reputation regarding lack of transparency in hiring and I can see why!

    Interview Questions

    • The interviews were over Skype, and the main job interview was a mash-up of competency-based questions along with a few technical questions that were outside of the domains I applied for. One question was particularly out of place as I was required to answer a random question on agriculture when that isn't my field of expertise. I would also recommend that there is a video interview offered because I got the impression at one point my interviewers were disengaged (there was mumbling in the background in the middle of the interview).   Answer Question
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