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Rwanda Senior Impact and Research Associate

One Acre Fund

One Acre Fund

kigali, rwanda
Posted on Thursday, December 21, 2023

About One Acre Fund

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies 1 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. Our 8,000+ team is drawn from diverse backgrounds and professions. With operations across six core countries in Africa, we make farmers more prosperous by providing quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests. On average, the farmers we serve harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.

To learn more about our work, take a look at our Why Work Here blog for more information.

About the Role

We are seeking an analytical research and evaluation professional to join our Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning team in Kigali, Rwanda. You will focus on our tree and farmer training programs, and you will use data to improve our operations, develop a deputy, and coordinate our MEL activities across multiple programs and teams. You will contribute to make informed decisions for our long-term strategy by working with leadership and the program team in Rwanda.

You will report to the Rwanda MEL Lead, Manage 1 and lead a team of 30+. The MEL Department at One Acre Fund operates as an in-house research department, and results are used to inform program decisions and rigorously understand impact.(Clearly defined seniority level of the role.)


  • You will collaborate with teams, identify research objectives, and draft survey tools for impact analyses and strategic queries.
  • You will oversee data collection using quantitative and qualitative methods from 30+ field agents.
  • You will contribute to the analysis and triangulation of monitoring data and share findings with the country and global teams for learning and accountability purposes.
  • You will compile results, write reports on progress of project implementation, and recommend corrective actions for the field teams. You will support in developing the annual country work plans, the Goals, and a monitoring evaluation and learning strategy for the strategic plans developed.
  • You will also manage the MEL department budget and human resources related aspects.

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:

  • Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:
  • 2-3+ years experience designing quantitative and qualitative research tools, implementing evaluations, designing data collection tools, statistical data analysis, reporting and team management at a high level.
  • Knowledge of evaluation concepts and mastery of experimental and quasi-experimental evaluation designs.
  • Data skills and conduct analysis such as regressions, propensity score matching, difference in difference design
  • Knowledge of statistical softwares (e.g. Stata, R, Advanced excel) and ability to maintain complex spreadsheets.
  • A Bachelor's degree in Research methods, Statistics, Economics, Agronomy, or related field
  • Language – English required, ability to speak Kinyarwanda will be an added advantage

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Job Location

Kigali, Rwanda


Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits


One Acre Fund can support a work permit for this role. However, nationals of (or those with an extensive professional background and work history in) our countries of operation are preferred.

Application Deadline

17 March 2024

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI), and anti-racism are deeply connected to our organization’s mission and purpose. One Acre Fund aspires to build a culture where all staff feel consistently valued, represented, and connected – so that our team can thrive as professionals, and achieve exceptional impact for the farmers we serve.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.