Global Research and Evaluation Analyst at One Acre Fund

Global Research and Evaluation Analyst at One Acre Fund


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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Global Research and Evaluation Analyst

Location: Kigali, Rwanda


Career Level: Professionals

Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible

About the Role

  • We are seeking an analytical research and evaluation professional to join our global Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) team.
  • You will report to the global MEL Director. The MEL department at One Acre Fund operates like an in-house research department and the results are used first and foremost to inform program decision-making and to rigorously understand impact.
  • As the global analyst, you will design and implement important research projects and conducting analysis of interest to our Global research agenda,
  • You will be responsible for program study designs, using data analysis and results to make recommendations that steer our short- and long- term impact strategy, understand and increase farmer impact, and improve our operations. As a global analyst working working with staff from multiple program countries, you will have a customer-oriented focus in your work towards delivering high quality research products.
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The primary responsibilities for this role would include:

  • Study design – You will collaborate with the global MEL team members to identify research objectives of importance to our research agenda, and then design the study and create and draft survey tools to collect information for our impact analyses and other strategic queries.
  • Data Collection – For some studies, you will oversee data collection using qualitative and quantitative methods or work with country MEL teams to make sure the data collection is well set up. When you are responsible ofr the data collection, you will uphold and improve data quality standards to ensure our impact evaluation and strategic decisions to improve our program are based on accurate and up-to-date information.
  • Data Analysis – You will contribute to the analysis and triangulation of qualitative and quantitative monitoring data and share findings with the country and global teams for learning, accountability purposes. Conduct data analysis and write reports to draw both early and final conclusions and results.
  • Reporting and Recommendations – Synthesising complex research findings into actionable recommendations. You will compile M&E results to draw early and final conclusions and write reports on progress of project implementation, and recommend corrective actions for. Work with the field teams to ensure MEL results and recommendations are understood and acted upon. You will support in developing the annual country work plans, the Goals, and a monitoring evaluation and learning strategy for the strategic plans developed.
  • Team management – While you will not have any direct reports to begin with, there will be stakeholder relationship management as you will work with multiple staff partners who will support important aspects of projects you are leading. There will also be a possibility to add direct reports to your portfolio as you grow in your role.
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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:

  • A Master’s Degree in Research Methods, Statistics, Economics, Agronomy, or related field.
  • 2+ 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.
  • Quantitative data skills and conduct analysis such as regressions, propensity score matching, difference in difference design etc.
  • Knowledge of statistical softwares (e.g. Stata, R, Advanced excel) and ability to maintain complex spreadsheets.
  • A willingness to commit to living in Kigali, Rwanda for at least two years – this is a long-term, career-track role.
  • Language – English required, Languages spoken in our countries of operation is an added advantage.


Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits

Application Closing Date

12th September, 2023.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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  • Eligibility: 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.
  • One Acre Fund never asks candidates to pay any money or pay for tests at any stage of the interview process. Official One Acre Fund emails will always arrive from an @oneacrefund.org address. Please report any suspicious communication here ([email protected]),but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.
  • 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.

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