One Acre Fund Rwanda Agriculture Product Research Specialist Jobs

One Acre Fund Rwanda Agriculture Product Research Specialist Jobs


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

  • The Product Innovations Department conducts research which helps to estimate the impact of new agricultural products and methods for Rwandan farmers. Products span a range of themes from cereal/legume/root crop agronomy (varietal trials, crop protection and good agronomic practices) to cropping systems development, soil fertility, and beyond. All projects begin with a careful scoping of available information, potential impact, and identifying the research questions and continue on to trials at our stations or on farmers' fields across Rwanda.

  • Your main goal is to advise the organization on new products and practices that leads to "farmer impact" - the profit increment achieved through OAF interventions.

  • Success is defined as producing high-confidence analyses of products in an appropriate timeframe (2-6 seasons) and supporting impactful products all the way to the scaling/implementation stage.

  • In recent years, this Product Innovations team has scaled some important products - row intercropping, lime to combat soil acidity and multiple maize varieties.

  • You will sit on a team of 4 research specialists; You will report to the Product Innovations team lead and will manage up to one person.

    Responsibilities

  • Conduct rigorous
    desk research, market/client surveys and modeling to understand potential areas where we might create impact for clients through new products, services, methods, training and other behavior change solutions

  • Design experimental trials to be conducted at our 3 agricultural research stations and in farmers' fields

  • Take ownership of trial implementation by working with station and field teams and ensuring quality data collection

  • Build complex impact models to analyze the economic, environmental, and social impacts of promising products

  • Data cleaning, data analysis, reporting, presentation of results and assisting other teams in roll-out of products

    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.

    Qualifications

    Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:

  • Have experience in data analysis or other research activities related to plant/climate/soil science.

  • Have 1+ years of experience.

  • Have a completed Bachelor's degree in agriculture or related disciplines (agronomy, agribusiness, or agricultural economics).

  • Be a 'generalist' who may flexibly take on projects spanning different agricultural themes.

  • Be a scientific-minded person who has a passion for investigating thoroughly a research problem.

  • Be able use Excel or Google Sheets for database creation and data analysis.

  • Can run simple statistical analyses.

  • Experiences in any of these topics is considered optional: plant pests and diseases; geospatial analysis.

  • Have a proficiency in English and Kinyarwanda.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; One Acre Fund Rwanda Agriculture Product Research Specialist Jobs

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