M&E RCT Associate, One Acre Fund (Kenya)

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Monitoring and Evaluation RCT Associate, One Acre Fund, Kenya
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Farmers First

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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, it invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. One Acre Fund provides a complete service bundle of seeds and fertilizer, financing, training, and market facilitation—and it delivers these services within walking distance of the 400,000 rural farmers it serves. One Acre Fund measures success in its ability to make farmers more prosperous and it always puts Farmers First.


We are seeking a smart and dedicated self–starter to be an M&E Associate in Western Kenya heading up a large-scale randomized control trial (RCT). Overall, the M&E RCT Associate will be responsible for leading the field execution and managing a large team of data collectors to ensure high-quality data collection and to run preliminary estimate of impact.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Goal–oriented survey design, field-testing of survey instruments, and revision.
Code surveys into electronic data collection system.
Supervise 3–5 M&E supervisors, 30–50 full–time M&E data collectors. This will include the following duties:
Regular mentorship of M&E managers through field visits, meetings, and career reviews.
In–field supervision of key M&E activities, with an eye to “perfect” quality standard.
Supervision of survey training.
In–field follow–up on errors.
Organize and clean all data collected into the field in a clear and transparent manner.
Data analysis to draw both early and final conclusions and actionable recommendations.


We are seeking exceptional professionals with 2 to 5+ years of work experience, and a demonstrated long–term passion for international development.

We are looking for truly extraordinary candidates that will help take our organization to the next levels of impact and scale. This is a competitive posting for a career-track role with minimum initial commitment of two years. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
Strong work experience overseeing data collection in a rural setting and managing a team of data collectors.
Prior field–based M&E experience is required.
Experience programming of surveys into a tablet-based electronic data collection system.
Experience ensuring high level of data quality.
High level of detail orientation and self-organization. You should be a proactive problem solver and strong communicator. This study is a high priority for the organization and, as such, demands a high level of excellence in execution.
Knowledge of STATA and experience managing, cleaning and analyzing data.
Humility and personal stability. We have a fantastic and likable team. We are looking for passionate professionals that combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service.
A willingness to commit to living in rural East Africa for at least two years – this is a long–term, career–track role. The ideal candidate will have at least one year demonstrated experience working in the developing world, although this is not a strict requirement.
Language – English and Swahili


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