Burundi Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Associate

One Acre Fund
Muramvya, Burundi
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About One Acre Fund
Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies 1.6 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms more productive. Our 10,000+ team is drawn from diverse backgrounds and professions. With operations across ten African countries, 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 earn 40 percent more profits on the land they enroll with One Acre Fund.Established in Burundi in 2012, we are a rapidly growing organization with over 1000 employees nationwide. As of 2023, we serve over 200,000 homes in 6 provinces; Muramvya, Gitega, Kayanza, Mwaro, Ngozi, and Muyinga. To learn more about our work, look at our Burundi program blog.About the Role
We are looking for a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) or field research professional to join our team as a MEL Associate in Muramvya, Burundi. As the MEL Associate, 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 Burundi.
You will report to the MEL Deputy Director and the in-country Impact lead. 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.Responsibilities
Design surveys and field-test survey tools.
Innovate on the process of data collection and presentation of usable results.
Analyze data to draw first and final conclusions and write reports with recommended actions.
Work with field teams in other departments to ensure ATS results are understood and acted upon. Supervise the local MEL team, which includes a field activities coordinator and a data analyst, who support a team of over 30 full-time surveyors. You will:
Guide employees through field visits, meetings, training program and career reviews.
Supervise the main MEL activities in the field, with the aim of achieving “perfect” quality standards.
Monitor the quality and management of the data collection process.
Oversee the hiring and development of department employees.
Define the organizational strategy based on MEL results in collaboration with the management and program team.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:
Professional or academic experience in M&E or field data collection, evaluation or research design and implementation, and results analysis.
Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy, International Development, Statistics, Agronomy, Economics, or related field (Master’s degree in related field preferred).
Quantitative skills with experience of statistical analysis software (e.g. Stata, R)
Logical and structured thinking skills with a clear and convincing written communication style.
Experience in employee capacity building
Organizational and coordination skills
Workplace leadership experience and enthusiasm for learning and growth.
Language skills – English (required), French (required), Kirundi (preferred

Preferred Start Date
As soon as possible

Job Location
Muramvya, Burundi

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
15 October 2023

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 (globalhotline@oneacrefund.org), 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.