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Ethiopia Research and Evaluation Associate

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Sectors Arboriculture, Horticulture and Agri.
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 18/04/2022
Company Name One Acre Fund
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We are looking for an expert with 3+ years experience to lead in Research and Evaluation in Ethiopia. As the Research and Evaluation Associate, you will oversee 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. You will coordinate the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) activities across multiple programs in Ethiopia. Using the MEL results, you will provide relevant programmatic recommendations on improvement of our operations and work with the leadership team to make informed decisions to steer our long-term impact strategy. You will report to the Agroforestry M&E Lead.


  • Study design- You will work with different team members, both from in-country departments and global teams, to identify research goals and draft survey tools to collect information for our impact analyses and other strategic queries.
  • Data Collection and quality control- You will oversee data collection using qualitative and quantitative methods. 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 and making decisions.
  • Report writing and 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 to the team members.
  • You will work with the field teams to ensure M&E results and recommendations are understood and acted upon Strategic planning processes- You will support in developing the annual country work plans, goals, and a monitoring evaluation and learning strategy for the strategic plans developed.
  • Team management- You will directly manage the Ethiopia MEL specialist and the MEL learning manager. Your direct reports manage a team of 50+ staff and you will mentor your team through weekly check-ins, field visits, training, and career reviews.
  • You will oversee the MEL country budget and the Human resources related aspects.


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:

  • 3+ years experience in using designing and implementing evaluation studies, creating data collection tools, conducting statistical data analysis, reporting and team management.
  • Knowledge of evaluation concepts and mastery of experimental and quasi-experimental evaluation designs.
  • Data analysis skills such as regressions, propensity score matching, difference in difference design
  • An understanding of qualitative data analysis approaches
  • Knowledge of statistical software (e.g. Stata, R, Advanced Excel (can maintain complex spreadsheets)
  • A Bachelor's degree in Statistics, Economics, Agronomy, or research related field.
  • 1+ years experience in leadership and an enthusiasm for learning and growth.
  • 1+ years experience building staff capacity.
  • Organizational, coordination skill-set.
  • Fluency in English and Amharic


As soon as possible


Bahir Dar, Ethiopia


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.


18 April 2022

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.

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