ABOUT ONE ACRE FUND
Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. We provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests. We measure our success by our ability to make farmers more prosperous: On average, farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.
We are growing quickly. We currently serve more than 800,000 farm families in Eastern and Southern Africa, with more than 7,500 full-time staff, and we aim to serve 1 million farm families by 2020.
ABOUT THE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS PROGRAM
One Acre Fund’s Young Professionals Program offers high-performing African graduates meaningful internships and training opportunities at a high-performing, mission-driven organization. Our internships are paid and all interns can expect to receive substantive work assignments working on high-impact projects that support One Acre Fund's operations.
When joining, interns will participate in an onboarding program and receive training on how to design and execute projects. Over the period of your internship, you will get the opportunity to work with like-minded individuals and receive learning opportunities to build strong foundations for your future career.
TUBURA is a data-driven environment that invests heavily in Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) systems to find out how to deliver more impact to farmers who participate in our program. The M&E Intern will be able to work on one research project independently and support the M&E department in survey creation and implementation, data management, data analysis, and reporting.
More specifically, the intern will work on the following projects:
- Conduct an own small research project on barriers of re-enrollment for former One Acre Fund clients: Many farmers in Rwanda have once been One Acre Fund clients in the past but are no longer clients now. The M&E Intern will work with other teams at One Acre Fund to design and execute a research project on the motives of former clients to not enroll in the One Acre Fund program again. She or he will design a qualitative study to understand barriers to re-enrollment for former clients, supervise its execution, and summarize the findings in a structured report that contains clear recommendations for One Acre Fund program design to lift some of the identified barriers.
- Data cleaning and analysis for the 2020A and B Farm Economy surveys:
The One Acre Fund Farm Economy surveys are conducted in November and April of each year to understand the crop choices and growing patterns of One Acre Fund clients as well as their input uses and costs. The M&E Intern will clean and analyze the data from these surveys, write a report on the results and present these to the staff members of the Impact division.
During all steps, the M&E intern will be closely supported by the M&E data analysis team. The M&E team is open to discussing specific focus areas for the internship within the above projects as well as outside to accommodate the intern’s specific qualifications and desired areas of capacity building and learning.
CAREER GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
We have a strong culture of constant learning and we deeply invest in our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training, and regular feedback on your performance. We’ll hold career reviews every one-three months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and gain rewarding technical experience.
In this position specifically, the intern will be able to build skills around professional electronic survey design, data management, and data analysis techniques meeting the industry’s standards and involving specialized software packages. Additionally, the M&E intern will be able to gain a good understanding of the logic of quantitative M&E applicable to development policies and projects in general.
We are seeking 1 exceptional candidate with a strong educational experience and a lot of enthusiasm for learning new skills and enjoy solving problems! No prior experience is required and candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Citizenship in Rwanda – you will be asked to submit a copy of your passport, biodata page or your national ID card.
- Exceptional recent college graduates or young professionals with Bachelor’s degrees in agriculture, economics, statistics or related fields are encouraged to apply.
- Leadership experience at work, or outside of work.
- Exceptionally strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong reasoning skills and excellent logical thinker.
- Basic knowledge in statistics and managing data in spreadsheets
- Affinity for quantitative methods and strong interest to learn data analysis with statistical software.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Experience in Microsoft Office or Google tools strongly preferred.
- Strong interpersonal skills and a willingness to engage with staff.
- Highly motivated and enthusiastic attitude.
- Willingness to live and work in a rural location.
- Languages: English required. Kinyarwanda strongly preferred.
PREFERRED START DATE
As soon as possible
Interns will be provided with a reasonable stipend for the duration of their contract. Rural area based fellows will be provided assistance in locating suitable housing.
SPONSOR INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES
No; Must have existing rights to work in Rwanda.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).