Rwanda Strategy Research Lead

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One Acre Fund is an agricultural NGO that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. In more than five years in Rwanda, We have grown to serve more than  180,000 farm families with 1,500 full-time staff in Rwanda. In Burundi, We have grown to serve 40,000 farm families with over 400 full-time staff. Organization wide, we are on track to serve one million farmers across 10 countries by 2020. We only serve farmers, and we always put Farmers First.

The Research Strategy Lead will not only be leading their own strategy research projects to create actionable insights and innovative ideas for our Field Operations Team but also have significant management responsibility for 2 research teams with over 13 people.

Key responsibility in this role is the management of research project requests from planning to delivering final results to stakeholders, which includes especially qualitative research analysis. You will receive extensive training with a steep learning curve in qualitative research methods, Human Centered Design methods as well as innovation management and design. Growth in this role over time entails additionally taking on implementation and assessment of trials and early-stage ventures in the field.


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.


We are seeking an exceptionally creative and innovative thinker with at least 2 years of work experience and ideally a demonstrated passion for our mission. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Strong work experiences. Examples include demanding professional work experience, or successful entrepreneurial experience, e.g. starting a field program in a developing country, leading a conference, starting a business.
  • High level of critical thinking abilities
  • High level of attention to detail to ensure data accuracy and quality results
  • Clear verbal and concise written communication
  • Advanced Microsoft Office and Excel skills
  • Bachelor degree with strong academic performance.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience at work, or outside of work, enthusiasm for learning, and openness to feedback.
  • Ability to effectively manage stakeholders and collaborate with colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
  • Language: Professional working proficiency in English and Kinyarwanda.


  • Qualitative research experience
  • Prior experience with Human Centered Design Methods.
  • Prior management experience or remote management experience


As soon as possible 


Rubengera, Rwanda 


Commensurate with experience


Full-time job.


Health insurance paid time off


NoMust have existing rights to work in Rwanda

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