Ethiopia Field Research Specialist job at One Acre Fund
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Vacancy title:
Ethiopia Field Research Specialist

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Research , Category: Management ]

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One Acre Fund

Deadline of this Job:
07 September 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Ethiopia , Bahir Dar , Horn of Africa

Date Posted: Tuesday, June 14, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Job Description
About One Acre Fund
• One Acre Fund works to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers. In Ethiopia, we engage farmers in agroforestry and community-based seed multiplication. In partnership with the Amhara National Regional State, these programs have planted more than 10 million trees, produced over 500 MT of improved teff seed and reached more than 65,000 farmers. Now, we are now in an exciting phase of work in which we are trialing novel approaches and preparing for scale-up in the coming years. We have over 8000 employees globally, and our growing Ethiopia headquarters are in Bahir Dar, Amhara Region, with small offices in Addis Ababa, Finote Selam and Motta. To learn more about our work, take a look at our Why Work Here blog for more information.
• To learn more about our work, take a look at our Why Work Here blog for more information.

About the role
• We are looking for a professional to join our team as a Field Research Specialist in Bahir Dar Ethiopia. You will manage the field team and coordinate the field activities. You will also support in implementing the MEL surveys and you will report to the Senior Ethiopia MEL Specialist.

• Lead on Field Team management
• Oversee the implementation of all the field surveys
• Provide direct management to the MEL field manager, who is in charge of more than 10 field supervisors and 70 enumerators
• Oversee hiring and professional development of the field team
• Create training materials focused on improving survey execution
• Coordinate the field team meetings to discuss progress in survey execution
• Work with the field manager to identify field challenges and offer possible solutions
• Undertake periodic Performance Development Review of Field staff
• Collaborate with the Human Resource Unit to manage contracts, payments for the field staff and processing of the field-related expenses
• Maintain all documentation and field related records

Lead on Survey Management
• Oversee the field team goals and weekly plans
• Coordinate acquisition of the sampling lists from the relevant kebeles
• Work with Field Supervisors to pretest surveys in the study sites
• Provide all communication on survey implementation to the department and country leadership
• Support in study design and department strategy development

• Support the Senior Ethiopia MEL Specialist in preparing survey materials
• Work with the Senior Ethiopia MEL Specialist to develop department calendars, setting timelines for the surveys and follow up to ensure adherence to timelines
• Support the Senior MEL Specialist to monitor back checks and assess data quality
• Manage special learning projects

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.

Job Requirements
• Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:
• 3+ years experience in field team management.
• 1+ years experience in coordination of complex surveys across different OAF operational sites
• Strong communication skills, as you will interact with farmers, field team members, peers and the leadership team
• Experience in MEL survey operations
• Quantitative and qualitative data collection skills
• Knowledge of electronic data collection tools (e.g. ODK, Kobo, Survey CTO, Commcare) and ability to maintain complex spreadsheets.
• A Bachelor's degree in Monitoring and evaluation, Project management, Agroforestry, Natural Resource Management or Agricultural related field
• Problem solving skills
• Fluency in English and Amharic
• Willingness to spend a long time in the rural program implementation sites and to take public transportation when necessary

Preferred start date
• As soon as possible

Job location
• Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

• Health insurance, paid time off

• This role is only open to citizens or permanent residents of Ethiopia

• 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 address Please report any suspicious communication here ( , 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.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 36

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Ethiopia
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 7september 2022
Duty Station: Bahir Dar
Posted: 14-06-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 14-06-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 14-06-2065
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