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Posted: 04 May 2017 16:04
Deadline: 15 May 2017
Category: Agriculture
Location: Africa , Kenya
Employment: Full-Time
Experience: From 10 year(s)
Education: Doctorate (PhD)
Salary: Negotiable
Employer: One Acre Fund
About Company: 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 106,000 farm families with 1,200 full-time staff in Rwanda. In Burundi, We have grown to serve 28,000 farm families with over 300 full-time staff. Organization wide, we are on track to serve one million farmers across 6 countries by 2020. We only serve farmers, and we always put Farmers First. We are growing rapidly, to help manage this growth.
Email: media@oneacrefund.org
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Requirements
1.Advanced academic training in an agricultural field such as soil science, with a PhD and previous field
trial experience in a smallholder farming context strongly preferred.
2.Strong work experiences. Examples include a demanding professional work experience, or successful
entrepreneurial experience, e.g. starting a field program in a developing country, leading a conference,
starting a business, solid Volunteer Service Organization accomplishments (VSO, Peace Corps, JICA,
etc).
3.Advanced data analysis knowledge, with training in statistics and experience working with R strongly
preferred.
5.Leadership experience at work, or outside of work.
Top­performing undergraduate background (include final grade/marks/GPA).
Humility. We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with good
humor, patience, and a humble approach to service to join our growing family of leaders.
5.A willingness to commit to living in rural areas of East Africa for at least two years – this is a long­term,
career­track role. The ideal candidate will have at least one year demonstrated experience working in
the developing world, although this is not a strict requirement.
6.Language: English. Swahili­speakers are particularly encouraged to apply.
Conditions
discovering new ideas for programs and conducts dozens of trials to test them. have a broad research
portfolio, but the majority of trials should focus on new ways to boost yields and agricultural productivity for smallholder farmers.
Responsibilities
1.Conducting early stage agricultural research on new innovations: conducting literature reviews,
continually tracking agricultural research developments globally, and preparing memos to synthesize
knowledge and inform trial and program decisions.
2.Managing all research station trials: identifying research priorities, developing trial strategies each
season, and managing multiple teams across five research stations conducting experimental trials in
Kenya  
3.Building and managing relationships with experts: reaching out to other experts at universities and
research institutions to help guide our agricultural research strategy and ensure we are pursuing the
most promising innovations.
4.Providing technical inputs and guidance: serving as a major source of technical knowledge about
agriculture to help inform key decisions for the Product Innovations department and the Kenya country
program more broadly.
5.Staff mentorship: supporting all staff members working on agricultural trials to develop their technical
knowledge, research and data analysis capacity, and leadership and management skills.
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