RWANDA AGRICULTURAL INNOVATIONS DATA SPECIALIST at One Acre Fund (Deadline: 30th May,2022)

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RWANDA AGRICULTURAL INNOVATIONS DATA SPECIALIST at One Acre Fund (Deadline: 30th May,2022)

🏘️ About the Organization 

Few Information About Us
One Acre Fund

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies 1 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. Our 8,000+ team is drawn from diverse backgrounds and professions. With operations across six core countries in Africa, we make farmers more prosperous by providing quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests. On average, the farmers we serve harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.

📋 Job Description Details

Job Position Title : RWANDA AGRICULTURAL INNOVATIONS DATA SPECIALIST
Number of Job Positions 1
Job Positing Date: 17th May,2022
Job Closing Date : 30th May,2022

💼 Job Specification

The Agricultural Innovations Department conducts research which helps to estimate the impact of new agricultural products and methods for Rwandan farmers. Products span a range of themes from cereal/legume/root crop agronomy (varietal trials, crop protection and good agronomic practices) to cropping systems development, soil fertility, and beyond. With the hiring of this role, we are exploring the possibilities of scaling more recommendations based on big data (longitudinal datasets and meta-analyses) from various sources including historical/legacy trial data.

  • Your main goal is to advise the organization on new products and practices that lead to “farmer impact” – the profit increment achieved through OAF interventions.
  • Success is defined as producing high-confidence analyses of specific recommendations and applying data science to provide evidence for how these recommendations may be scaled.
  • In recent years, this our team has scaled some important products – row intercropping farming systems, lime to combat soil acidity and multiple maize varieties.
  • You will sit on a team of 8 research specialists and coordinators; You will report to the Agricultural Innovations department lead and will manage up to one person.
  • You will receive regular mentorship and support from a CGIAR-affiliated data scientist.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Use R or Python (and preferably GIS) to analyse large geospatial datasets to support recommendations on, for example, crop varieties or nutrient management.
  • Enhance our crop adaptability and suitability research capabilities through improvements to existing code and multi-stakeholder research platforms like CLIMMOB
  • Manage new and historical data by designing data management protocols, permanent repositories, and leading the team through the transition.
  • Build complex impact models to analyze the economic, environmental, and social impacts of promising products
  • Data cleaning, data analysis, reporting, presentation of results and assisting other teams in roll-out of products
  • Coordinate acquisition of data from other departments and external partners

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.

QUALIFICATIONS

Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:

  • Master’s degree in data science, statistics or related field, or demonstrated experience e.g., on Github.
  • Be a scientific-minded person who has a passion for investigating thoroughly a research problem.
  • Solid knowledge and demonstrated experience in decision support programming applications development.
  • Proficient in data science, and enthusiasm to apply data science skills to solve agricultural problems.
  • Proficient in R and/or Python, and preferably experience in spatial analysis.
  • Proficient in developing communication materials, for example with Markdown, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.
  • Communication skills in English and Kinyarwanda
  • Be a team player.
  • Plant/climate/soil related knowledge or project experience preferred.

START DATE

As soon as possible

JOB LOCATION

Karongi (Rubengera sector) or Kigali, with travel to the other location twice a month (company shuttle at your disposal)

BENEFITS

Health insurance, paid time off

ELIGIBILITY

This role is only open to citizens or permanent residents of Rwanda

APPLICATION DEADLINE

30 May 2022

🌐 How to Apply

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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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