Rwanda Agricultural Research Stations Coordinator at One Acre Fund
- Company: One Acre Fund
- Location: Rwanda
- State: Rubengera Jobs in Rwanda
- Job type: Full-Time
- Job category: Agricultural Jobs in Rwanda - One Acre Fund Jobs in Rwanda
About 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.
To learn more about our work, take a look at our Why Work Here blog for more information.
About the Role
The research stations team, part of the Agricultural Innovations Department at TUBURA, conducts trials on-station (Phase 1) and on-farm (Phase 2) to support the data needs of the program teams. Our three research stations are located in contrasting environments in Rwanda; Rutsiro, Karongi, and Kayonza districts. Research stations trials are an essential step for technology adaptation, product impact evaluation, basic agronomic knowledge build-up, and for comparative analysis among different configurations of the same intervention.
The Agricultural Research Stations Coordinator oversees the quality of trial implementation at the stations and:
The main goal is to maintain a high level of data collection through sound trial planning and protocols
Success is defined as the smooth implementation of trials from start (trial planning) to finish (data quality check and handover to trial owner)
In recent years, data from our research stations resulted in the scaling of recommendations for wheat fertilizations, wheat varieties, soybean varieties, and maize varieties.
You will report directly to the Agriculture Innovations Specialist, and manage 3 Research Station Supervisors
Stations staff management – working closely with Station Supervisors, building team capacity, and promoting team unity
Trial follow up and quality control of data collection
Materials inventory, infrastructure maintenance and strategizing on station efficiency.
Coordinate procurement of inputs for on-station and on-farm trials
Draft trial management protocols and improve existing protocols
Lead low complexity research project (desk research, trial design, trial follow up, data analysis, and reporting writing)
Rainfall data collection and seasonal analysis in comparison to historical data
Support other teams in Tubura
Lots of travel – twice a month from office to stations
Assist the department in managing relationships with external public/private 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.
Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:
A degree in agronomy or related sciences
1 year of experience and working knowledge of Rwanda agriculture
1 year of experience in people and relationship management
1 year of experience in field data collection and data quality check
Medium to high-level excel (can perform complex functions) proficiency
Proficiency in English and Kinyarwanda – straight to the point (internally) and engaging (external parties)
PREFERRED START DATE
As soon as possible.
Health insurance, paid time off
This role is only open to citizens or permanent residents of Rwanda
Method of ApplicationSubmit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here
Closing Date : 25th February , 2022.