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Ethiopia Research and Evaluation Associate

  • Bahir Dar, Amhara
  • As per Org Scale USD / YEAR
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: As per Org Scale

One Acre Fund

One Acre Fund is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Ethiopia Research and Evaluation Associate based  in Bahir Dar, Amhara, Ethiopia.

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.


We are looking for an expert with 3+ years of experience to lead in Research and Evaluation in Ethiopia. As the Research and Evaluation Associate, you will oversee program study designs, using data analysis and results to make recommendations that steer our short- and long-term impact strategy, understand and increase farmer impact, and improve our operations. You will coordinate the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) activities across multiple programs in Ethiopia. Using the MEL results, you will provide relevant programmatic recommendations on the improvement of our operations and work with the leadership team to make informed decisions to steer our long-term impact strategy. You will report to the Agroforestry M&E Lead.


  • Study design- You will work with different team members, both from in-country departments and global teams, to identify research goals and draft survey tools to collect information for our impact analyses and other strategic queries.
  • Data Collection and quality control- You will oversee data collection using qualitative and quantitative methods. You will uphold and improve data quality standards to ensure our impact evaluation and strategic decisions to improve our program are based on accurate and up-to-date information.
  • Data analysis- You will contribute to the analysis and triangulation of qualitative and quantitative monitoring data and share findings with the country and global teams for learning and making decisions.
  • Report writing and Recommendations- You will compile M&E results to draw early and final conclusions and write reports on the progress of project implementation, and recommend corrective actions to the team members.
  • You will work with the field teams to ensure M&E results and recommendations are understood and acted upon Strategic planning processes- You will support in developing the annual country work plans, goals, and a monitoring evaluation and learning strategy for the strategic plans developed.
  • Team management- You will directly manage the Ethiopia MEL specialist and the MEL learning manager. Your direct reports manage a team of 50+ staff and you will mentor your team through weekly check-ins, field visits, training, and career reviews.
  • You will oversee the MEL country budget and the Human resources-related aspects.

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 using designing and implementing evaluation studies, creating data collection tools, conducting statistical data analysis, reporting, and team management.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Economics, Agronomy, or research-related field.
  • Knowledge of evaluation concepts and mastery of experimental and quasi-experimental evaluation designs.
  • Data analysis skills such as regressions, propensity score matching, the difference in difference design
  • An understanding of qualitative data analysis approaches
  • Knowledge of statistical software (e.g. Stata, R, Advanced Excel (can maintain complex spreadsheets)
  • 1+ years experience in leadership and an enthusiasm for learning and growth and capacity development.
  • Organizational, coordination skill-set.
  • Fluency in English and Amharic


We encourage you to keep your CV concise (1-2 pages) and to highlight key achievements (quantified where relevant). In your cover letter, we encourage you to highlight why you are interested in One Acre Fund and how your skills and experiences are a match for this role. Link to our blog post on 5 Tips For Strengthening Your One Acre Fund Application, which covers this in more detail.


Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, start dates can vary significantly by role. We are adapting rapidly to Covid-19 and most of our team is now working remotely.


Bahir Dar, Ethiopia


Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits such as flexible working environment, paid maternity, and paternity leave.


  • Flexible work environment for the time being
  • Connect and collaborate with engaging colleagues from diverse backgrounds
  • Professional development opportunities, including management coaching and mentorships with organizational leaders


This role is only open to citizens or permanent residents of Ethiopia. Ethiopian nationals and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Women are encouraged to apply.


18 April 2022

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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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