One Acre Fund

One Acre Fund, established in 2006, is a non-profit organization serving 1 million smallholder farmers across six African countries. They provide agricultural services, quality farm supplies on credit, and training to improve harvests, resulting in a 50% increase in food production for participating farmers.

Job Overview

One Acre Fund is seeking a Senior Agronomist to join their Global Impact team. This role will be crucial in developing and implementing research strategies to improve agricultural products and services for smallholder farmers.

Key Responsibilities

  • – Design and implement research projects to evaluate new agricultural products and services
  • – Optimize agronomic guidance based on farmers’ capacity, location, and seasonal conditions
  • – Analyze and communicate complex technical concepts to various audiences
  • – Engage in knowledge exchange with partners in the agricultural sector

Requirements

  • – Advanced degree in Agronomy, Plant Science, Soil Science, or related field (PhD preferred)
  • – Expertise in at least two of: fertilizer formulation & evaluation, soil carbon dynamics, crop physiology and GxExM interactions, systems agronomy
  • – 5+ years’ experience in research and extension focused on smallholder agriculture in the tropics
  • – Strong research skills and proficiency in data analysis (R preferred)
  • – Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • – Experience creating various content types (white papers, case studies, blogs, digital media)
  • – Familiarity with agricultural R&D processes, experimental design, and data interpretation
  • – Fluency in English (French, Swahili, or Kinyarwanda preferred)

Additional Information

  • Location: Kigali, Rwanda or Nairobi, Kenya
  • Reporting to: Global Director of R&D
  • Start Date: As soon as possible
  • Benefits: Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits package
  • Eligibility: Open to all nationalities (work permit support available), with preference for nationals or those with extensive experience in countries of operation

Career Development

One Acre Fund offers:

  • – Weekly manager check-ins
  • – Access to mentorship and training programs
  • – Regular performance feedback
  • – Bi-annual career reviews
  • – Opportunities for growth within a mission-driven organization

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