Global Data Analyst

One Acre Fund

About the organization

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. We provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural trainings to improve harvests. We measure our success by our ability to make farmers more prosperous: On average, farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.

We are growing quickly. We currently serve more than 800,000 farm families in Eastern and Southern Africa, with more than 7,500 full-time staff, and we aim to serve 1 million farm families by 2020.


From research to sales to strategy to operations, the Global Data Analyst has the unique opportunity to improve decision-making across all aspects of One Acre Fund’s program using many diverse data types, such as sales, yield, demographic and satellite data, to enable us to reach more farmers with greater impact.

The Global Data Analyst will help expand our program to over one million farmers by executing analyses for strategic decision-making on repayment, expansion, and other business functions, and work directly with program leaders to interpret results and make data-driven decisions. The Global Data Analyst will play an integral role in shaping One Acre Fund’s data strategy, including dreaming up and executing new ways to use our data to improve our program.

Additionally, One Acre Fund has a robust agronomic and socioeconomic research program spanning all countries of operation. This role will work closely with country research teams to ensure all trials are executed at the highest possible standards, provide follow-up analytical support and training to team members, and support with warehousing of our agronomic data to make our research outputs accessible to external collaborators, further increasing One Acre Fund’s smallholder farmer impact across the continent.

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We are seeking an exceptional professional with 2-3+ year(s) of work experience and ideally a demonstrated passion for our mission. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

Strong, relevant quantitative work experiences, including translating results to external, non-analytical audiences. Former research assistants and business or financial analysts are encouraged to apply.
Prior experience with experimental and quasi-experimental trial design and analysis, model specification, exploratory data analysis, and data visualization.
Prior experience working in managing external/internal relationships by prioritizing projects and building consensus with different stakeholders.
Advanced proficiency in R. Must be comfortable cleaning data, executing statistical analyses in R, and using R Markdown. Additional experience in using R for geo-spatial data analysis preferred.
Ability to easily explain technical concepts to non-technical decision-makers and grow the analytical skills of others.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills for coordinating across teams.
Degree in the fields of economics, econometrics, mathematics or statistics preferred.



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