Malawi Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Associate

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 training 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.


We are seeking a smart, dedicated and analytical or field research professional to be a MEL Associate located in Zomba, Malawi. Overall, the MEL Associate will be responsible for using data to continually improve our operations, and impact on our customers. The MEL department at One Acre Fund operates as an in-house research institution and the results are used first and foremost to inform program decision-making and to rigorously understand the impact.

The Malawi program has been in operation since 2013 and currently serves farmers by providing fertilizer and seed on credit with regular training. The Malawi program also runs a hybrid seed promotion project which serves a large swath of the country. The primary duties for the MEL Associate in Malawi are to ensure that data collection systems are running properly, data analysis is completed with action-oriented recommendations, and MEL staff are continuing to grow professionally.

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We are seeking an exceptional professional with 2-3+ years of work experience, and a demonstrated long-term passion for international development. We are looking for truly extraordinary candidates that will help take our organization to the next level of impact and scale. This is a competitive posting for a career-track role with a minimum initial commitment of two years. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

Strong and relevant work experiences such as rural data collection, research or prior field-based MEL work
Academic or professional experience designing and implementing evaluations/research and analyzing findings
Solid quantitative skills and experience with statistical software (STATA preferred)
Ability to multi-task well and meet deadlines consistently
Masters in International Relations, Public Policy, Statistics or related field preferred but not strictly required
Positive attitude; oriented towards personal growth and learning. Ability to take feedback well.
Logical and structured thinker with a clear and compelling written communication style.
Leadership experience at work or outside of work.
Language requirements - English required, Chichewa desirable



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