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  • Posted: Aug 23, 2019
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • One Acre Fund is a nonprofit organization that supplies smallholder farmers in East Africa with asset-based financing and agriculture training services to reduce hunger and poverty. Headquartered in Bungoma, Kenya, the organization works with farmers in rural villages throughout Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and recently Malawi. Using a market-based ap...
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    Data Quality Coordinator


    Location: 
    Minna, Niger
    Duration: Full-time job
    Career Level: Professionals 
    Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible

    Job Description

    • As an organization, we constantly seek to impact more farmers. In Nigeria, this work started two years ago. This role is part of a small team based in Minna, whose purpose is to successfully establish the OAF model in Nigeria, starting small but scaling-up rapidly within the next few years. The Data Quality Coordinator will report to the Nigeria Innovations Associate.
    • The Data Quality Coordinator will manage and oversees the development of surveys and the execution of the data gathering efforts of the pilot. More specifically, this role includes: planning and creating surveys on CommCare software, cleaning and analyzing data from surveys, and recommending programmatic decisions based on that analysis. By constantly developing, gathering and analyzing data about the program’s impact on farmers’ lives, the pilot will be in a position to scale much more quickly.

    Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Support the development of and detailed planning for executing rolling surveys: The Data Quality Coordinator will work closely with the Innovations Associate to design surveys based on programmatic need and generate them in the CommCare software.
    • Manage the execution of day-to-day survey operations: This is partly a field-based position. Expect to spend some time interacting with smallholder farmers, whether to observe the efficiency of the survey tools or conduct back-checks on data already collected. When in the office, expect to develop survey tools, train enumerators on same, review, clean, and analyze data in a way that allows the program to learn quickly.
    • Team building and management: The Data Quality Coordinator will oversee and conduct training of enumerators as required. This is to ensure that they are ready and able to collect high quality data while also supporting farmers on a daily basis in the field, as well as steadily building capacity and competency across the team.

    Career Growth and Development

    • We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people.
    • ou’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.

    Qualifications
    We are seeking an exceptional professional with 2+ years of work experience and ideally a demonstrated passion for our mission. Specific qualifications include, but are not limited to:

    • Humility: We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with patience and a humble approach to service to join the pilot’s leadership.
    • Creativity and strong problem solving skills are a must. You constantly look for alternatives and solutions to problems in order to get the job done.
    • Strong communication skills, as you will be interacting with farmers & traditional leaders, as well as team members, peers and pilot leadership.
    • Work experience in M&E and survey operations, especially in a demanding environment such as rural agricultural or in volatile areas is strongly required.
    • Experience with data collection and analysis tools such as STATA or R is required. Sound working knowledge of CommCare, ODK, or similar software is preferred.
    • Strong computer skills in at least Microsoft Word and Excel required.
    • At least 2 years of survey management experience at work or outside of work.
    • A willingness to live in Minna, close to our customers full-time - this is a long-term, career-track role.
    • Language proficiency in both English and Hausa, written and verbal is desirabl

    Method of Application

    Note: Must have existing rights to work in either Nigeria.

    Interested and qualified? Go to One Acre Fund on ng.linkedin.com to apply
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