Friday, May 5, 2017


Job Location

Kakamega, Kenya


Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

Job Description

We are seeking a smart and dedicated self–starter to be an M&E Associate in Western Kenya. Overall, the M&E Associate will be responsible for using data to continually improve our operations, and impact on our customers.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Goal–oriented survey design, field-testing of survey instruments, and revision.

  • Supervise 3–5 M&E supervisors, 20–30 full–time M&E data collectors, 4 data entry staff, plus casuals. This will include the following duties:

    • Regular mentorship of M&E managers through field visits, meetings, and career reviews.

    • In–field supervision of key M&E activities, with an eye to "perfect" quality standard.

    • Quality–control and supervision of data entry, with zero tolerance for data–entry errors.

    • In–field follow–up on errors.

  • Hire and develop M&E data collectors.

    • Update hiring protocols, and use them to hire top–quality data collectors.

    • Conduct regular trainings to improve skills of data collectors.

    • Appropriately deal with under–performing staff.

  • Innovation on new methods such as tablet–based data collection.

  • Data analysis to draw both early and final conclusions and actionable recommendations.

Career Growth and Development

One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager and a global support team will commit significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about. Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions.


We are seeking exceptional professionals with 1 to 5+ 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 levels of impact and scale. This is a competitive posting for a career-track role with minimum initial commitment of two years. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Strong work experiences. Examples include a demanding professional work experience, or successful entrepreneurial experience (e.g. starting a field program in a developing country, leading a conference, starting a business, solid Peace Corps accomplishments).

  • Prior field–based M&E experience is required.

  • More importantly, we are seeking someone with proven entrepreneurial and leadership experience – the vast majority of the job is to monitor and improve M&E operations in the field.

  • Statistical knowledge is nice to have, but we also have experts who can help with that side of things.

  • Leadership experience at work, or outside of work.

  • Top–performing undergraduate record (please include GPA and test scores on your resume). Master’s degree is not required.

  • Humility and personal stability. We have a fantastic and likable team. We are looking for passionate professionals that combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service.

  • A willingness to commit to living in East Africa for at least two years – this is a long–term, career–track role. The ideal candidate will have at least one year demonstrated experience working in the developing world, although this is not a strict requirement.

  • Language – French and English required for Rwanda; English for Kenya 

Preferred Start Date



We offer a modest starting salary that affords a high quality of life in our areas of operation. This is a career-track role with performance-based raises and the ability to expand responsibilities over time.


Health insurance, immunizations, flights, housing.

Sponsor International Candidates 


East Africans strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply

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