Uganda Data and Analytics Lead

One Acre Fund

One Acre Fund

Data Science
Jinja, Uganda
Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2024

About One Acre Fund

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies 1.6 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms more productive. Our 10,000+ team is drawn from diverse backgrounds and professions. With operations across ten African countries, we make farmers more prosperous by providing quality farm supplies on layaway and credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers' homes, supported by intensive agricultural training and field extension services to improve harvests. On average, the farmers we serve earn 40% more profits on the land they enroll with One Acre Fund.

Our Uganda Program, founded in 2014, provides 30,000+ farmers with quality farm supplies and production support for crops like coffee, macadamia, chia, staples and timber agroforestry; with many more in the pipeline. Our team in Uganda is headquartered in Jinja, close to the districts we serve, and supported by a small presence in Kampala. To learn more about our work, look at our Uganda program blog.

About the Role

The Data and Analytics Lead performs high-level statistical and business analyses, and provides solutions and data-driven recommendations to improve our program's operational performance. You will manage and develop data collection protocols, business performance indicators, and leverage industry trends, market intelligence, and customer information to develop analytical tools, reports and models across the organization to inform and support decision-making. Success will be determined by the development and implementation of comprehensive analytical solutions to provide critical insights for decision-making, program-wide operational improvements and future business initiatives. You'll manage a small team of regional data analysts, regularly collaborate with different teams and departments, and will report to the Head of Product Innovations. This will be a hybrid role; working flexibly as needed between the field, our regional offices, and remotely.

Responsibilities

  • Program Data Management, Analytics & Business Intelligence
    • You'll develop and implement a data strategy that supports decision-making across different organizational departments.
    • You'll design and standardize data collection tools and processes, and manage field implementation of the same across teams and regions.
    • You'll develop and maintain single-source-of-truth program performance dashboards across teams and regions.
    • In collaboration with the Head of Product Innovations, you will monitor and effectively communicate cross-program performance and provide insights as well as corrective actions and recommendations to ensure organizational objectives are met.
    • You'll manage and analyze program performance data from multiple applications or sources, including field research; using this to prepare materials to support management meetings and decisions, such as summary performance highlights and deep-dive longitudinal trends to identify opportunities for execution improvement.
    • You'll develop performance management tools that look at teams’ efficiency and effectiveness.
    • You will work with our Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) team to integrate our in-season farmer data with our end-of-season MEL data on all programs to build a year-round narrative and understanding of our farmers and customers with respect to MEL’s annual program impact evaluations and assessments.
    • You'll collaborate with program stakeholders and data teams to ensure and improve data availability, integrity, accuracy, and reliability.
    • You will work closely with the Global Data Team to develop and validate predictive models, forecasts or other program performance tools.
  • Innovations, R&D & Trial Management:
    • You'll manage all Innovations data collection and analysis across ideation, initial R&D, product rollout, field and farmer trials; organizing, collaborating, and coordinating closely with various program teams and stakeholders on trial delivery and implementation.
  • Team Management & Data Skills Development:
    • You will recruit, lead and mentor a team of data analysts across regions and functions.
    • You will train and improve data management and analytical capabilities across regional teams and functions; developing survey design skills, CommCare fluency, and data handling and analysis skills for the stakeholders across our teams that interface with data on a regular basis.
  • Field Presence & Support:
    • You'll conduct regular field visits to regional operations to build field fluency, and to understand the operational and implementation context around incoming data, longitudinal trends, and emerging challenges.

Career Growth and Development

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

Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Statistics, Data Analytics, Applied Mathematics, Quantitative Economics, or another relevant field.
  • 5+ years of experience in a strategic and/or analytical role.
  • Strong statistics and analytical skills in R, Advanced Excel (can develop and maintain complex spreadsheets), CommCare and other data collection, analysis and visualization tools. Experience in SQL, Dataiku, Superset, and PowerBi will be an added bonus.
  • Strong critical and strategic thinking skills; with the ability to act fast and synthesize, translate qualitative and quantitative data into practical strategy recommendations. Strong communication, writing, and and interpersonal skills will also be important for the role.
  • Ability to balance multiple strategic projects and priorities at once, effectively collaborating across teams and functions to influence and quickly execute against strategy.
  • Proven experience managing and upskilling a team.

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Job Location

Jinja, Uganda

Benefits

Health insurance, paid time off

Eligibility

This role is only open to citizens or permanent residents of Uganda

Application Deadline

23 June 2024

One Acre Fund never asks candidates to pay any money or pay for tests at any stage of the interview process. Official One Acre Fund emails will always arrive from an @oneacrefund.org address. Please report any suspicious communication here (globalhotline@oneacrefund.org), but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI), and anti-racism are deeply connected to our organization’s mission and purpose. One Acre Fund aspires to build a culture where all staff feel consistently valued, represented, and connected – so that our team can thrive as professionals, and achieve exceptional impact for the farmers we serve.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.