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Africa Research Manager

  • Post-graduate education
  • Research, academy
  • Manager (team leader)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

Precision Agriculture for Development, Inc. (PAD) seeks an Africa Research Manager to support PAD research, operations, and scale-up activities in the greater East Africa region by overseeing multiple research projects in collaboration with one or more key partner organizations.

PAD was established with a keen eye towards rigorous evaluation and constant experimentation. Each of our programs and partnerships have a strong complement of research, ranging from large- and small-scale randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to A/B tests to pilot trials. Most of PAD’s research projects are led by Shawn Cole (Harvard Business School) and Michael Kremer (Harvard University). PAD’s research activities are also supported by affiliated researchers from other institutions and are overseen by PAD’s Boston-based Senior Researcher.

East African citizens are strongly encouraged to apply.


The Africa Research Manager will be responsible for the following main tasks:

  1. Work closely with PAD researchers and our partner organizations to identify, develop, and launch new research projects;
  2. Supervise from start to finish the implementation of various research projects in collaboration with our partners. This includes developing research designs and proposals, managing data collection activities, and conducting data cleaning and analysis;
  3. Ensure project adherence in the field to general research design, sample selection, data quality and security, and research protocols;
  4. Directly supervise project research staff (Research Associates, Field Staff), and lead training and onboarding of new/incoming project research staff;
  5. Maintain excellent relationship and communication with our partners to ensure the success of our projects;
  6. Develop and maintain work plans and timelines across projects to ensure optimal allocation of resources and meeting key deadlines on time;
  7. Keep the Kenya Country Director appraised of all developments on the projects in their portfolio, and serve as key link between partners, project staff, and PAD researchers;
  8. Support the dissemination of results via presentations and reports to our partners;
  9. Contribute to project financial management, including creation and monitoring of program budgets.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Job start date: Monday, April 2, 2018
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Rwanda
Area of work: Research, academy
Seniority: Manager (team leader)

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 2 years
Required skills: Programme management; Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E); Research and development; Project management; Budgeting, financial planning; Reporting; Data analysis; Research planning; Project implementation
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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Precision Agriculture for Development

Agriculture, fishing, forestryCompany size: 50-100 people

PAD is a non-profit organization with a mission to support smallholder farmers in developing countries by providing customized information and services that increase productivity, profitability, and environmental sustainability. We are working on a new model for agricultural extension: reaching farmers with personalized agricultural advice through their mobile phones. We implement this model in collaboration with partner organizations and governments and gather evidence on its impact. We aim to improve the lives of 100 million farmers in developing countries with our services and support to existing systems.