Nigeria Data Quality Officer at One Acre Fund

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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 approach, One Acre Fund facilitates activities and transactions at various levels of the farming value chain, including seed sourcing and market support. In 2013, farmers who worked with One Acre Fund realized a 180% return on their investment and significantly increased farm income on every planted acre.About One Acre Fund

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies 1 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. Our 8,000+ team is drawn from diverse backgrounds and professions. With operations across six core countries in Africa, we make farmers more prosperous by providing quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests. On average, our farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund. 

To learn more about our work, take a look at our Why Work Here blog for more information.

About the Role

One Acre Fund is a data-driven environment that invests heavily in quality systems to answer the most important questions facing our organization. We always aim to create more impact to farmers who participate in our program and this is made possible by an efficient and creative Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) department. The MEL Coordinator will support the department by creating high-quality surveys in CommCare, ensuring high-quality data, and assisting with data cleaning and analysis tasks. The MEL Coordinator will communicate with the field team to solve technical survey challenges and work with office-based staff to support the development and implementation of MEL systems and quality reports.


Data Quality

Conduct weekly error checking analysis for all ongoing surveys
Keep a running error tracker and communicate with the field team to understand and correct errors
Analyze back check data and communicate results to the field team to help improve data quality
Communicate error check and back check results to the field team and management to improve data quality

Survey design in CommCare

Design all surveys in CommCare and ensure all data quality controls (display conditions, validation conditions, warning messages) are in place before the start of each survey
Work with department leadership to ensure that all survey protocols are implemented in CommCare
Test all surveys before data collection
Respond to feedback from the field team and improve CommCare surveys based on challenges during survey implementation
Troubleshoot CommCare challenges, including case management issues
Stay up-to-date with CommCare features, and ensure surveys incorporate all needed features for maximum efficiency and high data quality

Data cleaning & Analysis

Perform data cleaning for core surveys in Stata; maintain well-documented do-files
Analyze quantitative summary statistics in Excel and/or Stata and prepare results tables for results communication
Conduct routine data analysis on transportation fees and other budgetary items
Perform qualitative data analysis of focus group and interview transcripts

Track performance

Maintain the MEL team’s goals tracker: keep track of survey completion rates, back check completion rates, and survey errors and corrections
Compile and synthesize data from JG1 & JG2 performance reviews
Keep track of inventory and resolve technical problems with tablets
Translate and back-translate surveys; occasionally translate qualitative and quantitative data and results
Other tasks needed by the department

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.


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

Strong work experiences. Examples include a demanding professional work experience or successful entrepreneurial experience.
Two years minimum practical experience working on data collection in a rural setting.
Understanding of best practices in experimental design concepts, such as control group selection and randomization.
Demonstrated leadership experience at work, or outside of work, enthusiasm for learning, and.
Educational background in statistics, economics, population studies, development studies, monitoring and evaluation, project management or any other relevant field of study with an understanding of quantitative and qualitative research.
Fluency in Microsoft excel (can maintain complex spreadsheets), specifically:
Design basic data-entry spreadsheets (can perform complex functions) in “database format” (observations horizontally across, 1 variable per column) with useful data validation.
Extract summary statistics using Pivot Tables and Excel Formulae.
Conduct analysis using statistics, logic, and validation formulae.
Experience creating surveys tools for field data collection and managing a field-based research team.
Knowledge of electronic data collection platforms (e.g. ODK, SurveyCTO, CommCare).
Preferably experience with statistical software packages such as SPSS, Stata, or R.
Experience mentoring others to support their professional development.
Build teams and work with colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
Languages: English (required), Hausa an added advantage.

Preferred Start Date

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, start dates can vary significantly by role. We are adapting rapidly to Covid-19 and most of our team is now working remotely. Given the changing environment, we will appreciate your flexibility in confirming a start date.

Job Location

Minna, Nigeria


Health insurance, paid time off 


This role is only open to citizens or permanent residents of Nigeria. 


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 address. Please report any suspicious communication here (, 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.
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