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Vacancy Announcement – Precision Agriculture for Development (PAD)

Vacancy Announcement – Precision Agriculture for Development (PAD)

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Precision Development (PxD) is a non-profit organization that uses technology, data science, and behavioral economics to create digital solutions for individuals to control their own destinies. We build affordable information systems to provide knowledge to those in extreme poverty. We work with other organizations to reach as many people as possible. We constantly experiment and collect evidence to improve our services and make a meaningful impact on society. PxD Ethiopia, in partnership with the Agricultural Transformation Institute (ATI), is conducting a Profile Data Collection Survey to improve user profile information in the 8028 IVR system. We are hiring data collectors to conduct phone interviews for data collection.

Precision Agriculture for Development (PAD) would like to invites competent and interested candidates for the following positions.

Position 1: Data Collector

Data Collector Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Attend 1-day training workshop on survey protocols, tools, and ethical guidelines.
  • Conduct phone-based interviews with 8028 users according to assigned list.
  • Follow structured questionnaire consistently across all interviews.
  • Capture complete and accurate responses from participants.
  • Follow protocols for informed consent, privacy, and confidentiality.
  • Meet minimum target of 50 completed interviews per day.
  • Submit completed electronic data daily to supervisors.
  • Participate in weekly review sessions to ensure data quality.

Terms of Employment

  • Data collectors will be compensated on a daily basis, subject to applicable taxation.
  • Each data collector is expected to complete a minimum of 40 interviews per day.
  • The duration of this engagement is 45 days.
  • PxD Ethiopia will provide mobile airtime to facilitate the execution of the survey.

 Qualifications and Requirements

Candidates for the position of data collector must meet the following qualifications and requirements:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Prior experience in phone-based data collection is highly desirable.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English and local languages (Amharic, Oromiffa, Sidamigna and Wolaitigna) is essential.
  • Ability to effectively utilize phone-based data collection tools and applications.
  • Availability to work remotely with access to a reliable internet connection.
  • Commitment to maintaining the confidentiality of collected data.

Deadline: December 11, 2023

How to Apply

Interested candidates are required to submit the following documents to fnadew@precisiondev.org

A comprehensive curriculum vitae (CV) detailing qualifications and relevant experience.

A cover letter expressing your interest in the position and confirming your availability.

Contact details for at least two professional references. PxD Ethiopia is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified candidates regardless of gender, age, disability, or any other status. We thank all applicants for their interest in PxD Ethiopia, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Note: PxD Ethiopia retains the right to modify or terminate this recruitment process at their discretion. We appreciate all applications, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Position 2: Finance Associate

Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

Finance and Accounting:

  • Keep accurate records for all daily transactions.
  • Prepare timely financial reports, including balance sheets, and monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Record accounts payable and accounts receivable.
  • Process invoices and payments.
  • Process and record staff advances.
  • Follow-up on staff retirement plans and benefits.
  • Update internal systems with financial data.
  • Reconcile bank statements.
  • Support banking processes; deliver bank transfer letters.
  • Support the financial audits.
  • Support withholding tax requirements and payment compliance.
  • Support the country director with organizational compliance matters.
  • Assist with budget preparation.


  • Procure and maintain office equipment and supplies; ensure items are in good working order and available.
  • Assist in office management and maintenance of facilities.
  • Support organizational events and workshops, including the production and distribution of materials.
  • Support logistical and administrative aspects of program activities, including asset management.
  • Manage and coordinate staff and visitor travel, in and outside of Ethiopia.
  • Support the process of vendor setup, and purchase orders in accordance with applicable procedures.
  • Collect monthly, quarterly, and annual data as directed by the Country Director.
  • Support day-to-day administration activities and record keeping and filing.
  • Provide additional administrative support to staff as directed by the Country Director.

About PxD

PxD is a rapidly scaling global non-profit that harnesses the power of technology, data science and behavioral economics to provide targeted information to farmers in low and middle income countries. Providing the right information to the right people, in the right way and at the right time, increases incomes, protects the environment and improves well-being. We are evidence-based: we test our interventions with randomized controlled trials to prove our impact and cost effectiveness, to simultaneously learn from and improve our service, and to demonstrate our value to funders and partners. There are few programmes in international development that are as demonstrably cost effective as ours.

Position: Full-time

Deadline: December 15, 2023, 5pm EAT (applications may be reviewed as they are submitted)

The following qualifications, skills and experience are important:

  • Accounting basics.
  • Good with numbers and figures and analytical acumen.
  • Good understanding of accounting and financial reporting principles and practices.
  • Good understanding of financial systems.
  • Excellent organizational abilities.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Great attention to detail.
  • A bachelor’s degree or an industry-relevant equivalent.

Workplace: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with current and ongoing work authorization

Application Deadline: December 15, 2023

How to Apply

To apply, please visit the PxD website and use the online application form to submit a CV, cover letter, and brief responses to the screening questions. https://precisiondev.bamboohr.com/careers/102

The job position will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the application deadline of December 15, 2023, 5pm EAT.

PxD is committed to building an inclusive and diverse organization.

We don’t make decisions based on gender, gender identity, class, ethnicity, sexual orientation or any other personal characteristics that are unrelated to the role. We understand that everyone has different lifestyles and we accommodate flexible working to make sure you are as productive and happy as you can be. We will use any personal data you provide for recruitment purposes only.

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  • Read the vacancy announcement carefully.
  • Check the vacancy details with eligibility.
  • Prepare your CV or Application Details.
  • Finally, apply as instructed by the authority.

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