Current Recruitment At International Water Management Institute Ghana 2018

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24 May, 2018

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Technical Recruitment in Ghana

Provide scientific and technical support to the IWMI Coordinator of the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) program in the planning and execution of water management field-level activities for the Rice, Wheat, Sorghum-Millet, Maize and Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato (OFSP) Value Chains in target countries.

Job Description

Job Title: Technical Support Officer

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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  • Assist, in coordination with Commodity Compact Lead institutions, Regional Member Countries (RMCs) and in-country partners, in planning and organizing the deployment of approved water management and irrigation technologies.
  • Assist in the organization and implementation of field activities (preparation of fields in demonstration sites, installation of irrigation equipment, kits, etc.).
  • Support on-farm demonstration and scaling-out of approved water management and irrigation technologies for each value chain in target countries.
  • Coordinate with and receive guidance from country collaborators in data collection, database development, monitoring and evaluation, and capacity building activities.
  • Assist in the preparation of quarterly and annual consolidated technical and financial reports for the Commodity Technology Delivery Compacts (CTDCs)
  • Assist in the preparation of brochures and other knowledge sharing products.

Requirements

TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES

  • A Master’s degree in water resources management, agricultural engineering or a related field.
  • At least 3 years work experience in agricultural water management in an African country.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English with good working knowledge of French.
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications, including database management and PowerPoint presentations.
  • Experience in writing technical reports.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively and reliably carry out delegated functions without extensive supervision.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional, and multi-cultural environment.

Benefits

This is a nationally recruited staff position and only Ghanaian citizens are encouraged to apply. IWMI offers a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes transport and health insurance. The duration of the contract will initially be for a three-year period with possible extension

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