IITA Ghana Recruitment On

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26 Aug, 2016

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The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture’s refreshed strategy serves as a guide and goal for the effective and efficient implementation of its agricultural research for development (R4D) and contribution to development impact in the tropics. It provides the foundation for developing a cohesive and better-focused high-quality research program to achieve IITA’s vision and mission, ensuring strong programmatic alignment within the CGIAR global research program portfolio. It
enhances accountability through better monitoring and evaluation of expected targets and to maintain and improve our comparative advantage in relevant, cutting-edge agricultural research.

Job Description

Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer and Data Manager


•   Liaise between Africa RISING researchers in Ghana and IFPRI’s M&E team regarding overall monitoring of research activities and management of project generated gender disaggregated data
•   Through field and desk activities, provide Africa RISING researchers necessary overall support with the planning, implementation, and documentation of Africa RISING activities, as well as the necessary protocols and requirements for gender disaggregated data collection
•   Assist Africa RISING researchers and the M&E team with data management through CKAN and the PMMT. Monitor compliance with the Africa RISING data management plan by the researchers, especially timely uploading of data and embargo period
•   Engage with relevant stakeholders in the technical and operational design and implementation of AR activities as well as gender disaggregated data collection
•   Together with Africa RISING researchers in Ghana and in collaboration with the M&E team, through field visits and desk activities, collect and ensure timely (and complete) upload of FPF and custom indicators data through the PMMT, for final submission to the FTF Monitoring system.
•   Work with the M&E team and Africa RISING researchers in Ghana to analyse the data collected and write reports and joint publications as well as develop necessary project monitoring tools
•   Interact with Africa RISING reseachers in the programme country and travel occasionally to programme countries, as necessary, for in-country meetings and trainings
•   Perform any other official duties assigned by supervisor

Qualification Required & Experience

•   At least Master’s Degree in Agricultural Economics, Applied Economics, Applied Statistics, Biometry, Monitoring and Evaluation or a very closely related field

Skills and experience

•   Minimum of 3 years or proven experience in Monitoring & Evaluation in a complex, multi-stakeholder project
•   Demonstrated success in the design and application of monitoring & evaluation system in a development context, preferably on the agriculture development sector
•   Experienced in survey methodologies and design, data collection protocols, management, analysis and compilation
•   Ability to work independently, pay due attention to details and deliver with efficiency
•   Solid knowledge of Microsoft Application (Excel, Word processor) and data analysis software (such as Stata, SPSS, SAS, R, Genstat, etc)
•   Fluency in written and spoken english
•   Demonstrated strong writing skills and capacity to analyse complex phenomena and to publish findings in various forms
•   Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated experience in effective interactions and negotiations in a multi-cultural setting with researchers, policymakers, donors, and civil society, facilitating impact of research, capacity strengthening and bridging across disciplines
•   Willingness to travel extensively within country and to programme countries as required
•   Good organsational skills
•   Good knowledge of the agriculture sector in sub-saharan Africa, especially in Ghana
•   Working knowledge of a local language of relevance to the geographic areas of research focus


Duration: Two-year, renewable contract based on performance and availability of funding

Location: Tamale, with frequent travel to project sites

How To Apply For The Job

Applications including curriculum vitae, names and addresses of three referees should be addressed to:

Dr. Asamoah Larbi
Chief Scientist, Africa RISING West Africa Project & IITA-Ghana Representative
IITA Ghana,
P.O.Box TL6,

Or applications can be submitted by email to:

[email protected]

Closing Date: 31 August, 2016

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