Social Impact Recruitment 2016

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20 Jun, 2016

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Administrative Jobs in Ghana

SI was founded upon the growing global desire-and pressure—to make international development more effective in improving people’s lives.
The world’s most pressing challenges-widespread poverty, HIV/AIDS, environmental degradation, civil war and conflict-call for new ways to manage societies and social and economic change. Foreign aid is increasingly a catalyst for development, and is helping to create conditions to remove people from poverty. Better policies in developing countries, improvements in aid allocation with the end of the Cold War, and learning about aid effectiveness and participation, make aid more effective today at reducing poverty than ever before.

Social Impact’s mission is to create dramatic improvements in the performance of organizations and programs working to enhance the social and economic wellbeing of people around the world.

SI’s unique approach-drawn from global “best practices” in managing positive social change—harnesses the participation, collective knowledge and commitment of diverse groups to accomplish measurable and enduring development results.

Social Impact (SI) is a Washington, DC-area international development management consulting firm. SI’s mission is to improve the effectiveness of international development programs.  We provide a full range of management consulting, technical assistance, and training services to strengthen international development programs, organizations, and policies. We provide services globally in the areas of monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, project and program design, organizational capacity building, and gender and social analysis. SI services cross-cut all development sectors including democracy and governance, food security, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. SI’s clients include US government agencies such as USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the US Department of State, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and non-profits.

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Technical Specialist

 Project Objective:


Feed the Future (FTF), the U.S. government’s global hunger and food security initiative, focuses on sustainably reducing hunger and poverty worldwide. USAID’s Bureau for Food Security (BFS) leads the FTF initiative for the U.S. Government. Through the provision of world-class technical experts The Bureau for Food Security Service Center (FSSC) helps BFS move the President’s agenda forward by providing needed technical assistance to USAID Missions, USAID/Washington, USG operating units, and host country counterparts. FSSC provides short- and medium-term expertise for state-of-the-art food security support services and analyses; capacity building; and integration of cross-cutting issues that are critical to the success of FTF, and also provides a mechanism for bridge programming and pilot innovations.

 Position Description:

As prime contractor for the FSSC, SI seeks a senior-level specialists to provide support to USAID/West Africa Regional Mission in managing agriculture programs, providing technical advice and developing strategies. The assignment is approximately 9 months based in Ghana. The ideal candidate would be available to start in July or early August at the latest. Full SI benefits will be provided to the selected candidate.


  • Master’s Degree in related field of agriculture, such as agriculture economics, agronomy, plant breeding, agricultural development, etc.
  • At least 5 years of relevant USAID program/activity management experience, preferably having worked for USAID directly.
  • 10 years or more of total professional development experience
  • Must possess senior level understanding of designing agricultural/food security, capacity building/technical assistance activities within the complex framework of USAID and its implementing partners
  • Level 3 and above French skills preferred but not required.

How to Apply

Interested candidates please submit cover letter and CV to [email protected], please add “Sr. Technical Specialist-Ghana” to the subject line.   To learn more about Social Impact, please visit our website:   SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Only selected candidates will be contacted. Please, no phone calls.

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