The Position: This position will be based in Tamale, Ghana or Osogbo, Nigeria, and will report to the Project Leader based in Tamale, Ghana. The selected candidate should be committed to guiding M&E of action research in a complex cooperative environment of research, development and private sector partners, and will be required to travel extensively within the three target countries (Ghana, Burkina Faso and Nigeria), with occasional travel to other regions of the world.
Duties and responsibilities:
· Lead the socio-economic research components of value chain pilot efforts with income and nutrition outcomes, focusing on measuring adoption and impact on incomes, food security, and diet quality
· Design and coordinate the implementation of a monitoring system to track dissemination and uptake in partner countries, as well as conduct periodic qualitative assessments among project beneficiaries and partners.
· Manage data related to project milestones; work with stakeholders to develop impact pathways and collect relevant indicators to monitor progress towards achieving agreed upon milestones and final outcomes.
· Publish research articles and reports in collaboration with CIP staff and project research partners.
· Contribute to CIP’s regional and global M&E community of practice.
The successful candidate will have:
· MS or PhD in Agricultural Economics or other relevant social science discipline;
· At least two years experience in the design and implementation of baseline surveys, sampling design, adoption studies, impact evaluation, economic analysis of production systems and/or policy related socio-economic research;
· Proven skills in applying econometric and other quantitative approaches;
· Demonstrated success in working with multi-disciplinary teams and partnerships in collaborative research for development implementation;
· A good publication record consistent with post-doctoral experience;
· Experience with survey data management, including the use of GIS and electronic tools for data capture, management and decision making;
· Experience with implementing value chains for specific crops preferred;
· Prior working experience in Africa;
· Excellent social skills and a collaborative style;
· Proactive, innovative and creative attitudes;
· Willingness to travel extensively within the region;
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English are required. Good working knowledge of French will be an advantage.
Conditions: The employment contract will be for an initial one-year term (with a three month probation period) with possibility of renewal, subject to availability of funding. Salary will be internationally competitive, paid in US dollars, and commensurate with experience. CIP prides itself on its collegial and supportive working environment, which allows space for personal and professional growth.