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Activity and Evaluations Manager USAID/West Africa ASSESS Project
USAID/West Africa Analytical Support Services and Evaluations for Sustainable Systems in Agriculture, Environment and Trade (ASSESS) project is seeking candidates for Activity and Evaluations Manager. The project is based in Accra Ghana and covers West Africa countries receiving funding from United States Agency for International Development, West Africa Regional Economic Growth Office (USAID/WA/REGO). The ASSESS project provides program evaluations and research, monitoring, knowledge and information management (including learning events), and other support services to USAID/WA/REGO. The project is implemented by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in partnership with The University of Rhode Island (URI), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and other partner Universities in the U.S. and West Africa.
The Activity and Evaluations Manager is a local hire recruitment (i.e., recruited in Ghana and based in Ghana). Any nationality is eligible to apply under these conditions if the candidate has, or can obtain, legal status to work in Ghana.
Basic Functions/Purpose of Position
Under the supervision of the Chief of Party (COP), the ASSESS Activity and Evaluations Manager will help carry out all Commissioned Activities (CAs). S/he is responsible for the preparation and finalization of Scopes of Work (SOW), assists in the coordination and implementation of CAs on Evaluations, Studies, M&E capacity support services, and Knowledge and Information Sharing. S/he will work closely with the CA Team in the development of methodologies, coordinate the logistics for field visits, appointments and interviews with different stakeholders in the participating countries, support the technical experts in the field with data collection (quantitative/qualitative), support the CA Team with data analysis using appropriate statistical procedures, coordinate the development and maintenance of evaluations database for future use in relation with the ASSESS M&E team, and perform other related duties and activities assigned by the COP.
- Education: Master’s Degree in Economics, Statistics, Agricultural Economics, Development Studies, Development Planning, Social Sciences, or a related area.
- Prior Work Experience: Minimum of five years of relevant work experience in evaluation, research or project management in Africa. Experience working in multiple countries in the region is a plus.
- Languages: Proficiency in spoken and written English. French is a plus.
- Travel: Ability to travel frequently within the West Africa region as needed.
- Education: Master’s Degree
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