Wednesday, June 11, 2014
EMPLOYMENT: International Potato Center Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist
The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking a Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Specialist for a three-year project in West Africa entitled Jumpstarting Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) in West Africa through Diversified Markets.
The Project: The introduction of vitamin A rich OFSP in West Africa has been on a much smaller scale to date than in Eastern and Southern Africa. Drawing on lessons learned from those experiences, the Jumpstarting OFSP in West Africa project seeks to demonstrate that by starting with a value chain approach to introducing OFSP, more commercially oriented seed systems will emerge, as markets for the roots will drive demand for quality planting materials. The project is predicated on the hypothesis that it is possible to simultaneously develop value chains for OFSP and maximize nutritional benefits to vulnerable populations. The project will pilot test four separate value chains in Ghana, Burkina Faso, and Nigeria. The M&E specialist will be part of a multi-disciplinary team that includes a breeder, a seed system specialist, and a nutritionist and a number of private sector, government, and non-governmental organization partners.
The Position: This position will be based in Osogbo, Nigeria and will report to the Project Leader in Ghana. The selected candidate should be committed to using research for development in a complex cooperative environment of research and development 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 four value chain pilot efforts with income and nutrition outcomes, focused on measuring adoption and impact on incomes, food security, and diet quality
- Design 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.
Deadline: June 16, 2014