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  • Posted: Sep 11, 2019
    Deadline: Sep 25, 2019
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    The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a non-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africas most pressing challenges of hunger,malnutrition, poverty,and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security,increa...
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    Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

    International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks Ghanaian nationals for the position of Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at the institute's research location in Tamale. These positions are sponsored under the "Yam Improvement for Income and Food Security in West Africa - Phase II (YIIFSWA II) by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF).


    • The M&E Officer will support M&E activities related to the work with the project partners in the area including all funding sources used for YIIFSWA II project
    • The post will involve considerable extraction and computer entry of data from field reports, some analysis and frequent traveling across the country.
    • Most importantly, she/he will be responsible for ensuring that primary stakeholders are fully involved in undertaking M&E activities.

    The tasks of the M&E Officer will include the following

    • Supervise all activities in the project areas
    • Contribute in the Design and organise surveys
    • Gather data of all activities in accordance with agreed on procedures and standards
    • Submit monthly technical reports of achievements
    • Execute routine data quality control and checking of other's work
    • Ensure that the targets specified in the project for Ghana are met at the specified time
    • Other responsibilities or duties as may be assigned by the supervisor or project management team

    Qualification Required & Experience

    • The candidate should have MSc in M&E, agricultural economics, economics, development or marketing, development management and planning or sociology from a reputable university

    Core Competencies

    • At least 3 years experience in project monitoring and evaluation, data processing or analysis and advanced computer-based data management and analysis
    • Experience with supporting timely and accurate project progress reporting
    • Ability to organise and train enumerators
    • Good contextual knowledge of local issues, community priorities, organisational relationships, social and cultural constraints and realities
    • Good team spirit with readiness to participate as a team member in the accomplishment of duties
    • Resourcefulness to operate under frequently trying and isolated field circumstances
    • Ability to travel frequently across communities within Ghana
    • Sound mathematical and good English skills

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    Breeder / Foundation Seed Production Officer

    International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks Ghanaian nationals for the position of Breeder / Foundation Seed Production Officer  at the institute's research location in Tamale. These positions are sponsored under the "Yam Improvement for Income and Food Security in West Africa - Phase II (YIIFSWA II) by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF).

    • Assist in the production of foundation planting materials in the aeroponics systems of the research institutes
    • Liaise with project officers and partners
    • Support project partners in laying out, execution and monitoring of demo plots and field experiments
    • Collection of data from demo plots and other field trials
    • Facilitate the transfer of stocks of breeder or foundation seed from research institutes to the foundation or certified seed producers
    • Record and compile seed yam production and dissemination data in the formal seed system for traceability
    • Provide technical assistance to the private seed companies as necessary
    • Assist the seed system specialist to organise and conduct seed production related training courses and workshops at local , regional and national levels
    • Facilitate, enhance and promote breeder and foundation seed businesses through media campaigns, field demonstrations on station, and advocacy efforts at all levels
    • Support national need certification inspectors and other authorities in the implementation of Quality Management Protocol for breeder and foundation seed yam
    • Develop a breeder and foundation seek production monitoring and evaluation system in collaboration with the seed system and the M&E teams to track seed production activities
    • Establish and maintain close communication with scientist involved in YIIFSWA-II project to facilitate exchange of information and materials
    • Report monthly on achievements and progress to the seed system specialist
    • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor

    Qualification Required & Experience

    • MSc in plant breeding, agronomy, seed technology or related field
    • Individual with knowledge in breeder and foundation seed yam production
    • Individual with good verbal and written communication skills
    • Must be computer literate, with proficiency in Microsoft Office like Word, Excel, PowerPoint and otehr analytical software
    • Ability to work with staff of different origins, nationalities and disciplines
    • Ability to travel frequently across communities within the project's coverage

    Method of Application

    Interested applicants should forward their applications with detailed curriculum vitae with their names saved in Microsoft word format to:

    [email protected]
    Application be addressed to the Station Administration, IITA Ghana and must have the names and e-mail addresses of three professional referees which must include either the Head of applicant's current or previous organization or applicant's direct supervisor at work and evidence of current remuneration package

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