FARA is the apex organization for agricultural research for development in Africa. The FARA Secretariat is the lead institution for Pillar IV of NEPAD’s Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) which encompasses agricultural research and technology dissemination and adoption. FARA works closely with sub-regional organizations (SROs) and national agricultural research and extension systems to ensure effective implementation of CAADP activities.
FARA is seeking to recruit a highly qualified professional to fill the position of Lead Specialist (Monitoring and Evaluation)
Within the context of the FARA-led Science for Agriculture Consortium (S4AC) the post holder will develop human capital and infrastructure for implementation of Science Agenda (S3A), Research for Develop (R4D) and Science Technology and Innovation (STI) interventions using trans-boundary or shared facilities and resources. The individual will support FARA and the Science for Agriculture Consortium (S4AC) and oversee the development and implementation of capacity development strategy in FARA to ensure that Africa has the human, institutional and innovative capacity in public, private and civil society agricultural organizations
Reporting to the Director, Research and Innovation, the successful candidate shall inter-alia perform the following roles and responsibilities:
A PhD in Agriculture, Economics or related quantitative field, deep knowledge of agricultural development in Africa. Demonstrated quantitative and qualitative analytic skills. Good knowledge of monitoring and evaluation systems and procedures; Familiarity with Donor partners monitoring and evaluation systems. Deep knowledge of agricultural development in Africa and the world. Ability to conduct or manage multi-method programme and strategy evaluations; Ability to coordinate team work and strong people management skills. Strong strategic thinking and influencing skills; good human relations, diplomatic, proactive and Assertive
FARA offers competitive salary and benefits in accordance with position and scale.
The position is based at the FARA secretariat in Accra, Ghana
Qualified candidates are invited to submit via email comprehensive Curriculum Vitae together with a cover letter and names/contact details of three referees to: Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo, Executive Director, FARA, PMB CT 173, Cantonments, Accra, Ghana. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be assessed against the required skills, experience and aptitudes set out above. Applications will be accepted up to 12th December 2016.
Due to anticipated high volume of applicants, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
FARA Affirmative Action Statement on Employment: there is no discrimination on the basis of gender race, religion, ethnic orientation, disability or health status.
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