STRENGTHENING THE CAPACITY OF AFRICAN PARLIAMENTARIANS, POLICY MAKERS, AND ORGANIZATIONS/INSTITUTIONS TO USE EVIDENCE IN POLICIES AND LEGISLATION (SCAPE) PROJECT
IMPLEMENTING PARTNERS: United States Department of Agriculture and Foreign Agriculture Services (USDA/FAS); University Of Rhode Island (URI) and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana
COORDINATING CENTER: Bureau of Integrated Rural Development (BIRD), College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, KNUST, Ghana
The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana, the University of Rhode Island, USA, and the ASSESS project are seeking highly qualified candidates for immediate engagement to implement the SCAPE activity. The Analytical Support Services and Evaluations for Sustainable Systems in Agriculture, Environment and Trade (ASSESS) project is implemented by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in partnership with The University of Rhode Island (URI) and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
SCAPE Activity Description: The purpose of SCAPE is to strengthen the capacity of select West African parliamentarians, parliamentarian networks/associations, policy makers, and policy-focused organizations/institutions in evidence-based and data-driven legislation and policy making. The expected outcome of the activity is that selected parliamentarians, policy makers, and organizations supported by this activity will be able to effectively perform their functions of oversight, policymaking, advocacy, and national decision-making by ensuring appreciation, demand, and utilization of evaluative evidence and other data from various sources in their daily work. This activity also helps to address the important question of government transparency, accountability, and effectiveness. The overall goal is to promote economic growth and sustainable development in Africa through increased evidence-based and data-driven legislation and policy making. SCAPE will focus on four primary objectives and its associated illustrative activities:
regional and national organizations/institutions engaged in policy advocacy.
sharing and peer learning.
to work more effectively with Parliamentarians to strengthen evidence used in decision
Position 4: Senior Research, Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Specialists (2)
Type of position: Local hire (engaged by Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana)
Expected duration of assignment: August 2021 to 15 September 2022
Hours: Full time
Location: Virtual, with travel within Ghana and West Africa when required
Salary: To be determined by Experience and Education
Roles and Responsibilities
The Senior Research M&E specialists are mainly responsible for providing technical inputs to the activity tasks and deliverables under the direction of the Team Lead. They also lead the execution of some of the M&E tasks as assigned by the Team Lead.
To apply for any of the positions, please access and submit your application via this link: https://apps.knust.edu.gh/scapeapply/#/login
You will be required to upload in English:
For further enquiries, please contact: Deputy Registrar, Human Resources Division (Room 206), KNUST Main Administration, Tel: 0322497299, or email: Dr Albert Arhin ([email protected]) with a copy to [email protected] and Kim Kaine ([email protected]).