International Potato Center (CIP)

  • Accra
  • International Potato Center (CIP)
Job Description:

  • The International Potato Center (CIP) in cooperation with AidData is seeking to recruit a dynamic and experienced Research Field Associate Scientist to monitor an impact evaluation in Northern Ghana analyzing the impact of sweet potato Triple S technology informational treatments on farmers.

    About The Role

    This position will be hosted by the International Water Management Institute in Ghana, on behalf of the International Potato Center. The selected candidate will be based in Tamale, Ghana during the baseline data collection, initial program roll-out, and endline data collection. The Research Field Associate Scientist will report to the Project and Marketing Manager, Country Liaison and will work closely with academic researchers and other field staff.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Tracking program status and randomization compliance during initial roll-out, and spot-checking randomization compliance during the project.
    • Overseeing the training of data collection team.
    • Monitoring and assisting staff working on the project.
    • Assisting in the designing of the survey questionnaires.
    • Conducting basic qualitative research if necessary.
    • Running pilot exercises.
    • Helping in refining study design and surveying instruments.
    • Negotiating contracts with survey firms where necessary.
    • Checking collected data during the data collection and after.
    • Conducting statistical analysis of the data.
    • Providing context and background on evaluation results as necessary.
    • Assisting in the writing of project reports.
    • Providing frequent written updates on status of project and evaluation.
    • Coordinating with local partners running the program being evaluated.
    • Supporting outreach to policymakers in country.
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