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Senior Agricultural Economist at DevTech Systems Incorporation (DevTech)

DevTech Systems, Inc. (DevTech) is an international consulting firm and small business dedicated to development, with over 30 years of experience providing advisory services and technical assistance to government, private sector, and civil society stakeholders in more than 100 countries. We are a data driven organization that specializes in informing policy making by delivering focused data-driven evidence-based analysis products and services. DevTech core practice areas include: Economic and Data analysis, Monitoring and Evaluation, Education and Youth Development, Gender and Inclusive Development, and Public Financial Management.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Agricultural Economist

Location: Abuja


Activity Background

  • The Feed the Future Nigeria Livelihoods Project is a 5-year activity implemented with rural communities in northern Nigeria’s Sokoto state, Kebbi state and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
  • The project is innovative in design, using a multi-sector approach to help 42,000 very poor households increase agricultural production, income and improve nutrition.
  • The activity is implemented with eight local civil society partners, working closely with stakeholders at the community, government and private sector.

Responsibilities

  • Review of background documents and preparation work
  • Attend team planning meetings and in-brief with USAID
  • Support the development of the workplan and data collection tools, including pre-testing and revisions
  • Conduct information and data collection activities in Abuja and several zones for field data collection
  • Support the development of the evaluation report, and preparation and presentation of preliminary findings
  • Conduct exit brief and development of report outline
  • Support the development of the final evaluation report, in consideration and inclusion of USAID’s feedback.

Deliverables:

  • Evaluation work plan
  • Evaluation design (protocols)
  • In-briefing upon arrival in Abuja, mid-term updates, and final exit briefing
  • Draft evaluation report
  • Final evaluation report with final PowerPoint presentation according to specified template.

Qualifications

  • Experience in evaluation of agricultural value chains and markets in developing countries
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in agricultural program management and some experience working with finance for vulnerable populations.
  • West Africa/regional experience required.
  • Ability to conduct interviews and discussions in English and at least one major Nigerian language.
  • Familiarity with USAID’s evaluation policies and guidance included in the USAID Automated Directive System (ADS) in Chapter 200
  • Strong technical/evaluation report writing and communication/presentation skills
  • Proficient in English with strong English language writing skills.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.


Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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