Consultant: ILSSI Project

International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
Accra, Ghana
Position Type: 
Consultancy
Organization Type: 
University/Academia/Research/Think tank
Experience Level: 
Senior (10+ Years)
Degree Required: 
Doctorate

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Description

International Water Management Institute (IWMI) seeks services of a consultant with a PhD/MSc degree in socio-economic, irrigation engineering or similar discipline to undertake a short term assignment under IWMI's "Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Small-Scale Irrigation (ILSSI)" Project.

Project Background

The Feed the Future Innovation Laboratory for Small Scale Irrigation (ILSSI) project Phase II is starting in Ghana and Ethiopia with focuses on increasing profitable, sustainable and gender-sensitive irrigation to support inclusive agricultural growth, resilient food systems, and nutrition and health outcomes, particularly for vulnerable populations. The ILSSI project takes a partnership approach to research using mixed and inter-disciplinary methods while strengthening public and private institutional and individual capacity to continue to use effective scientific tools and methods into the future.

Objective of the Assignment

Main objectives of the assignment are to accomplish the implementation of private-sector-related activities in ILSSI projects in Ghana during August to October 2019, including:

  • Qualitative survey with private and public sector to identify information requirements that would enable different types of solar irrigation interventions (Activity 1.1.1 in IWMI research plan)
  • Identification of SSI scaling pathways (through reviewing literature to analyze SSI innovation system in Ghana and Ethiopia) (Activity 1.3.3)
  • Facilitate dialogues between key stakeholders to strengthen SSI scaling (Activity 1.3.4)

Scope of Work

Within three months (August to October 2019), the consultant needs to implement the following tasks in Ghana:

  • Qualitative survey with private and public sector to identify information requirements that would enable different types of solar irrigation interventions
  • Facilitation of ILSSI2 introduction to SSI scaling stakeholder platforms
  • Pre assessment of work for ILSSI innovation scholarship in Ghana

Deliverables/Outputs

  • Pre assessment of work for ILSSI innovation scholarship in Ghana
  • Facilitating dialogues between key stakeholders to strengthen SSI scaling
  • Qualitative survey with private and public sector to identify information requirements that would enable different types of solar irrigation interventions

Contract duration will be approximately 03 months.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Your application must include a copy of your curriculum vitae and contact information of three professional referees.

Requirements

Essential

  • PhD/MSc degree in socio-economic, irrigation engineering or similar discipline.
  • At least 15 years of work experience in a research and development environment, preferably in Ghana, using mixed and inter-disciplinary methods and participatory approaches.
  • Knowledge and experience of working with public and private sectors and multi-stakeholder innovation platform in scaling small-scale irrigation.
  • Ability to apply mixed and inter-disciplinary research methods.
  • Ability to conduct literature review, qualitative data collection and analysis, design qualitative monkey survey.
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to carry out delegated functions without extensive supervision.
  • Ability to connect and to network with universities and research institutes, government agencies, and private sectors in the area of agricultural water management and irrigation in Ghana.

Desirable

  • Experience in sector and value chain analysis, and policy reviews for developing small-scale irrigation interventions for smallholder farmers.
  • Experience in writing technical reports, policy brief, and articles for publication in academic journals and other media sources.