Program Specialist, Information and Knowledge Management (IKM) at Monitoring Evaluation And Technical Support Services (METSS)

Location: Greater Accra Region

METSS is a vibrant partnership among the U.S Department of Agriculture, the University of Cape Coast and Kansas State University. It conducts monitoring and evaluation and provides technical support for USAID’s Economic Growth (EG) Office in Ghana. The EG Office’s activities are focused on the Feed the Future Initiative of the U.S. Government.

Job Title: Program Specialist, Information and Knowledge Management (IKM)

Job Location: Accra, Greater Accra Region
Job Description
Monitoring, Evaluation, and Technical Support Services (METSS) Project seeks the services of a highly motivated individual for its Program Specialist in Information and Knowledge Management position. The Program Specialist in Information and Knowledge Management is responsible for developing and implementing a strategic and tactical framework for leveraging, maintaining and distributing technical information related to METSS’ mandate.
Duties & Responsibilities for the IKM Person:
The primary responsibility of the Program Specialist in IKM involves the development, organization and distribution of relevant, important and timely information to achieve METSS’ programmatic objectives. This would encompass timely and efficient response to information requests from development partners, stakeholder and other related entities depending on the EG Office for information. Specifically, METSS’ Program Specialist in IKM will:
  • Set priorities, identify and organize important and relevant information to support the information and decision-making needs of the EG Office as well as respond to requests for such information by the EG Office, stakeholders and partner organizations in a timely manner
  • Establish and maintain a database on development assistance to Ghana from all sources. The purpose of this to allow the development of information about development assistance investments and performance to help decision makers with program development and evaluation
  • Build an electronic resource library to support the information and knowledge needs of implementing partners, short-term technical assistance providers and other partners
  • Lead the creation of new knowledge to address knowledge gaps, drawing on available METSS’ capabilties and develop data-driven success stories illustrating the impact of the EG Office’s activities and coordinate the communication of these stories to relevant publics and stakeholders
Qualifications and Requirements
  • Minimum of Master’s degree in agriculture, agricultural economics or equivalent
  • Knowledge of the development literature, strong writing, analytical and communication skills and experience with international development programs will be important assets.
  • Also, expertise working with information and knowledge databases would be essential

If you are qualified for this position, Send your CV to [email protected] or click to apply