Location: Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana,Legon [ISSER is a policy research institute based within the College of Humanities at the University of Ghana(UG).UG is the oldest and largest of the public universities in Ghana and is seen as a premier  academic institution within Africa.]

ISSER with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) is strengthening its capacity to provide Measurement Learning and Evaluation (MLE) technical assistance services to institutions that are implementing development projectsinWest Africa.This initiative has established an MLE unit at ISSER to provide operational services across all aspects of survey research and practice; from study design to data collection and storage, analysis and dissemination of findings. The unit seeks to achieve three key objectives: (1) strengthen technology infrastructure and innovation,(2)improve advocacy, communications and marketing, and(3)establish regional partnerships and networks.

 This is a great opportunity for the  right candidate to  become a part of an exciting and   growing survey unit. The upside and growth opportunities for the successful candidate are enormous.

The successful candidate should be able to:

  • Handle a full range of project tasks under the direction of the Director of ISSER, with  advice from local and International Senior MLE Advisors;
  • Write research proposals independently or with researchers;
  • Independently handle specific project phases or implement  entire projects  with general  oversight  from  the Head, Statistics and Survey Division (SSD) at ISSER;
  • Assist the Business Manager and the Operations Manager in the performance of their duties
  • Have a basic grounding in quantitative research techniques and processes;
  • Assist in the gathering and monitoring of statistical data information relating to the survey
  • Participate in the training of enumerators
  • Participate in the review of primary data
  • Supervise fieldwork
  • Work more independently on developing client-ready reports;
  • Handle client enquiries competently; and
  • Communicate relevant information accurately and in a timely manner.

Desired Skills and Experience

Experience andSkills:

  • Adequate knowledge of research concepts, practices and procedures, regulatory requirements, and planning and budgeting:
  • Must possess excellent communicationskills;
  • People interaction:Must be able to work effectively in a team environment;
  • An appreciation of computer systems and a good knowledge of Stata;and
  • Generalknowledgeofdatabasesispreferred.

Education:

At least a master’s degree in any social science background(a master’ degreein  a quantitative disciplin is preferable)

Starting salary: Competitive, commensurate with experience     

Vacancy type: Full-Time: Start date:Immediate

Duration of contract: 6 months

If this role sounds like the next step in your career, please do not hesitate to learn more about ISSER(www.isser.edu.qh)and itsvalues.We would  be delighted to receive  your CV together with a cover letter at the MLE office, ISSER; or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.),">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), explaining why you would be the right candidate for this post.