Project Director, Assessment of Child Labor in Cocoa Production,
Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana
This four year grant opportunity has three objectives: (1) map interventions focusing on child labor in the cocoa growing regions of Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire, along with key demographic and socio-economic indicators; (2) assess the relative effectiveness of recent projects contributing to a reduction in child labor in the cocoa sector; and (3) conduct a sectorally-representative survey during the 2018-2019 harvest season to develop population estimates for the prevalence of working children and child labor generally, but specifically the worst forms of child labor.
The Project Director will establish and maintain a system for project operations; ensure that all cooperative agreement deadlines are met; maintain working relationships with project stakeholders (including sub-grantees/contractors) and target country governments; and oversee the preparation and submission of technical financial reports to the U.S. Department of Labor. This position is responsible for overall project management, supervision, technical quality, administration and implementation.
- Serve as main point of contact between MSI home office, field staff, partners, sub grantees/contractors, U.S Department of Labor and relevant country stakeholders.
- Oversee all aspects of project management.
- Work with MSI home office to prepare monthly financial reports to U.S. Department of Labor.
- Ensure overall technical quality of project deliverables.
- Work closely with country Principal Investigator(s) to implement agreed upon methodological design.
- Oversee logistical planning
- More than eight (8) years of experience in performing social science evaluation research. Research experience in the cocoa sector and child labor reductions activities and prior knowledge of policy programs related to child labor reduction would be considered strong assets.
- At least five (5) years’ experience in a leadership role regarding the implementation of evaluations, research, or surveys.
- Familiarity with regulatory bodies concerned with cocoa and child labor.
- Work history in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire.
- Masters or Ph.D. in economics, sociology, agriculture, international development or a related field.
- Fluency in French – preferred.