MEDA’s work is built on a foundation of Mennonite business roots and faith-based values, within the global context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We believe business solutions are effective interventions to address poverty. Through a market-systems approach and strategic partnerships, MEDA enables access to finance and provides business and technical expertise to build transformative agri-food market systems that create decent jobs, allowing traditionally excluded groups to become active participants in a sustainable economy. MEDA welcomes all who share our values and want to join us in our mission. To find out more about MEDA, please visit our website at www.meda.org.
Mennonite Economic Development Association (MEDA is currently implementing the five-year (2021-2026) Greater Rural Opportunity for Women 2 (GROW2) Project with funding from Global Affairs Canada (GAC) to build on responses to the threats to food security posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Project is building on the momentum created under the GACfunded GROW project (2012-2019) to reach a total of 40,000 smallholder women farmers and entrepreneurs, including strengthening the sustainability of results achieved for 23,368, women farmers and entrepreneurs supported under the GROW Project
The Project will increase the economic and social empowerment of women farmers, entrepreneurs, and agribusinesses in northern Ghana through increased agricultural productivity, improved business environment and increased gender equality in families, communities, and selected value chains (soybeans, groundnuts, vegetables (dry season farming)). The Project will also broaden access to labor-saving, climate-smart technologies, affordable inputs, relevant business development services and strategic linkages between selected value chain actors. Further, the GROW2 Project will improve the capacity of local organizations to provide vital services such as agricultural and market information and support a thriving and commercially sustainable ecosystem of knowledgeable entrepreneurs.
Additionally, the Project will continue to advance good agricultural and nutritional practices to ensure year-round food security and include community-based engagement on critical issues for women economic empowerment, namely manageable workloads, and decreased gender-based violence. The Project will be implemented in selected districts of the Upper West, Northern and Savannah regions.
In January 2022, MEDA will be collecting qualitative and quantitative data from women smallholder farmers, agribusinesses (50% women-led agribusinesses), and other relevant stakeholders to establish a baseline for the project outcomes.
Therefore, We seek to recruit highly skilled and motivated individuals as field enumerators for the survey. An enumerator is generally responsible for administering the survey questionnaire using a Computer Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI) method.
The regions of Ghana (Northern, Savanna, and Upper West Regions).
This project is estimated to be for fourteen (14) days with the possibility of extension to twenty-four (24) days.
Required Skills or Experience
• At least a Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university.
• Previous data collection experience using a tablet technology.
• Experience in conducting field surveys, especially in the GROW districts.
• Proficiency in at least Dagbani, Gonja, Likpapka, Daagari, Sisali or Waale.
• Be a team player. • Availability and commitment during the entire survey period.
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
• Participate in the entire training including pretesting exercise;
• Undertake data collection by administering questionnaires to the study population;
• Take responsibility and ensure the completeness of each survey questionnaire administered;
Submit daily activity log reports to central servers, Promptly discuss with supervisors all challenges during the fieldwork;
• Advise in details any observations and follow up on suggestions by supervisors, and Participate in all scheduled field debriefing activities.
How To Apply
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Deadline: 3rd January 2022