Consultant-Case Study

Consultant-Case Study
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Consultant-Case Study

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Job Summary
Perform the duties of a Consultant-Case Study, (Case studies on National Digital Agricultural Extension services)
Minimum Qualification:
Degree
Experience Level:
Management level
Experience Length:
15 years
Job Description
Objective
Conduct case studies on digital agricultural extension services in relevant countries to inform the Digital Agricultural Advisory Services Strategy and Plan (DAASSP) for Ghana. It will identify, analyze and document ICTs utilization in national agricultural extension and advisory services in these countries, the strengths and weaknesses/challenges, and develop strategic elements and recommendations for the DAASSP development in Ghana.
Scope of work
The researchers will conduct case studies that look closely at examples of ICTs being used to strengthen agricultural extension services. A variety of examples will be selected from different parts of Ghana, Africa, and in other parts of the world such as India. These cases will assist in developing an effective strategy and that builds on examples from elsewhere.
The consultant will:
Participate in an orientation meeting with Farm Radio International (FRI) Knowledge Management Team.
Draft, review, and finalize guidelines/tools for conducting the case studies (plan, documents review/data collection, analyses and reporting) in consultation with Farm Radio International.
Review MOFA/DAES policy implementation on ICT use and e- extension component of e-Agriculture
Identify at least six relevant case study examples of ICTs being used to strengthen agricultural extension services.
Conduct case studies- reviews, consultations, key informant interviews, etc. with extension services and stakeholders in relevant countries.
Analyze, elaborate and report on findings from case studies based on the guidelines
Develop ICT strategy elements and recommendations for DAASSP development based on the findings.
Work closely with the FRI Knowledge Management Team throughout the process.
Expected Deliverables / Outputs
Finalized case study guidelines
List of relevant cases (country examples) identified and accepted for study
Documentations, interviewees, consultations, etc. reviewed or conducted
Case studies report
Key ICT for agricultural extension services strategy elements and recommendations
Methodology
Desktop review of Digital Agricultural Advisory Strategy documents of relevant countries
Consultations and interviews at a distance with relevant staff in Agriculture Extension Services and key stakeholder groups in relevant countries
Data analysis using appropriate qualitative methods
Reporting based on guidelines
Synthesis of ICT strategy elements and recommendations
NB. No travel is envisaged for this assignment and proposed methodology.
Other Requirements
University degree in ICT, Agriculture, Research Methods or other relevant fields;
Knowledge and experience in conducting research or similar assignments;
Familiarity with ICTs and agriculture extension context in Ghana;
Excellent analytical and assessment skills;
Excellent time management skills and ability to meet deadlines;
Ability to work collaboratively and to engage with stakeholders at a distance
At least 15 years of experience is required.
Employment Type: Contract


Schedule: Full Time


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