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DAI recruiting ICT Adviser


Cap Haitian, Haiti, 16 April 2014

Background

DAI is an employee-owned global development company. For 40 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governments, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 60 countries. Our integrated development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines—crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS and disease control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

Responsibilities

  • In line with post-earthquake strategies of the GOH and USG, the objective of the U.S.-Haiti

  • Feed the Future Partnership: AVANSE is to increase agricultural incomes in Haiti’s Northern Corridor. Geographically, the project will work in the plains and their associated watersheds in the Northern (Cap Haitien) Corridor. The U.S.-Haiti Feed the Future Partnership: Northern Corridor supports Feed the Future, the USG Global Hunger and Food Security Initiative.

  • Information communication technology (ICT) is a strategic component of DAI’s implementation workplan. ICT is integrated into project activities and is composed of the following activities:

  • Mobile data collection to support data collection, analysis, and monitoring

  • ICT tools and platforms to support agricultural productivity and enterprise development such as farmer information systems

  • Mobile money, e-payments, and e-vouchers to address challenges in the agricultural payment sector

  • GIS analysis tools to support project activities and decision making

  • The ICT adviser will work with the local team to integrate DAI and USAID resources and lessons learned within each of the IRs and across the IRs as appropriate to reduce potential redundancies between ICT components and to identify and manage (as required) local and international resources to support project activities. During this STTA, the ICT advisor will primarily serve as a design consultant to integrate ICT components with each other and with technical activities to reach Haiti AVANSE objectives.

  • Capacity Building: The ICT Advisor will share USAID and DAI’s international best practices in using ICT to meet project objectives.

Objectives

  • Integrate priority ICT and GIS activities into the project activities working across all project intermediate results (technical areas of focus); including assisting with preparations for the October Evaluation

  • Explore new ICT channels and tools for linking buyers and sellers in the ag industry in collaboration with the Communications Manager

  • Build on and monitor integrated strategy for ICT and GIS activities;

  • Review current ICT activities and provide consulting and support for updated SOWs for ICT and GIS activities;

  • Hold meetings with priority ICT and GIS partners;

  • Support M&E lead on mobile data collection survey design;

  • Develop electronic resources for tracking and sharing ICT and GIS knowledge among project staff; and

  • Familiarize project staff with ICT and GIS tools and resources relevant to meeting Haiti AVANSE goals.

Deliverables

  • ICT and GIS activities fully integrated and supporting the October Evaluation; including reporting and data visualization needs;

  • Integrated strategy for ICT and GIS activities;

  • Review of or creation of project plans for priority ICT and GIS initiatives as defined above;

  • ICT and GIS partner strategy;

  • Mobile data collection training for M&E lead and other staff as necessary;

  • Electronic resources for tracking and sharing ICT and GIS knowledge among project staff; and

  • Relevant ICT presentations and briefs.

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