Job Opportunity: Technical Consultant (Liberia)

Data-Pop Alliance is looking for a Technical Consultant. We are an international nonprofit created in 2013 out of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), the MIT Media Lab and ODI. We bring together researchers, experts, practitioners, and activists to change the world with data through three pillars of work: diagnosing local realities and human problems with data and AI; mobilizing capacities, communities, and ideas towards more data literate societies, and transforming the systems and processes that underpin our societies and countries

Dates: August 23 – September 23, 2021

Location: Liberia

Reporting to the Project Manager and working closely with the project officers and Lead Technical Advisor, the Technical Consultant will support research, qualitative data collection and analysis to assess the socio-economic impact of COVID19 on Agriculture, Food Security, Livelihoods and Food System in Liberia through the following key responsibilities:

Scope of Work

1. Research (50%)

  • Support the research to develop an Analytical Desk Review and Assessment Report (using available documents, articles, reports and secondary data) of the impacts of COVID-19 on Agriculture, Food Security and Livelihoods in Liberia.
  • Support the drafting of the Assessment Report of the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 on Agriculture, Food Security and Livelihoods in Liberia.
  • Co-develop the methodology for qualitative data collection of the project.
  • Support the drafting of policy briefs and concept notes aimed at communicating the findings and evidence-based policy recommendations.

2. Data Collection (50%

  • Lead the qualitative data collection process through Key Informant Interviews to support the assessment of the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 on Agriculture, Food Security and Livelihoods in Liberia.
  • Support the analysis of the qualitative data collected and provide key contextual insights on the impacts of COVID-19 on Agriculture, Food Security and Livelihoods in Liberia


  • 3 to 5 years of experience in research (qualitative and quantitative data) and data analysis. 
  • Demonstrated experience in food security, human rights, livelihoods and agriculture.  
  • Demonstrated experience conducting qualitative data collection, specific experience in food chains and systems is desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience moderating meetings and conducting interviews with high level officials in the government, private sector and or civil society sectors.
  • Desired master’s degree in international development, social studies, data science or related fields.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft packages, NVivo (mandatory as most of the datasets will use this program), and knowledge on R or Python are highly desirable.
  • Fluent in English and any other of Liberia’s languages (with excellent writing and communication skills in both). 
  • Knowledge, working experience and interest in the sustainable development field.
  • Strategic vision on the role of data and technology for development.
  • Proven ability to work in highly paced diverse work environments.
  • Proven ability to work remotely.
  • Proven ability to engage with senior public officials.
  • Ability to work with people from different cultural backgrounds.
  • High interpersonal, communication, solving-problem and adaptability skills.


Competitive based on experience.

Recruitment process

Qualified candidates are requested to submit a CV and a Cover Letter to with the subject line “Technical Consultant for Liberia” by August 19, 6:00pm EST. Please include in the body of the email: 

  • 2 references.
  • Salary expectation.

Please when submitting your application, use this format for the attachments:  Document_YourName_NameOfThePosition. Ie. CV_YOURNAME_TechnicalConsultant

Please be aware that incomplete submissions will not be considered for the position. 

Equal opportunity

Data-Pop Alliance employs personnel without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, color, ethnic origin, language, citizenship, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical and/or mental handicap or financial ability. While remaining alert and sensitive to the issue of fair and equitable treatment for all, Data-Pop Alliance has a special concern with the participation and advancement of members of four designated groups that have traditionally been disadvantaged in employment: women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.


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