VACANCY: Monitoring and Evaluation Trade Data Analyst

Vacancy Summary

  • Organisation Type: Government / non profit
  • Sector: NGOs / Government, Trade / Wholesaling
  • Field of Expertise: Analyst, Specialist
  • Work Experience: 6-10 years
  • Preferred Candidates: Both international and national jobseekers invited to apply
  • Posted on: May 05, 2017
  • Vacancy closing date: Jun 19, 2017

Job Description


DAI seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Trade Data Analyst for the USAID Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub (SATIH), a five-year trade facilitation project expected to grow intra-regional trade, improve food security, and increase the global competitiveness of Southern Africa. Anticipated project activities include support for national and regional bodies to facilitate intra-regional trade of agricultural commodities and enhance regional economic integration, facilitate improved private sector competitiveness in key value chains, and expand exports through utilization of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

The M&E Trade Data Analyst will be responsible for activities related to the development and implementation of SATIH’s M&E strategy and systems for monitoring and tracking regional and international trade, including trade-related indicators in the Performance Management Plan and M&E system. He or she will be responsible for tracking and analyzing trade data at the regional and international levels. This analysis will then be used inform SATIH Management and USAID about the progress the Hub is making in achieving its objectives to increase and diversify trade for SATIH partner countries.

Specific responsibilities include:
• Gather and compile relevant trade data both for contextual purposes (i.e. overall intra-regional and international trade in targeted sectors/commodities) and from SATIH-assisted firms.
• Provide regular qualitative analysis to complement quantitative data for quarterly and annual M&E reports.
• Explain trade trends, exploring both demand- and supply-side factors. (i.e. On the demand side, exchange rate variations may affect competitiveness of exports in target markets. On the supply side, a drought may affect the supply of an agricultural commodity available for export.)
• Prepare data reports (tables, charts, narratives, visuals) at regular intervals and ad hoc as needed to respond to requests for information, inputs to project work plans and semi-annual reports, and other internal and external data analysis and reporting requirements;
• Evaluate SATIH’s progress on increasing regional and international trade in a manner that allows for ongoing learning and program adjustments, including providing regular updates to SATIH Senior Management.
• In coordination with M&E Manager, develop specialized monitoring tools and data collection protocols to ensure accurate collection and verification of trade-related data.
• Maintain reporting procedures and guidelines in compliance with USAID and DAI Home Office systems.
• Ensure good data management by developing effective processes for: consistently collecting and recording trade data, cleaning data, and effectively presenting data and making data accessible for verification.

Qualifications and Skills:
• At least five (5) years of progressively responsible work experience, preferably in the SADC region, performing statistical analysis on trade and economic data.
• Knowledge of and experience with common trade databases, including TradeMap, Global Trade Atlas, UNCOMTRADE, etc. and familiarity with the international Harmonized Schedule.
• Familiarity with ReSAKKS, ACTESA, and other regional institutions involved in collecting, analyzing, and reporting on formal and informal trade data.
• Familiarity with economic trends in SADC countries; understanding of regional value chains.
• Familiarity with implementation and management of information collection and analysis systems, particularly M&E systems for trade, is strongly preferred.
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
• Master’s degree in economics, social sciences, or other relevant field is preferred; Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline is required.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
• None

Base of Operations:
• Pretoria, South Africa

• The M&E Trade Data Analyst will report to the Director of Strategic Communications..

Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae before the May 24, 2017. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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