West Africa Partnership for Development

Criteria for Individual Consultants

Are you a research and MEL specialist working within the human development sector (health, education, agriculture, environment, technology, information systems, etc.)? Do you desire to be part of a global research team in West Africa? If yes, then look no further! Preston Associates International Development, a renowned international consulting firm, is looking for you! We are offering the following benefits to successful applicants:

  • Competitive consultancy fees
  • Global visibility
  • Sponsorship to high-level academic and development-related conferences
  • Authorship and full sponsorship of research publications emanating from program implementation
  • Full sponsorship to local and international conferences emanating from program implementation

List of West African countries open for consultancy

  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Ivory Coast
  • Mali
  • Niger
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Togo


  • Lead the coordination of all in-country projects in line with client’s requirements and
    Preston Associates quality standards.
  • Lead the overall implementation, monitoring, evaluation, reporting and supervision of all
    in-country project activities in accordance with the project requirement.
  • Provide direction, leadership, and management oversight in developing and implementing
    programs, projects, and strategies at the country level.
  • Proactively source for business opportunities and contribute to in-country proposal
    writing and technical reports in line with bilateral and multilateral organizations and other
    major funders standards in ensuring Preston Associates quality control and quality
    assurance standards.
  • Maintain working relationships with business partners, clients, organizations, relevant
    government agencies and other key stakeholders in-country.
  • Support knowledge management to create a knowledge management strategy and
    framework for the in-country operation.
  • Leverage existing platforms to support and advance knowledge-sharing in the country.


  • At least a master’s degree in public health, public policy, demography, statistics,
    international development, environmental science, social sciences or other related field
    and experience.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience with tangible results in one or more of the following
    development sectors: health, agriculture, education, technology, gender,
    environment/climate change, and governance.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience with demonstrated results in research, program
    monitoring and evaluation, project management, and technical writing.
  • Operational experience with multilateral (EU, World Bank, IMF, UN, EDF etc.), bilateral
    organizations (USAID, FCDO, CIDA etc.) and other major funders e.g., Bill and Melinda
    Gates Foundation, MasterCard Foundation, etc.
  • Proven expertise in quantitative and qualitative research, analysis, implementation
    research approaches, management information systems, data visualization and reporting
  • Must be fluent in English or French or Portuguese (Two languages will be an added
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills, with great
    attention to detail.
  • Excellent networking, teamwork, and stakeholder relationship management skills in public
    and private settings.
  • Proactive, self-starter and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated use of Advanced Excel, Tableau, PowerBI, R, Stata, (for quantitative
    analysts) Nvivo, ATLAS.ti (for qualitative analysts) and database management tools.

Application Method

Interested participants should carefully review the requirements and responsibilities of this global opportunity and to apply

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