He comes with over 10 years’ multi-sectoral experience in the social development space and is a multi-functional social and development researcher and a programme evaluation expert. Areas of expertise comprises social development research - planning and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, operational assessment - in education, gender and development, social protection and policy, poverty and economic analysis. He has worked as the Research Manager for Associates for Change (social research brand) and for Kantar Public global brand and has also had six years of experience in public service as a Senior Officer giving him a public/private sector blend of experience.
Currently serves as the Project Manager and Evaluator on the MiDA Energy Efficiency and Conservation Pre-Tertiary Curriculum Update Project and a Freelance social and development consultant/evaluator. Jones has much experience in qualitative, quantitative and mixed method approach to research, evaluation and analysis in social and economic development. Jones has led teams in carrying out complex donor-funded, national and international research projects and evaluations across Ghana and in West Africa. He is an expert in the formulation of programmes and strategic frameworks, project design, policy development, review and dialogue, programme management and advocacy and has extensive knowledge of the socio-development environment in Ghana.
Some of his works include serving as the analyst on the World Bank’s ‘Ghana Accountability for Learning Outcomes Project’ (GALOP - Social Assessment Component); Evaluation Manager for the World Bank-sponsored Impact Evaluation of Untrained Teachers Diploma in Basic Education (UTDBE) Midterm and Endline Lesson Observation Surveys; the Evaluation Manager for a UNICEF sponsored operational assessment of the Ghana School Feeding Programme; the coordination and implementation of GoG/UNFPA 5th Country Programme and the review of the 1994 (revised) Population Policy. He also has excellent and practical knowledge of Statistical Packages including SPSS and STATA. Jones holds a Masters Degree in Population Studies, Degree in Population Studies and a Diploma in Project Management and Human Resource Management.