MONITORING & EVALUATION OFFICER

World Vision, Accra, Ghana

Skill Required:, Monitoring and Evaluation
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
2nd October, 2020


Job Description

Project Description

The Improved Feeding Practices for first 1,000 Days project will be implemented by World Vision Ghana (WVG) with anticipated funding from the Japan Social Development Fund/World Bank. The project is focused on reducing nutritional deficiencies in pregnant and lactating mothers and children under the age of 2 (the so-called first 1,000 days) among the rural poor in Ghana. The project will use an innovative market oriented approach that integrates the deployment of nutrient supplements, intake of micronutrients and amino acids/protein and nutrition-sensitive agricultural approaches to address nutrient deficiencies among selected rural poor populations. The project aims to increase the food availability, access, and consumption of diverse and nutritious food for individuals within the target group.

Purpose of the position:

The purpose of this role is to provide timely, accurate information on project implementation and ensure that monitoring and evaluation are in line with specific project donor requirements. The role’s support is to achieve accountability, transparency and programme quality in project locations. The post holder is to ensure that project activities are in line with the Logical Framework and relevant guidelines.

Locations

One of the districts below (with frequent travel to the other two)

  • Kassena Nankana
  • Sekyere East
  • Kintampo South in the Brong Ahafo region (in one of these locations)

Major Responsibilities:

Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation

  • Lead the development of a Food and Nutrition M&E framework aligned with donor framework, WV Ghana Health Service
  • Regularly gather relevant and reliable project performance data based on agreed data collection tools, monitors and understands projects outcomes, outputs and process indicators
  • Train staff in the use of digital data collection tools
  • Assist in the development, adoption and usage of innovative M&E tools and equipment
  • Track project implementation and provide sound monitoring support
  • Focal person for project evaluations
  • Guide the collection and compilation of appropriately disaggregated data for indicators
  • Provide support for the baseline and end line evaluations and all other evaluations

Data Analysis, Reporting and learning sharing

  • Prepare tables, graphs and written reports summarizing project M&E data
  • Collect, document, edit, analyze and present all relevant project data for reports
  • Lead in the preparation of project-related reports (monthly & quarterly), presentations, stories, publications and other technical reports in all type of media

Database Management

  • Ensure that all data in Horizon and other databases are updated in a timely manner
  • Compile, manipulate, and refine data from a variety of sources including public domain, field observation, and existing data bases
  • Perform regular quality control checks of databases to ensure data integrity
  • Support the verification of the accuracy and validity of data entered in databases and ensure that errors are corrected

Technical Support and Capacity building

  • Build the capacity of the team in data collection, data input in the database systems, ensuring high quality of data
  • Provide support to NO and other WV entities for any PM&E
  • Provide support to WV partners, communities and Government institutions for the development and implementation of PM&E initiatives

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • A Bachelor degree in Nutrition, Development Studies or in another relevant field such as Statistics, Planning, Public Health or fields related to Agriculture. A Professional certificate in M&E will be an added advantage.
  • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written).
  • Experience: 3 to 5 years’ experience in implementing integrated Nutrition & Health and food security projects in developing countries
  • Strong project management skills and experience in managing large scale internationally funded grant projects
  • Strong M&E background in food based approaches such as nutrition-sensitive agriculture approaches and pathways especially for women and children in the first 1000 days
  • Prior experience in social enterprise /microenterprise/ micro franchising will be an added advantage
  • Prior Knowledge of JSDF/World Bank regulations and processes (operations, procurement, finance, environmental safeguard policies, etc.) will be an added advantage

Source: https://careers.wvi.org/jobs/ghana/programme-effectiveness/monitoring-and-evaluation-officer/12941


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