Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Advisor

About the role

Project Description

The overall goal of the upcoming Fiscal Accountability Strengthening Activity in Ghana is to strengthen the capacity of oversight institutions and both the integrity system and the public financial management mechanisms that can contribute to resolving the broader accountability challenges to support improvement in the delivery of services. The Activity is also intended to strengthen district assembly and civil society oversight of district financial operations and responsiveness, as well as geo-spatial planning systems for revenue generation in 10 districts in Northern Ghana.

Position Description

The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Advisor will be responsible for directing and overseeing the MEL systems of the activity, including the design and implementation of a comprehensive MEL framework by developing appropriate indicators and implementing systems to safeguard the collection and management of program data. Reporting to the Chief of Party (COP), (s)he will supervise MEL reporting functions to generate, share, synthesize and apply data to support effective and adaptive management. The MEL Specialist will also train project staff and liaise with USAID/Ghana on MEL reporting requirements and program learning strategies.

Ghanaian nationals/U.S Citizens are encouraged to apply.

About you

Qualifications The candidate for the position of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor shall have at a minimum the following qualifications*:*

Education A Master's degree or advanced degree in social science, management, international development, monitoring and evaluation, or a related field; or a bachelor’s degree and two additional years of work experience.

Skills And Experience

  • A minimum of 8 years of related work experience, with experience managing and implementing monitoring, evaluation and learning systems for donor-funded programs, preferably within multi-sector programs in Ghana or in Africa;
  • At least 5 years in a senior management or leadership position;
  • Experience working on USAID-funded projects preferred;
  • Good experience with qualitative and quantitative research approaches, knowledge management and organizational learning, survey and research tool design, data collection and statistical analysis, qualitative research;
  • Knowledge and familiarity with statistical analysis software;
  • Demonstrated track record in managing resistance to change, and understanding of organizational culture and learning;
  • Experience leading organizational and peer-to-peer learning, capacity strengthening, and collaborative learning and adaptation;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; and
  • Proven influencing, interpersonal and presentation skills.

Language Fluency in English is required, and fluency in a local language is preferred.

About us

You’ll be working with Crown Agents which is a high impact social enterprise passionate about transforming the future for millions of people. Since our creation in 1833 we have worked across the globe to improve public services and drive economic growth. Our expertise is finding new solutions to difficult problems for clients in the areas of health, governance, economic growth, humanitarian action and supply chain services. We work with and train leaders at local, national and international level to achieve lasting change drawing on our insight and experience.

Crown Agents is committed to diversity and will promote diversity for all candidates at all times as well as a business culture that reflects that belief. Crown Agents will treat everyone equally irrespective of race, religion, colour, sex, age, national origin, disability or sexual orientation, and places an obligation upon all staff to respect and act in accordance with the policy. Crown Agents shall not discriminate unlawfully when deciding which candidates are selected for interview, or in any terms of employment, and will ensure that each candidate is assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the role. Crown Agents is committed to being an organisation enhanced by diversity and encourages applications from anyone who shares our values and commitment to improving the lives of communities affected by poverty or conflict.

About what's on offer

Crown Agents offers a competitive benefits package.

How to apply

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