Job Vacancy For Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer At Canadian Feed The Children (CFTC) – Tamale

Canadian Feed The Children (CFTC) is an international development organisation with a mission to alleviate the impact of poverty on Children. For over 25 years, CFTC has been working with local partners around the world. The organisation currently operates in Uganda, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, Bolivia, and across Canada, to deliver programmes that have positive, meaningful, and sustained impact on the health, education and well-being of children and the self-sufficiency of their families and communities.

Job Summary

Type: Full Time Contract Position (15 months)
Reporting to: Project Manager
Direct Reports: None
Location: Tamale, Ghana with frequent travel to the field
Suggested Start Date: February 11, 2013

There is an exciting atmosphere of change at Canadian Feed The Canadian that requires motivated and dynamic leadership. CFTC is searching for a passionate, experienced Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to support a $2 million food security and climate change project funded by a large, bi-lateral donor. This technical role within the CFTC Programmes Team requires an organized, disciplined professional outstanding monitoring and evaluation skills. As a member of the Programmes team reporting to the Project Manager, the M&E Officer will work in close collaboration with the with the CFTC and partner teams to ensure effective and timely monitoring and evaluation and reporting on progress towards project outputs and outcomes. The M&E Officer will be a strong communicator, and demonstrate team spirit and a commitment to producing quality work.

Position Summary:
The role of this hands-on position is to develop, implement and support the M&E function of a complex, multifaceted project designed to improve the adaptive capacity and increase the resilience to the impacts of climate change on agriculture, food security and livelihoods for smallholder farmers in northern Ghana. This is an 18-month project set to launch in March 2013 in Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions of Ghana. It will be implemented in collaboration with three local CFTC partners and supported by a number of technical institutions.


•  Design and implement a monitoring framework for the project
•  Identify appropriate methodologies and tools for M&E
•  Support the project and partners in the development and implementation of M&E plans
•  Provide oversight of all M&E activities related to project deliverables
•  Provide technical support and training to staff and partners; establish a system to collect baseline data
•  Support the project team in the development of an information management database system to analyze and interpret data
•  Support project staff and partners in the production of all reports

Perform all other related duties as assigned by the Project Manager

Qualification Required & Experience

Knowledge and Experience (mandatory):

•  University degree required, preferably in the social sciences
•  Minimum 3 years' experience in international development project/programmes M&E and/or social research including qualitative and quantitative data collection, analysis and report writing
•  Experience in preparing and conducting trainings and facilitating workshops
•  Demonstrated in-depth experience in at least two of the following areas: climate change, food security, agriculture, livelihoods

Skills and Competencies (mandatory):

•  Superior understanding of international development monitoring and evaluation systems and methodologies
•  Proven ability to provide training and capacity-building to staff
•  Strong facilitation skills
•  Proven gender analysis skills
•  Competence in using information technology including experience with word-processing, spreadsheets and database software
•  Solid understanding of international development programmes and project cycle management
•  Outstanding business writing skills in English for report writing
•  Superior skills in building productive working relationships with team colleagues, country offices, donors and partners
•  Basic understanding of international development funders such as CIDA, multilateral agencies and foundations
•  Excellent research and computer skills using Microsoft Office and Internet
•  Able to multi-task effectively and meet deadlines while under pressure
•  High energy, positive, "can-do" attitude, flexibility, teamwork, and high degree of imitative
•  Commitment to Canadian Feed The Children's values and mission
•  Must be eligible to work in Ghana

Other desirable skills and attributes:

•  Able to speak at least one of the principal languages of Northern Ghana
•  Holder of a valid Ghanaian driving licence
•  Experience working with a Canadian NGO or Canadian funding agency

How To Apply For The Job

Interested candidates should submit a CV and covering letter addressed to the Country Representative. The covering letter should clearly state how the candidate's skills and experience have prepared him or her for success in the position. Applications should be sent electronically to: [email protected] with the name of the position in the subject line.

Closing Date:  09 January 2013

Interviews are scheduled to take place in Tamale the week of January 27. All candidates are thanked for their interest in CFTC; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted