Job Vacancy For Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer At Ghana Federation of the Disabled (GFD)

Ghana Federation of the Disabled (GFD) is a national umbrella of organization of persons with disabilities which was established in 1987 with the aim of promoting the rights of persons with disabilities through buidling their capacity, advocating for equal opportunities in society and ensuring the full inclusive of their needs and aspirations and active participation in national and local policies and programmes.

Description Of Job

GFD seeks to engage a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer on contract for a 16-month period. The engagement is within a Danida financed project, which is likely to be extended.

The successful applicant will be based in Accra Office of the Federation but with regular extensive travels (min. 40 days per year). The M&E Officer will work closely with the local manager of the project and report to the Executive Director of GFD.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
The duties and responsibilities will include the following:

•  Be responsible for the M&E work in a Joint Danida project: Strengthening the Disability Movement in Ghana Phase 1, 2010-2013 according to an agreed work plan
•  Be responsible for undertaking a quarterly update/review of the joint project database based on visits to all project districts with focus on triangulation of data
•  Maintain close communication with and support Local GFD communication with and support Local GFD Committees/M&E committees in project districts
•  Be responsible for training of the district M&E committees on M&E tools and how to collect information
•  Through monitoring visits, ensure that districts and local GFD branches are focusing on collective demands
•  Work closely with the Programme Manager of GFD, the Project Manager of the Joint Project and other key project officers in the involved organisations for effective coordination of monitoring activities
•  Support GFD  member organizations and local branches in putting together a monitoring strategy for all project/programme indicators and building their database
•  Develop and maintain an effective M&E system for the joint project
•  Develop and disseminate case stories from the field and out of database
•  Any other relevant duties assigned

Qualification Required & Experience

Eligibility Requirements:

•  Educationto first degree level or equivalent. A subject area is not specified. Skills and experience will be more important than specific formal qualification
•  Experience/knowledge of qualitative and quantitative data collection methods
•  LFA proficiency
•  Computer proficiency
•  Gender
•  Analytical skills
•  Systematic personality who pays attention to detail, accuracy and exact evidence
•  Knowledge and experience with the Decentralised political system of Ghana
•  Training/facilitation skills to develop Monitoring and Evaluation tools and strategy within GFD membership especially direct project partners
•  Three or more years experience as a Monitoring and Evaluation person in the NGO Sector
•  Excellent written and communication skills
•  Ability to work independent to liaise and co-ordinate activities between up to 8 different organisations
•  Good team building and team working skills
A background of working in the charity or NGO sector would be ideal, but not essential and an understanding of/interest in issues around disability as a development and human rights issue will be an added advantage

How To Apply For The Job

Interested persons should submit a personal statement and CV to the following address:

The Executive Director
Ghana Federation of the Disabled
P. O. Box AC 40
Arts Center, Accra

[email protected]

Closing Date: 15th August, 2012