Job Vacancy For Monitoring and Evaluation Officers (2 Positions) At Palladium Group (Sunyani, Brong Ahafo Region)

The Palladium Group develops and delivers innovative, locally relevant, evidence based solutions to improve the health and well being of people around the world. Since 1971,we have assisted governmental and non-governments agencies foundations, and the private sector designing implementing and evaluating programmes in HIV, reproductive health, population and family planning, maternal and child health, infection diseases,and gender.The Palladium Group possesses deep expertise in policy and advocacy, research and strategic information, health market and private sector engagement, modelling and economic analysis, patient, monitoring and management, Health Management Information Systems, strategic consulting, and programme management.

Job Description

The Palladium Group with funding from DFID request for application from qualified individuals to fill vacant position on the Ghana Adolescent Reproductive Health (GHARH) Project.

Context for the Officer:

The GHARH Project has begun disbursing grant funds to beneficiary District Assemblies in Brong Ahafo Region based on an agreed workplan. A major component of the project support is to conduct
operational research whose findings will guide the design of additional intervention under the GHARH project. In order to track project performance and reporting based on agreed logframe a project monitoring and evaluation plan has been developed. The M&E officers will support the M&E Coordinator to implement the plan. These are full time positions and will be based in Sunyani, Brong Ahafo region.

Position Summary:

The Monitoring & Evaluation Officer will coordinate and conduct monitoring & evaluation activities that provides quality data to support and enhance decision-making, strategic planning, outcomes assessment and internal and external reporting.

Key Responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of the Monitoring and Evaluation. Coordinator, the Monitoring & Evaluation Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

•   Contribute to quarterly and annual reporting
•   Provide input to research and knowledge management related activities.
•   Ensure reports are of appropriate quality, prior to finalisation
•   Support the implementation of the M&E plan
•   Liaise closely with the M&E Coordinator to conduct routine and comprehensive data quality assessment as well as research activities when the need arises
•   Maintain the quality of information, ensuring data integrity, accuracy, standardisation and completeness
•   Ensure faulty data is brought to the attention of the M&E
•   Coordinator, corrected and the concerned parties notified.
•   Serve as a resource person in areas of data collection, management and reporting, as well as performing special projects and other duties as assigned.
•   Analyse and report data to internal and external constituencies:
•   Develop and implement processes for linking and analysing data from a variety of sources: apply statistical techniques to analyse trends.
•   Prepare data for annual reviews, programm specifics reviews, and the project completion report
•   Support the M&E  Coordinator, Regional, Representative and team
•   Leader to work closely with the independent evaluation team, providing data as required and ensuring finding from the process evaluation are incorporated into programme activities and policies as appropriate
•   Provide technical support to project partners for the use of M&E data and information
•   Contribute to evaluation research on the effectiveness and/or cost-effectiveness of programmes including secondary analysis of existing data
•   Support M&E Coordinator to provide capacity development of relevant counterparts conduct trainings for other personnel as needed to fully educate on efficient, effective monitoring and evaluation systems, as well as policy and procedure awareness and compliance.

Period of Engagement:

•   This is a full time positions which takes effect from September 2015
•   Maximum period to end of March 2017 with annual contract renewals based on performance

Qualification Required & Experience

•   Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in statistics, economics, mathematics and other related fields
•   At least five years working experience as an M&E Officer for major donor funded project (DFID, USAID) or public service agency,
•   Experience of adolescent reproductive health policies and planning initiatives
•   Experience working in local government/ decentralised system
•   Good knowledge of Ghanaian culture and traditional systems.
•   Ability to liaise effectively a range stakeholders, including project partners, donors, private sector. NGOs, and government departments/district assemblies
•   Strong results orientation and commitment to accountability and value for money
•   Strong personal qualities, including integrity, commitment to excellence, equality, openness, inclusiveness and collegiality
•   Excellent written and spoken English is a must; local language are an advantage
•   Strong analytical skills
•   Knowledge of data gathering methodology and data management, networking, and analysis is very relevant
•   Knowledge of description statistics, STATA, SPSS statistical software, excel and other reporting tools and Microsoft Office suite of programms( preffered)
•   Ability to understand the data needs of users and procedure reports

Location: Sunyani, Brong Ahafo Region

How To Apply For The Job

Send your applications and CVs by email to:

[email protected]  

or address it to:

The Human Resources & Administrative Officer
The Palladium Group (GHARH Project)
National Population Council
P. O. Box M666, Ministries - Accra

Closing Date: 21 August, 2015

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