Job Vacancy For Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (M&ES) At Ministry of Land and Natural Resources

The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will be responsible for leading and guiding the development and implementation of a project monitoring and evaluation system with stakeholder participation; and will report directly to the Project Co-ordinator.

The functions of the M&E Specialist will cover but not limited to the following:

•   Relate closely with the Director, Policy Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PPME) of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources to review and implement appropriate monitoring and evaluation systems for the land sector that will also capture project indicators for the purposes of monitoring project performance (MLNR) and eventual evaluation;
•   Support the Project Co-ordinator in the planning, co-ordinating, monitoring and evaluation of the Project based on the lessons learnt from the review of the LAP Phase I's Monitoring and Evaluation System,
•   Establish an effective monitoring and evaluation system for Land Administration Project Phase II.
•   Work with appropriate institution/stakeholder, i.e. the Gender and Social Development Specialist to develop indicators for gender and environment;
•   Develop and manage the Land Administration Project Phase II Monitoring and Evaluation Unit to ensure a proper flow of information to and from the Land Sector Agencies and the Regional Coordinating Units;
•   Develop and maintain partnerships with civil society organizations to assist in the monitoring and evaluation of the project;
•   Assist the Project Co-ordinator by leading the process to prepare project progress reports on a quarterly, half yearly and annual basis for onward submission to the National Steering Committee as well as the Regional Coordinating Units (RCU) which will eventually form the basis of the M&E report to the Development Partners;
•   Prepare semi-annual monitoring reports on all aspects of project implementation;
•   Train staff of implementing agencies including regional staff" in the monitoring and evaluation system of the project;
•   Develop simple reporting formats to be used in collecting data by the Regional Coordinating Units, Implementing Agencies, Customary Land Secretariats and communities which will be compatible with the available Management Information Software:
•   Provide assistance to the Regional Co-ordination Unit (RCU)/M&E unit to establish a dashboard of key unit statistics to institutionalize data collection and analysis needed to fill the key indicators and parameters of the project;
•   Supervise data collation, entry and generation of analyzed data and information on all M&E activities;
•   Establish and frequently update the Project Management Information System;
•   Collaborate with other focal persons for timely submission of data in the form and format required for reporting;
•   Support the design and execution of baseline surveys in the project areas where they are not available;
•   Ensure that all service provider contracts include specifications for internal monitoring and reporting, and the penalties for failure to report as specified;
•   Ensure that, in general, project monitoring arrangements comply with the project loan agreement and, in particular, the provisions of this agreement are fully observed in the design of project M&E.
•   Plan for regular opportunities to identify lessons learned and implications for the project's next steps.
•   Prepare reports on M&E findings, as required, working closely with the financial management specialists, technical staff and implementing partners;
•   Undertake regular visits to the field to support implementation of M&E and to identify where adaptations might be needed;
•   Guide the regular sharing of the outputs of M&E findings with project staff, ImpIementing Agencies and primary stakeholders;
•   Check that monitoring data are discussed in the appropriate forum and in a timely fashion in terms of implications for future actions. If necessary, create such discussion forums to fill any gaps;
•   Lead the PCU's preparations and reporting required for implementation support missions and facilitate Mission Team Members access to monitoring and evaluation data including updating the Results Framework regularly using relevant approaches and data based on direct personal knowledge of the field situation;
•   Lead in the design and supervise the implementation of all relevant studies, including the mid-term and end of project independent impact evaluation study.

Qualification Required & Experience

•   A First Degree in Economics or any related discipline with not less than seven (7) years' experience in monitoring and evaluation. A Masters Degree in Economics or any related discipline with at least five (5) years' experience in Monitoring and Evaluation will be an added advantage;
•   Educational qualification and experience in land administration related discipline will be an advantage.
•   Must have a good track record of performance and achievements;
•   Good knowledge of results frameworks and reporting requirements for development partner supported projects;
•   Must demonstrate good analytical, writing, communication and interpersonal skills;
•   Capacity to work under tight deadlines and to handle potentially controversial and/or very sensitive issues that require clarity, accuracy and speedy responses.
•   Familiarity with the current land situation in Ghana, existing policies. Regional Administrative challenges and relevant structures as well as competence in Ghanaian languages is desirable.
•   Must have excellent communications
•   Membership of a Professional Body will be an advantage

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Interested applicants who meet the above criteria should send their application and detailed curriculum vitae to the following address not later than Friday, 5th September, 2014.


TEL.: 0302-666711/687308/663133
Email: [email protected]

Closing Date: 22 August, 2014