Job Vacancy For Monitoring, Evaluation and Communications Consultant

PROJECT: Global Health Supply Chain – Procurement and Supply Management (USAID GHSC-PSM) Ghana

• The USAID GHSC-PSM Project will be the primary vehicle through which USAID will 1) procure and provide health commodities, 2) provide technical assistance to improve Ghana’s management of the supply chain, and 3) collaborate with key international stakeholders to support global health initiatives.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)

• The Monitoring, Evaluation and Communications Consultant (MEC Consultant) will provide strategic technical and operational assistance for the implementation of country monitoring, evaluation and communication plan with focus on COVID-19 M&E interventions.
• The MEC Consultant is responsible for assisting in the monitoring and reporting of the GHSC-PSM’s performance indicators and results for COVID-19 and other project interventions. The officer will also review the existing M&E and reporting system for COVID-19 and provide technical input to strengthen the process and help track progress towards project goals.
• The MEC Consultant will assist the Senior M&E and Communications Advisor to develop and implement the project’s annual M&E and Communications strategy for COVID-19 and other project activities.
• Provide technical input towards the development of annual work plans for COVID-19 and other project interventions. activities for Assist the to develop the performance monitoring plan (PMP), as required, to organize, plan and document the collection of project performance data, and keep the PMP updated.
• Provide support to track the utilization of the Vaccine Monitoring Accountability tool for COVID-19. Also, he/she will work with other members of the technical team to periodically review the tool, identify gaps and provide technical input for improved utilization.
• Track the progress of COVID-19 vaccine data entry and visibility in GhiLMIS, highlighting identified gaps for enhanced monitoring and implementation of corrective measures.
• Support the integration of COVID vaccines and tracer routine vaccines into the national M&E framework to improve supply chain visibility and accountability at the regional and district levels.
• Develop relevant analytical outputs to inform the implementation of the pharmaceutical traceability system for COVID-19 vaccines.
• Assist to develop and deploy supportive supervision and data quality assessment tools for COVID-19 vaccine supply chain and other project activities. Also participate in field level monitoring and supervision exercises on COVIV-19 and other supply chain activities.
• Conduct quantitative and qualitative analysis of collected data and develop appropriate visualizations/dashboards to serve as input for project decision making.
• Provide support for the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual reports for project activities (including COVID-19) in line with stakeholder requirements.
• He/she will be responsible for initiating, developing and publishing communication materials (success stories, photo stories, technical briefs documentaries, etc.) on COVID-19 and other project interventions. He/she will liaise with field office technical team members and the KMC team at headquarters to develop and publish high quality communications within agreed timelines.
• Assist in synthesizing and repackaging project materials into a web, print, and audiovisual materials.
• Proofread and ensure appropriate branding of all communications materials in accordance with project guidance.
• Work with the operations team to identify/update the pool of third-party companies and professionals for outsourcing graphic design, photography, videography, illustrations and related communication outputs.
• Help to conduct operational research on the supply chain for COVID-19 vaccines in an effort to strengthen supply management and access at the last mile.
• Perform any other tasks as that may be assigned to him/her from time to time.

Qualification Required & Experience

• Master’s Degree in M&E, Communications and Journalism, Public Health, International Relations, Marketing, Management, and any relevant field with working experience in M&E and Communications.
• At least 2 years demonstrated progressive experience in program monitoring and evaluation, project planning and management in the context of a development project.
• Analytical skills required; experience with a statistical package such as SPSS, STATA, preferred.
• Demonstrated skills and experience in the development of M&E tools for data analysis, data quality assessment and data use.
• Have advanced quantitative skills, including knowledge of statistical programs.
• Have strong organizational skills and ability to pay attention to detail.
• Have an ability to manage diverse activities and meet required deadlines; flexibility to changing situations and priorities desired.
• Demonstrated experience in report writing, proof reading and producing publications.
• Basic knowledge of editing skills and understanding of style guides preferred.
• Experience gathering input, synthesizing and packaging content for websites and social media platforms.
• Demonstrate initiative and ability to work independently and as a member of a team to coordinate and/or lead the efforts to effectively meet M&E requirements.

Level of Effort and Location

• This short-term consultancy position based in Accra, Ghana with intermittent travel throughout the country, with a maximum of 180 days of LOE. The period of consultancy service will be between February 2023 and September 30, 2023.

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

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Closing Date: 10 March, 2023