Job Vacancy For Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist At Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP)

Job Description

In the discharge of his/her duties, the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will perform the following duties:

•   Lead the development of a comprehensive Monitoring and Evaluation Plan and System for the NTU.     •   Lead, oversee, and contribute to details of M&E activities scheduled during
•   the first year of implementation such as Targeting Process Evaluations and Spot checks
•   Lead and/or contribute to M&E capacity building and training activities.
•   Ensure the development and adherence to a data security system that is in compliance with national and international research ethics standards.
•   Advise and support the NTU Coordinator and entire NTU team on performance and Impact Evaluation strategies and other evaluations/studies.
•   Perform major data analvsls on targeting performance: both Intermediate outcomes, and long term impacts of the NTS, together with the Data Analysis Officer.
•   Lead the preparation of Terms of Reference for surveys, studies and for periodic engagements of consultants/ firms, as needed.
•   Prepare relevant technical briefing papers, and status updates concerning M&E strategies and activities for NTS shareholders.
•   Prepare Quarterly and Annual M&E reports for submission to the High Level National Steering Committee on Social Protection, as requested.
•   Contribute to the management of the Unit through timely processing and dissemination of M&E findings and best practices to faCilitate evidence-based planning, learning and unit decision-making.
•   Undertake periodic review of the implementation and operation of the monitoring and reporting mechanism; including the preparation of best practices and lessons learned.
•   Facilitate working relationships with other Ministries, Departments and Agencies implementing Social Protection interventions.
•   Undertake any other related assignment from the Coordinator of the Unit and/or the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection.

Reporting Responsibility
•   In the discharge of his/her duties, the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will report to the Coordinator of the National Targeting Unit. He/She shall prepare and present quarterly performance to the High level Steering Committee on Social Protection.

Duration of Assignment
•   The Contract will last for one (1) year initially, but renewable for a second year subject to satisfactory performance.

Qualification Required & Experience

•   At least a Masters Degree in publiC policy, social policy, economics or other related fields is required.
•   A professional certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation
•   At least five (5) years professional experience in Monitoring and Evaluation in an International, NGO, Public or For-Profit organization.
•   At least five (5) years of proven managerial and implementation experience in a large Sodal Protection programme. Intemational experience in Social
•   Protection and targeting is an advantage.
•   Excellent writing and communication skills are essential.
•   A strong background in statistical analysis and use of statistical software is a major advantage
•   Proficiency in word processing and spreadsheet management (Microsoft office suite) is necessary.
•   Excellent managerial, interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills.
•   Demonstrated ability-to build, manage and work in a team.
•   Be willing to travel to the field for long periods of time particularly in preparation for and during data collection activities

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Interested candidate should send CVs to:-

National Coordinator, National Targeting Unit
Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection
P. O. Box MBO 186
Accra, Ghana  

Closing Date: 07 January, 2016

•   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.