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Job Vacancy For Monitoring and Evaluation Officer At UNDP

Posted on: December 9th, 2014 by Ghana Jobs

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Background:
Within the context of developing the national policy and  strategy to reinforce the water and sanitation (WASH) sector, the Government of Ghana is addressing the urgent and complementary need in supporting disaster prone communities. To that effect. UN-Habitat. UNICEF UNDP and WHO have developed a Joint Water, Sanitation and Hygienic Disaster Prone Communities Programme (WASH in DPC) for Upper West and Northern regions with the objective of improving health and  livelihoods in selected disaster prone communities and schools by increasing access to good drinking water and proper sanitation facilities on a substantial basis.
For this WASH in DPC programme, an M&E officer is being sought to be responsible for the continuous monitoring and evaluation of the programme component activilies.II.

Programme Title: Joint UN Programme on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
Salary Grade:    SB4
Duty Station:    Accra – Ghana with frequent travel to the field
Duration:    (1 year with possibility of extension)
Start Date:    1st January. 2015
 
Responsibilities:

•   The Monitoring and Evaluation officer will work closely  with the Programme Manager and the Programme team and perform the following tasks;
•   Review survey methods for baseline and monitoring assessment, of WASH infrastructure and practice at the community level
•   Identify the capacity gaps in the field of M&E of implementing partners and recommend remedial actions
•   Support the implementing agencies in establishing a M&E plans for the WASH in DPCs programme that will ensure a successful follow-up of the planned strategies
•   Oversee the design and implementation of a monitoring and evaluation framework for the programme in collaboration with the national implementing partners
•   Develop a field -monitoring tools (including both quantitative and qualitative methods) and protocols for collecting, cleaning and storing M&E indicator data of the interventions

Qualification Required & Experience

•   Post graduate Degree in social science, environmental health, water and sanitation, or a related field.
•   At least 5 years of relevant experience in the development and implementation of Impact Assessment and M&E frame works and tools (including household level survey).
•   Good understanding of Impact, Monitoring and Evaluation theory and applications
•   Good analytical skills and extensive experience of using statistical packages for data analysis (SPSS. STATA, Nvivo)
•   Experience in producing project reports, training manuals and peer-reviewed publications
•   Ability to work under pressure
•   Ability to build trust and develop and maintain effective work relationships

Language Requirements: English & Any of the local Northern region languages

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

To apply, please upload your CV online by clicking the link below.

Click Here To Apply Online

Closing Date: 23 December, 2014

Please note that manual applications will not be accepted and ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply

Job Vacancy For Monitoring And Evaluation Officer At UNDP Ghana

Posted on: July 3rd, 2013 by Ghana Jobs

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With the entry of the new UN Development Assistance Framework (2012-2016) in Ghana, the UNDP Ghana Country Office’s (CO) programme unit was re-organized along three thematic clusters: inclusive growth, governance, and sustainable development. The Sustainable Development Cluster (SDC) is responsible for the following areas: energy, climate change (mitigation and adaptation), disaster risk reduction, chemicals management, biodiversity, and green economy.

Through the SDC, UNDP serves as the lead for Outcome Group 3, also popularly referred to as the ‘environment outcome,’ of the UNDAF. Outcome 3 contributes to making national systems and existing institutional arrangements for disaster risk reduction, climate change mitigation, and adaptation as defined in the Hyogo Framework of Action at the district, regional, and national levels functional. It comprises of eight outputs with three outputs addressing climate change, four outputs on disaster risk reduction and one on biodiversity.

In 2012, the cluster implemented thirteen projects covering the thematic areas mentioned above with a budget of $5.6 million (2012 alone). The projects have different duration, funding sources (multilateral, bilateral, and UNDP’s core funds) and are implemented with a wide range of implementing partners but primarily with the Environmental Protection Agency, Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology, and Innovation, National Disaster Management Organization, Energy Commission, and Ministry of Health. Some projects have a national focus while others are targeted towards specific districts. While UNDP is strongly associated with upstream policy engagement, such as the formulation of climate change strategy and sectoral adaptation strategies, it has also moved the frontier of its climate change work by supporting the implementation of adaptation initiatives at the local level.

It is important to continuously monitor UNDP’s contribution to the sector and progress against its own targets as declared in the UNDAF. The 2011 Assessment of Development Results: Evaluation of UNDP Contribution in Ghana observed that M&E (as well as knowledge and information management) in the Ghana Country Office is not effective. Hence it limits the opportunity for UNDP to benefit from lessons learned and to make the necessary improvements or changes to a programme or project.

The Sustainable Development Cluster’s (SDC) M&E is currently limited to project-level and thematic outcome evaluation exercise. Currently, there is no system for a cluster-wide monitoring and evaluation that can be used for strategic planning and assessment of long-term impacts. While baselines, indicators and targets are declared in the context of the five-year UNDAF, they are at best tentative. Furthermore, there is no system for continuously tracking the progress of achieving them over the next five years (2012-2016). During the first year of implementing the current UNDAF, the SDC staff members had immense difficulty tracking and reporting their development results, designing projects in a way that addresses bottlenecks, and generating knowledge from the experiences of various interventions. It was also difficult to comply with corporate reporting requirements in a substantive way because development results (both outputs and outcomes) are not systematically tracked in a cumulative way.

Considering the wide diversity of projects implemented by the SDC and the complexity of the interventions, it is important to set up a cluster-wide M&E system to track how its different initiatives contribute to the achievement of broader outcomes as declared in the UNDAF and within a long-term perspective of sustainable development issues in Ghana.

This cluster-level M&E system is intended to improve the development effectiveness of the Cluster by enabling staff members and UNDP senior management to continuously monitor the progress of achieving the development outcomes in the next five years co-terminus with the duration of the UNDAF (2012-2016). It is also intended to improve monitoring of progress towards target, programming, and knowledge management. The information emanating from the M&E system will be used for monitoring the progress against UNDAF, corporate reporting (e.g. periodic and annual reporting, such as the ROAR), and for developing knowledge products, such as policy papers and lessons learned documents. In addition, lessons learned from implementation will be incorporated in developing programmes and projects, disseminated through various platforms, such as Teamworks.

The M&E Officer will be the focal person for the development and implementation of cluster and project specific monitoring and evaluation systems. She/he will directly report to the Cluster Manager of the Sustainable Development Cluster.  In addition, the M&E Officer will be a part of the quality assurance team of the Community Resilience through Early Warning (CREW) Project by being in charge of designing and implementing M&E tools and plans for the project. The CREW Project will build capacities within the country to reduce disaster risk by putting in place an integrated early warning system that is both scientific and people-centered. Supported by the Government of Norway, the project is designed in a way that it aligns with the Hyogo Framework of Action and the Ghana Plan of Action for DRR and climate change adaptation (CCA), and leads to tangible results in both the national and community levels.
In order to successfully deliver his/her work, she/he needs to work closely with and mobilize inputs from the SDC team members. She/he will also need to collaborate closely with the project management unit of the NADMO-based CREW Project.

Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:

•   Provision of managerial and budget oversight;
•   Designing and implementing M&E tools and plans for the Sustainable Development Cluster and CREW project
•   Reporting;
•   Networking;
•   Support to knowledge building and knowledge sharing.

The M&E Officer will:

•   Develops a viable project M&E plan and tools, seek feedback, and make sure there is consensus on the plan and approaches;
•   Implements the plan, including identification and utilization of data source;s
•   Shares information and trains partners in collecting and sharing necessary information on time for M&E;
•   Carries out regular discussions with stakeholder organizations to seek feedback on project implementation;
•   Conduct regular monitoring site visits per the approved M&E plan;
•   Advises the Project Manager on appropriate project adjustment strategies if required;
•   Advises technical advisors on appropriate project impacts and stories that can be developed into knowledge products;
•   Responsible for all evaluation and project closure activities;
•   Provides inputs to technical advisors and Project Manager on donor reporting and public relations;
•   Provides inputs to Project Officer in UNDP project monitoring, reporting, and planning;
•   Provides inputs and develops stories and communication materials in collaboration with government partners, and UNDP and UN communication teams;
•   Ensures that projects are implemented in accordance with UNDP M&E policies and other relevant UNDP rules and regulations;
•   Undertake other duties per the requirements of the project.

Competencies

Core Competencies:

Ethics and values:

•   Taking actions that are congruent with what he/she says;
•   Reliably delivering on promises and honoring commitments made;
•   Demonstrating consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN/UNDP in actions and decisions;
•   Demonstrating an appreciation of differences in values and learning from cultural diversity;
•   Moves from demonstrating sensitivity to encouraging full participation, to leveraging diversity.

Communicating information and ideas:

•   Communicating clearly and effectively;
•   Seeking to understand the ideas of others. Facilitating and encouraging open communication;
•   Creating an environment for open communication;
•   Inspiring and persuading others.

Knowledge sharing/continuous learning:

•   Taking responsibility for self-learning and development;
•   Actively seeking learning and career development opportunities;
•   Promoting organizational learning and knowledge management;
•   Building a culture of knowledge sharing and learning.

Organizational awareness:

•   Understanding, building and using formal/ informal systems and contacts in a complex organizational and global environment to obtain results;
•   Moves from an ability to use organizational services to assist others, to applying corporate thinking and applying judgment, to building support and finally, demonstrating political acumen.

Self-management and emotional intelligence:

•   Managing moods, responding effectively to stress, situations of ambiguity or crisis;
•   Managing relationships with others to achieve mutual benefits;
•   Building an emotionally intelligent organization.

Working in teams:

•   Working effectively with colleagues in ways that allow the achievement of shared objectives;
•   Building teams both within existing organizational structures and outside of them;
•   Creating team spirit and unity of purpose across the business unit.

Functional competencies:

Building strategic partnerships:

•   Establishing, maintaining, and utilizing a broad network of contacts;
•   Building partnerships and strategic alliances;
•   Leveraging the resources of national governments and other development partners.

Client orientation:

•   Understanding and meeting or exceeding client needs;
•   Anticipating and addressing client needs and concerns;
•   Developing innovative approaches to meeting client needs;
•   Ensuring overall provision of quality services to clients.

Job knowledge and technical expertise:

•   Demonstrating and applying professional and/or technical expertise/knowledge of the post or discipline;
•   Focusing on the knowledge and skill areas necessary to effectively perform the functions of the post;
•   Identifying and seeking to expand knowledge and improve work processes.

Conceptual innovation in the provision of technical expertise:

•   Supporting UNDP’s advocacy by developing innovative and creative approaches to the provision of technical expertise;
•   Moves from research to analysis to developing innovative and creative approach to conceptual leadership and championing conceptual innovation.

Creating visibility for UNDP/supporting UNDP’s capacity to advocate:

•   Ensuring that UNDP has the visibility and corporate image it requires as the key development actor.
•   Design and implementation of management systems;
•   Ensuring that UNDP has the internal management systems it requires as the key development actor.

Innovation and marketing new approaches:

•   Enhance existing processes or products. Developing original and innovative ideas and approaches;
•   Integration in a multi-disciplinary environment.

Promoting accountability and results-based management:

•   Monitoring and promoting practices, procedures and systems that support accountability and results-based management, while also influencing change in the organizational culture;
•   Results-based programme development and management.

Qualification Required & Experience

•   Master’s degree in a relevant field.

Experience

•   At least five-years of experience in M&E;
•   Proficiency in statistical analysis;
•   Experience and knowledge innovative community-level capacity assessment, monitoring, and reporting;
•   Proficiency in database design and management;
•   Excellent visual communication skills.

Technical Requirements:

•   Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Outlook, etc);
•   Proficiency in Internet Research and Data Gathering;
•   Proficiency in web authoring is a plus;
•   Proficiency in GIS mapping software (ArcGIS) is a plus;
•   Proficiency in visualization tools such as Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator is an asset Proficiency in social media, mobile technology, and other digital/analogue tools for community-engagement and mass-mobilization is a plus.

Language Requirements

•   Fluency in written and spoken English.
•   One or more of the Ghanaian working languages.

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

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Closing Date: 05 July, 2013

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

Job Vacancy For Regional Co-ordinator At UNDP Ghana

Posted on: July 6th, 2012 by Ghana Jobs

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Post: Regional Co-ordinator, IMO Regional Presence for Technical Co-operation in the West and Central sub region of Africa
Division: Technical Co-operation
Section: Africa (Anglophone) Section
Grade: National Officer Category (D)
Nature and Duration of Appointment: Fixed term until 31 December 2013

The International Maritime Organization (IMO), Headquartered in London, is a specialized agency of the United Nations with global responsibility for the technical regulation of maritime transport. The Organization also provides machinery for co-operation among Governments. The Council of IMO approved the establishment of a scheme for the promotion of IMO’s Regional Presence in selected developing regions ( with priority in Africa), as a strategy of facilitating IMP’s input into national and regional development policies and providing active field-level participation in the development and execution of IMO’s Integrated Technical Co-operation Programme. The Government of Ghana UNDP have offered to support the creation and operations of IMO’s regional presence of West and Central Africa sub region. The Regional Co-ordinator who will be located within the UNDP offices in Accra shall be responsible for the IMO Regional Presence Office.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
The incumbent will report to the Geographical Focal Point (GFP) under the immediate supervision of the Director, Technical Co-operation Division and will undertake any duties assigned to him/her in connection with IMO’s Integrated Technical Co-operation Programme (ITCP). This will include, inter alia:

•  To identify maritime needs and priorities in conjunction with the relevant countries, institutions or networks for subsequent review and consideration by the GFP for integration into the ITCP
•  To plan, co-ordinate and ensure the delivery of IMO’s integrated programmes of technical assistance in the sub-region under the direct supervision of the GFP;
•  To co-operate in capacity building programmes so as to achieve national/sub-regional execution of projects in the maritime sector;
•  To promote IMO’s technical competence, experience and comparative advantage during the formulation of Country Strategy Notes and country programmes sponsored by the UNDP or other bilateral and multilateral donors;
•  To assist in identifying potential funding sources at bilateral and multilateral levels
•  To identify and establish good working relationships with key organization and individuals to the sub-region that deal with IMO and other maritime matters;
•  To represent the Organization as directed, at national, sub-regional and international meetings and conferences, to advice on relevant aspects of the work of IMO and of IMO’s Integrated Technical Cooperation Programme;
•  To provide information for inclusion in documents on matters related to technical cooperation for presentation to the Assembly, Council, Technical Cooperation Committee, Economics Commissions, Donor meetings, etc;
•  To report on a regular basis to the GFP, including submission of quarterly progress reports; and
•  To undertake any other tasks assigned either by the Director, TCD or the GFP

Commencement of Duties: 1 August, 2012

Qualification Required & Experience

Candidates for nomination for consideration as IMO Regional Presence Co-ordinator(s) should have:

•  University degree or equivalent academic qualification in the maritime field and/or in the area of international development;
•  At least 10 years professional experience in the maritime field;
•  Wide knowledge of IMP’s regulatory framework and its technical assistance programmes;
•  An understanding of the challenges faced by developing countries in the implementation of IMO instruments and in the establishment, functioning and development of efficient maritime administrations, shipping and port services, marine pollution prevention and response, millennium development goals (MDGs), Sustainable Maritime Development
•  Demonstrated experience in project/programme implementation in developing countries;
•  Complete proficiency in English, including excellent drafting, presentation and communication skills7
•  A pragmatic attitude and sensitivity to the sub region’s cultural and other characteristics
•  Thoroughness and excellent attention to detail in all responsibilities, ensuring consistency in delivery and implementation
•  Build and maintains effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, at all levels
•  Skills in facilitation and coordination of regional and national level technical assistance activities, resource mobilization and demonstrated ability to work in an independent manner

How To Apply For The Job

This vacancy is open to male and female candidates who are Ghanaians nationals. IMO seeks to increase the number of women at all levels and women, particularly, are invited to apply. Applications must be accompanied by a cover letter stating the reasons for applying and relevant experience to the post along with an updated CV including your email address(es) and telephone number(s). Applications marked “REGIONAL COORDINATOR (IMO)”  should be sent under confidential cover letter to:

The Resident Representative
UNDP Building
P. O. Box 1423
Ring Road East, Near Fire Service Headquarters
Accra, Ghana

The appointment will be made by the Secretary General of IMO in consultation with the Ghanaian Government

Closing Date: 18th July, 2012

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