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Position Description – M&E Officer
Advocates for Community Alternatives (ACA), based in Accra, Ghana, is recruiting a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to support the expansion of our community-driven development (CDD) work in the Eastern and Bono East Regions of Ghana. This is a full-time position located in Osino, in the Eastern Region of Ghana, to be filled as early as possible.
Established in April 2016, ACA helps West African communities that are threatened by the destructive impacts of extractives-led development to take control of their own futures. We do this by working with communities to design their own sustainable development plans and to advocate to achieve those plans. We also build networks of lawyers and other experts to help communities’ plans come to fruition. ACA has CDD and legal projects in communities in Ghana’s Bono East and Eastern Regions, in addition to collaborating and supporting programs for the Public Interest Lawyering Initiative for West Africa (PILIWA), a network of lawyers and legal advocates in nine West African countries.
ACA functions as a laboratory for innovations in community-driven development and legal strategies. We then teach our lessons to partners throughout West Africa, helping them to implement our methods and serve an ever-greater circle of communities.
As part of the expansion of its community-based development work, the M&E Officer will play a key role in collecting and analyzing data and supporting project staff to ensure quality data for strategic decision making. He/she will work directly under the supervision of the Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation Coordinator (MELC), who is responsible for identifying our accomplishments, distilling our lessons, and designing learning products for external audiences.
Under the supervision of the MELC, he/she will:
- Assist facilitators in the collection of project monitoring and continuous learning data from CDD communities in Ghana, providing technical support to the project team on issues encountered in the field or raised by the monitoring system.
- Support MELC in the development of data collection tools, data collection and processing, particularly for case studies and pilot monitoring and evaluation.
- Centralize data collected by facilitators, process and analyze it in relation to the project’s key success indicators, to stimulate discussions on the effectiveness and efficiency of the project.
- Contribute to the development of logical measurement frameworks, monitoring systems, and evaluation strategies, including community participatory monitoring and feedback mechanisms.
- Conduct frequent monitoring and spot-check field visits with program staff to track the progress of community-based projects and ensure that the data collected is of the right quality.
- Analyze monitoring, evaluation, and research data and participate in discussions to present findings
to partner organizations to stimulate discussions on project efficiency and effectiveness with partners.
- Contribute to the preparation of quarterly reports to partner organizations during quarterly reviews
- Work with the program team and MELC to document lessons learned and community successes on a quarterly basis regarding CDD and any ongoing pilots.
- Bachelor’s degree in statistics, quantitative discipline, economics, or other field related.
- Minimum two year’s work experience in program/project monitoring and evaluation research or data management and analysis position.
- Demonstrable experience in developing and refining data collection tools
- Experience in designing M&E frameworks for development projects
- Experience in qualitative and quantitative data collection using mobile technology.
- Demonstrated passion for community-led development projects/programs.
- Experience in data quality assessments and oversight
- Ability to produce high-quality documents for different audiences
- Fluency in English and Twi
- Excellent writing skills, including for public/external audiences
- Willingness and authorization to live in rural Ghana
- Willingness and ability to travel widely across up to nine West African countries, including to remote, rural areas lacking electricity and paved roads
- French language proficiency
- Professional experience working in less-developed, Ghanaian rural communities
ACA offers a competitive starting compensation and benefits package worth between and USD 12,000 and 15,000 depending on experience and other qualifications.
Submit to ACA’s Executive Director, Jonathan Kaufman, at firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject header “ACA Monitoring and Evaluation Officer” the following:
- Cover letter explaining interest and relevant experience
- Resume/CV and list of relevant professional publications
- List of three professional references
If the application moves to the interview stages, each interview will be by teleconference.
3rd February 2023
U.S. Mailing Address:
341 W.24th St., Apt 21C
New York, NY 10011
Ghana Office Physical Location:
Hse F523/2 Kuku Hill Cr.
Osu, Accra, Ghana
Phone: +233 55 555 0377
ACA always welcomes current students and recent graduates to join us as interns in both our legal and community-based programs.
To inquire, please send a cover letter, resume, reference list, and writing sample to the Executive Director, Jonathan Kaufman, at email@example.com.