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  • Posted: Jan 7, 2023
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    FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization based in North Carolina. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. Established in 1971, the organization has long managed in projects relating to family planning and reproductive health.
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    MEL Director - Ghana

    Job Summary

    • The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Director will provide technical leadership and oversee the monitoring, evaluation and learning components of the anticipated project. S/he will lead the development of the MEL plan; design, implement, and maintain MEL systems and processes to capture program activities and results; and ensure the collection and analysis of quality, timely and valid data. S/he collaborates with the project team, partner organizations and government counterparts to support learning, evaluation and planning; oversee data analysis, dissemination, and use; and train MEL personnel. S/he reports on MEL data and develops strategies for project improvements for greater impact and sustainability. The MEL Director will build capacity of government counterparts and develop and implement a learning program to inform policy makers and other stakeholders.


    • Lead the development and implementation of the MEL plan for the Activity, including indicator selection and definition, target setting for all indicators, planning of all necessary data collection and analysis. 
    • Oversee and directly contribute to the development and implementation of M&E tools and systems to collect, interpret and aggregate data that track tangible, measurable progress toward project results and data that meet donor reporting requirements
    • Develop and support the design and implementation of end of project evaluations, surveys and other components of the program M&E system. 
    • Develop high quality quantitative and qualitative methods and participatory methodologies to monitor program quality for performance and results; design appropriate feedback mechanisms to assess whether approaches implemented by the project are effective. 
    • Working closely with the COP, lead team of M&E officers and provide training to staff, primary stakeholders, and implementing partners on M&E components in project design; such as monitoring plan, assessments, reviews, surveys and evaluations. 
    • Provide ongoing oversight and technical assistance to consortium partners implementing monitoring and evaluation system, ensuring data and analysis are of high quality.
    • Lead collaborative, learning and adaptive approach throughout the entire project; design program learning plan, coordinate pause and reflect activities, ensure that findings from all monitoring, assessment and survey activities are fed back into the project and disseminated to stakeholders and consortium partners for continuous program adjustments.
    • Lead data systems strengthening efforts, building the capacity of government and other stakeholders
    • Undertake periodic reviews of project MEL systems; provide guidance on for quality assurance, as well as best practices documentation and reporting.
    • Oversee the publication and dissemination of information on successful and promising approaches, lessons learned and other program results to program partners, donors, government counterparts, and other key stakeholders.
    • Provide high quality and timely submission of all required project reports, including documentation of success stories, analysis of data for indicator calculation, summary of qualitative findings, etc.
    • Work collaboratively with members of FHI 360’s Research & Evaluation team to achieve project M&E goals.

    Required Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in monitoring and evaluation, education, international development, or related field from an accredited university
    • 10 years of experience related to monitoring, evaluating and reporting on programs related to education in complex, resource-constrained settings
    • Experience in design and implementation of M&E systems for USG-funded projects
    • Strong quantitative and analytical skills and ability to articulate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences.
    • Demonstrated expertise in rigorous quantitative and qualitative research and analytical methods.
    • Excellent report writing, analytical, and communication skills, including oral presentation skills.
    • Demonstrated statistical analysis skills and use of relevant software (SAS, SPSS, Epi Info, Atlas).
    • Experience in the education sector in Ghana or the region strongly preferred.
    • Experience coordinating with governments, ministries and/or local NGOs in the design and implementation of data collection activities and data utilization approaches.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of US Government rules, regulations, policies and procedures regarding compliance and reporting on projects and programs.
    • Fluent in English.

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    Deputy Chief of Party, Technical - Ghana

    Position Description 

    • The Deputy Chief of Party, Technical works in close coordination with the Chief of Party and is responsible for managing the quality and timeliness of the project’s overall technical workstream. S/he will supervise the technical team, liaise with technical partners, relevant national and decentralized stakeholders, beneficiaries and the donor, as needed.  

    Job Summary/Responsibilities 

    Technical Oversight and Coordination

    • Facilitate the operationalization of the education accountability framework through systems strengthening and capacity building at all levels of the education system.
    • Provide support, technical assistance and training to government actors to improve the quality of and use of education data for decision-making, and decentralized resource management at central and decentralized levels.
    • Supports the development, planning and training of personnel at decentralized levels of the education system to increase efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of the workforce.
    • Provides technical advice and support for strategies and actions to improve transparency, engagement, information sharing, constructive debate and positive working relationships between government and civil society education stakeholders to achieve targeted outcomes in education.
    • Supports increased quality of education and opportunity to learn by improving the work of school management committees and parent teacher associations


    • Coordinate closely with the Chief of Party (COP) on all technical matters; provide support to the overall leadership and management of the project. 
    • Coordinate planning process to ensure strategic and cohesive program direction, and ongoing inclusive and adaptive management  
    • Oversee technical outputs (activities, strategies and deliverables) of all implementing partner organizations through regular field visits and facilitate regular technical meetings for all partners. 
    • Develop and oversee a local partner capacity building activities, including technical, managerial and governance capacities. 
    • Coordinate with the M&E Director to ensure that MEL and CLA plans enhances the project’s ability to ensure technical quality and provide feedback for technical interventions. Provide guidance to technical staff, ensure clear roles and responsibilities and maintain clear lines of communication with project team members. 
    • Collaborate with in-country technical advisors and headquarter-based technical staff to ensure the project is implemented according to organization and industry best practices, program framework, and regulations. 
    • Lead the process of preparing timely and accurate reporting on technical interventions and preparing technical deliverables. . 
    • Represent the project in technical meetings, conferences, and coordination platforms representative in the absence/temporary leave of the COP. 
    • Serve as the primary technical program representative in the absence/temporary leave of the COP. 

    Required Qualifications  

    • Master’s degree required (PhD preferred) in education, social sciences, or related field required.
    • Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible technical management experience in support of large-scale, donor-funded international development programs, preferably in Ghana or the region. 
    • Background and demonstrated experience in governance, accountability and strengthening government capacity at multiples levels of the education system.
    • Experience in capacity development at human, institutional and policy levels, including strategic planning and organizational processes required; knowledge of current education system strengthening best practices and trends relevant to USAID strategy preferred.
    • Relevant management, supervisory, technical experience working with programs that are of a similar scope and scale to this program.
    • Strong knowledge of, and commitment to, gender equity and social inclusion issues in education.
    • Proven ability to coordinate with government stakeholders, as well as non-governmental organizations.
    • Ability to build positive working relationships with local communities, government officials at national and local levels, and donor representatives. 
    • Ability to analyze and establish effective cross-program coordination, procedures, and management systems. 
    • Demonstrated ability in complex environments, working across different cultures, and managing diverse teams to deliver impact within agreed timelines. 
    • Experience in the education sector in Ghana or the region strongly preferred. 
    • Fluency in English is required. 

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