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  • Posted: Nov 26, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
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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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    Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Specialist

    The MEL Specialist will play a lead role in the design and implementation of a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plan by developing appropriate indicators, implementing systems to safeguard the collection and management of program data, and recommending changes to annual work plans or data collection techniques as needed. The MEL Specialist will also train project staff and liaise with USAID/Ghana on M&E reporting requirements and program learning strategies.

    This is a full-time position based in Tamale Ghana for a duration of five years. Ghanaian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply. Availability of the position is contingent upon successful award of the project to FHI 360.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Design the project M&E system and related tools, clearly identifying performance indicators, users, and the utility of the data and information.
    • Liaise with USAID Ghana and adapt M&E tools as necessary to meet program and donor needs over the life of activity.
    • Oversee design of survey methods, data collection processes, and data quality assessments.
    • Train program staff, supervise M&E activities, and safeguard data capture and management processes.
    • Oversee the application of Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) principles to inform program implementation and management.
    • Engage staff, government, partners, USAID, and other key stakeholders in identifying project learning opportunities.
    • Analyze project data and advise program management on needed program revisions.
    • Contribute to written performance reports for the donor and other interested parties
    • Work with grantees and partners to ensure accurate information flow, including guidance and support on grantee data collection, measurement, and reporting

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Master’s degree preferred or its international equivalent in social science, management, international development, monitoring and evaluation, or a related field preferred; or a bachelor’s degree and two additional years of work experience.
    • Minimum of 8 years of related work experience, with experience managing and implementing monitoring and evaluation and learning systems for donor-funded programs, preferably within multi-sector programs in Ghana or similar country contexts.
    • Demonstrated abilities in qualitative and quantitative M&E methodologies, knowledge management and organizational learning, survey and research tool design, data collection and statistical analysis, qualitative research, and dissemination of results.
    • Experience coordinating with governments and/or local NGOs, as well as with local communities, in the design and implementation of surveys and other data collection techniques.
    • Proven interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to lead multidisciplinary teams.
    • Ability to effectively use statistical analysis software such as STATA and SPSS.
    • Experience on the use of M&E systems to support a learning agenda and evolve a theory of change to maximize impact.
    • Oral and written fluency in English.

    This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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    Deputy Chief of Party

    The DCOP will provide technical and administrative oversight to all aspects of project implementation. He/she will interact frequently with USAID/Ghana, government counterparts, implementing partners and other key stakeholders. The DCOP will ensure program quality across all aspects of the project.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Oversee the work of a team of project technical specialists based in offices across northern Ghana.
    • Develop and manage program team priorities, work plans, and budgets, ensuring activities are delivered on-time, within budget and in accordance with USAID and FHI 360 policies and procedures
    • Develop and oversee short-term technical assistance (STTA) plans and communicate needs to home office. Monitor STTA and consultant work in the field.
    • Support development of annual work plans and the submission of high quality monthly and quarterly progress reports to USAID.
    • Support the COP in representing the project to USAID and key government stakeholders, ensuring timely response to their informational, data and monitoring inquiries and requests.
    • Foster a collaborative working relationship across all aspects of the project.
    • Provide guidance, training and mentorship to program staff and support their professional development.
    • In absence of the COP, the DCOP serves as acting COP of the project.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree preferred in development, public health or related field.
    • At least eight (8) years of relevant work experience with increasing responsibility, at least four (4) years of which is in the areas multi-sectoral rural development.
    • Technical familiarity and experience with multisector programming. In-depth experience in at least one of the major areas of project focus, including nutrition, food systems, WASH, health, governance, and civil society engagement.
    • Experience working in complex environments and managing diverse teams to deliver impact.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills

    This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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    Chief of Party

    The COP will provide strategic vision, overall leadership, and technical direction to the project. The incumbent will provide support and direction for the provision of technical assistance and the management of grants for local partners, including the development of capacity building and social accountability tools and tracking systems as needed. The COP will ensure the project is planned and executed with quality, accountability, and measurable impact. The COP will have or quickly develop a detailed understanding of the political dynamics in the northern regions and work collaboratively with the entities in place.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Identify issues and risks to program implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate program adjustments
    • Serve as the project’s principal liaison with USAID, government counterparts, donors, and community stakeholders, and build and maintain effective relationships with all key stakeholders
    • Establish relationships with government counterparts, civil society and small businesses for engagement in the project
    • Oversee financial and administrative management of the program, ensuring budget discipline and compliance with FHI 360 policies and procedures and USAID rules and regulations
    • Supervise the development and submission of program deliverables and provide accurate and timely reporting to USAID and key stakeholders on all program areas
    • Oversee the establishment of effective and accurate project reporting, monitoring and evaluation, financial management, and personnel and procurement systems
    • Ensure the achievement of performance targets within the timeframe and funding parameters outlined in approved work plans and  the project MEL plan
    • Provide onsite support and supervision to project teams and partners on a regular basis to ensure quality implementation of project activities
    • Conduct performance assessments of direct supervisees, identifying and recommending areas for improvement and opportunities for professional development
    • Mentor and manage staff in a respectful and transparent manner, working with staff to build their technical and administrative capacity
    • Serve as a member of the FHI 360 Ghana Senior Leadership Team and provide input and assistance to the management of the country program

    Minimum requirements:

    • A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in public administration, international development, or related field. Master’s Degree preferred.
    • Minimum twelve (12) years of experience in development at a senior program management level, including direct supervision of professional and support staff. Experience in managing complex activities involving coordination with multiple partner institutions strongly preferred.
    • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification or equivalent preferred.
    • Demonstrated success in managing USAID grants or contracts and familiarity with USAID contract rules and regulations.
    • Demonstrated experience with multisectoral rural development programs – technical background in governance, systems strengthening, nutrition or resilience related programming a plus
    • Demonstrated ability to develop and foster relationships with local government counterparts, civil society organizations, and donors. Experience at the district and regional level preferred.
    • Excellent communication (both oral and written), analytical, organizational, interpersonal, and cross-cultural skills.
    • Experience in Ghana preferred.

    This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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