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  • Posted: Dec 11, 2019
    Deadline: Dec 19, 2019
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    CARE International is one of the Worlds leading humanitarian and development organizations. Founded in 1945, CARE has been fighting global poverty and defending the dignity of people around the world, working in over 90 countries around the globe.

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    M & E Officer

    The M& E officer is responsible for designing country-specific Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning plans including indicators, analysis, monitoring, and learning in accordance with the guidelines of the Danida- funded project. S/He will work with the Project Manager to establish sound reflective practices as a basis for the advancement of project objectives. The M&E officer will supervise and coordinate data collection activities at both community and district levels and provide technical backstopping. S/He will build capacity of field teams to monitor project implementation and measure any changes and lessons in the project operational areas.

    The position is based in Kumasi and will require frequent travel to the Asunafo North Municipality in the Ahafo Region.

    Key Responsibilities 

    • .Lead on the design of project level M&E data collection tools, M & E plan/schedule and M&E frameworks in conjunction with the Project Manager
    • Lead on the analysis of the collected data
    • Database management and data protection in accordance with data protection best practices
    • Support the Project team in the completion of semi-annual and annual project reporting, ensuring that the reporting is quality process and meets donor expectations and requirements
    • Facilitate cross-learning during M&E events, peer evaluations, and sharing of technical resources (documents, etc.)
    • Provide quality assurance for M&E related events, including review of ToRs for M&E related consultancies, baseline and evaluation designs and reports; where possible, to be present at the validation/dissemination meetings for baselines, endlines, and evaluations; also, when possible, to be present at and contributing to substantive DM&E capacity building events (for staff and/or partners).
    • Maintain a calendar for projects evaluations and ME related events; including the development and support for M&E capacity building plan in coordination with Project Manager.
    • Conduct periodic monitoring of project activities, outputs and outcomes including data collection on a timely basis and in accordance with M&E plans
    • Support planning Semi-Annual and annual Project Review sessions with partners and Stakeholders
    • Facilitate training of Staff, Partners & Stakeholders on M & E plans and tools
    • Develop  quarterly impact measurement reports to keep clients informed on program activities and performance
    • Participate in forums to share program based information with stakeholders at the district, regional and national levels
    • Facilitate and support the documentation of project processes and achievements including documentation for public dissemination e.g draft reports, case studies/MSCs, success stories, articles for use in the dissemination of best practices
    • Support partners in the review and implementation of community and district level programmes for documentation and dissemination of best practices
    • Produce other reports as may be required in the project to ensure that all processes and project outcome/results and lessons are thoroughly documented and disseminated
    • Support partners in action research, documentation and dissemination of project experiences in user friendly forms

    Required Skills or Experience

    • A minimum qualification of a first degree in Social Sciences, Natural Resource Management , Agricultural Science, Computer Science/Statistics/Information Management and other discipline relevant to rural development (Agriculture, Gender, Job Creation, Youth Skills Development, Value Chain Development)
    • MA/MSc Degree or Postgraduate/specialized training in project planning and monitoring/evaluation will be an added advantage
    • At least 3-5 years of work experience in development projects preferably agriculture, value chains project planning, monitoring and evaluation, knowledge in the following thematic areas: digital development, entrepreneurial ecosystems and the agri-business in Ghana.
    • NGOs experience; development M & E, quality improvement experience is an added advantage
    • Livelihood analysis, logframes, project baselines, evaluations;
    • M & E capacity assessments and development plans;
    • Facilitation, training and coaching skills
    • Written and verbal communication in English Language;
    • Demonstrated leadership ability to inspire and empower others;
    • Computer skills that must include Microsoft Office and Excel
    • Data analysis softwares and tools
    • A good knowledge in Gender Equity and climate change rural livelihoods and partnerships
    • Adherence to CARE’s core values and competencies (RICED)
    • Excellent professionalism, relationship building and communication skills

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    Field Facilitator

    The Field Facilitator for the “Connecting the Unconnected Project” will facilitate the implementation of project activities in the Asunafo North Municipality in the Ahafo Region. His/Her primary responsibility will be to facilitate the testing of agricultural information on BLUETOWN’s LOCAL CLOUD and documenting feedback on uptake of the content by farmers.

    The post holder will support the farmers in applying the content they will receive from the LOCAL CLOUD into their farming practices in order to increase productivity and incomes. Additionally, the post holder will be the key representative for the project in the communities and will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with local stakeholders.

    The position is based in Goaso in the Asunafo North Municipality (Ahafo Region) but will be required to travel from time to time to Kumasi for work.

    Key Responsibilities 

    • Organize community meetings to sensitize communities on the project
    • Mobilise community leaders and existing institutions such as Traditional Authorities (TA) to provide the requisite information on the project activities.
    • Conducting periodic surveys, in collaboration with the M&E Officer, on the needs of farmers and the type of content that will be relevant for their needs
    • Working in collaboration with the M&E Officer to analysis the data collected on farmer needs and advising on the type of content that will be relevant to them
    • Selecting cocoa farmers to participate in the project and in the testing of content, with the support of the project team
    • Identify and mobilise farmer groups for training in accessing agriculture content through the LOCAL CLOUD
    • Review content, particularly on Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) for cocoa to ensure the quality of the content
    • Coordinate the testing of the agriculture content on the LOCAL CLOUD for relevance
    • Continually interact with farmers and conduct periodic surveys to ascertain feedback on the content for further improvement
    • Support with the planning of local hackathon/townhall meetings
    • Collaborate with the M&E Officer to present the challenges faced by farmers to youth entrepreneurs
    • Support farmers to test the digital solutions developed by the young entrepreneurs and conduct surveys to gather feedback for the entrepreneurs for improvement
    • Recommend to BLUETOWN promising youth in the communities who can be recruited as BLUETOWN Micro-Operators to work as digital agents
    • Organise trainings for Micro-Operators to support farmers to use digital agriculture content
    • Provide ongoing support to Micro-Operators in providing services to the farmers
    • Support the BLUETWON technical team in identifying locations for hotspots
    • Ensure production of relevant, quality, captivating and user friendly information from the project that can be converted into communication material

    Required Skills or Experience

    • A minimum qualification of a first degree in a relevant discipline such as Agriculture, horticulture, agronomy, agric extension and training with an understanding and experience in the other
    • At least three years of relevant working experience, including a minimum of three years field practical experience in working with rural communities, including women groups.
    • Strong experience in community mobilization and engagement
    • Proven experience and understanding of digital innovation for agricultural rural development
    • Experience of working closely with partners and stakeholders is key to this position
    • Proven and demonstrable facilitation skills, negotiation skills and networking skills including facilitating change, innovation and initiating action
    • Commitment to and understanding of a process and livelihood approach to development
    • Excellent professionalism, relationship building and communication skills
    • Adherence to CARE’s core values and competencies (RICED)
    • Good spoken and written English. Fluency in Twi is desirable
    • Computer skills that must include Microsoft Office and Excel

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates should submit their applications and detailed CVs to the HR Officer, CARE International in Ghana or electronically to [email protected]

    • Closing date for submission of applications is Thursday 19th December, 2019
    • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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