Posted on :
6 Nov, 2017
6 Nov, 2017
CARE International is one of the World’s 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. CARE started operations in Ghana in 1994 and have for the past 23 years, has partnered government
agencies, multinational and Civil Society organizations to undertake interventions in the areas of education, food and nutrition security, financial inclusion, women’s empowerment, governance, among others.
Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Officer
CARE International in Ghana is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of a Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Officer for its Cocoa Sustainability Initiative 2 project. The project is a three-year partnership between CARE International in Ghana and General Mills Foundation, a US based Food Company.
The project is located in the Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa district in the Central region. The purpose of the initiative is to: Enhance gender equality and equity among women, men, boys and girls, Improve women’s agency through social, economic and political empowerment, Increase women’s participation in decision-making processes and in local governance, Increase access of cocoa and food crop farmers to climate smart extension services.
The goal is to empower cocoa-growing communities to take leadership in meeting their long-term developmental goals and delivering sustainable cocoa value chain.
The M&E Officer will be based in Kumasi and will be required to travel to all project communities in the Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa district of the Central region. The M&E Officer will report directly to the Project Manager of the General Mills project/ Kumasi Sub-Office Team Leader, based in Kumasi. The M&E Officer will be responsible for the implementation of the project M&E plan which is essentially based on the Social Return on Investment (SROI) framework and assist the project team to monitor and report on the project outcomes.
Responsible for the design and implementation of the M&E plan (SROI Framework) in conjunction with Programme Coordinating Unit (PCU) and other Implementing Partner Staff of the Cadbury Cocoa Partnership in Ghana.
Maintain and operate a management information system of all project training activities that is periodically updated to reflect progress and performance.
Generate and provide required information and data on all variables and indicators (activity, outcome and impact levels) required for preparing regular project implementation and progress reports.
Implement all M&E processes of the project.
Support Project Manager to comply with Donor and CARE reporting Requirements.
Liaise with PO1 for regular documentation of project learning and best practices.
Support the PM to design, develop and implement project strategies and plans, ensuring they are in line with the project objectives, strategies and
principles, and CARE’s mission and vision.
Support the PM to design and implement project approaches and methodologies aiming towards community empowerment, partner capacity building, partnerships and policy influence as well as lesson learning.
Work with other M&E officers to ensure linkages and synergy between the General Mills project and other projects/programmes.
Required Skills or Experience
A minimum qualification of a first degree in Statistics, Agricultural Economics or Management Information System with experience in Rural Development and Agriculture.
Experience in Economics, Computer Science and management will be an added advantage.
Strong Practical Knowledge in Database Development, Management and Analysis.
At least 3 years post qualification experience in a community development project management environment,
Relevant experience in capacity building activities and working with farming communities, CBOs, traditional institutions, NGOs and public sector agencies.
Strategic and conceptual thinking ability.
Critical thinking, creative and analytical.
Excellent communication skills and good team player.
Experience in facilitating linkages, relationship building and networking.
Good speaking and writing skills in English and ability to communicate in Twi (Akan).
Strong facilitation, People Skills, Integrity and Resilience / Adaptation and flexibility.
Ability to multitask and work within deadlines;
Proficient in use of Microsoft applications, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint & Outlook and database software.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit their applications and detailed CVs to the HR Officer, CARE International in Ghana or electronically to [email protected]
PLEASE INDICATE CLEARLY IN THE SUBJECT LINE THE POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR.
Closing date for submission of applications is Wednesday, 15th november, 2017.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
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