Posted on :
10 Jul, 2018
10 Jul, 2018
Innovations for Poverty Action seeks a qualified manager to provide overall technical leadership for IPA’s Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) advisory and technical support to partners in Ghana, with a particular emphasis on the education sector, especially the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service.
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a global research and policy nonprofit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems.
IPA’s Right-Fit Evidence Unit helps organizations build strong and tailored Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) systems, which balance the need for information on impact with operational data to support management decisions. The unit helps implementers, donors, and governments figure out what data and evidence to gather, how to do it in a cost-effective way, and ultimately how to turn the promise of data-informed program and policy decisions into reality.
IPA Ghana has been engaging with the Ghanaian Ministry of Education (MoE) and the Ghana Education Service (GES) for over 10 years and has led multiple policy-relevant education research projects in close collaboration with them. In recent years, based on those strong relationships and IPA Ghana’s reputation in the education sector, various units within the ministry have reached out regularly to IPA for MEL-related support of various kinds, beyond impact evaluations. As a result, IPA has decided to strengthen its ability to be responsive and offer more comprehensive MEL support to the education sector, while putting a strong focus on long-term empowerment and capacity strengthening. This position will take the lead on these activities, working closely with IPA Ghana’s Education Policy team, and with dual reporting to the director of the Right Fit Evidence Unit at the global level and to IPA Ghana’s country director. The successful candidate will also be the Right-Fit Evidence Unit focal person within Ghana, and as such will develop and lead other engagements.
Job Title: Ghana Manager, Right-fit Evidence Unit
A primary goal of the manager will be to lay the groundwork for an embedded evidence unit within the Ministry of Education. As part of this, the manager may conduct activities like the following:
The manager may also conduct other technical and advisory support, for example:
This position is ideal for a bright, energetic and versatile individual, who has previous experience designing and implementing MEL strategies in education, excellent communication and stakeholder management skills, exposure to government partnerships, and experience in data management and analysis. This position provides a unique opportunity to launch and lead a cutting-edge and ambitious MEL advisory program.