IPA Vacancies ( Oct. 2017)

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6 Oct, 2017

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IPA Ghana seeks a Senior Policy and Implementation Associate who will coordinate policy work and implementation activities on a portfolio of education projects in Ghana. In addition to support on general stakeholder outreach in the education sector, he/she will be responsible for the coordination of implementation aspects of the Strengthening Teacher Accountabilities to Reach All Students (STARS) study. The study’s interventions will be implemented in collaboration with government and
other partners. The role involves supporting the coordination of the intervention development process, plus significant supervision of implementation activities and policy engagements with the current
partners, results dissemination, scale-up efforts and the promotion of IPA’s brand and visibility in the education sector. Occasionally the Senior Policy & Implementation Associate will support policy and stakeholder engagement in sectors other than education.

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Policy And Implementation Associate – Education (SPIA-EDU-2992017)

Job Description

Job Code: SPIA-EDU-2992017

This position will be based in Accra, Greater Accra Region, and will involve some travel to various regions of Ghana.

The Senior Policy and Implementation Associate will report to the Senior Policy and Implementation Manager in the Accra Office. He/she will have a diverse set of
responsibilities in the following areas:
Policy Coordination (25-40% of time)
Take part in IPA’s stakeholder engagement in the education sector
Contribute to the planning of potential scale up initiatives and follow-on research, building on the evidence generated and lessons learnt on IPA’s projects
Follow public debates and discourse on national education issues and maintain a calendar of relevant events in the education sector for the purposes of bringing IPA research in education to the fore
Support in planning, development, delivery of external communication activities (e.g. newsletters, media reports, project information briefs, blogs)
Support in organizing workshops, meetings and conferences for IPA and provide related activity reports
Coordinate project internal and external communications (e.g. updates to management and Principal Investigators, newsletters, donor reports,)
Provide support to other teams within the organization regarding their stakeholder engagement strategy
Perform other related duties as assigned by Supervisor


Project Implementation (50-75% of time)
Plan and organize implementation of education related projects implemented in partnership with government and other partners
Develop training materials that meet the requirements of relevant education project implementation activities in partnership with government and other partners
Effectively manage field staff working on the implementation of education projects
Establish M&E systems and/or methods for gathering feedback from field activities
Compile periodic reports to capture information on the implementation of education projects
Monitor and track progress, make adjustments as necessary to ensure the successful implementation of education projects
Track and Monitor project budget, cash flow projections, and budget variance analysis to senior management on a monthly basis
Ensure that the project deliverables are on time, within budget, following protocols, and at the required level of quality
Finance Management (5-15% of time)
Contribute to the management of project grants and overall finances
Manage donor reporting for relevant project grants
Employment period: 1.5 years, with the possibility of extension/renewal based on performance and need

Proposed start date: immediately

Required Skills or Experience
Master’s degree in Education, Humanities, Social Science or relevant discipline; Bachelor holders may be considered based on experience;
Ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the education sector in Ghana;
Ability to develop educational materials, along with strong training and facilitations skills;
Experience with project management;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with senior officials in government and other partner organizations;
Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion;
Strong interest in learning and ability to grasps new concepts quickly;
Excellent management and organizational skills;
Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint; Proficiency with Publisher and Photoshop or other graphics editors is desirable;
Understanding of research and RCTs is a plus.

How to Apply

To apply, please fill out the online application form by clicking the link below
Please take note of the following instructions:
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until suitable candidates are found.
Due to the high volume of applications received by IPA, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted by email or phone for an interview.

DISCLAIMER: Please note that IPA will never require monetary compensation as part of its application process. Any requests for monetary compensation by persons claiming to be IPA employees or persons claiming to represent IPA should be disregarded and reported. Please direct questions to [email protected]

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