MEDA Recruiting Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

Posted on :

24 Jul, 2012

Category :

Vacancies in Ghana

Since its inception in 1953, Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) has been committed to local ownership and sustainable outcomes. MEDA is currently working in many countries all around the world. Our goals are to use a business-oriented approach to international economic development that results in sustainable enterprises for the benefit of the poot and to help them improve their livelihoods.

Our development values are wealth creation by adding value in managing human, financial and environment resources; participation of those with whom we work- at all stages and levels of a project – regardless of gender, race, class, ethnicity, nationality or religion; collaboration with others engaged in development to avoid duplication and competition; sustainability, both programmatically and environmentally and direct investment in businesses that serve the poor.

MEDA has been in Ghana since May 2012 to implement a CIDA-funded food security project for women – Greater Rural Opportunities for Women (GROW) in Northern and Upper West Regions of the country. MEDA has its main office in Tamale in Northern Region and a field office in Wa in the Upper West.

Position Summary:

The Monitoring and Evaluation Manager will be responsible for guiding the overall strategy, effective and efficient planning and implementation of all related activities of the M&E Unit; overseeing evaluative activity to include surveys, case studies and impact assessment; working closely with the MEDA HQ Evaluation Unit and providing timely and relevant information to key stakeholder. The M&E Manager will also serve as member of the Senior Management Team. This position will be based in Tamale but will have frequent travels in the Upper West.


1. Provide direction and supervision to the M&E team to ensure smooth functioning and delivery of desired results in a timely fashion.

2. Devise the overall strategy, tools and mechanisms for monitoring, evaluation and informationa management.

3. Oversee the implementation of the project’s evaluative systems and Performance Management Framework.

4. Provide leadership and guidance in the preparation of weekly, quarterly and annual reports, ensuring quality and timeliness.

5. Work closely with Country Project Manager and the Project Specialists in the preparation of annual work plans.

6. As necessary plan and implement capacity building on evaluation for staff and partners.

7. Ensure sub-grants are contributing and meeting overall project targets in a cummulative way and that M&E is embedded in each sub-grant.

8. Setting-up and supervision of implementation of the M&E system for GROW Project and its implementing partners.

9. Ensure MEDA’s compliance in meeting donor reporting requirements.

10. Ensure evaluative systems in gender and environment factors as appropriate in the project and M&E tools are available to assess the impact of intervention on target beneficiaries specifically women. Oversee the generation of lessons learned systems to facilitate continuous learning for the project and stakeholders.

11. Establish and maintain proactive contact with relevant stakeholders including donors, government bodies and local organizations.

12. Represent MEDA Ghana as and when necessary and requested by the supervisor.

13. Carry out other duties as assigned by the Country Project Manager.


Job Qualifications:

1. Master’s level education, preferably in social sciences, economics, business and/or international development or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

2. At least 5 years management experience in M&E, within an international NGO or similar nature organization.

3. Experience in women’s programming and/or economic development strongly preferred.

4. Strong familiarity with donor (specifically CIDA) regulations and reporting requirements.

5. Demonstrated leadership and vision in managing staff and major projects or initiatives at a national level.

6. Strong English communication skills, with specific emphasis on writing skills.

7. Demonstrated familiarity with various M&E tools.

8. Excellent analytical skills, logical thinking, detail oriented and ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines.

9. Excellent interpersonal skills and collaborative management style.

10. Excellent computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.

11. Experience in working in culturally diverse settings.

12. A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards.

13. Excels at operating in a complex, fast paced, results-drivenn environment.

14. Fluency in English required.

15. Appreciation and support of MEDA’s faith, values and goals.

If you are qualified for this post, please submit your application to include your letter of application and resume with 3 professional references to this email address: [email protected]

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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