Millennium Villages Project Ghana Recruitment 2011: M&E Coordinator

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8 Oct, 2011

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The Millennium Villages Project, (MVP) is a joint initiative of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, the UNDP, Millennium Promise (a private philanthropy) and the governments of African countries, including Ghana. The MVP adopts an integrated approach to help populations in severely deprived villages to break the cycle of extreme poverty and realize the Millennium Development Goals. Sectors within which the MVP intervenes include agriculture, infrastructure, environments, health, education and business development among others. In Ghana, the MVP operates in the Amansie West District of the Ashanti Region, and works with a cluster of 30 contiguous villages with an estimated total population of 30,000 people

Job Description

With support from Savanna Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) and funding from the Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom, a SADA is to be established in parts of the West Mamprusi and Builsa Districts of the Northern and Upper East Regions of Ghana. The project area covers a cluster of contiguous rural communities with an estimated population of 25,000 people.

Unit: SADA Millennium Villages Project
Location: Northern Ghana

A M&E Coordinator is being recruit for the SADA Millennium Villages Project site, to oversee all aspects of monitoring and evaluation.

Specific Responsibilities include:

  • Impact assessment : Managing all survey-related work in the site. this includes preparatory work for surveys; training, oversight, and management of survey field and data systems; data cleaning and indicator generation; data documentation; assurance of host country Instrumental Review Board compliance; generation of site reports; and handling all data requests.
  • Performance monitoring:  The millennium Villages Information system (MVIS) has been developed as a real-time information platform to house all quarterly data. The candidate will generate sites report from the systems for sector coordinators, and facilitates the interpretation of these data in line with site priorities in relation to achieving the MDGs. The candidate will also conduct periodic audits of data quality at all sites in partnership with the science Coordinator and assume responsibility for the overall quality of data being entered into the system. Finally, the candidate will work with the science Coordinator to facilitate a process of quarterly program meetings with the site team to feedback data on key metrics with the aim of making adjustments that improve the coverage and targeting of interventions.
  • Reporting and Data Analysis Vetting all data being reported by the Millennium Villages site on progress in achieving the MDGs. Working in partnership with Science coordinator, MDG centre, and IE team in conducting analyses of data where relevant, generating tables and presentations as needed, presetting at academic forums in the region, and contributing towards peer-review publications.

Terms of offers
MVP offers a competitive salary with an excellent benefits package. The employment contract is for a period of one year with the possibility of renewal. MVP prides itself on its collegial, supportive and gender sensitive working environment and believes that staff diversity promotes excellence. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.



Required Skills or Experience

The M&E officer will have the following  minimum qualifications: 

  • A bachelor degree or in Epidemiology, Statistics or a related discipline
  • 1-3 years of field research including undertaking survey work
  • Fluency in statistical software including CS-Pro, Excel; SPSS and Stata;Geo-referencing skills desirable.
  •  A proven track record of data management
  • Demonstrated capacity in generating scientific reports, data tables, presentation materials and scientific outputs
  • Familiarity with the Millennium Villages Project and its field and data management systems would be an advantage
  • Must understand the social and cultural settings of the project area.
  • Excellent writing, interpersonal, computer and communication skills
  • Understand Mampuli and /or Buli would be  beneficial.


 How To Apply

Applicants should apply by email, sending a cover letter summarizing their relevance to this position, a full C.V. and names and contact information of three referees knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to : [email protected] with copy to[email protected]. ” Application should clearly be marked on the subject line of the mail message. Application will be considered until two weeks from the date of publication.”

Only short- listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.


Closing time 20th October, 2011

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