New Vacancies At Plan International 2019

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7 May, 2019

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Administrative Jobs in Ghana

Plan International is an independent non-profit organization that advances children’s well-being and equality for girls. Working in building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years and present in 70 countries, Plan International strives for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children while working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners

Job Description

Job Title: MEL Specialist

Dimensions of Role:

  • M&E specialist will support programmatic monitoring of the sub-grants to Women Rights Organisations.
  • M&E Specialist will provide inputs and support in developing tools, guidelines and capacity building modules and reviewing all the material developed through the project and share its cutting-edge competencies in gender equality and evidence based programming with the Women Rights Organisations in Ghana.
  • Responsible for developing a detailed M&E plan and work with Project team to develop GE strategy implementation plan (IIP) stage. This would include gender transformative programming
  • Responsible for ensuring all monitoring and evaluation activities are conducted in line with Plan International’s child protection/safeguarding and ethical principles and promote accountability to beneficiaries
  • Focal point for data collection and entry at the Project Level
  • Ensure that Feminist principles of collaboration, participation, transparency and respect for the agency of women’s organizations is integrated in all aspects of this role.
  • The post-holder will be based in Accra but travel to project locations where women’s rights organizations operate for approximately 30% of their time.

Typical Responsibilities – Key End Results of Position:

“What” is done and “why”, but not “how”; include indicators for success

Please state why each activity is done and the indicators for success

Expected Outcomes:

  • Support Women Voice’s Leadership (WVL) Project team develop Project cycle management processes and tools (including detailed implementation plans) effectively implemented to achieve project results and comply with donor M&E requirements, government, and partnership agreements.
  • Feminist monitoring and evaluation system, tools and processes are developed for measuring the results of the project, and project data is collected, and validated by and shared with relevant stakeholders.
  • Ensures that relevant information regarding M&E, including any Terms of Reference for Baselines and End lines are discussed with Project Manager and shared with CNO MER Specialist, and that sufficient time is included in planning to allow all relevant partners to make inputs
  • Ensures M&E strategies in gender equality and women’s empowerment are responsive to the context, implemented consistently across all project activities, and adhere to best practices in the sector.
  • Ensures that the consultants recruited for MER provide good quality results (support in verifying the methodology, the relevance of the tools, and the quality of the report submitted) and value for money.
  • With support from M&E Specialist in CNO and PM, provide trainings on M&E and data collection tools (including MIS) to WROs and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Ensures that reports are disseminated/ distributed through the project’s M&E system as practically appropriate to WROs and all relevant stakeholders.
  • Ensures that best practices and lessons learnt are documented and shared for learning.
  • Responsible for ensuring all monitoring and evaluation activities are conducted in line with Plan International’s child protection/safeguarding and ethical principles and promote accountability to beneficiaries
  • Performs any other duties to be assigned to support the achievement of organizational goals

Communications and Working Relationships:

Working contacts inside and outside the organization; include the purpose and level (high, medium, low) of the contact

High level contact:Internal: the Project level program team and CNO MER Specialist;

Medium level contact:the Project operations team, the CO based technical advisors; contact with Plan International partner organizations (WROs) to ensure compliance;

Low level contact: Maintains low contact with other staff from the Program Unit and country offices to offer support for understanding and implementation of the Women’s Voices and Leadership related activities

Knowledge, Skills, Behaviours, and Experience Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives:

Gained through education, training, & experience

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Qualification and Experience

  • Advanced degree in demography, measurement, planning, monitoring & evaluation, development studies, International Development, Gender Studies, social sciences or other relevant fields.
  • In-depth knowledge of the processes, procedures and systems in project planning, management, monitoring and evaluation.
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in program planning, monitoring, evaluation or research
  • Knowledge in Gender programming and working with WROs is an advantage.
  • Capacity building experience in project design, implementation, reporting, and evaluation.

Demonstrated behaviours needed by the postholder to successfully perform the role:

  • Passion for feminist principles, mission driven work and personal values aligned with Plan International.
  • Commitment to working transparently and with integrity.
  • Inclusive and empowering approach to leadership and project management.
  • Demonstrated creativity and willingness to innovate.
  • Flexible and adaptable work style to respond to an evolving context.
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Communicates clearly and effectively
  • Committed to respecting deadlines Skills Specific to the post needed to put knowledge into practice.
  • Demonstrable experience in implementing M&E framework in multimillion-dollar institutional grants through donors such as Global Affairs Canada, USAID, DFID and European Union.
  • Strong understanding of feminist principles, gender equality, and women’s empowerment.
  • Strong understanding of feminist monitoring and evaluation, and results-based management tools and approaches.
  • Strong understanding and proven application of project cycle management.
  • Skills in the design, entry, analysis of excel tables, access as well as for Microsoft word and PowerPoint
  • Experience in SAP is an advantage
  • Solid writing skills (report writing etc.)
  • Self-starter takes initiative and works with minimal direct supervision.
  • Strong inter-personal and cross-cultural skills.
  • Flexible, able to shift directions quickly and occasionally work long hours to meet tight reporting deadlines.

Physical Environment and Demands:

May be “typical office environment”; note if heavy lifting, climbing, excess travel, etc.

Travel requirements

This post holder will be stationed in the Country Office in Accra with regular travel (approximately 30% of time) to project locations where women’s rights organizations operate.

Level of Contact with Children:

Responsibilities of this job require a low level of contact with children. Plan International’s global policy on safeguarding children and young people will be adhered to at all times.

Plan International’s Values in Practice

We are open and accountable

  • Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  • Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  • Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  • Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  • Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people

We strive for lasting impact

  • Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  • Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  • Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  • Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants should submit the following in addition to a cover letter:-

  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae stating current and latest posts (WITH DATES) as well as summary of job responsibilities.
  • Certified photocopies of relevant certificates of highest academic qualification
  • Names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of three (3) Referees (work-related) Closing Date: 30th April 2019
  • Location: Country office, Accra.
  • Position Grade: Grade D1 (local contract)Only shortlisted candidates would be contacted. Female candidates are encouraged to apply. Plan is an equal opportunities employer, committed to the protection of children and gender equity and our recruitment procedure reflect this. Selected applicants will be expected to comply with the child protection policy of the organization.

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