Posted on :
10 Aug, 2018
10 Aug, 2018
The Vibrant Village Foundation (VVF) is a private Foundation headquartered in Portland, Oregon State in the United States of America (U.S.A). Established in 2010, the Foundation provides direct assistance and grants to support Agriculture, Livelihoods, Health, Education, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene programs in marginalized and deprived communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America. VVF has supported programs in over 22 countries since its inception. In Ghana, the Foundation has contributed significantly towards poverty reduction in the Fielmuo community in the Upper West region of Ghana.
Fielmuo is located in the Sissala West district and about 150km drive north of WA-the Upper West regional capital. VVF has facilitated the provision of safe drinking water, hygiene and sanitation (WASH), education, health and vocational skills training to over 14,237 people in 18 communities in the Sissala West and Lambussie districts. We have been inspired by the impact of our interventions in the lives of vulnerable communities to scale up to other communities in the two districts through the implementation of the ‘Integrated Program for Economic and Social Transformation’ (IMPREST). The goal of the program is to contribute to poverty reduction, improved wellbeing and resilience of vulnerable populations through the implementation of multi-sectoral programs namely; Education and Child Protection, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, and Livelihoods, Food Security and Empowerment of Women.
Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Coordinator
Position: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL)
Location: WA, with frequent travel to the field (Lambussie and Sissala West Districts)
Reporting to: Country Program Director
Supervisory: Supervise Field Officers
Relationships: Program Coordinators and Field Officers
If you are searching for a challenging but interesting job, then VVF Ghana is happy to offer you the opportunity if you meet the personal specification spelled out in the job descriptions below:
Monitoring, Evaluation and Accountability (MEAL) Coordinator
We are searching for an experienced professional to take up the role of MEAL Coordinator. The post-holder shall be responsible for designing and operationalizing monitoring and evaluation systems in remote areas. He/She shall contribute to project development, research and evaluations. The specific roles and responsibilities of the post-holder are below:
Develop and Maintain Monitoring and Evaluation systems
• Create a MEAL strategy in line with country needs and best MEAL practices
• Develop M&E systems relevant for data collection, analysis, storage and retrieval
• Train and mentor staff to effectively utilise the M&E tools and systems
• Ensure that M&E tools take into account the impact of program intervention in the lives of vulnerable populations especially women and children.
• Work closely with other coordinator level staff to develop project logframes and performance measurement guides
• Support staff to ensure the implementation of M&E plans
• Maintain and regularly update program data
• Provide advice on necessary project adjustments during implementation and post-implementation.
• Monitor compliance of organisational polices and standards
Assessment and project design
• Design assessment tools and conduct research as may be appropriate
• Maintain detailed records and notes on monitoring and evaluation activities
• Prepare reports and working papers based on research, monitoring and evaluation results
• Prepare spread sheets, tables, and graphs to highlight findings from the Foundation’s studies.
• Prepare monitoring and evaluation reports and share with relevant stakeholders
• Utilize research findings to inform project design and implementation
• Help develop criteria for the selection of project beneficiaries.
Learning and accountability
• Facilitate lesson learned sessions to document key success and challenges of project implementation
• Review and ensure that training materials are of high quality and standard
• Collate, store and retrieve project information in a timely manner
• Supervise and ensure that field activities are carried out according to plan
• Regularly visit communities to monitor progress of program activities, identify areas for improvement; work closely with communities to address the gaps
• Monitor and undertake internal review and evaluation of programs
• Represent the Foundation at partner coordination meeting in consultation with the Program Director
• Prepare and share regular monitoring report with all staff
• Facilitate the rollout of the Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS) and ensure staff adhere to the key principles and commitment of the CHS
Qualification Required & Experience
Profile and experience of the post-holder
• Degree in Development Studies, Social Sciences or relevant area or equivalent work experience
• Advanced degree is an added advantage
• At least 4 years’ experience as MEAL Coordinator in social development programming
• Demonstrate knowledge of quantitative and qualitative M&E systems and tools
• Ability to work in multi-ethnic and culturally diverse stakeholders
• Analysis and problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment
• Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities
• Good verbal and written communication skills in English required
• Ability to Speak Sissali and/or Dagaare language will be an added advantage
• Excellent computer skills, including experience in using Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, SPSS, Access, and any other statistical packages.
• Strong commitment to improving the well-being of families in rural communities.
Location: Wa, Upper West Region
How to Apply
Please submit CV and cover letter including salary expectations to the recruiting team at:[email protected]
Closing Date: 31 August, 2018 • Only short listed candidates will be contacted • Female Candidates and kindly encouraged to apply