Senior Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Officer, Accra At Project HOPE


Senior Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Officer, Global Health

Location: Accra Ghana

POSITION TYPE: Full Time, Local Hire

DURATION: 1 year with extension

LOCATION: Accra, Ghana (note that Project HOPE will not be covering relocation expenses)

POSITION TITLE: Senior Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Officer

DIVISION: Global Health

REPORTS TO: Strategic Information (SI) Advisor, Ghana IHP

Project HOPE is an international NGO with employees and volunteers who work around the globe, responding to the world’s most pressing global health challenges. Throughout our 60-year legacy, Project HOPE has treated millions of patients, provided more than $3 billion worth of medicines to local health care organizations around the world helped build hundreds of health programs from the ground up, and responded to humanitarian crises worldwide.

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BACKGROUND ON Ghana IHP:

The purpose of the USAID-funded Ghana Integrated Health Partnership (IHP) activity is to strategically contribute to the Government of Ghana’s strategies to reduce preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths, including stillbirths, and improve their overall health and well-being by 2030. Activities are expected to advance Ghana toward increased localization, strengthening the capacity of Ghana institutions and local organizations to introduce, deliver, scale-up, and sustain the use of evidence-based, quality MNCH, voluntary family planning, malaria, and global health security services. The project will increase access, utilization and quality of maternal and child health, family planning, malaria, and nutrition services to reduce preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths in northern Ghana.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Project HOPE seeks a Senior Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Officer to support the USAID-funded IHP activity. The Senior M&E Officer has the primary responsibility of coordinating the M&E processes within the IHP program. This involves designing and implementing robust M&E frameworks, methodologies, and tools to track performance, progress, outputs, quality, and outcomes effectively. The Senior M&E Officer will lead the planning and execution of monitoring and performance assessment activities, ensuring the collection and reporting of high-quality data and the maintenance of data integrity throughout the process. Additionally, the role involves coordinating evaluations, from baseline studies to final assessments, to assess program effectiveness and impact. Working in coordination with the Research & Knowledge Management Advisor, the Senior M&E Officer will support the analyses of quantitative and qualitative data, interpret findings, and present actionable insights to inform decision-making and program improvement. The incumbent will provide capacity building which involves the training and supervision of staff and partners on M&E concepts, methodologies, and tools. The Senior M&E Officer will support continuous quality improvement (CQI) and evidence-based decision-making within the organization by facilitating data-use and learning. Through stakeholder engagement, budget management, and adherence to ethical principles, the Senior M&E Officer will ensure that M&E processes are transparent, accountable, and contribute to achieving program objectives and outcomes.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Technical Responsibilities:

  •  Coordinate the implementation of the activity monitoring, evaluation, and learning plan.
  •  Supports the development, dissemination, and utilization of M&E processes and tools (e.g. DHIS2).
  •  Support integrated CQI processes.
  •  Manage the implementation of Electronic Medical Records in select facilities across IHP-supported regions/districts.
  •  Manage the transition of monitoring, evaluation, and learning functions to the Government of Ghana across IHP-supported regions/districts.
  •  Conduct analyses of program data to demonstrate the effectiveness of IHP interventions.
  •  Contribute to quarterly, annual, and final reports and presentations and their dissemination.
  •  Support the development and dissemination of IHP’s legacy documents including abstracts, articles, lessons learned, and best practices.
  •  Support information management processes by reviewing data collection efforts and overall data reliability, consistency, and quality.
  •  Establish and implement procedures for client verification to ensure the accuracy and authenticity of beneficiary data.
  •  Design and implement client satisfaction surveys and feedback mechanisms to gather insights from beneficiaries.
  •  Support the publication of end of project success stories, literature, and visuals to demonstrate the impact of IHP interventions related to health system strengthening and service delivery.

Managerial Responsibilities

  •  Organize and coordinate regular weekly, monthly, and quarterly performance review meetings, including with the Project HOPE Technical Unit team.
  •  Provide training and mentoring support to partners, Technical Working Groups (TWGs), and staff to ensure the implementation of robust M&E systems under the technical supervision of the SI Advisor.
  •  Provide managerial support and mentorship to regional/district M&E Officers and other staff and sub-awardees where appropriate.
  •  In collaboration with other technical colleagues, conduct regular CQI and data quality assurance visits to project sites.
  •  Facilitate informal training sessions to ensure in-house staff and partner staff are up to date with M&E, mentorship, and supervision standards and protocols. eQnhSaK BIpnb
  •  Support reporting to the Government of Ghana, USAID, and Project HOPE HQ through appropriate platforms and media.
  •  Represent the organization at relevant fora.

Perform other duties as reasonably assigned by the SI Advisor.

MINIMUM REQUIRED SKILLS, EDUCATION, AND EXPERIENCE:

  •  Master’s degree in demography, statistics, social sciences, public health, health information management, or related field.
  •  Minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible experience designing, implementing, monitoring, evaluation, and learning tasks for health and/or development projects.
  •  Familiarity with USAID/international indicators and standard measurement tools in the areas of reproductive health/family planning, maternal and neonatal health, and other relevant technical areas.
  •  Competency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and ACCESS, and a statistical software package (SPSS, EPI-INFO, STATA, SAS or similar).
  •  Proficient in the use of DHIS2
  •  Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
  •  Demonstrated data management and data use skills.
  •  Experience working with relevant government partners, USAID, other donors, and implementing partners.
  •  Knowledge of the Government of Ghana’s HMIS and DHIS2 setups.
  •  Strong verbal, listening, writing, and intrapersonal skills essential for effective coordination among several institutions and staff involved in a broad range of activities.
  •  Fluent in English (written and oral communication).
  •  Fluency in the local dialect is a plus.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands:

  •  While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be mobile in an office environment and able to use standard office equipment.
  •  Must be able to communicate in verbal and written form.
  •  Occasional travel (local travel within Ghana).

Work environment :

  •  Typical office environment with exposure to a minimal noise level.
  •  Project HOPE employees work in the global health field and may be required to travel or work in countries where working conditions are classified as “hardship”.

All positions will be based in Ghana. Ghana nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Due to the substantial number of inquiries, we receive, only candidates who have the required experience and qualifications for this position will be considered. No phone calls please.

However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise.

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