Senior Research, Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Specialists (2)

Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO)

Africa , Ghana


Ending On: 18 Mar 2022 101 days to go


Job Description

We are looking for Senior Research, Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Specialists (2)


Employment: Full Time

Requirements: Apply Now


IMPLEMENTING PARTNERS: United States Department of Agriculture and Foreign Agriculture Services (USDA/FAS); University Of Rhode Island (URI) and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana

COORDINATING CENTER: Bureau of Integrated Rural Development (BIRD), College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, KNUST, Ghana


The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana, the University of Rhode Island, USA, and the ASSESS project are seeking highly qualified candidates for immediate engagement to implement the SCAPE activity. The Analytical Support Services and Evaluations for Sustainable Systems in Agriculture, Environment and Trade (ASSESS) project is implemented by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in partnership with The University of Rhode Island (URI) and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

SCAPE Activity Description: The purpose of SCAPE is to strengthen the capacity of select West African parliamentarians, parliamentarian networks/associations, policy makers, and policy-focused organizations/institutions in evidence-based and data-driven legislation and policy making. The expected outcome of the activity is that selected parliamentarians, policy makers, and organizations supported by this activity will be able to effectively perform their functions of oversight, policymaking, advocacy, and national decision-making by ensuring appreciation, demand, and utilization of evaluative evidence and other data from various sources in their daily work. This activity also helps to address the important question of government transparency, accountability, and effectiveness. The overall goal is to promote economic growth and sustainable development in Africa through increased evidence-based and data-driven legislation and policy making. SCAPE will focus on four primary objectives and its associated illustrative activities:

  1. Increased evidence-based decision-making skills of parliamentarians, policy makers, and

regional and national organizations/institutions engaged in policy advocacy.

· Assessment of current state of use of evidence in legislative and policymaking processes.

· Identification of “evidence champions”

· Virtual regional trainings, including training of trainers, and training for parliamentarians

· and policy makers, regional organizations, and media/journalists.

· A “How To” Guide on Strengthening Evidence-based Legislation and Policies.

· In-country/face-to-face clinics/workshops for parliamentarians and policy makers, regional organizations, and media/journalists.

  1. Improved strategic planning, monitoring, and oversight of legislative and policy actions.

· Supporting parliamentarian M&E Plans/systems

· Supporting Oversight and Evaluations of Legislation and Policies

· Supporting National Evaluation Policies and M&E Systems

  1. Increased access to and use of evidence through strengthened platforms for knowledge

sharing and peer learning.

· Strengthening existing platforms

· Developing and disseminating videos, brochures, policy briefs, evaluation syntheses, and

· other sensitization and communication materials

· Webinars and virtual study tours to facilitate experience sharing and networking

  1. Development of resources and tools that will enable USAID Missions in Sub Saharan Africa

to work more effectively with Parliamentarians to strengthen evidence used in decision


Position 4: Senior Research, Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Specialists (2)

Type of position: Local hire (engaged by Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana)**

Expected duration of assignment: September 2021 to 15 September 2022

Hours: Full time**

Location: Virtual, with travel within Ghana and West Africa when required

Salary: To be determined by Experience and Education**

Roles and Responsibilities

The Senior Research M&E specialists are mainly responsible for providing technical inputs to the activity tasks and deliverables under the direction of the Team Lead. They also lead the execution of some of the M&E tasks as assigned by the Team Lead.

Key Qualifications

? Minimum of a Masters’ degree in Development Studies, Monitoring and Evaluation, Evidence-Based Intervention and Policy Making, Policy Evaluation, or a related area

? At least 7 years of M&E/research experience

? Experience in Democracy and Governance (DG)

? Demonstrable experience integrating gender equality into M&E approaches

? Demonstrable experience in evidence-based policy making and knowledge synthesis, translation and exchange

? Demonstrate ability to analyse workflow, data schema and other barriers and enablers to evidence-informed policy making and legislation

? In-person and virtual training/facilitation experience

? Proficiency in English and French (writing/reading/speaking) preferred.

? Ability to travel frequently within the West Africa region when required.

How to apply

Mode of Application:

To apply for any of the positions, please email your application pack to Dr Albert Arhin ([email protected]) with a copy to Jacqueline Anyan (Jacqueline.anyan( and [email protected] Your application should include the following in English:

(i) a cover letter (maximum 1 page)

(ii) a curriculum vitae (maximum 3 pages)

(iii) three names and contact details for persons who are knowledgeable about your capabilities and experience.

(iv) a writing sample (for all positions except the Administrative Specialist/Project Coordinator). Writing sample includes a technical report, journal article, brochure and relevant write-ups related to the position.

Deadline: Open until Filled. Applications will therefore be accepted on a rolling basis.

Note: The project’s Equal Opportunity Policy requires that all decisions regarding hiring of applicants for this position be non-discriminatory, based only on valid job requirements, and extend to all terms, conditions, and privileges of the contract including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits, and disciplinary actions.


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UNICEF is a leading humanitarian and development agency working globally for the rights of every child. Child rights begin with safe shelter, nutrition, protection from disaster and conflict and traverse the life cycle: pre-natal care for healthy births, clean water and sanitation, health care and education.

UNICEF has spent nearly 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Working with and for children through adolescence and into adulthood requires a global presence whose goal is to produce results and monitor their effects. UNICEF also lobbies and partners with leaders, thinkers and policy makers to help all children realize their rights—especially the most disadvantaged.

The United Nations Children's Fund is a United Nations (UN) programme headquartered in New York City that provides humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries. It is one of the members of the United Nations Development Group and its executive committee.

UNICEF was created by the United Nations General Assembly on 11 December 1946, to provide emergency food and healthcare to children in countries that had been devastated by World War II. The Polish physician Ludwik Rajchman is widely regarded as the founder of UNICEF and served as its first chairman from 1946. On Rajchman's suggestion, the American Maurice Pate was appointed its first executive director, serving from 1947 until his death in 1965. In 1953, UNICEF's mandate was extended to address the needs of children in the developing world and became a permanent part of the United Nations System. At that time, the words "international" and "emergency" were dropped from the organization's name, making it simply the United Nations Children's Fund, or popularly known as "UNICEF".

UNICEF relies on contributions from governments and private donors, UNICEF's total income for 2008 was US$3,372,540,239. Governments contribute two-thirds of the organization's resources. Private groups and some six million individuals contribute the rest through national committees. It is estimated that 92 per cent of UNICEF revenue is distributed to programme services.UNICEF's programmes emphasize developing community-level services to promote the health and well-being of children. UNICEF was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1965 and the Prince of Asturias Award of Concord in 2006.

Most of UNICEF's work is in the field, with staff in over 190 countries and territories. More than 200 country offices carry out UNICEF's mission through programmes developed with host governments. Seven regional offices provide technical assistance to country offices as needed.

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