14 Jan 2020

Monitoring and Evaluation at Vibrant Village Foundation


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Position: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)
Location: WA (40%) and Fielmuo(60%)
Reporting to: Country Program Director
Supervisory: Supervise Field Officers
Relationships: Program Coordinators and Field Officers

1.1 About Vibrant Village Foundation

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 establishment.

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 trainingto over 17,000 people in 34 communities in the Sissala West and Lambussie districts. In 2019, VVF commenced the implementation of the ‘Integrated Program for Poverty Reduction and Social Transformation’ (IMPREST) initiative. The goal of the program is to contribute to poverty reduction, improved wellbeing and resilience of vulnerable populations through the implementation of Education and Child Protection, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, and Livelihoods, Food Security and Empowerment of Women programs.We are searching for an experienced candidate to take-up the role of Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator

If you are searching for a challenging but interesting job, then VVF Ghana is happy to offer you the opportunity if you meet the requirements and qualifications spelled out in the job descriptions below:

2.1 Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) 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:

2.1.1 Develop and Maintain Monitoring and Evaluation systems

• Create a M&E strategy in line with country needs and best M&E 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 developproject log frames 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 organizational polices and standards

2.1.2 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 spreadsheets, 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
• Ensure compliance of field staff and communities to VVF Child Protection, Gender, Sexual harassment and Anti-fraud policies.

2.1.3 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
• Verify and validate data collected by officers from the field
• Represent the Foundation at partner coordination meetingsin 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

3.1 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 (40%) and Fielmuo (60%)



How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter (state salary expectation) and up-to-date CV as a single document to the recruiting team at: [email protected] Closing Date: 15 February, 2020 Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis Female Candidates and People with Special Needs are kindly encouraged to apply



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