Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Social Solutions International, Inc

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Social Solutions International, Inc. is a Small Disadvantaged Business. Hispanic and woman-owned, Social Solutions emphasizes quality research and evaluation, training and technical assistance, and institutional support services. We are a mission-driven organization that believes that superior science can improve the world. Social Solutions is dedicated to the creation of social and health solutions to improve the welfare of undeserved populations worldwide

USAID is currently implementing a project in Northern Ghana, called the Resiliency in Northern Ghana (RING) Project, to provide technical assistance to 17 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDA) and the Northern Regional Coordinating Council (NRCC) in sectors, such as agriculture, health, environmental health, and planning and budgeting, among others. The implementing partner has the responsibility to not only report on data generated by the project itself, but to build internal capacity of the Government of Ghana (GOG) partners to do so as well

We seek the services of a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist


Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist


Job Location: Tamale, Northern Region


Job Description

  • Developing an M&E Capacity assessment tool for 17 districts and seven regional departments
  • Leading M&E capacity assessments and developing reports for 17 districts and seven regional departments
  • Developing capacity building modules (including, but not limited to, topics such as data collection, capture, analysis, visualization, and utilization for decision making designed)
  • Lead or assist in 18 fora on the importance of M&E, using data to inform development planning decisions, and the need for M&E prioritization at the district level hosted for all 17 districts and NRCC and its regional departments
  • Provide technical assistance to 17 districts and 7 regional departments in support of developing post-GSGDA II MTDPs which include core RING activities in agriculture, livelihoods, nutrition, sanitation, and good governance, and developing coherent M&E strategy
  • Develop standardized data collection tools for MMDAs developed to use as part of their overall implementation (i.e. not limited to RING, but including day-to-day functions) and which will support the finalization and implementation of their MTDP M&E strategy
  • Establish and ensure data management resource centers for both the RPCU and MMDA partners are fully functional
  • Establish DHIS 2 database for the NRCC based on the reporting regimes of the post-GSGDA II development framework MRDP and M&E Plan


Qualifications and Requirements

Social Solutions International seeks candidates with the following skills, knowledge and experience:

  • At least 6-10 years of experience M&E experience with international development programs
  • Demonstrated experience in Ghana or Sub-Saharan African region; knowledge of the local languages a plus
  • Demonstrated experience in providing M&E technical assistance and training to local government officials, especially around topics related to data visualization, data analysis, and data utilization
  • Demonstrated experience in data management for use in M&E tasks. Strong preference for experience in building large-scale databases that can be used at the district or country-level
  • Knowledge of USAID programs in Ghana is a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including ability to write technical documents and give state-of-the-art presentations

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