District-Based Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and Data Officers

Synergy Solutions

Software & Data

1 month ago

Job Summary

Our client is seeking candidates for the roles of District-Based Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and Data Officers for the SAGES project in selected districts of the Upper West Region. Reporting to the Regional MEAL and KML Coordinator, the District-Based M&E and Data Officer is responsible for supporting SAGES Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) activities taking place in their assigned district or area. He/she also works to ensure the availability of quality strategic information with the aim of data sharing with our government and non-government partners.

  • Minimum Qualification:Degree
  • Experience Level:Entry level
  • Experience Length:3 years

Job Description/Requirements


  • Design, implement and execute plans for M&E and data quality in the designated district, including data quality ​assessments and action plans resulting from the assessments.
  • Participate and lead discussions in circuit and district for a regarding trends seen in data as well as signals for poor or above-average service delivery.
  • Contribute to development and implementation of Data Quality (DQ) guidelines, training and training material.
  • Conduct data collection activities including school surveys, data quality assessments, auditing of school records and registers, and other data collection activities as directed;
  • Extract data from school documents as directed and in a timely fashion, enter data for projects requested by the Regional MEAL AND KML Coordinator.
  • Respond to questions regarding data quality and modify data as directed;
  • Provide feedback on questionnaires, surveys, and other data collection instruments;
  • Participate in M&E and research trainings.
  • Ensure that all documents submitted to the M&E team and properly stored in line with agreed document keeping protocols.
  • Maintain confidentiality of collected and entered data according to the organizations protocol.
  • Provide feedback to the organization on possible data errors or challenges in M&E implementation observed.
  • Provide input into optimizing the monitoring and evaluation of the programme and ensuring its governance within the district.
  • Ensure the accurate and timely development and submission of all reports required by different stakeholders.
  • Build and maintain partnerships with all stakeholders, including district education offices, PTAs, community bodies and civil society groups in the district.
  • Perform additional administrative duties as required.


  • At least 3-5 years of work experience in development projects
  • Proven monitoring or research experience is essential.
  • Previous work experience with non-government organizations (NGOs), would be an advantage.
  • Experienced in education data collection and data entry.
  • At least 1 year of experience in data collection and data entries domain
  • Experience in data processing & use of data visualization tools will be ab added advantage
  • Experience in managing teams and building staff capacity within complex programing
  • A proven experience in the use of quantitative and qualitative software for data analysis
  • Experience with M & E approaches, database design and other tools for information
  • Knowledge and experience with mobile data collection platforms
  • A minimum of bachelor’s degree in statistics, computer literacy, Education, Social sciences or any other related fields


  • Good understanding of the Ghanaian Education Sector including the policies, management and education information systems and structures at the district level
  • Excellent facilitation skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English language
  • Valid motor riding license, and willingness and ability to travel extensively.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate in one of the major local languages spoken in the Upper West Region.
  • Demonstrated data management skills and experience.
  • A proven record in presentations and facilitating training workshops.

How To Apply

Submit your application (CV and cover letter) via ATS with “District-Based Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and Data Officer” in the subject line.

Submission deadline is Sunday, 14 May 2023.

Applications will be reviewed and shortlisted on a rolling basis and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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