M&E Consultant for Alternative Care - Ghana
Company Overview
Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project Overview and Role

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

MEASURE Evaluation is been supporting the Department of Social Welfare (DSW) under the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MGCSP) for approximately 1.5 years in Ghana's reform of alternative care for children. To-date we have completed a national assessment of the alternative care system and identified indicators for routine monitoring. We are looking for a part-time consultant (with possibility to extend to full-time) to provide technical and coordination support in Accra, Ghana.

Responsibilities

The consultant will provide ongoing technical assistance, mentoring, and implementation support to build capacity of government partners and lead country stakeholders in collaboratively undertaking activities supported by MEASURE Evaluation. Activities will be organized around post-assessment follow-up, continued capacity building of the Department of Social Welfare (DSW) under the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MGCSP), involvement of new stakeholders needed to implement and monitor the action plan, and supporting a the national system for routine monitoring of alternative care for children.

Post-Assessment Monitoring and Action Plan Implementation
o Coordinate regular in-country meetings with "Core Country Team" (CCT) members (MGCSP, DSW, UNICEF, USAID, University of Ghana, and civil society); Support the roll-out of monthly CCT meetings as part of the action plan implementation and monitoring in 2019
o Support DSW to monitor the progress of the action plan developed in December 2018
o Contribute to the development of reports during all phases of the action plan implementation and monitoring phases

National routine monitoring and evaluation support
o Support MEASURE & DSW to revise Department reporting forms
o Continue to build the capacity of DSW to monitor and collect routine data using the revised indicators and data collection tools at district/regional levels, including:
o Assist with the piloting of new indicators, conducting site visits, ensuring data is collected and training district/regional staff as needed
o Work with MEASURE & DSW to draft M&E Guidelines; if required, train district/regional staff on the use of the routine monitoring guidelines
o Support DSW to coordinate and facilitate M&E subgroup meetings

General
o Liaise with stakeholders including government, USAID and/or UNICEF about activity
o Coordinate meetings and workshops, prepare agendas, organize venues/catering/transport/per diem and other logistics as necessary; liaise with Palladium office in-country if needed for support with workshop payments and per diems
o Support facilitation of bi-monthly webinar series; assist CCT to prepare and lead one webinar in 2019
o Other tasks as assigned

Requirements

o Masters degree or higher in statistics, international development, or related field
o At least 3 years professional experience in monitoring and evaluation (M&E)
o Experience developing routine monitoring indicators
o Experience developing data collection / reporting forms
o Knowledge of M&E systems, including databases, data quality processes, data use, etc.
o Experience in government M&E systems preferred but not required
o Experience working with government agencies and high-level stakeholders
o Flexible work schedule; available to work 30-50% of the time
o Based in Accra
o Ghanaian applicants preferred; international applicants will be considered only if based in Accra and have authorization to work in Ghana

Details
Intermediate Level
Ghana
Closing date:
15 March 2019