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Social Impact is searching for qualified candidates to fill their NGO jobs in Ghana this November 2019. 

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Knowledge Management Specialist

The anticipated scope of the five-year project is to support USAID/Ghana staff and partners to implement more efficient, effective, and transparent activities by improving: (1) USAID and Implementing Partner’s (IP) capacity to achieve expected results; (2) USAID’s understanding and tracking of activity and project performance; and (3) Mission and activity ability to collaborate, learn, and adapt (CLA). The anticipated start date is not yet determined.

The MESP activities will encompass the Mission’s Development Objectives:

  • Strengthened responsive, democratic governance
  • Sustainable and broadly shared economic growth
  • Equitable improvements in health status
  • Improved reading performance in primary school

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Position Description: 

SI is seeking a full-time Knowledge Management Specialist who will support all knowledge management activities under the USAID/Ghana MESP. This position will be based in Accra, Ghana. The Knowledge Management Specialist will serve on a full-time basis throughout the five-year period of performance.

**Please note: Only candidates with Ghanaian citizenship will be considered.** 

Responsibilities:??

  • Responsible for facilitating strong collaboration, learning and adapting practices, including techniques for gathering, organizing, disseminating and applying knowledge to improve USAID programs in Ghana.
  • Develop plan that outlines key learning and knowledge management questions, stakeholders and their roles, and broad stakeholder engagement at multiple levels.
  • Spearhead the design and implementation of institutional learning activities including seminars, events, briefings, after actions reviews, among others.
  • Assist USAID staff in adopting and strengthening systems and processes that foster learning and knowledge-sharing, and inform future programming.
  • Foster strong collaborative relationships with key stakeholders, serve as a convener for dialogue and learning around emerging issues, and coordinate efforts amongst implementing partners working in?common development objectives.

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Director of Finance and Administration

SI is seeking a full-time Director of Finance and Administration to oversee financial planning and management, logistical, and administrative support to the activity team, and ensuring that administrative, financial, contract, and procurement activities are carried out in a manner consistent with the objectives of the activity, and in compliance with USAID regulations and SI policies and procedures. The Director of Finance and Administration will serve as a core team member on a full-time basis throughout the five-year period of performance.

Please note: Only candidates with Ghanaian citizenship will be considered.

 

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Responsibilities:

  • Manage and oversee activity finance and administration for the field office.
  • Ensure compliance with contractual obligations and deliverables in line with USAID regulations and SI policies and procedures.
  • Establish and implement procedures for project financial management, procurement, sub-contracts, and consultant contracts to ensure transparency and good business practices.
  • Work with Activity team/Chief of Party to ensure that financial management and reporting is in compliance with USAID requirements.
  • Manage activity start-up and support initial work planning process.
  • Establish procedures for financial operations, banking, and reporting.
  • Develop monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports.
  • Implement other functions relevant to the position, including regular meetings with SI Head Quarters Management Team.

Qualifications:

  • A Master’s level degree in public administration, business, financial management, or another relevant field required.
  • At least seven years of financial management, grants management, or similar experience in other donor-funded projects; previous work experience with USAID-funded projects preferred.
  • Knowledge of and experience with Ghanaian payroll income tax calculations and Health policy calculations for all full-time staff.

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Education MEL Specialist, MESP

SI is seeking a full-time Education Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist who will contribute to the implementation of Education MESP activities for this project. This position will be based in Accra, Ghana. The Education MEL Specialist will serve on a full-time basis throughout the five-year period of performance.

**Please note: Only candidates with Ghanaian citizenship will be considered.** 

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Responsibilities:?? 

  • Collaborate with the Senior Monitoring and Verification Lead to contribute to implementation of MEL activities.
  • Participate in education activity case studies, site visits to monitor education activities, conduct DQAs, and provide other technical assistance for the Education Office and implementing partners.
  • Provide timely inputs and quality deliverables.
  • Design MEL processes, using a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods, increasingly focused on results of Education MESP activities.
  • Conduct review of existing project- and activity-level MEL plans and recommend refinements to the mission’s Education MEL plan.
  • Lead data collection and analysis efforts.
  • Develop program recommendations based on qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Develop dissemination plans for reporting and sharing findings with USAID.
  • Help to support the integration of MEL into learning and continuous quality improvement efforts.

Qualifications:?? 

  • Master’s degree and six years of relevant experience; OR Ph.D. and four years of relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in development of Education MEL activities including: MEL plans at the activity and project level, activity case studies, monitoring activities, Data Quality Assessments, as well as other MEL technical activities.
  • Knowledge of and hands-on experience in USAID’s program cycle and evaluation policy.

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Economic Growth MEL Specialist

SI is seeking a full-time Economic Growth (EG) Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist who will contribute to the implementation of EG MESP activities for this project. This position will be based in Accra, Ghana. The EG MEL Specialist will serve on a full-time basis throughout the five-year period of performance.

**Please note: Only candidates with Ghanaian citizenship will be considered.** 

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Responsibilities:?? 

  • Collaborate with the Senior Monitoring and Verification Lead to contribute to implementation of MEL activities.
  • Participate in EG activity case studies, site visits to monitor EG activities, conduct DQAs, and provide other technical assistance for the EG Office and implementing partners.
  • Provide timely inputs and quality deliverables.
  • Design MEL processes, using a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods, increasingly focused on results of EG MESP activities.
  • Conduct review of existing project- and activity-level MEL plans and recommend refinements to the mission’s EG MEL plan.
  • Lead data collection and analysis efforts.
  • Develop program recommendations based on qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Develop dissemination plans for reporting and sharing findings with USAID.
  • Help to support the integration of MEL into learning and continuous quality improvement efforts.

Qualifications:?? 

  • Master’s degree and six years of relevant experience; OR Ph.D. and four years of relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in development of Economic Growth MEL activities including: MEL plans at the activity and project level, activity case studies, monitoring activities, Data Quality Assessments, as well as other MEL technical activities.

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Chief of Party

SI is seeking a qualified Chief of Party (COP) to lead this anticipated five-year activity. S/he will be responsible for overall activity management, quality and timeliness of deliverables, external representation, and coordination with USAID Contracting Officer Representative (COR). The COP is responsible for establishing an office in-country, recruiting core staff, and establishing a network of qualified professionals to serve as short term technical advisors to support this activity. The COP provides strategic vision for managing the Components and Tasks of this activity and will oversee activity tasks to ensure quality work and compliance with contractual obligations and results. The COP is responsible for the quality and performance of work that is sub-contracted to other partners. The COP will be full-time for the duration of the activity and will be based in Accra, Ghana.

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Responsibilities:

  • Serve as SI’s primary point of contact in Ghana and be responsible for the activities of all long and short-term personnel.
  • Receive technical direction from the USAID/Ghana’s COR and receive support from SI Headquarters Management Team.
  • Meet with USAID on a regular basis and represent the activity before USAID/Ghana, Government of Ghana (GOG), implementing partners (IPs), and other stakeholders.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including government officials, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and community groups for smooth implementation.
  • Mentor, support, and supervise activity staff and directly manage consultants.
  • Facilitate the development of quarterly and annual activity work plans and budgets, and ensure the timely submission and quality of all activity reports, materials, and publications, compliant with the contract agreement.
  • Ensure necessary program planning, development, resource availability, and management activities function smoothly and efficiently.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in international development, strategic planning, project design and implementation, monitoring and evaluation methodologies, or a related field.
  • Minimum ten years of experience managing monitoring and evaluating international development projects.
  • Prior experience as Chief of Party on USAID-funded contracts and contracting agreements.
  • Demonstrated experience leading teams and/or managing an office with a diverse (and at times, remote) staff.
  • Demonstrated experience in performance monitoring, tracking data quality, data management, and/or training in performance management topics.
  • Demonstrated experience in evaluation methodology, statistical analysis, experimental design, and/or data collection and analysis.
  • Experience working with a diverse group of stakeholders, including donor/development organizations, government officials, civil society leaders, community leaders, and project participants.
  • Experience building organizational capacity in monitoring and evaluation and/or training individuals in monitoring and evaluation.
  • Familiarity with the USAID Automated Directive System (ADS), in particular the 200 series, and knowledge of development trends required.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English required.
  • Experience working in Africa is highly desired.
  • Come join our energetic and innovative team! We offer you the opportunity to play a leading role in the growth of our company, work as part of a creative and committed team, and make a difference in the well-being of our world.

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Senior CLA Lead

SI is seeking a full-time Collaboration, Learning, and Adaptation (CLA) Lead who will support learning, knowledge management, and adaptive programming activities under the anticipated MESP contract. This position will be based in Ghana. The CLA Lead will serve as a core team member on a full-time basis throughout the five-year period of performance.

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate strong collaboration, learning, and adaptive management practices in USAID/Ghana and the Government of Ghana (GOG) business processes and throughout the program cycle.

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  • Foster strong, collaborative relationships with key Mission stakeholders, serve as a convener for dialogue and learning around emerging issues, assist in identifying and responding to key learning issues, and coordinate efforts amongst implementing partners (IPs) working in common Development Objectives (DOs).
  • Support the development and implementation of a learning plan for the Government of Ghana, the Mission Community of Practice and Implementing Partners that outlines key learning questions, stakeholders and their roles, and broad stakeholder engagement at multiple levels.
  • Support strategic communications, including producing publications and organizing public events with partners and other stakeholders.
  • Support business process re-engineering, including assisting in negotiating change management around monitoring, evaluation, and learning related issues.
  • Support facilitation, including facilitating processes and workshops; facilitating learning, collaboration, and coordination among implementing partners and other collaborators with the greatest impact on results; producing reflections on the implications of new learning; developing product plans for adapting programs accordingly; establishing a network of key stakeholders and organize periodic, appropriate opportunities for USAID and GOG to interact with them based on strategy implementation and evidence-based experience.
  • Support the Government of Ghana and USAID/Ghana’s CLA Community of Practice.
  • Work with Chief of Party (COP), Evaluation Lead, and Monitoring Lead, ensuring that monitoring and evaluation information is shared and fully utilized through knowledge sharing and strategic learning processes to speed innovation and improve upon and bring new innovations to the Mission’s programmatic work in-country.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in field related to organizational learning or development assistance such as public, business, or development administration; knowledge management; political science; economics or development studies.
  • Minimum of seven years of demonstrated experience in strategic planning; monitoring and evaluation; project design; facilitation of learning; and knowledge management, including experience in applying learning to improve international development programs and systems change for adaptive management of development organizations or agencies.
  • Previous experience working with the Government of Ghana and supporting USAID-funded contracts required.
  • Computer literate and possess superior oral and written communication skills.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Experience working in Africa is highly desired.

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