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  • Call for Applications - 2017 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Paid Internships for Students and Recent Graduates (US$700 Monthly)
  • 2017 AIDS International Conference Scholarships (Attend Aids 2017 Conference in Paris, France on Full Scholarship - Delegates from Over 200 Countries - Researchers, Health Workers, Students, Young People, Volunteers Invited!)
  • 2017 Undergraduate and Postgraduate Scholarships for Ghanaian Students
  • Chemonics Governance and strategic leadership advisor Jobs in Ghana - Apply by 15th April 2017
  • Pencils of Promise Impact and Development Intern Jobs in Ghana - Apply by 25th March 2017
  • Corporate Sales Officer - Jumia Travel Jobs in Tanzania - Apply by 18th May 2017
  • Winrock International Sustainable Water Management Consultant Careers in Ghana - Apply by 10th March 2017
  • Winrock International Interim Monitoring & Evaluation Director - Tamale, Jobs in Ghana - Apply by 10th March 2017
  • Catholic Relief Services Business Development Specialist II, Ghana & Liberia Jobs in Ghana - Apply by 24th March 2017
  • Palladium International Technical Portfolio Manager Jobs in Ghana - Apply by 5th March 2017
  • World Vision Grants Resource Development Specialist Jobs in Ghana - Apply by 7th March 2017
  • UN Children's Fund Chief, Child Protection, P-4, Accra, Ghana, # 60048 Jobs in Ghana - Apply by 16th March 2017
  • Exponential Education Program Associate - Kumasi, Ghana Jobs in Ghana - Apply by 10th March 2017
  • Engineers Without Borders Canada Business Development Analyst - Ignitia Jobs in Ghana - Apply by 27th February 2017
  • Management Systems International Senior Evaluator, Partnership for Growth in Ghana Performance Evaluation, E3 Analytics and Evaluation Project Jobs in Ghana - Apply by 11th March 2017
  • Innovations for Poverty Action Research Coordinator, Agriculture & Rural Development Jobs in Ghana - Apply by 2nd March 2017
  • Innovations for Poverty Action Research Manager, Education Jobs in Ghana - Apply by 2nd March 2017
  • Business Development Analyst - Ignitia - Apply by 27th Feb 2017
  • British Council Defence Section Assistant Jobs in Accra, Ghana - Apply by 10th February 2017
  • British Council Business Engagement Officer Jobs in Accra, Ghana - Apply by 8th February 2017
  • Director of Finance and Administration, Jobs in Ghana - Apply by 3rd Mar 2017
  • Communication for Development (C4D) Specialist, P-3, Accra, Ghana, #19630 - Apply by 14th Feb 2017
  • Management Systems International Chief of Party, USAID Jobs in Ghana - Apply by 21st May 2017
  • National Consultant Resource Persons Jobs Opening in Ghana - Apply by 4th May 2017

  • United Arab Emirates Jobs - Emirates Group, Now Recruiting From Ghana - Apply by 15th December, 2016
  • Corporate Sales Officer - Jumia Travel Jobs in Ghana - Apply by 18th May 2017
  • UNHCR Entry-Level Humanitarian Professional Programme for Ghanaians Passionate About Humanitarian Work
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    British Council Business Engagement Officer Jobs in Accra, Ghana

    2. British Council Business Engagement Officer Jobs in Accra, Ghana

    Job Category

    Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)

    Job Subcategory
    Economic and Prosperity

    Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)
    Across West Africa, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office Prosperity network aims to support host countries in their efforts to drive inclusive and sustainable economic growth.

    Our priorities include improving the investment climate and increasing the ability of partner countries to tackle the barriers to trade . As well as contributing to a reduction in poverty in recipient countries, we expect these reforms to create opportunities for international business including UK companies.

    You will act as the cross-UK government focal point for business engagement issues, working with stakehlolders across the public and private sector to enhance the business environment in Ghana.

    Key responsibilities include: establishing and cultivating a range of contacts (including outreach with the in-country business community); addressing the constraints to growth in areas of particular interest to UK companies through project management and being aware of wider activities undertaken by international players in Ghana to enable HMG and UK businesses to compete with and/or partner other interested parties.

    The job holder will also work closely with the Department for International Trade (DIT) on budget and operational management.

    Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Manage relationships with key external stakeholders in the British High Commission’s economic/commercial team, including business associations, project implementers and private sector companies.
  • Represent HMG at external trade policy/economic events, reporting on key themes and proposing next steps.
  • Working with the UK Ghana Chamber of Commerce, coordinate regular stakeholder events to feed in stakeholder views on programmes and initiaves emerging from the Economic/Commercial team.
  • Lead project work to address constraints in the business environment.
  • Manage the budgets for Ghana, Cameroon, Senegal and Cote d’Iviore using the Oracle budgeting platform.
  • Co-ordinate regional operations and advisory board meetings across West Africa including preparation of performance against targets.
  • Management of DIT budget for West Africa (tbc); Bilateral Programme funds (currently £30k for FY 2016-17)

    Essential qualifications and experience
  • Must hold a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent;
  • Must have at least 24 months work experience in an office environment;
  • Strong oral and written English communication skills;
  • Excellent IT skills with ability in MS Office suite applications e.g. Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint;
  • Ability to effectively work under tight deadlines;
  • Resourcefulness in solving problems;
  • Good interpersonal skills and comfortable dealing with high level officials;
  • Flexible;
  • Strong organizational skills and keen attention to detail;
  • Superior professionalism and judgment;
  • Strong work ethic.

    Desirable qualifications and experience
  • 2+ years of relevant experience in large, complex environments (multinational/international);
  • Knowledge of Economics, Trade/Commercial work

    Required competencies
    Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace

    Application deadline: 8 February 2017

    The successful applicant will have access to a range of Learning and Development opportunities with in-house and e-learning, with the potential for overseas training.

    From time to time there will be requirements to assist other teams within the Department, building overall experience.

    For more information and job application details, see; British Council Business Engagement Officer Jobs in Accra, Ghana

    British Council Defence Section Assistant Jobs in Accra, Ghana

    1. British Council Defence Section Assistant Jobs in Accra, Ghana

    The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability.

    We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.

    Job Category
    Other British Government Departments (Partners across Government, including UK Visas)

    Job Subcategory
    MOD (Ministry of Defence)

    Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)
    This position is part of a 4-strong team that supports the UK’s defence relationship with Ghana, led by the Defence Adviser. Day-to-day tasks range from typical office-based administration, through engagement and liaison with the Defence Section’s external contacts, to occasional representational work.

    In addition, the Defence Section Assistant plays an important supporting role to the wider operations of the mission, assisting with some recurring routine tasks and one-off set-piece events. The Defence Section Assistant will report to the Assistant to the Defence Adviser.

    Roles and responsibilities:
  • Facilitating Ghana Armed Forces members proceeding on UK Ministry of Defence-sponsored courses in the UK and overseas, including administration arrangements and travel plans (“movement orders”)
  • Dealing with compassionate, visa and welfare issues for Ghanaian nationals serving in the UK Armed Forces
  • Compiling visit programmes for ships visits, training teams, military exercises and other defence-related visitors to Ghana
  • Administration of the Defence Section including electronic and paper file management; reception and hosting of visitors to the Defence Section
  • Assisting with the organisation of Defence Section or wider High Commission events
  • Personal Assistant duties to the Defence Adviser, including diary management
  • Occasional attendance at official social/ceremonial events on behalf of the Defence Section
  • Routine tasks in support of the wider High Commission, including some diplomatic bag and mail duties
  • Deputising as Personal Assistant to the High Commissioner in the normal job-holder’s absence

    Essential qualifications and experience
  • Experience in a similar role;
  • Prioritising in a fast-paced work; environment, assuming responsibility for tasks with minimum supervision; strong self-organisation to deliver to deadlines.
  • Supporting creative and innovative approaches to projecting the UK’s defence engagement with Ghana.
  • Confidence to liaise directly with UK MoD, Ghana Ministry of Defence and GAF on relevant matters, in person and in writing.
  • Fast and accurate drafting in English, mainly using Microsoft Office software.
  • Familiarity with administrative support and office procedures.
  • Ability to represent the Defence Section at meetings where necessary.

    Desirable qualifications and experience
  • A knowledge of defence of military matters, and associated working environments.
  • Ability to communicate in French would be considered an asset, but is not a necessity.

    Required competencies
    Seeing the Big Picture, Making Effective Decisions, Delivering at Pace, Engaging Internationally

    Application deadline 10 February 2017

    The successful applicant will be able to benefit from High Commission run courses to develop skills in support of Foreign and Commonwealth Office competencies.

    Working patterns:
    The successful candidate will need to show some flexibility over working hours, as the working hours may on rare occasions be unsociable.

    For more information and job application details, see; British Council Defence Section Assistant Jobs in Accra, Ghana

    Business Development Analyst - Ignitia

    EWB Long Term Fellowship


    Role: Business Development Analyst

    Venture: Ignitia


    Location: Accra, Ghana, with travel across West Africa

    Start Date: Training May 2017, placement start date June 2017

    Duration: 12 months

    Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB) is a Canadian NGO that invests in people and ventures to create a thriving and sustainable world. Bolstered by its network of 36 chapters and 1600 members, EWB provides seed funding, talent and mentorship to social enterprises throughout sub-Saharan Africa. For more information on EWB, visit

    The EWB Fellows Program

    The EWB Fellows Program exists to develop a cadre of Systems Change Leaders by equipping them with the opportunities, competencies and skills needed to build a more thriving and sustainable world.

    Every year we recruit 25-30 outstanding people for the 12-month Fellowship, placing successful candidates in one of our early-stage Ventures located throughout sub-Saharan Africa. This Fellowship opportunity is with Ignitia and is based in Accra, Ghana.

    About Ignita

    Ignitia is a high-tech social enterprise that has developed a disruptive weather forecasting system that is innovative both in its scientific basis (2x as accurate as existing forecasts) and in delivery of information to customers (via SMS to reach our BoP users).

    The result is that small-scale African farmers receive forecasts that they can actually use on a daily and seasonal basis to make more informed farming decisions. According to studies by international academic experts, this has resulted in as much as 2x productivity in crop yields. This impact has the potential to be transformative: doubling yields for the world’s 1.5 billion farmers can change the financial prospects not just of families and communities, but of entire economies.

    Ignitia is currently working with USAID, GIZ, and the World Food Program, as well as governments across seven West African countries. For more information about Ignitia’s work, please visit

    About the role

    Ignita is scaling rapidly and we need to develop our market analysis to improve our operations and expand into new markets.

    There will be a combination of traditional fact-based, market research and development in addition to a healthy dose of intuition and team decision making in blazing new ground. Your work in combining the two will be critical to the team’s success.

    Fellows will get a unique hands-on learning experience and the ability to grow within their role, within our scaling social enterprise, and within one of Africa's quickest growing markets.

    As a Business Development Analyst for Ignitia, your responsibilities will include:

    ● Market Research

    ● Survey creation and customer insight

    ● Data Analytics

    ● Financial Modelling

    ● Development of sales models and channels

    Sound exciting? Here’s who we are looking for.

    Skills & Qualifications


    ● 2-5 years of experience

    ● Experience with statistical/data analysis

    ● Self-starter, independent worker, willing to take on high levels of responsibility

    ● Ability to work under pressure in a field/rural environment

    ● Cross-cultural communication skills

    ● Minimum conversational level French skills

    Wish List

    ● MBA desired

    ● Experience in Emerging Markets

    ● Experience in Telecommunications and/or Agriculture

    ● Fluency/high level of professional proficiency in French considered an asset

    Please note: You must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or landed immigrant in order to apply. No exceptions.


    All costs relating to the placement are either paid for directly by EWB (airfare, insurance, vaccinations, trainings) or indirectly through a living stipend, which covers food, living expenses, local travel, etc.

    Fellows also receive an honorarium to assist with repatriation costs. The stipend covers basic living expenses for a modest lifestyle in your placement country. You should not expect to save money during this year or use the stipend to cover previous expenses (e.g. student loans).

    Additionally, EWB offers a range of benefits including insurance, a settlement allowance, professional development opportunities, and more.

    How to apply:

    Application Instructions

    Submitting your application for the EWB Fellowship involves two steps:

    Step 1: Under the subject line “Business Development Analyst - Ignitia”, submit your CV/Resume to

    Step 2: Complete the following online application form. Please select "EWB Long Term Fellowship - Ignitia" as the “Opportunity type”. If you would like to submit your candidacy to more than one role, please fill out separate forms.

    Applications will be reviewed, and interviews scheduled on a rolling basis, so please submit your application as soon as possible. If the posting is still on our website, consider the role available.

    For further detail about EWB, please visit our website.

    Director of Finance and Administration, Ghana

    Director of Finance and Administration

    The Ghana Agricultural Development and Value Chain Enhancement (ADVANCE) II project is a $37.5M USAID-funded project that supports agricultural investments to improve the competitiveness of the maize, rice, and soybean value chains in Ghana.

    The project adopts a facilitative value chain approach, where smallholder farmers are linked to markets, finance, inputs, equipment, and information through larger commercial farmers and traders who have the capacity and incentive to invest in smallholder production.

    These linkages build the capacity of smallholder farmers to increase the efficiency of their farm businesses with improved production and post-harvest handling practices. Uniquely, the ADVANCE II model supports emerging commercial agriculture and smallholders simultaneously. The project is targeting 100,000 direct beneficiaries through direct implementation and a network of local and international partner organizations.

    Job Summary:

    The Director of Finance and Administration is responsible for providing leadership and direction to the management team, as well as, day-to-day management of the finance, internal audit and administrative functions for the organization.

    This position will build and sustain the capacity of the finance and administration department and provide exemplary stewardship through the establishment, monitoring and improvement of accounting, budgeting, finance and administrative systems and procedures.


    Financial Control

  • Serve as the senior finance resource for the organization, providing leadership and direction to the Finance and Administration team with close oversight of the organization’s financial position at all times.
  • Oversee the preparation of monthly quarterly budgets and conduct variance analyses during these same periods
  • Develop, oversee and monitor all financial and accounting systems, policies, procedures and internal controls, and adapt them as necessary to meet changing regulations and best practices
  • Oversee and lead annual budgeting process and review all financial plans and budgets, monitor progress and changes and keep management abreast with the financial status at all times
  • Provides administrative leadership for all aspects of the project in all project offices
  • Serve as a functional expert in procurement operations which includes but not limited to forecasting, planning, making tenders, ensuring proper evaluation and selection of vendors and products that provide best value for money.
  • Internal Audit, Compliance and Risk Management
  • Periodically assesses the efficiency and effectiveness of finance and administration procedures in relation to the delivery of technical activities on time and at optimum cost
  • Periodically reviews the adequacy of internal controls and identify financial and operational risks
  • Ensures compliance with ACDI VOCA policies and procedures relating to finance and administration. Serves as the primary liaison with ACDI VOCA HQ on such matters
  • Ensures compliance with all USAID rules and regulations at all times.
  • Serves as primary liaison and coordinates any financial, operational audit or compliance reviews conducted by ACDI VOCA HQ, USAID and external auditors
  • Leads the preparation and execution of action plans to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of finance and administrative operations, and mitigate operational and compliance risks
  • Leads the implementation of recommendations arising from any internal or external audit or compliance review

    Other Duties

  • Any duties assigned by the Chief of Party of ADVANCE


  • Demonstrated ability to establish effective management and operational systems to meet the evolving needs of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience working with computerized accounting and administrative systems
  • In-depth knowledge of USAID rules and regulations related to procurement and finance.
  • Outstanding organizational skills including the ability to work with minimal guidance and to multi-task and manage priorities in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Excellent critical thinking skills and sound judgment.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with donors, project stakeholders, and staff at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to communicate, negotiate, advise, persuade, or resolve issues that are highly complex and sensitive in nature with persons on all levels both inside and outside the organization.
  • Strong written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to write required reports in a clear, concise, and well-organized manner.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Must possess a sense of accuracy and attention to detail.

    Education and/or Experience Requirements:

  • Professional accounting and or audit qualification (CPA, ACCA, ICA, IIA, etc.)
  • A post-graduate degree in finance, management or related field from a recognized university will be an advantage
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of progressive work experience in financial control and audit related field including minimum five (5) years of experience in a senior management position, providing administrative oversight and management systems development and implementation leadership.
  • Experience working with an accounting and audit firm will be an advantage
  • Experience working on agricultural projects funded by donors, particularly USAID will be highly desirable.

    How to apply:

    Please apply online at or at No phone calls please. Only finalists contacted. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. EOE.

    Communication for Development (C4D) Specialist, P-3, Accra, Ghana, #19630

    If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

    For 70years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

    Purpose of the Position

    The Communications for Development (C4D) Specialist reports to the Chief Social Policy/Advocacy Communication Monitoring and Analysis for general guidance and supervision. The Specialist provides technical and operational support in the development of a systematic, planned and evidence-based strategy and process for C4D as an integral part of program development, planning and implementation to promote measurable behavioral and social change/mobilization through communication, engagement, empowerment and participation of stakeholders, partners constituents, communities and civil society to achieve successful and sustainable concrete (program/project) results on children's rights, survival and well-being in the Ghana Country Office.

    Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks

    1. Support to strategy design and development of C4D activities

  • Conduct and/or participate in comprehensive C4D situation analysis of social, cultural, economic and political issues in the country/region, including through national/subnational working groups or committees. Assess/synthesize qualitative and quantitative information, data and evidence to support the establishment of comprehensive and evidence-based information for developing and planning the C4D component of the Country Program of Cooperation (and UNDAF).
  • Participate in country program planning and reviews to contribute to discussions on the underlying and contextual issues to be addressed (e.g. policies, gender/children inequality, cultural/social behavior etc) to ensure the successful and sustainable delivery of program results and provide technical recommendations on approaches, strategies and plans of action for C4D to promote behavioral and social change.
  • Prepare or provide quality assurance on materials and related documentations for C4D strategies and plans (as a component of the CO and/or UNDAF Programs) to ensure optimum impact, scale and sustainability of achievements/results.
  • Collaborate/consult with a wide range of partners and stakeholders to ensure synergy, integration, coherence, and harmonization of C4D activities with UNICEF MTSP, CO global communications and advocacy activities and UN System development activities and initiatives at the CO level, including in humanitarian response.

    2. Implementation of C4D activities

  • Collaborate with, advise and/or consult internal partners and external partners to design C4D strategies, including formulation, production and testing materials and/or to organize C4D events and activities to ensure engagement and participation of key audiences, and maximum outreach and impact on behavioral and social change, including in humanitarian response.
  • Confirm/verify the technical quality, consistency and relevancy of communications strategies, including materials that are developed, produced and disseminated to target audience (e.g. individuals, communities, government officials, partners, media etc).
  • Recommend appropriate multiple media formats (e.g. print, digital/social media, TV/Radio, Web, community networks, etc.). Oversee the production and implementation of multi-media initiatives for compliance with targets and plans that integrate the latest evidence.
  • Carry out C4D advocacy activities with/for a wide range of constituents, stakeholders, partners, communities, etc. to encourage/promote engagement and dialogue, inclusion, self determination and participation in mobilizing social, political, behavioral and cultural change to achieve sustainable program results on children and women's rights, equity and wellbeing. Develop/select materials and other communication tools for C4D events.
  • Identify, establish and maintain active interaction/relations with media, academia and other strategic partners to communicate/advocate UNICEF's competencies and achievements to ensure their engagement, interests and support in promoting social/political engagement for political action on children's rights, and measurable changes in social and behavioral outcomes.
  • Conduct and/or participate in M & E and Evaluation exercises, including country program previews, meetings and mid-term/annual reviews to assess/report on efficacy/outcome of C4D on UNICEF and CO Strategic Plans/Goals. Recommend timely action to ensure the achievement of results as planned and allocated. Integrate/disseminate lessons learned in development planning and improvements.

    3. Technical and operational support

  • Collaborate with internal CO, RO and/or RO colleagues to contribute to the development of strategies, approaches, policies and the planning of C4D social and resource mobilization initiatives in support of programs/projects implementation and delivery of results, including humanitarian response.
  • Participate in CO strategic discussions to collaborate on policy and agenda setting for C4D advocacy and investments and related external relations and resource mobilization initiatives.
  • Participate in budget planning and management of program funds and prepare financial plan for C4D initiatives. Monitor/track the use of resources as planned and verify compliance with organizational guidelines, rules and regulations and standards of ethics and transparency.

    4. Advocacy, networking and partnership building

  • Identify, build and maintain partnerships through networking and proactive collaboration with strategic partners, e.g. academia; social networks; celebrities, journalist, media, all sectors/levels of (socially aware) society and critical audience to reinforce cooperation and/or pursue opportunities for C4D advocacy to promote UNICEF mission and goals for child rights, social equity and inclusiveness.
  • Collaborate with internal global/regional communication partners to harmonize, link and/or coordinate messaging and use of multiple media and communication platforms to enhance C4D outreach including in humanitarian contexts.
  • Participate in organizational and/or inter-agency (UNCT; National UN Communication for Development Roundtable) discussions and planning to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues in the UNDAF planning and preparation of C4D advocacy and resource mobilization initiatives including emergencies.

    5. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

  • Implement innovative practices, approaches and latest technology on multiple media and social/digital platforms and networks for C4D that are appropriate/available for the CO context and audience.
  • Institutionalize/share best practices and knowledge learned/products with global/local partners and stakeholders to build capacity of practitioners, and disseminate these products to key audiences including donors and partners.
  • Organize/implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders/partners (government and non-government) in C4D planning, implementation and evaluation in support of programs/projects including in humanitarian settings.

    Qualifications of a Successful Candidate

  • An Advanced university degree (Master's) in social and behavioral science, sociology, anthropology, psychology, education, communication, public relations or other related social science field is required. Afirst level university degree (Bachelor's) in a relevant field (as identified above) in conjunction with seven (7) years of relevant work experience (as identified below), may be taken in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • A minimum five years of progressively responsible professional work experience inareas of social development program planning, communications and development, public advocacy and/or related areas at the international and/or large organization, some of which preferably were served in a developing country is required.
  • Relevant experience in related areas (as identified above) in a UN system agency or organization is an asset.
  • Fluency in English (written & verbal) is required. Knowledge of an additional UN Language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) or a local language is considered an asset.

    Competencies of a Successful Candidate

    Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity

    Core competencies

  • Communication - Level III
  • Working with People - Level II
  • Drive for Results - Level II

    Functional Competencies

  • Leading and Supervising - Level I
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts - Level II
  • Relating and Networking - Level II
  • Persuading and Influencing - Level II
  • Applying Technical Expertise - Level II
  • Entrepreneurial Thinking - Level II
  • To view our competency framework, please click here.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

    To apply, click on the following link

    Assessment of Neonatal Infections (Consultancy)

    If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

    For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

    Purpose of the Assignment:

    Ghana has made significant progress in reducing under-five mortality from 111 per 1,000 live births in 2006 to 60 per 1,000[1] live births in 2014. However, there are significant regional variations within the country, with the Northern Region (characterized by multiple deprivations), having the highest under-five mortality rate of 124 per 1,000 live births in 2011[2].

    Neonatal mortality reduction has been very marginal from 43 per 1,000 live births in 2003 to 29 per 1,000 live births in 2014 representing 48% of under-five mortality in Ghana (DHS 2014). It has become evident that without significant improvements in neonatal mortality, Ghana is not going to experience any further declines in under-five mortality.

    One of the major causes of neonatal mortality is neonatal sepsis accounting for about 20% of neonatal deaths (WHO/CHERG 2014). Hospital acquired infections during childbirth lead to early neonatal death and constitute a significant cause of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality.

    Adequate levels of sanitation and practice of hygiene in healthcare facilities are expectedly a contributing factor to hospital infection prevention and control with ultimate impact on the quality of care provided in these facilities.

    For these to happen, healthcare facilities would therefore need to have adequate and continuous supply of running water. Thus inadequate Water supply, Sanitation and Hygiene infrastructure and poor infection control and prevention practices directly and indirectly contribute to increased risk of neonatal and child mortality through healthcare facility-acquired infections.

    A survey conducted by UNICEF in 2016 showed significant inadequacies in WASH infrastructure in health facilities in Tatale Sanguli and Kpandai districts of the Northern region. The survey which was conducted in 28 health facilities showed that Out of the 28 health facilities assessed, 77% had improved water source, 11% used water from a river or harvested rain water and 12% did not have any water source on site.

    None of the healthcare facilities performed water quality checks on the water they used for their operations. Nineteen percent of the health facilities used flush toilets, 42% used KVIP, 38% did not have any toilet facility at all and only 4% had separate toilets for male and female patients.

    Though all the healthcare facilities had some hand washing facilities, they were not adequate and all the facilities used burn and bury to dispose of both domestic and medical waste.

    A similar study sponsored by UNICEF under the accelerated sanitation project in 14 districts and 80 small towns in Northern Ghana showed that thirty-five percent of the health facilities use Kumasi Ventilated Improved Pit (KVIP), 11.8% Ventilated Improved Pit (VIP), 11.8% pour flush and only 5.9% use conventional flush, the remaining 35% having no toilet facilities for the patients.

    Only 55% of the health facilities surveyed had separate toilet facilities for male and female patients.

    In an effort to respond to the poor health and WASH situation in the Northern region, UNICEF secured some funding to support district-wide coverage of WASH interventions in health facilities across the two districts by providing WASH facilities by April 2017, sensitize and train health service providers on WASH and Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) by March 2017.

    The project incorporates an operational research component geared towards assessing the impact of these interventions on maternal, neonatal and child health. This will be done through a baseline and mid-line assessments, monthly monitoring of newborn infections and end-line assessment, hence the development of this TOR to engage a research team to conduct the implementation research.

    The overall aim of the study is to document changes in knowledge and practices of maternal and newborn healthcare providers in order to ascertain whether there were any improvements (or otherwise) in neonatal infections following the project interventions. Specifically, this assessment will:

  • Assess knowledge of health service providers on Infection Prevention before and after implementation of WASH intervention in the health facilities
  • Assess changes in infection prevention practices of healthcare providers following WASH intervention in the health facilities
  • Assess trends in rates of newborn infections in target health facilities through monthly monitoring during the pre- and post-WASH intervention periods.

    Assignment Tasks:

  • Conduct desk review and develop research proposal for the assessment
  • Obtain ethical clearance and conduct baseline assessment
  • Conduct mid-line assessment and monthly monitoring on of newborn infections
  • Conduct end-line assessment

    Expected Deliverables

  • Inception report comprising of research proposal with clear design/methodology and questionnaire for baseline, monthly monitoring, mid-line and end-line surveys and data monitoring plan
  • Draft report of baseline assessment
  • Midline Assessment, andMonthly monitoring of newborn infections report

    Final comparative report on baseline, mid-line and end-line assessments, monthly monitoring,

    PowerPoint presentation and all the data set

    Qualifications of Successful Candidate

  • Education: At least Master degrees in Public Health, Health Policy, Biostatistics or other public health related fields. Postgraduate degree in child health is an added advantage
  • Years of relevant experience: Expertise and proven substantial experience with at least eight years of experience in Maternal Newborn Child health;

    Competencies of Successful Candidate:

  • Adequate knowledge of and exposure to national health systems and Northern region in particular
  • Understanding of Ghana's MNCH situation and current responses in line with the National
  • Newborn Strategy (2014-2018), the National Child Health Policy (2007-2015)
  • Expertise in quantitative and qualitative data analysis and report preparation
  • Critical analytical and conceptual ability; skills in communication and documentation
  • Excellent analytical and report writing ability in English including effective dissemination materials
  • Ability to work co-operatively and constructively with national counterparts and stakeholders
  • To view our competency framework, please click here.

    Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in GHS- Ghana Cedi) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable). Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link

    Project Manager

    The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking an experienced Project Manager with a high level of commitment to assist with identification of donors, project-start up and overall management during implementation for a nutrition activity in Ghana.

    The Center: CIP is a not-for-profit international agricultural research for development institution with a focus on potato, sweet potato, and Andean Root and Tuber Crops. Its vision is to enhance the use of roots and tubers crops to improve the livelihoods of the poor.

    CIP is dedicated to achieving food security, improved nutrition and well-being, and gender equality for poor people in root and tuber farming and food systems of the developing world.

    CIP is headquartered in Lima, Peru with staff and activities in over 20 locations across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. CIP is a member of the CGIAR Consortium, a network of 15 research centers that are mostly located in the developing world and supported by more than 50 donor members.

    The Project: CIP is implanting the Going to Scale with Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) for Health and Wealth Project in order to improve vitamin A intakes in rural and urban households, especially among young children and women of reproductive age, and to improve revenues for producers, consumers and other actors along sweetpotato value chains. The project is led by CIP in partnership with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) of Ghana and includes a wide spectrum of stakeholders.

    The position: The incumbent will lead the Project Unit with responsibility of convening potential investors to contribute to the initiative, leading the writing of supplementary proposals according to specific donor requirements, organizing stakeholder workshops to bring different stakeholders together for the implementation process, and making decisions in terms of which work packages could move to implementation first according to availability of resources.

    This position will be based in Accra, Ghana and will report directly to the Principal Scientist and Project Leader**.

    Duties and Accountabilities:

    The Project Manager will have overall responsibility for the project management and implementation, as well as leading role in the identification of potential donors and in Government relations. She/he will be expected to:

  • In collaboration with CIP staff, identify, lead the writing of specific proposals and help secure financial commitments from potential donors.
  • Steward these donor relationships to ensure that they continue over the lifetime of the project; Manage project implementation, including challenging timelines.
  • Share financial responsibility for project management and implementation with senior CIP finance representatives.
  • Lead overall communication efforts related to the project and with internal project partners.
  • Assist in the identification, negotiation of implementation agreements and financial contributions to national and any international project implementation partners.
  • Take the lead in the definition of roles and responsibilities with regards to implementation.
  • Coordinate policy advocacy interventions via-a-vis Government.
  • Identify strong candidates and staff the project as required.
  • Interact with potential investors, Government, CIP, internal and external stakeholders as necessary in a professional and timely fashion.
  • Any other duties required to ensure smooth implementation and maximum project impact.

    Selection Criteria:

  • Strong academic credentials, preferably a Ph.D. in relevant agricultural science or social science, with demonstrable expertise in value chain work in Africa and experience on roots and tubers preferable.
  • Strong experience of at least 10 years as a filed- based project manager, with at least
  • 5 years working as a project leader on large-scale agricultural development projects.
  • Knowledge and experience working in Ghana and/or, more broadly, West Africa.
  • Strong engagement with the private sector.
  • Project management skills in the context of large, complex agricultural and/or rural development projects in Africa.
  • Experience identifying potential donors, securing their commitments, and stewarding the relationships over time.
  • Strong team leadership skills and an ability to work in a multicultural environment.
  • Native language ability in English and a working knowledge of French.


    Employment contract will be for an initial one–year term with a three-month probation period with possibility of renewal, subject to availability of funding. Salary will be commensurable with experience. CIP prides itself on its collegial and supportive working environment, which allows space for personal and professional growth.

    How to apply:

    Applicants should apply online through our CIP’s Job Opportunities website (, including a cover letter, a full C.V. with the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable of the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience.

    Screening of applications will begin on February 6, 2017 and will continue until the post is filled. All applications will be acknowledged; however only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Business Development Specialist II, Ghana & Liberia

    Job Title: Business Development Specialist II, Ghana and Liberia

    Department/Location: Tamale, Ghana

    Position Type: Regular/Full time; Accompanied

    FLSA: Exempt

    Band: D

    Reports To: Regional Business Development Manager with matrixed oversight from Ghana & Liberia Country Representatives.

    About CRS

    Catholic Relief Services (CRS) carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.


    Catholic Relief Services began working in Ghana in 1958. For more than fifty years, CRS Ghana has enjoyed a tradition of cooperation and partnership with the Catholic Church and Government Ministries.

    Over the years, CRS’ operations have evolved from relief to social development by improving health status, advancing the quality of and access to basic education, social justice, global solidarity and the enhancement of food security in Ghana.

    CRS employs an integrated approach to help poor and vulnerable people lead full and productive lives with a focus on our signature areas of agricultural livelihoods, health and emergency response and recovery.

    We plan and coordinate programs in the country’s 19 Dioceses and one Vicariate, bringing public- and private-sector actors together for community-based development. CRS implements programs through partnerships with a variety of stakeholders, including the Government of Ghana, local NGOs, international NGOs, churches, and public and private sector partners. Our current work in Ghana focuses on: agriculture and livelihoods (including SILC); health (including WASH, MCH and HSS); and youth engagement.

    CRS first began working in Liberia in 1957, with a permanent country program office opening in 1990. During the ensuing 14+ years of conflict and war, CRS was one of the few agencies to maintain a constant presence in the country, providing life-saving humanitarian assistance to tens of thousands of people. With the establishment of peace, CRS and partners focused increasingly on reconstruction and development activities, working in health, agriculture, livelihoods, peace and justice, and micro-savings.

    With the onset of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak, CRS Liberia began working with our local health partners to ensure access to safe health care, support EVD triage and isolation and carry out EVD related community outreach and hygiene promotion activities. In addition, CRS continues to support immunization programming through support to a local platform of civil society organizations.

    The Business Development Specialist will operate as a member of both CRS’ West Africa team and CRS’ global BD community, providing direct support to strategic growth opportunities as well as helping to strengthen BD-related systems, processes, relationships and staff capacities in Ghana and Liberia.

    This is an exciting and dynamic post for an experienced Business Development professional with the drive to represent and lead CRS programming transformation and growth.

    Primary Function

    The BD Specialist will maintain CRS’ competitive positioning for and pursuit of institutional donor resources, with an emphasis on competitive funding mechanisms, through representation and leadership in both countries.

    He/she will define, monitor and update the business pipeline and ensure that CRS is best positioned to pursue relevant opportunities. With a core function of identifying opportunities and leading the production of high quality applications for donor funding, this position will provide specialized assistance across the BD cycle:

  • providing guidance and leadership for strategic growth planning
  • leveraging CRS’ competitive position and program results to attract new funding
  • managing functional teams to identify and capture funding opportunities
  • incorporating best practices into growth-related business processes and proposals
  • building relationships with current and prospective donors
  • developing/managing strategic alliances and/or coalitions with other organizations
  • monitoring donor trends, including corporate and other non-traditional sources
  • The BD Specialist will train and mentor staff to improve their skills in proposal development, representation to donor and partner organizations, intelligence-gathering, and marketing, including the production of well-developed, polished English marketing materials for external donors. He/she will support CRS with marketing events, communication pieces for stakeholders in coordination with the CR, HOPs and Program Managers, to enhance visibility and serve external information needs.

    Other roles include: working closely with the Regional BD Manager and other BD colleagues around the region on planning, intelligence gathering, sharing lessons learned, and pursuing opportunities; ensuring that high-quality studies, research components, and documenting of innovations are completed and presented to donors and other interested audiences; ensuring reports and responses to donors are of high quality, in the correct format and responding to donor requirements; and managing the project development budget.

    Job Responsibilities


  • Develop and maintain key relationships with donors, collaborating organizations, and private sector actors with an eye toward opportunity identification, shared value creation, strategic alliance formation, and global brand positioning.
  • Research, analyze and plan for new funding opportunities, competitive intelligence, and CRS’ competitive positioning on a continuous basis within the marketplace in a timely manner. Support effective internal communication and information management processes to ensure access and use of BD information by relevant stakeholders within the agency, including maintaining an up-to-date opportunities matrix.
  • Work with the Regional BDM, CRs, and HOPs to identify international partners and negotiate CRS’ role on proposal consortia, ensuring a competitive position for CRS that adheres to the agency’s partnership principles and strategic directions.
  • Foster a culture of business development within the country program by contributing to the development and dissemination of standardized BD materials (learning resources, guidelines, tools and templates, and online information) and build capacity of country program staff on their application, through staff mentorship, modeling of good practices, and training.
  • Lead the country programs’ functional teams to develop appropriate and effective fundraising and positioning strategies involving donor research and intelligence, product development, marketing, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship, as needed.
  • Lead the country programs’ opportunity pipeline tracking and analysis, including portfolio trends, proposal submissions and performance, and growth projections.
  • Capture Planning and Proposal and Concept Note Development
  • Provide BD skill and capacity to guide and/or lead teams in opportunity analysis, capture planning, proposal preparation (includes proposal development budget, human resource needs, proposal development timeline, coordination with the Region and HQ, partner management, etc.), proposal development, proposal review, and after action review.
  • Lead the country teams to manage proposal processes, often as the Proposal Coordinator or Lead Writer, to ensure timely submission of high quality proposals that are responsive to and compliant with donor requirements and with CRS technical application and cost application standards. This includes coordinating review timelines with Regional and
  • Headquarters’-based staff, support personnel recruitment, budget development, non-technical proposal writing, and/or editing/packaging as part of proposal team.
  • Provide internal reviews of technical and cost applications prepared by other staff, reviewing for clarity, responsiveness, presentation, and compliance, in coordination with the HOP and Finance Officer.
  • Documentation of results, reporting and marketing
  • Work with relevant staff to leverage CRS’ programmatic and operational results for marketing, positioning, and direct fundraising purposes, including maintaining data on past performance and agency capacity, publications and dissemination, and donor visits.
  • Participate in quarterly program reviews and evaluations to ensure systematic documentation of program best practices and lessons learned by program staff, maintain a centralized system with access by all staff and disseminate as appropriate.
  • Conceptualize and oversee the production of appropriate marketing materials for the CRS portfolio in collaboration with programming and administrative staff. This is likely to include the Annual Report for local Bishops and other interested parties, project fact sheets, sectoral and/or geographic focus brochures, past performance documentation, and others.
  • In collaboration with the Heads of Programs, establish effective systems to ensure timely reporting to donors, support other program staff in understanding funder requirements and ensure reports themselves are in the correct format, and edit sections of reports as needed. Shared services
  • Provide specialized expertise in select areas of the BD cycle, priority program sectors and funding sources, and/or relevant cross-cutting skill sets, as a member of CRS’ global pool of BD talent. Contribute effectively to global strategic initiatives through a shared services structure.
  • Note: This is not an exhaustive list of responsibilities, as he/she may be asked to undertake additional tasks as necessary.

    Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)

    These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

    • Serves with integrity

    • Models stewardship

    • Cultivates constructive relationships

    • Promotes learning

    Key Working Relationships

    Internal: Ghana and Liberia Country Representatives, Heads of Programs, Finance Managers; Regional Business Development Manager; Regional Technical Advisors in MEAL, Agriculture, WASH, and Health; Regional Program Quality Director; HQ based Business Development, Marketing and Communications, Overseas Finance, and Private Fundraising staff.

    External: Donor agencies; government ministries; Church partners; UN Agencies; private sector entities; partner representatives and local/international NGO offices; and other stakeholders as appropriate.

    Personal Skills

    • Experience and proven track record of successful proposal development with USG and other donor agencies;

    • Strong analytical and information management skills;

    • Excellent oral and written communication in English;

    • Self-motivated, with strong interpersonal, networking, and representation skills;

    • Strong team leadership, process facilitation, and time management skills;

    • Service-oriented attitude and approach;

    • Commitment to working successfully within a geographically dispersed, cross-disciplinary team structure.

    Qualifications and Experience Required

  • Master's degree in business management, international development, or related field.
  • Minimum five years international development
  • Development experience, including at least three years of work in a developing country.
  • Significant experience developing successful proposals required; comprehensive experience with USAID technical and cost applications highly desirable.
  • Experience pursuing USAID RFPs, non-USG funding mechanisms, and opportunities to create shared value cross-sector, e.g. in public-private partnerships highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience utilizing diverse, proactive strategies to competitively position his/her organization for new funding and productive institutional relationships.
  • Demonstrated experience leading teams and managing people and processes to produce complex proposals under tight deadlines and at exceptional quality.
  • Experience building the capacity of, and providing effective technical assistance and guidance to, peers and colleagues required; knowledge of instructional design, and adult learning principles and/or direct training experience.
  • Experience with Salesforce or other CRM software, highly desirable.
  • Experience with CRS programming approaches, standards and tools preferred;
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication and negotiation skills.
  • Strong computer skills: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint; Microsoft Publisher preferred.
  • English Fluency required;
  • Physical Requirements/Environment: The position is based in Tamale, Ghana with travel to Liberia

    Disclaimer Clause: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

    CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.


    How to apply:

    Apply online:

    Grants Manager

    The West Africa Food Markets Programme (WAFM) is a five-year DIFD-funded initiative implemented by the Palladium Group, leading a consortium including KPMG and Saana Consulting.

    WAFM aims for growth in supply of staple foods, particularly cereals, and in the purchasing power of farmers in food-insecure Sahelian countries, strengthening resilience against periodic food-deficit shocks and contributing to prosperity, stability and security.

    This is to be achieved via increased food production (yield increases and/or reduction in post-harvest losses) and cross-border trade along the Ghana-Burkina Faso and Niger-Nigeria trade corridors, thereby lowering seasonal price volatility in selected food markets. The programme is made up of two components, a Policy Facility and a Challenge Fund.

    1 Challenge Fund (CF): The CF incentivises businesses to pilot and scale pro-poor innovative activities to increase staple food and cereals production, processing and marketing, targeting and facilitating cross-border trade.

    This focuses on production and trade in cassava, maize, millet and sorghum. 2 Policy Facility (PF): The PF supports interventions resulting in tangible gains in outreach, production and sales of smallholders, traders and processors via medium-term changes (attainable in 1-2 years) in policies, regulations, administrative directives and practices affecting the rules & institutions that promote cross-border trade in targeted cereals and associated processed food products and other products (HQCF, starch etc.)

    The Grants Manager will manage the day-to-day operations of grant funds including contracting of grantees, funds disbursements, mobilisation of consultants and completion of all field assessment visit and regular reporting.

    The Grants Manager is a technical staff on the Challenge Fund. The role requires the incumbent to possess strong competencies in analysis, data management, finance and administration, business processes, organisational and events management, agribusiness and agribusiness financing, grant making processes and project delivery mechanisms. WAFM Programme is looking for an experienced Grants Manager who will be responsible for the following:

  • Assist in the development of fund operational processes and manage a robust and transparent grants procedure.
  • Undertake pre-grant capacity assessments of potential grant recipients and make recommendations for disbursement of funds
  • Conduct due diligence or assessment of financial and administrative capacity of grantees
  • Review grant recipients work plans and budgets and facilitate the contracting process
  • Conduct site/monitoring visits which may include data verification exercises to ensure the quality of programme results
  • Conduct relevant training and coaching of grantees to enhance their capacity in areas crucial to the success of the grant management
  • Contribute to efforts in meeting donor reporting requirements as well as reporting
  • Review periodic narrative and financial reports, as well as disbursement requests from grant recipients
  • Track and document fund disbursement and estimated future spending.
  • Manage day-to-day operations of grant funds
  • Lead a fraud mitigation strategy and risk management

    Qualification and experience

  • University degree in either management, finance, accounting, auditing, financial management or other related field
  • Minimum 7 years' experience in project management, at least 5 of which are specifically focused on challenge funds, grants, contracts and/or compliance
  • Knowledge of agriculture and agribusiness related funds' grant processes, including accounting and financial reporting
  • Experience in setting up grant management systems and processes, including interacting with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Experience of working with donors in development programmes would be an advantage
  • Experience in fraud and risk management
  • Proficient in both written and spoken English. Good knowledge of French is highly regarded.

    Skills and desired competencies

  • Good communication (written and verbal),numeracy, presentation and analytical skills
  • IT proficiency especially Microsoft Office especially Word and Excel
  • An eye for detail
  • Team player with leadership capability
  • Excellent coordination and planning skill

    How to apply:

    Please follow this link to apply:

    Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, P-3, Accra, Ghana, #63181

    If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

    For 70 years, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

    Purpose of the Position

    Within the context of UNICEF Accra, Ghana's country office (CO), the incumbent of the post will ensurethat the CO has useful, valid and reliable information on:

  • the situation of children's and women's rights;
  • the performance of UNICEF-supported programmes including their relevance, efficiency,
  • effectiveness, and sustainability, and in emergency contexts, their coverage, coordination and coherence.
  • The incumbent of the post will lead UNICEF Ghana's M&E unit and work with the UN country team to support UNCT goals for delivering valid and reliable information on the attainment of the MDGs and other goals, and on the performance of UN-supported programmes.

    The incumbent of the post will also assist with the establishment of monitoring and evaluation tools which enhance partnership between the UNCT, government and other key players to collectively track progress on MDGs and other international commitment for children.

    The incumbent will also assist with the development of national capacities for monitoring, evaluation and research, with special attention to the interest, concern and participation of government, community, and civil society stakeholders.

    Key Accountabilities, Duties, & Tasks1.

    Integrated Monitoring, Evaluation, & ResearchEnsure that the Country Office and national partners use a well-prioritised and realistic plan of research, monitoring and evaluation activities that will provide the most relevant and strategic information to manage the Country Programme, including tracking and assessing UNICEF's distinct contribution.

  • Make professional contributions to and provide technical assistance for the planning and establishing the major research, monitoring and evaluation objectives, priorities, and activities in UNICEF's multi-year and annual IMEPs, in consultation with child-rights and implementing partners.
  • Likewise, support the development of UNDAF M&E Plans from a sound results-based programming process.
  • Identify the M&E objectives, priorities, and activities required for effective CO and partner Emergency Preparedness and Response Plans.
  • In humanitarian response situations, within the first month, draft and recommend a simple one-month data-collection plan to cover key data gaps as required for the initial emergency response, working in close collaboration with the humanitarian clusters partners.
  • After the initial humanitarian response, support management of the medium-term response with a revised IMEP

    2. Situation Monitoring and AssessmentEnsure that the Country Office and national partners have timely and accurate measurement of change in conditions in the country or region, including monitoring of socio-economic trends and the country's wider policy, economic or institutional context, to facilitate planning and to draw conclusions about the impact of programmes or policies.

  • In coordination with other stakeholders, support the collection of Millennium Development Goal (MDG) and other key social development indicators (through MICS or other surveys) to improve national planning.
  • Support partners in the establishment and management of national statistical databases (e.g., DevInfo), ensuring that key indicators are readily accessible by key stakeholders.
  • Potential uses include the Situation Analysis, Common Country Assessment, Early Warning
  • Monitoring Systems, and Mid-Term Reviews.
  • Develop a collectively Situation Monitoring and Assessment system owned by all key partners which supports the preparation of country level statistical and analytic reports on the status of children's and women's rights issues; and which allow, when opportunities emerge to influence developmental and social policies. To include technical support to global reporting obligations including national reports on progress toward the MDGs, and toward CRC and CEDAW fulfilment.
  • In humanitarian response situations, provide professional support for one or more rapid assessments (inter-agency or independently if necessary) to be carried out within the first 48-72 hours, working in close collaboration with the humanitarian partners.

    3. Programme Performance Monitoring

  • Ensure that the Country Office has quality information to assess progress towards expected results established in annual work plans.
  • Provide technical support to ensure that a set of programme performance indicators are identified and adjusted as necessary, with inputs of all concerned partners in the context of the multi-year and annual IMEPs, the Annual Management Plan and Annual Work Plans, as outlined in the Programme Policy and Procedures Manual).
  • Coordinate with partners to ensure that monitoring systems are properly designed, and that data collection and analysis from field visits are coordinated and standardised across programmes to feed into to programme performance monitoring, with special attention to humanitarian response.
  • Drawing on monitoring and analysis of key program performance and management indicators, provide professional input to management reports, including relevant sections of the annual reports.

    4. Evaluation

  • Ensure that UNICEF-supported evaluations are designed and implemented to established UN quality standards, and the results are disseminated in a timely fashion to stakeholders in order to improve programme performance and contribute to wider learning.
  • Technically support programme partners to formulate Terms of Reference and evaluation designs of high quality, when relevant drawing on the know-how of knowledge institutions, in compliance with the organization's programme evaluation policies and guidelines.
  • Monitor and ensure the quality of the field work and data management during the implementation phase, and the quality of the analysis and ease of understanding during the report writing phase.
  • Disseminate evaluation findings and recommendations to the intended audiences in user-friendly methods. In particular, to ensure that effective participatory feedback is provided to community and civil society stakeholders.
  • Monitor and ensure that a management response to the findings and recommendations of the evaluation is completed, recorded, and followed up for implementation.
  • Most specifically, ensure that evaluation recommendations are submitted to the Country Management Team and follow-up actions recorded in CMT minutes. Submit electronic copies of all evaluations to NYHQ via the Evaluation Data Base web portal, with full accompanying documentation.

    5. Monitoring & Evaluation Capacity Building

  • Ensure that the monitoring and evaluation capacities of Country Office staff and national partners government and civil society – are strengthened enabling them to increasingly engage in and lead monitoring and evaluation processes.
  • Promote awareness and understanding of the shared responsibility of M& E function among all staff members through communication, training, learning and development activities organization-wide.
  • In close collaboration with partners, ensure that an M&E capacity building strategy for UNICEF/UN staff national partners and institutions exists in the context of the IMEP, or UNDAF M&E plan. Pay particular attention so the capacity needs of national partners such as professional evaluation associations will be strengthened by involvement in evaluation processes and possibly through specific capacity building initiatives.
  • Collaborate to implement capacity building strategies as a joint commitment with other developmental partners. Utilize a range of appropriate skills building strategies including self-learning, seminars and workshops and practical experience in order that UNICEF and UN staff have the basic knowledge and skills in understanding and applying new M&E policies, tools, and methods to fulfil their responsibilities. Similarly, design and implement strategies suited to the skills needs of national partners.
  • Actively seek partnerships with knowledge institutions for the identification of capacity gaps and development of strategies to address them.

    6. Coordination and Networking

  • Ensure that the UNICEF office is effectively linked to wider UNICEF M&E developments in a way that both contributes to and benefits from organizational learning on effective M&E management.
  • Collaborate with Regional M&E Advisers and HQ Evaluation Office for overall coordination of priority research, monitoring and evaluation activities, especially those of regional scope requiring the coordinated effort of multiple countries.
  • Partner with the Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Adviser to ensure that current and accurate M&E data and results are included in regional reports, multi-country studies, and knowledge sharing networks.
  • Undertake lessons-learned reviews on successful and unsuccessful M&E practices and experience at the national level, and ensure they are shared as appropriate. Similarly, pay attention to M&E knowledge networks to identify innovations and lessons learned that may be relevant for the CO and partners to improve their M&E function.

    Qualifications of Successful Candidate

  • An advanced university degree (Master's) in Social Sciences, Demography, Development, Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, Statistics or related field(s) is required.*
  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in designing, managing and leading, programme monitoring and evaluation is required.
  • Previous knowledge and experience in data analysis and dissemination, evaluation design and quality assurance, supporting national M&E systems, and use of quantitative/qualitative/mixed methods is highly desirable.
  • Familiarity of emerging international good practice in M&E partnerships is desirable.
  • Knowledge of UNICEF strategic framework for partnerships and collaborative relationships is desirable.
  • Previous work experience in an emergency duty station and/or humanitarian context is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English (written & verbal) is required. Knowledge of an additional UN Language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) is considered an asset.

    Competencies of Successful CandidateCore Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity

    Core competencies

  • Communication (Level 2)
  • Working with People (Level 2)
  • Drive for Result (Level 2)

    Functional Competencies

  • Leading and Supervising (Level 2)
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts (Level 2)
  • Analyzing (Level 2)
  • Applying Technical Expertise (Level 2)
  • Planning and Organizing (Level 3)

    How to apply:

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