Deputy Chief of Party
LINC is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party/Performance Monitoring Specialist for the USAID-funded Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Platform in Ghana.
This Platform will provide USAID/Ghana with expert monitoring, evaluation, and learning services for USAID/Ghana offering high quality, demand-driven monitoring and evaluation technical assistance and analytical services to USAID/Ghana staff, implementing partners, and local country stakeholders that advance U.S. foreign policy goals and USAIDs strategic objectives in Ghana.
The Deputy Chief of Party/Performance Monitoring Specialist will provide leadership, day-to-day management, and technical support for the Platform.
While supporting the Chief of Party, the Deputy Chief of Party/Performance Monitoring Specialist will focus primarily on ensuring exceptional technical delivery, including assessment and analysis of ongoing USAID activities in Ghana, and building the capacity of local staff and partners.
This is a full-time position contingent upon USAID award.
**Citizens of Ghana are strongly encouraged to apply**
Support the Chief of Party with overall leadership of the Platform, including program planning, technical execution, financial management, and operations, ensuring seamless coordination among all components.
Oversee the design, implementation, resourcing, and quality assurance of all assessments, performance and impact evaluations, and Data Quality Assessments.
Design evaluation methodologies, data collection methods, instruments, and protocols for evaluations.
Provide support to implementing partners in data collection, analysis, and presentation ensuring rigor and quality assurance; oversee any data collection and analysis carried out by the Platform.
Draft technical scopes of work for and supervise the performance of consultants and subcontractors.
Plan, organize, and facilitate learning activities for USAID staff and partners;
Support the management, training, and mentoring of Platform staff.
Coordinate and provide MEL technical assistance to USAID implementing partners and Ghanaian partner organizations.
Coordinate and consult with USAID, the Government of Ghana, implementing partners, and other key stakeholders and audiences as required.
Ensure compliance with all applicable USG, USAID, and LINC rules and regulations.
Skills and Qualifications
Successful candidates should have:
A Masters degree in evaluation, economics, international development, social sciences, or a related field.
Minimum eight years of demonstrated experience supporting complex donor-funded activities in a team environment, ideally for USAID.
At least five years of experience recruiting and successfully managing teams with an emphasis on quality products.
Prior experience working in Ghana required, with a strong understanding of Ghanas context and culture.
Experience designing and managing impact and performance evaluations, analyses, and assessments, including experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods, design of evaluation methodology; and data collection, methods, and verification.
Familiarity with USAIDs collaborating, learning, and adapting framework required; familiarity with innovative MEL approaches preferred.
Demonstrated experience managing learning and adaptive management approaches with USAID or other donors.
Proven USAID and external stakeholder relations, team leadership, and strategic management skills.
Exceptional written and oral communication skills. Fluency in spoken and written English.
Understanding of USAID regulations and policies, including but not limited to the Automated Directives System 201, Evaluation Policy, and the Journey to Self-Reliance.
Please send a resume/CV to GhanaMEL@linclocal.org by October 22, 2021, with the subject line Ghana MEL Platform DCOP. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. LINC LLC is an equal opportunity employer.
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