Ghana Research/M&E Director

Full Time Greater Accra Palladium

Research and M&E Director

Company Overview:

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

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

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

Project Overview and Role:

The position will be on an upcoming USAID/Ghana project that addresses a key constraint restricting the development of commercial agriculture and obtaining full food security in Ghana – access to finance necessary to enable investment in agricultural value chains.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The role of the position is to track, aggregate and develop reports on the achievements of the technical leads towards meeting the project indicators and targets, support the team in evaluating their progress, and assist with developing the project M&E plan (which includes the PMP and knowledge management and learning plan). In addition, s/he will assist the project in any research tasks required to expand upon the technical work, as required.

The Research/M&E Director’s primary tasks include the following:

Support technical teams in collecting, aggregating, and analyzing baseline data in the first several months of the project
Maintain impeccable M&E files and substantiating information on data reported to USAID on the project’s shared drive that can be easily accessible by project team members and available for project auditors (i.e. accurate, updated, etc.)
Coordinate collection and compilation of information on quarterly, annual and life of project indicators and outputs from team leaders, and progress toward planned activities
Coordinate with USAID/Ghana and other implementing partners on M&E reporting requirements
Finalize and continuously update progress against the project’s Performance Management Plan (PMP), and maintain all files related to substantiating progress against indicators
Assist with production of quarterly, annual, and final reports for USAID
Respond to requests for information on the project and on project performance as needed
Enter required training-related data into the US Government’s TraiNet software
Work with the Communications Manager to manage a contact database of all partner grantees/subcontractors/etc.
Work closely with technical unit heads to track investment portfolio information and progress
Manage the M&E Assistant and any interns that are assisting with M&E activities of the project.
Any other tasks as required by the Chief of Party or the Deputy Chief of Party

Required Qualifications:

Previous experience in M&E as well as experience working in the M&E of USAID projects required
Strong familiarity with designing and managing M&E systems and reporting
Microsoft office suite proficiency and the ability to operate spreadsheet and word-processing programs at a highly proficient level
Proactive problem-solving, decision-making and good judgment skills
Demonstrated ability and commitment to manage confidential information
Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities
Strong written and verbal communication skills in English.
Ability to communicate effectively with managers, colleagues, service providers and clients
Professional and mature demeanor and conduct
Ghanaian nationals preferred.
A degree in a related field (M&E, impact evaluation, agribusiness, agriculture, finance, economics, etc.) or 5 years of equivalent experience
At least five years of experience in an M&E role, preferably with USAID

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