Learning Manager

ContractFixed TermFull Time Greater Accra Tropical Health
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State: Accra, Ghana
Country: Ghana
Deadline: 15/03/2021
Qualification: Degree
Work Experience: 3 Years
Career Level: Mid-level
Industry: NGO

Tropical Health is an international consultancy group focusing on monitoring, evaluation, research and learning in health and related sectors in Africa and Asia.

We offer comprehensive services in the area of M&E and operational research that range across:

• Developing, reviewing, supporting the implementation and reporting against results-based monitoring frameworks at programme, country, regional and global levels.

• Designing and supporting implementation of surveillance systems and facilitating improvements of routine health management information systems.

• Designing, implementing, interpreting and disseminating the results of various types of representative surveys, operations research and comparative studies.

• Undertaking various types of evaluations and reviews of health interventions and programmes for programmes design improvement and planning.

• Synthesizing and presenting evidence on key health issues and impact of health interventions and programmes to a variety of audiences.

We work in the areas of comprehensive health sector reform and service provision as well as in specialised areas such as maternal, neonatal and child health, communicable diseases and social inclusion. Transferring knowledge and building local capacity cut across all our work.

Tropical Health is committed to providing equal opportunities to candidates of all abilities in the workplace.

Programme: Ghana Somubi Dwumadie

Ghana Somubi Dwumadie (Ghana Participation Programme) is a four-year disability programme in Ghana, with a specific focus on mental health.

This programme is funded with UK aid from the UK government.

The programme is run by an Options’ led consortium, which also consists of BasicNeeds-Ghana, Kings College London, Sightsavers International and Tropical Health, and focuses on four key areas:

• Promoting stronger policies and systems that respect the rights of people with disabilities, including people with mental health disabilities
• Scaling up high quality and accessible mental health services
• Reducing stigma and discrimination against people with disabilities, including mental health disabilities
• Generating evidence to inform policy and practice on the effectiveness of disability and mental health programmes and interventions

MAIN PURPORSE OF THE JOB

To lead on the effective implementation of the Ghana Somubi Dwumadie Learning Plan. This role will be responsible for ensuring that structures and systems are established to foster, facilitate, capture and act on learning across all areas of the programme in order to help generate evidence and deepen understanding of disability and mental health inclusion in Ghana.

The programme’s Learning Plan is embedded as an integral function of the wider programme MEL so that monitoring, evaluation and learning functions work alongside each other synergistically to provide upwards and downwards accountability, and actively generate and capture learning, both for adaptive and responsive management, and to demonstrate what works in programming for disability, including mental health, and inclusion.

In addition, where needed, the position will act as in-country focal person for Tropical Health led activities in the programme.

MAIN DUTIES

Learning approach

1. In line with the programme approved Learning Plan, establish and manage effective programme approaches and methodologies to routinely capture and act upon learning as part of an embedded function within the routine programme MEL work
2. Ensure that the Programme’s learning orientation and approach is user-led, adaptive and evolving throughout the Programme.
3. Working with the MEL Advisor, contribute to the regular review of the programme MEL plan; using learnings to inform programme adaptations for the MEL plan – taking leadership/custodian of the TOC as a living document for the programme and the programme learning agenda.
4. Build internal programme and grantees’ stakeholders’ capacity in interactive and robust learning and evidence-based adaptive management processes

Learning management

5. Develop and manage effective data collection tools, collation, and reporting structures for integrated programme learning, ensuring appropriate securement of resources, effective capacity and quality assurance mechanisms. These mechanisms and processes are expected to capture internal leaning on programme processes and approaches and capture change that occurs in Mental Health and Disability well-being and inclusion in Ghana. Mechanisms are expected to include:
a. Beneficiary feedback loops in collaboration with the rest of the MEL team, especially as grantees are concerned;
b. Forum for reflecting, discussing, action planning and disseminating on the basis of evidence and learning identified in alignment with principles of adaptive programming; development of programme lessons learnt process;
c. After action reviews with consortium partners and stakeholders;
d. More as defined as part of the programme approved and evolving Learning Plan
6. Provide strategic and technical support and guidance to ensure data compliance for all learning activities, including adherence to robust ethical protocols.
7. Working with M&E Advisor, lead processes to distil and integrate learning emerging from global evidence into programme implementation

Learning documentation

8. Contribute to production of robust programme learning products and MEL reports, leading on the triangulating of monitoring, evaluation with learning data from all partners/stakeholders, including quality standards assessments to identify gaps and actions for improvement.
9. Working in partnership with the Communications Manager, produce and disseminate key learnings with internal and external stakeholders to both inform and support measures of programme change/adaptation (lessons learnt process) – this is to also include the identification of cross-programme opportunities and lessons learned as well as stories of change.

10. Work closely with MEL Adviser to gather evidence and prepare adequately for FCDOs Annual Reviews

Learning approach
1. In line with the programme approved Learning Plan, establish and manage effective programme approaches and methodologies to routinely capture and act upon learning as part of an embedded function within the routine programme MEL work
2. Ensure that the Programme’s learning orientation and approach is user-led, adaptive and evolving throughout the Programme.
3. Working with the MEL Advisor, contribute to the regular review of the programme MEL plan; using learnings to inform programme adaptations for the MEL plan – taking leadership/custodian of the TOC as a living document for the programme and the programme learning agenda.
4. Build internal programme and grantees’ stakeholders’ capacity in interactive and robust learning and evidence-based adaptive management processes

Learning management
5. Develop and manage effective data collection tools, collation, and reporting structures for integrated programme learning, ensuring appropriate securement of resources, effective capacity and quality assurance mechanisms. These mechanisms and processes are expected to capture internal leaning on programme processes and approaches and capture change that occurs in Mental Health and Disability well-being and inclusion in Ghana. Mechanisms are expected to include:
a. Beneficiary feedback loops in collaboration with the rest of the MEL team, especially as grantees are concerned;
b. Forum for reflecting, discussing, action planning and disseminating on the basis of evidence and learning identified in alignment with principles of adaptive programming; development of programme lessons learnt process;
c. After action reviews with consortium partners and stakeholders;
d. More as defined as part of the programme approved and evolving Learning Plan
6. Provide strategic and technical support and guidance to ensure data compliance for all learning activities, including adherence to robust ethical protocols.
7. Working with M&E Advisor, lead processes to distil and integrate learning emerging from global evidence into programme implementation

Learning documentation
8. Contribute to production of robust programme learning products and MEL reports, leading on the triangulating of monitoring, evaluation with learning data from all partners/stakeholders, including quality standards assessments to identify gaps and actions for improvement.
9. Working in partnership with the Communications Manager, produce and disseminate key learnings with internal and external stakeholders to both inform and support measures of programme change/adaptation (lessons learnt process) – this is to also include the identification of cross-programme opportunities and lessons learned as well as stories of change.
10. Work closely with MEL Adviser to gather evidence and prepare adequately for FCDOs Annual Reviews

Management and Coordination

11. As needed, support the MEL Advisor with the management and delivery of the overall MEL plan including the collection, collation and reporting of data and results
12. Liaise closely with programme staff to build a collaborative MEL team culture, building staff MEL capacity where feasible
13. Work closely with the consortium’s MEL consultants and advisors in order to ensure best practice is being applied to all workstreams and activities of work

Tropical Health in-country focal point

14. Where needed, act as in-country focal person for Tropical Health led activities in the programme, including but not limited to supporting work planning, liaising with key stakeholders, being focal point for in-country activities organisation such as workshop (with support from the programme assistant).

Note: this job description reflects the present requirements of the post. As duties and responsibilities change and develop the job description will be reviewed and be subject to amendment in consultation with the job holder.

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