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ONE programme MEL Officer | ReliefWeb September 2020 - Jobvacan

ONE programme MEL Officer | ReliefWeb


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 ONE Programme

The UK Department for International Development in Ghana (DFID Ghana) leads the UK’s efforts to reduce poverty in Ghana. DFID Ghana’s programmes currently focus on economic development, governance and human development. As Ghana moves towards self-reliance and DFID Ghana shifts its approach to supporting economic transformation and institutional strengthening, thisprogramme will support the Government of Ghana to ensure the poorest and most vulnerable are not left behind.

The overarching objective of the ONE programme is to support people with disabilities and mental health, neurological and substance use conditions (MNS) to improve their health and wellbeing and ensure they are engaged, empowered and able to enjoy improved social and economic outcomes and rights. This will be achieved through four outcome areas, which align with Ghana’s (draft) National Mental Health Policy and Strategic Plan;

  • Governance: Leadership, governance, policy and systems strengthening for mental health and leave no one behind.
  • Services: Quality mental health services are scaled up to provide a balanced model of care in Ghana, integrated into primaryhealth care and community-based rehabilitation; support – mental health and disability.
  • Inclusion: Reduced stigma, discrimination and human rights violations; empowerment and capacity building of Disabled Peoples Organisations (to include grant making)
  • Research: Applied knowledge and evidence base; Increase use of disaggregated data by disability status.

Main Purpose of the job

The Programme M&E Officer will manage all monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities, results, learning, guidance and capacity building for the ONE programme grants extended to implementing partners (civil society organisation (CSOs) and disabled people’s organisations (DPOs)). The Officer position will in addition support the Programme M&E Advisor in overall project monitoring, reporting and learning.

Main duties

Grants MEL System Development and Management

  1. Responsible for the on-going development, improvement and delivery of a robust and technically appropriate MEL system for the programme grants

  2. Custodian and in charge of versions control of grants theory of change and logframe, where exists

  3. Receive, review and feedback on grantee M&E reports, in consultation with the programme technical team

  4. Undertake timely intra and inter-grants analyses to provide the programme leadership with evidence of grants performance, highlighting trends, successes and challenges

  5. Maintain database of grants results, in line with consortium and client’s data protection policies

  6. Facilitate learning and adaptation from grants implementation

  7. Build grantees MEL institutional capacity as needed and defined by grantees MEL capacity assessment

Overall programme MEL

  1. Support MEL Advisor in data collection, collation, analysis and presentation/visualisation (through dashboard) in line with the approved project M&E plan that allows for rapid adaptation and course correction of programme activities
  2. Support the development of tools for and implementation of programme tailored data collection methods
  3. Contribute to the production of periodic programme reports and ad hoc results presentations**
  4. Support ad hoc MEL analyses as requested by consortium partners and client
  5. Support learning facilitation across the programme

Management and Coordination

  1. Liaise closely with ONE programme staff to build a collaborative MEL team culture, building staff MEL capacity where feasible
  2. Work closely with the consortium’s M&E consultants and advisors in order to ensure best practice is being applied to all workstreams and activities of work
  3. Ensure that the robust M&E procedures are being applied by all staff and consortium staff, so that the data and learnings can be used for decision making
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