Job Openings-Winrock International is Engaging Cocoa Cooperatives to Combat Child Labor Accra, Ghana
1.Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in statistics, demographics, public policy, international development, economics, or related field. Master’s degree or Bachelor’s plus an advanced certificate in M&E, statistics, economics, or international development preferred. In close collaboration with the government of Ghana, the Monitoring and
Evaluation Officer will be responsible for developing and managing the M&E systems and processes for a results-oriented project to reduce child labor in Ghana through increasing the number of cocoa cooperatives demonstrating a reduction of child labor in the cocoa supply chain The position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Job Opening-Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
The M&E Officer will be responsible for the implementation of the programs M&E activities and data reporting requirements. S/he will also serve as the point of contact with any external evaluation and/or special study contractors throughout the life of the project. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- The Job Opening-Monitoring and Evaluation Officer-Manage a rigorous approach to monitoring and evaluation, including creating systems for monitoring performance progress toward specific objectives, outputs and outcomes;
- With the Project Director, ensure government and private sector counterparts ownership of the projects theory of change as well as project scope, measurement strategies and desired outcomes as expressed in the projects logic model and M&E plan;
- Job Opening-Monitoring and Evaluation Officer-Develop strategies and tools for data flow, data collection, data quality assurance, data analysis, and regular reporting on approved indicators under each objective (Protection, Prevention);
- Job Opening-Monitoring and Evaluation Officer-Working with selected ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs), strengthen and maintain data systems to collect/report on investigations, prosecutions, convictions and sentencing, assess systems gaps and create plan to address gaps;?
- Strengthen and maintain systems to collect and report data on child labor and services provided, including disaggregation by age, gender place of origin and type of trafficking;
- Oversee implementation of a study involving rigorous research on the prevalence?(to the extent possible) of child labor practices in Ghana; Contribute to research design and methodology for this study and all project-related research;
- Lead baseline survey/study and evaluation strategy for all approved outcomes and corresponding indicators, including capacity development measures;
- Work with agencies on dissemination of findings to support an evidence-based approach to improve targeting for preventing CL and for identifying more CL victims, as well as to measure the quality of victim-centered comprehensive care;
- Monitor the results of the programs activities and contribute to periodic evaluations/assessments; contribute to dissemination of results to internal and external audiences;
- Build the capacity of ministries, private sector and other implementing partners in monitoring and evaluation; liaise with them to obtain necessary data and monitor the quality and timeliness of data submissions;
- Experience designing and managing multiple disaggregation variables for participant monitoring and database systems, including gender and age;
- Experience in strategic planning and performance measurement, including indicator design, target setting, reporting, database management, and developing M&E and/performance monitoring plans;
- Experience in designing and administering data collection tools, conducting data entry, data cleaning, data processing and analysis;
- Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, mixed method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies;
- Experience managing and providing ongoing training to M&E field officers and/or subrecipients. • Experience with data quality assessments and oversight;
- Understanding of gender mainstreaming and analysis frameworks and development of indicators pertaining to adolescent girls’ and women’s economic empowerment is preferred
- Fluency in English required
2. Project Director, Engaging Cocoa Cooperatives to Combat Child Labor
The Project Director will be a technical leader with demonstrated experience in child protection. The Project Director is responsible for overall project management, administration, and implementation of a high-quality government-focused capacity development project. S/he will maintain systems for project operations; ensure that all agreement deadlines are met and targets are achieved; and coordinate and maintain working relationships with project stakeholders. This includes government ministries, subgrantees and/or subcontractors, short-term technical support providers, and local training/academic institutions. S/he will lead collaborative initiatives to ensure all approaches are sustainable and evidence-based. Essential responsibilities include:
- Manage and represent the project and Winrock to external stakeholders such as donors, local and national government entities, media, NGOs, and the local business community;
- Work collaboratively with the Ghanaian government and civil society to improve coordination among child protection advocates and service providers;
- Oversee a research partner responsible for compiling a representative prevalence estimate of cooperatives;
- Lead timely, high-quality implementation of project activities that are research-driven;
- Oversee monitoring and evaluation of project implementation and recommend areas for course correction, if needed;
- Provide/oversee specialized training of government officials and private sector representatives on identification child labor practices and interventions;
- Provide continuous technical assistance, support, and information to national and local government officials, partner NGOs, international and domestic consultants, and project staff;
- Oversee management of project budget and ensure that all financial activity is carried out in accordance with annual budget allocations, Winrock policy, and donor guidelines;
- Maintain close communication with Winrock home office and U.S. Department of Labor and provide ongoing, informal updates of project progress;
- Supervise local project staff and annually evaluate their performance;
- Other duties as assigned.
Successful candidates will have strong management skills as well as salient experience implementing child rights programming, child/human trafficking protection/prevention/prosecution, or government/civil society capacity building projects in Ghana. Specific experience and specialization in at least one of the following is required:. Child labor in supply chains, including on implementation of traceability systems. Significant U.S. Government (USG) project management experience and leadership is highly desired.
Master’s level degree required in education, international development, leadership, political science, public policy/administration, or a relevant social science discipline.
Applicants must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience working on international child protection or similar development cooperation programs, at least five years in human (or child) trafficking programs involving labor trafficking, including a minimum of 4 years’ of demonstrated managerial and/or team leadership experience.
Ghanaian citizen preferred.
- Experience managing international projects to the highest ethical standards.
- Demonstrated leadership and administrative skills in the management of complex, multi-activity programming, on time and on budget.
- Financial management, budget design, and budget management experience.
- Demonstrated success in motivating and supervising diverse teams of employees.
- Experience in strategic and project planning and implementation of operational plans.
- Experience designing and implementing or overseeing monitoring and evaluation systems.
- Good track record working with and/or partnering with a variety of individuals and organizations, including senior US and host country government officials, international agencies, private sector companies, and donor organizations.
- Strong technical background in child sex/human trafficking essential, ideally in international or regional projects funded by the USG;
- Technical specialization in at least one of the following: Protection (child protection, trauma-informed care, counseling, case management, social work, referral systems) or Prevention (targeted prevention for at-risk or vulnerable populations; strategic behavior change programming, data use for program improvement) or Prosecution (improving government capacity to investigate and prosecute cases of human trafficking);
- Knowledge and understanding of social, economic, political, and cultural context governing anti-trafficking and child trafficking/child protection issues in developing countries;
- Experience/familiarity working with the Government of Costa Rica or other countries in Central America desirable; experience working with government at the national and sub-national levels essential, including catalyzing partnership with civil society organizations;
- Knowledge of USG regulations, policies, and procedures strongly desired;
- Minimum three years of experience working in the area of child labor in supply chains, including on implementation of traceability systems;
- Experience working on challenges in the cocoa industry preferred;
- Strong, detail-oriented financial and operational management skills;
- Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, creative problem solving, conflict, and ethical management skills;
- Fluency in English and Spanish is required;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills;
- Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (Microsoft).