District-Based Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and Data Officers


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Category Monitoring & ...
Location Upper East Re...
Job Status Fixed Term
Salary GH¢ 
Education Bachelor̵...
Experience 3 years
Job Expires May 31, 2023
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Job Description

A reputable non-governmental organization within the framework of a consortium led by CARE is implementing the USAID funded Strengthening Accountability in Ghana’s Education System (SAGES) project in selected districts of the Upper East Region. The SAGES project will contribute to improve primary education service delivery through institutionalizing accountability in the Ghanaian primary education system. The activity will support efforts led by the Government of Ghana (GOG), the Ministry of Education (MOE) and its agencies/affiliates, to strengthen the enabling environment for education accountability and increase the performance of the education system.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
We are seeking candidates for the role of District-Based Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and Data Officers for the SAGES project in selected districts of the Upper East Region. 

Role Summary 
Reporting to the Regional MEAL and KML Coordinator, the District-Based M&E and Data Officer is responsible for supporting SAGES Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) activities taking place in their assigned district or area. He/she also works to ensure the availability of quality strategic information with the aim of data sharing with our government and non-government partners.  

This position will be based in 4 ( Bawku, Tempane, Garu and Bawku West) Municiplaity/Districts in Upper East Region.

Some Key Responsibilities for this role:

  • Design, implement and execute plans for M&E and data quality in the designated district, including data quality assessments and action plans resulting from the assessments.
  • Participate and lead discussions in circuit and district fora regarding trends seen in data as well as signals for poor or above-average service delivery.
  • Contribute to development and implementation of Data Quality (DQ) guidelines, training and training material.
  • Conduct data collection activities including school surveys, data quality assessments, auditing of school records and registers, and other data collection activities as directed;
  • Extract data from school documents as directed and in a timely fashion, enter data for projects requested by the Regional MEAL AND KML Coordinator.
  • Respond to questions regarding data quality and modify data as directed;
  • Provide feedback on questionnaires, surveys, and other data collection instruments;
  • Participate in M&E and research trainings.
  • Ensure that all documents submitted to the M&E team and properly stored in line with agreed document keeping protocols.
  • Maintain confidentiality of collected and entered data according to the organizations protocol.
  • Provide feedback to the organization on possible data errors or challenges in M&E implementation observed.
  • Provide input into optimizing the monitoring and evaluation of the programme and ensuring its governance within the district.
  • Ensure the accurate and timely development and submission of all reports required by different stakeholders.
  • Build and maintain partnerships with all stakeholders, including district education offices, PTAs, community bodies and civil society groups in the district. 
  • Perform additional administrative duties as required. 

Required Skills or Experience

Knowledge and experience with mobile data collection platforms


  • At least 3-5 years of work experience in development projects
  • Proven monitoring or research experience is essential.
  • Previous work experience with non-government organizations (NGOs), would be an advantage.
  • Experienced in education data collection and data entry. 
  • At least 1 year of experience in data collection and data entries domain
  • Experience in data processing & use of data visualization tools will be ab added advantage
  • Experience in managing teams and building staff capacity within complex programming
  • A proven experience in the use of quantitative and qualitative software for data analysis
  • Experience with M & E approaches, database design and other tools for information


  • Good understanding of the Ghanaian Education Sector including the policies, management and education information systems and structures at the district level
  • Excellent facilitation skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English language
  • Valid motor riding license, and willingness and ability to travel extensively.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate in one of the major local languages spoken in the Upper East Region.
  • Demonstrated data management skills and experience.
  • A proven record in presentations and facilitating training workshops.

A minimum of bachelor’s degree in statistics, computer literacy, Education, Social sciences or any other related fields

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