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Urban Evaluation Specialist

Urban Evaluation Specialist
Street Child, Ghana

Experience
1 Year
Salary
0 - 0
Job Type
Job Shift
Job Category
Traveling
No
Career Level
Telecommute
No
Qualification
Master's Degree
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Apr 2, 2023
Last Date
May 2, 2023
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Job Description

Job Title: Urban Evaluation Specialist
Reporting To: Country Representative - Ghana
Contract Type: 3.5 year FTC, with potential extension
Principal Location: Accra, Ghana with regular travel to Kumasi and occasional travel to Northern Ghana

Role Purpose:

Street Child is seeking an evaluation officer to operationalise the measurement and monitoring of two innovative payment-by-results programme and partnership with the Education Outcomes Fund and the Ministry of Education in Ghana. These programmes share the ambitious aim of assuring access to education and accelerating learning levels for thousands of children in rural and urban areas, to transform the educational landscape in Ghana. The evaluation officer will focus on the Street Child Education Outcomes Partnership programme in Accra and Kumasi and offer surge support to the Ghana TransformED Partnership programme in Northern Ghana.

This role will be responsible for delivering evaluation frameworks and instruments, and developing rigorous, robust reports to provide proof of impact across the access, achievement, attainment, and inclusion aspects of the Street Child Education Outcomes Partnership, in partnership with our national and international partners. This includes disseminating evidence to funders, partners, and programme participants to expand and enhance engagement with our programme. The role requires strong analytical, presentational, and publication skills and will report to the Street Child Evaluation Specialist for Ghana.

Key Responsibilities:

Measurement and Monitoring (75%)

  • Ensure rigorous, robust data collection, collation and cleaning protocols and databases for rapid data processing across programmes to assure availability of rich data for analysis;
  • Engage in regular data analysis, applying qualitative and quantitative analytical approaches to assess impact; ascertain areas for improvement; and advise on course corrections;
  • Ensure maintenance of Management Information Systems [MIS] in alignment with the Ministry of Education;
  • Embed innovative approaches, including digital approaches, and inclusive approaches adapted for abilities, age, gender, geographies, etc to expand and enhance data quality;
  • Assure adherence to appropriate data storage policies and procedures, to protect the confidentially, integrity, and privacy of participants and participant information;
  • Assure adherence to appropriate ethical protocols and safeguarding policies and procedures across all aspects of evaluation and evidence generation;
  • Provide surge support for the Ghana TransformED Partnership, an innovative payment-by-results programme in rural Ghana, as required or requested by the Evaluation Specialist.

Dissemination (25%)

  • Engage in regular reporting that provides in-depth analysis and insights into programmatic impact and areas of improvement, including to the Ministry of Education;
  • Ensure excellent presentation of evaluations and evidence of impact to funders, partners, and programme participants, using a range of verbal and visual tools to communicate impact;

About Street Child

Street Child works towards a world where all children are safe, in school, and learning. We specialise in supporting children and communities in low-resource environments and emergencies, recognising that the complex, compounded challenges that affect them require innovative, integrated interventions. Our interventions are informed by rigorous, robust evidence and are results-oriented and optimised to create maximum impact for children at minimum cost. Since 2008, we have assisted over 900,000 children across 20+ fragile, conflict and crisis affected countries across Eastern Europe, South Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa. Street Child has a strong, sustained commitment to localisation and works in partnership with 80+ local level actors and organisations, underscored by close consultation and collaboration with local communities.

Street Child’s commitment to Safeguarding

Street Child is committed to the safeguarding and protection of the communities we serve, our partners, our volunteers, and our staff. As part of this commitment to safeguarding, all offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate background checks. Street Child also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment.

Experience

Essential:

  • Demonstrable experience in measurement and monitoring programmes in comparable contexts
  • Experience in evaluating programmes [including the entire evaluation cycle] in comparable contexts

Desirable:

  • Experience in working with governmental, non-governmental, and university sectors and stakeholders
  • Capabilities and Competencies

Essential:

  • Capabilities using statistical software [NVIVO, SPSS, STATA, etc]
  • Comprehensive understanding of sectoral standards [including CHS on Quality and Accountability]
  • Comprehensive understanding of qualitative and quantitative methodologies and methods, including instrumentation tools
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, especially in analytical writing for publication
  • Excellent ability to cope with conflicting priorities and pressure

Desirable:

  • Excellent listening, interpersonal and public presentation skills

Education

Essential:

  • Master’s degree in social sciences or statistics

Desirable:

  • Accreditation or certification in specific areas relevant to role

Other:

  • Commitment to our vision, mission and values
  • Commitment to protecting the rights of children in all circumstances
  • Commitment to localisation and local action
  • Credibility in advice and assistance provision, with a high degree of responsiveness and reliability
  • Reflective, responsive and respectful towards communities and colleagues
  • Resilient in challenging circumstances
  • As our programme in Ghana is in its infancy, our in-country benefits have not yet been fully established. However, this is something the team is working towards

Job Specification

Job Rewards and Benefits

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