Job advert - Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
We want the organisation and our programme to be data driven. We are recruiting a M&E Officer, who will play a key role in evidencing the impact of our work for preschool children in Ghana and Uganda. The role will report to the Head of Monitoring and Evaluation and will be based at our office in Tamale, Ghana. You will work closely with our Ghana and Uganda implementation teams to collect data that tracks and evidences our work.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Is the first point of contact for all M&E support requests made by colleagues, using judgement to escalate requests to the Head of M&E where appropriate. Keeps track of requests to ensure they are resolved satisfactorily.
Makes changes and updates to monitoring forms in a timely and accurate manner.
Ensures the lists of users and schools in the monitoring system is up to date and accurate.
Conducts spotchecks on data submitted and dashboards to flag up any errors and ensure it is of high quality.
Supports in the production of reports to donors and other stakeholders by providing data analysis evidencing the progress of our programme.
Supports colleagues in assessing the progress and quality of activities delivered by providing data pulls and analysis as and when required.
Trains staff in Ghana and Uganda on how to use mobile monitoring forms
Trains staff in Ghana and Uganda on how to use the mobile dashboard
For a detailed understanding of the role and person criteria, please see the Job Description.
Our mission is to get preschool children in rural Africa school-ready. At present over 250 million children worldwide fail to receive the education and care they need in their early years which means they are less likely to do well in school, find gainful employment, and are at greater risk of early marriage, early parenthood and even criminality. Current approaches to solving this crisis are not proving effective or scalable in lower middle income countries.
That’s where Lively Minds comes in. We have developed an award-winning Early Childhood Development programme that has been proven to get pre-schoolers in hard-to-reach communities school-ready, so they have a greater chance of succeeding in school and in life. The programme provides marginalised Mothers with a parenting course that empowers them to run educational Play Schemes for pre-schoolers and to provide better home-based care, using cheap local resources. The programme is delivered through government partners, is cheap and highly scalable. It genuinely has the potential to play a transformative role in ending the global ECD crisis.
We’re a lively ambitious organisation, determined to have a major positive impact on the world. We work hard, at a fast pace, in a challenging environment. We expect everyone to give their best to achieve the best possible results. Our work is demanding but provides plenty of opportunity for innovation, responsibility, growth, collaboration, creativity and fun. We want all staff to be happy, fulfilled and to feel appreciated and valued in their work.
Over the past few years the Lively Minds programme has been delivered in over 350 communities in rural Ghana and Uganda reaching over 50,000 children. During COVID we launched a radio programme for parents and this is now reaching over 2million households each week. We are extremely proud that the Government of Ghana have now adopted the programme and we have a ground-breaking partnership with them to support them to institutionalise it and to scale it to over 4000 communities reaching over 1million children. We see this partnership as the test case that will provide the blueprint to take the programme to scale in Uganda and elsewhere within the next 5 years.
There is a lot of work to be done as we go through this step-change. We have recently grown our team from 45 to nearly 100 FTEs. We are developing new systems and processes to ensure that our government partners are able to deliver to quality standards at scale, and our staff are enabled to provide them with high-quality technical support.
How to apply
Deadline for applications: 11:59pm GMT on Tuesday 8th March 2022.