Job Title: Senior Project Officer

send ghanaDuty Station: Tamale (Northern Region)

Reporting to: Director of Policy Advocacy Programme

Responsibility: Grassroot Economic Literacy and Advocacy Programme (GELAP)

Associates: Programme Officers

External Relations: NGO Leaders, Government Agencies, SEND ?GHANA Professional Associates/Consultants and Media

Objectives of Position: To help contribute towards SEND?s integrated Grassroot Economic Literacy and Advocacy Programme (GELAP) in targeted regions and communities

Duties, Roles and Responsibilities

  • Act as Administrative Head of the Regional PM&E Network for Upper East Region
  • Plan and undertake policy and budget research activities
  • Plan and lead advocacy activities at district and regional level in the Upper East Region
  • Supervise, mentor and provide support to FNGOs, DCMCs, Field Officers and interns
  • Ensure effective working relationship with relevant government agencies and officials
  • Provide capacity building support to members of the Regional Participatory Monitoring & Evaluation (PM&E) Network
  • Provide support to programme development and fundraising activities
  • Work with the Learning, Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator to track project outputs, outcomes and impact
  • Prepare progress, annual and end of project reports for donors
  • Provide regular update to the Director of Policy Advocacy Programmes on all programming issues
  • In collaboration with Regional PM & E Chairperson, plan and organize quarterly Regional PM & E Meetings

Knowledge, experience and skills:

  • Master?s degree or equivalent experience in relevant Social Sciences (e.g. Economics, Statistics or Development Studies etc)
  • Minimum of three years? work experience, with a focus on budget research and project coordination, preferably in the field of governance
  • Sound knowledge of tools, research methods and policy issues in social accountability, budget research, and good governance promotion
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Must be a self-starter who requires minimum or no prompting
  • Possess good media relationship skills
  • Excellent networking, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Experience in training/capacity-building and technical backstopping
  • Track record in fundraising is an advantage
  • Working knowledge of MS Office, online communications and related applications, including Excel
  • Experience in leading a team
  • Must have a valid driver?s license
  • Must be willing to live and work in remote areas

?Interested applicants should submit CV and cover letter to the HR Manager, A 28 Regimanuel Estates, Nungua Barrier, Sakumono, Accra. Email: [email protected] . Kindly use the Job Title as the ?Subject? of the e-mail.

?SEND is an equal opportunity employer and women are particularly encouraged to apply.

Deadline for Submission: 3rd August, 2015

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