Location: Accra, Ghana
Reports to: Chief of Party
Please Note: This position is contingent upon award and USAID approval with an anticipated start date of mid-to-late 2023.
Global Communities works at the intersection of humanitarian assistance, sustainable development and financial inclusion to save lives, advance equity and secure strong futures. We support communities at the forefront of their own development in more than 35 countries, partnering with local leaders, governments, civil society and the private sector to achieve a shared vision of a more just, prosperous and equitable global community. We work with government, non-government, private sector, and community stakeholders to promote transparency, foster accountability, and access the channels they need to make their voices heard, promote change, and realize their full potential.
Global Communities is seeking Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) Director for the anticipated USAID Ghana Health Program (GHP). This five-year program seeks to accelerate reductions in preventable maternal, newborn, and child morbidity and mortality in geographic focus areas of Ghana. The Ghana Health Program builds on Ghana’s health and development progress to date in advancing the delivery of integrated health services for vulnerable populations. Technical assistance and service delivery activities will build the capacity, sustainability, and resilience of local institutions and health system actors. USAID envisions assistance under this program will significantly contribute to Ghana’s progress outlined in national strategies addressing preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths, nutrition status, malaria and HIV. This includes a renewed focus on primary care using the Ghana Health Service Community Health Planning and Services policy, the emerging Network of Practice approach and rapid expansion of basic emergency obstetric and newborn care and support services.
The MERL Director will lead the design and oversight of the project MERL and Collaboration, Learning and Adaption (CLA) activities. The MERL Director will lead a team to develop and maintain systems to collect data and lead analysis to produce information on inputs, outputs, outcomes and impact of the program. S/he will collaborate with project team members and partners to provide feedback on data collection and indicators; analyze data reported from sub-grantees, and support quality assurance throughout the program. Under the leadership of the COP and DCOP, the MERL Director will also lead the adaptation management design and coordinate implementation required under this award to ensure adaptation measurements and course correction are put into place as required to change dynamics within the country and within the health sector. We are looking for passionate, dedicated professionals to help us build the world we envision: one of expanded opportunity, where crises give way to resilience and all people thrive.
Global Communities positively welcomes and seeks applications from all sections of society. We are committed to a work environment that respects the dignity and worth of everyone and offers equal opportunity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.