Innovations for Poverty Action seeks a Senior Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Associate or M&E Coordinator to join our growing M&E advisory team, called the Right Fit Evidence Unit, and provide technical support to governments and nonprofits on the development of strong and adaptive Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning approaches.
This position is based in Accra, Ghana, and will report primarily to an Engagement Manager from the Right-Fit Evidence Unit (based outside of Ghana), and will receive additional support and oversight from IPA Ghana’s Policy Manager (based in Accra, Ghana).
The Senior Associate / Coordinator will be the primary on-the-ground staff member delivering M&E technical support to enable data-driven design and iterative adaptation from the part of our partners.
Initially, the Senior Associate / Coordinator is expected to spend a majority of their time on an advisory engagement supporting an education nonprofit, as well as the Ghana Education Service, who are both close partners of IPA, on their MEL and piloting approaches related to pre-primary education interventions.
We expect that the Senior Associate / Coordinator will also get involved in other Right-Fit Evidence advisory engagements over time.
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a global research and policy nonprofit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems.
As its core business, IPA brings together researchers and decision-makers to design, rigorously evaluate, and refine these solutions and their applications, ensuring that the evidence created is used to improve the lives of the world’s poor.
IPA has conducted hundreds of randomized evaluations across sectors, learning both whether programs work, and how they can work better.
Complementing this core business, the Right-Fit Evidence Unit at IPA is a new effort aimed at helping organizations build strong and tailored Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) practices, which balance the need for information on impact with operational data to support management decisions.
In close collaboration with IPA’s sector programs and country office teams worldwide, the unit provides consulting and direct services to implementers, donors, and governments, with the goal of helping them figure out what reliable data and evidence to gather, how to do it in a cost-effective way, and how to make the promise of data-informed programmatic decisions a reality.
As a member of the Right Fit Evidence Unit, the Senior Associate / Coordinator will provide technical support throughout M&E advisory engagements, from the workshops or training to one-on-one coaching for in-country development organizations’ staff.
Supported by an Engagement Manager and other Right-Fit Evidence Unit team members and Ghana office staff members, the Senior Associate / Coordinator will :
Days will rarely look the same. The job will involve anything from report-writing to workshop-leading to answering a question for new M&E staff.
Preferred additional qualifications