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Ministry of Local Government & Rural Development Recruitment

The Ministry of Local Government, Decentralization & Rural Development (MLGDRD) is seeking to engage the services of qualified individual consultants to provide the needed technical support for the positions below.

 

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Recruitment Of Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Job Responsibilities

  • Establish a system for monitoring and evaluating activities, including a monitoring and evaluation manual that includes all processes and forms for data collection, validation, consolidation and reporting in accordance with the Project Implementation manual (PIM)
  • Develop a database with indicators for monitoring the progress of project activities and establish a system to collect, process, analyse, transmit and update data for decision-making
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual work plans of the project in close collaboration with other PIU staff
  • Ensure the integration of environmental and social indicators into the monitoring and evaluation manual and support the development of guidelines for community monitoring (e.g. social audits, social accountability fora) to ensure that these activities aer undertaken with high quality (especially regarding the participation of the community) and the results recorded to inform project implementation
  • Support the collection and monitoring of data to inform impact evaluation of the project
  • Prepare quarterly, mid-year and annual reports on the progress of the project, and recommend improvements to project implementation/course correction
  • Contribute to the capacity building of project implementation staff and other relevant stakeholders (including community facilitators recruited under the project) to undertake M&E information and data are properly captured in the management information system
  • Perform any other related tasks assigned by the MLGDRD/Project Coordinator.

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Recruitment Of Infrastructure Specialist

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide guidance and advice to the Project Coordinator, Zonal and Satellite Staff on all technical issues and aspects of the sub-project cycle, including engineering, community infrastructure development, sub-project cost estimates), procurement plans, compliance with environmental and social safeguard standards, climate resilience and climate proofing of designs, sub-project implementation (including labour-based approach in delivering community infrastructure), sub-project closure (including final inspection) and operations and maintenance
  • Provide technical support in the development of the annual work plans and budgets for sub-projects from District Medium term development plan and other relevant project activities and co-ordinate the collation and harmonisation of such, from the zones into a national plan for project financing
  • Provide guidelines for the identification, appraisal, selection and design of suitable sub-projects to ensure a good synergy between functionality and required unskilled labour content
  • Review sub-project designs and implementation activities to ensure they are within budget
  • Lead in undertaking work studies to establish and review task rates for sub-projects implementation
  • Ensure adequate supervision and effective site management arrangement on all sub-project sites and ensure the delivery of quality assets / infrastructure under the components of the project and ensure overall labour content is attained as prescribed in the project’s implementation manual and all other legal documents
  • Serve as a technical liaison with all stakeholder departments/organisations such as department of Feeder Roads (DFR), Ghana Irrigation Development Authority (GIDA), Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Forestry Services Division (FSD), relevant Tertiary and research institution, etc.
  • Assist in the assessment of training needs and requirements, as well as the training of key actors and consistent with project objectives, for construction/consulting firms and NGOs as well as technical staff of collaborating agencies and ensure adequate institutional capacity for the delivery of sub-projects
  • Establish procedures for acheiving set targets and ensure compliance with codes of conduct and standards in all technical transactions
  • Develop simple reporting formats/templates to be used to collect data by the ZCOs, SOs, DAs, Site Supervisors and community Actors, compatible with the Project M&E/MIS
  • Perform any other related tasks assigned by the MLGDRD/Project Coordinator.
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Recruitment Of Communication Specialist

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a communication strategy/plan for all components of the Project to ensure that the content of the messages to the different target audience is effective, consistent and align with the project development objectives
  • Develop and manage the project’s online communication plan including social media plans, including facebook, public website, Twitter, etc
  • Coordinate the design, printing and publication of the project’s communication materials and reports
  • Develop and manage the project’s internal communication networks to ensure relevant and consistent exchanges between project team members
  • Draft information, content and/or products for public access and fulfil requests for information from the media and public
  • Draft project brief/publicity materials including the project briefs fact sheets and success stories
  • Proactively develop cutting-edge media materials, including videos and social media products, production of documentaries of project activities
  • Design communication campaign for the implementation in partnership with local radio stations in the target areas in line with the community-driven Development (CCD) approach
  • Liaise with the social safeguard specialist and the CDD/Capacity Building Specialist to operationalise the stakeholder engagement plan
  • Ensure multi-channel communication from the national PIU to all institutional and operational actors, beneficiaries and interested parties
  • Ensure that all institutional and operational actors of the project (MDAs, MMDAs, communities) are informed about the activities of the project and the obligations of the various actors
  • Ensure the timely production of periodic technical monitoring reports in terms of communication for the Project and its partners
  • Supervise the activities of the projects service providers (communication agencies, media outlets, etc) in terms of communication
  • Perform any other related tasks assigned by the MLGDRD/Project Coordinator

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Recruitment Of Community Driven Development / Capacity Building Specialist

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide technical assistance for the design and implementation of technical / participatory tools and instruments of all the components of the SOCO project according to the community driven development (CCD) approach
  • Backstop the Metropolitan, Municipal and Districts Assemblies (MMDAs) to intergrate the CDD approaches into the design and implementation of project activities and the local development planning cycle to ensure robustness and quality control
  • Provide technical assistance for the development of a digital CDD module in the project’s management information system (MIS) application to support local level committees and facilitators in the implementation of the project
  • Ensure the proper integration of gender equality, social inclusion (including of vulnerable groups), climate change considerations, conflict mitigation and citizens engagement in the implementation of project activities in a consistent manner at all levels
  • Carry out monitoring of local level activities to ensure that CDD approaches and procedures, as well as mechanisms for community monitoring are being implemented
  • Provide support and technical backstopping to key implementing partners – such as Government officials (e.g. staff of beneficiary District Assemblies), staff at the Zonal Coordinating Office, community Facilitators (CFs) recruited under the project and representatives of community project implementation committees (CPICs) so as to promote the CDD approach and inclusive participation at the community level
  • Liaise with the social safeguard specialist and communication specialist to operationalise the stakeholder engagement plan
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Recruitment Of Knowledge Management Specialist

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop a stakeholder oriented knowledge management strategy at the four country and national levels
  • Develop a digital portal in collaboration with the MIS Specialist, Digital/Software Engineer and other relevant government agencies/authorities that will host the knowledge management platform to ensure its sustainability beyoung the project life
  • Ensure the link between knowledge management activities at the national and four-country levels and ensure coordination and harmonisation with the other participating countries in the gulf of Guinea region
  • Coordinate the collection and analysis of project relevant data to inform programmes/strategies/policy decision making in addressing fragilities as a result of climate change and food insecurity, conflict and violence at all levels
  • Coordinate research activities with research partners/academia and other participating countries in the region, on topics of interest related to local governance and decentralisation, social cohesion, migration of people and conflict, climate change, local economic develpoment, and digital innovations and related thematic areas at the national level
  • Facilitate knowledge sharing and organise dialogues between the various project stakeholders

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Recruitment Of Digital / Software Engineer

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop all project-related system/software application based on project requirements to support activities and maximise the use of digital solutions under the project
  • Facilitate the system specification review process to ensure system requirements are fully translated into valid software architecture
  • Provide suitable specifications for all IT equipment to be acquired for project delivery and confirm same upon delivery to ensure value for money
  • Conduct evaluations on computer hardware and accessories and offer solutions where needed
  • Ensure prompt response to all IT needs of the Project and easy access to Project related data by all relevant actors
  • Recommend technical specification including hardware, software, connectivity and personnel requirements for running the system
  • Incorporate user feedback and improvements as recommended by MIS Specialist and other system/software users
  • Explore potential of advanced analytics, productive modelling and machine learning in the project
  • Ensure regular upgrades and enhancements of system/software application where necessary
  • Assist in scoping and piloting of digital solution and innovations under the project
  • Assist in the periodic review of the processes, procedures and reporting formats and make necessary arrangements for improvement of the database software and
  • Perform any other related tasks assigned by the MLGDRD/Project Coordinator

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Recruitment Of Management Information System (MIS) Specialist

Job Responsibilities

  • Set up and maintain a functional and real-time MIS for effective and efficient Project implementation and management
  • Design and operationalise all needed MIS software, electronic-based tools and systems for Project delivery in collaboration with the Digital/Software Engineer
  • In close collaboration with the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist, design reporting formats based on operational requirements by the National PIU, Zonal Coordinating Offices (ZCOs), satellite offices (SOs), District Assemblies (DAs) and collaborating Agencies
  • Facilitate training of PIU staff and other users on developed MIS modules and provide periodic updates to the user manuals
  • Review data uploaded by users into the project MIS and ensure periodic update of same
  • In collaboration with M&E Specialist, ensure data quality through frequent reviews and analysis
  • Generate reports/analytics from the MIS for the preparation of periodic reports, workplans and budget
  • Recommend technical specifications including hardware, software, connectivity and personnel requirements for running the system with support from the Digital/Software Engineer
  • Assist in the periodic review of the processes, procedures and reporting formats and make the necessary arrangements for improvement of the database software
  • Assist the knowledge management specialist to develop and implement a programme to identify, pilot and support innovative digital solutions (e.g hackathon style) to advance community resilience and socio-economic inclusion and provide follow up resilience and socio-economic inclusion and provide follow up support and supervision as needed
  • Conduct periodic systems audit and recommend areas of improvements to the IT/Software Engineer and
  • Perform any other related tasks assigned by the Project Coordinator
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Recruitment Of Local Economic Development Specialist

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead the development, implementation and update of an LED strategy for the project, in consultation with the Project Coordinator, and relevant learns and stakeholders at the national, regional and district level
  • Provide support in reviewing the existing local economic development policies, strategies and priorities in the target areas.
  • Identify and facilitate consultations with key local, regional and national level stakeholders as well as other relevant stakeholders on issues pertaining to LED in the target areas and
    Prepare an operational handbook to guide the implementation of the LED sub-component
  • Provide need based technical support to the zonal and district team on planning and implementation of LED interventions
  • Operationalise and scape up strategies for LED interventions in implementing regions and districts in a timely manner
  • Review the progress of the implementation of LED sub-component in target regions and districts
  • Prepare quarterly status reports capturing the results and impact of LED interventions and conduct quarterly assessment of gaps in implementation of the sub-component across the six regions and develop quarterly improvement plans
  • Contribute to the documentation of experience and lessons learned to identify sub-component related success stories/best practices and disseminate them across regions
  • Provide support to regional and districts teams to develop LED platforms at the district level to support LED interventions in collaboration with the relevant private sector actors, financial institutions, social enterprises, digital enterprises, foundations, impact investors among others and
  • Perform any other related tasks assigned by the Project Coordinator

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Recruitment Of Social Development Specialist

Job Responsibilities

  • Coordinate all project activities at the Zonal Offices and censure the development and effective implementation of approved work plans, in compliance with the financing agreement and project implementation manuals
  • Review the avaliable terms of reference for the preparation of safeguards instruments (e.g. ESMP, RAPs, etc) needed based on outcome of sub-project screening
  • Review bidding documents prepared by MMDAs to ensure the inclusion of ESF provisions in contracts for works and supervision
  • Identify opportunities in the communities for the operationalsation of social development activities
  • Liaise with the social safeguards and communication specialists, and other team members at the national, regional and district levels to operationalise the stakeholder engagement plan
  • Operationalise the project GRM at the regional/zonal level and district levels to ensure its is effective and functional to address project-related complaints
  • Ensure that activities focused on coordinating social cohesion, alternative dispute resolution, capacity building, community engagement and sensitisation are incorporated into the Annual Work Plan and budget
  • Ensure key technical, economic, financial and crosscutting issues are incorporated into project activities
  • Develop and maintain a network of stakeholders in the field of social development to keep abreast with developments and issues in the beneficiary communities
  • Contribute to activities for advocacy, dissemination and knowledge building on social development
  • Review the progress of the project implementation and prepare monthly, quarterly and annual progress report and
  • Perform any other related tasks assigned by the MLGDRD/Project Coordinator

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Ministry of Local Government, Decentralization & Rural Development Address For clarifications:

Interested individual consultants may obtain further information at the address below:

  • The Procurement Unit
    Ministry of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development (MLGDRD)
    First Floor, Room 23
    P.O.Box M 50 Ministries, Accra-Ghana
    Tel: 00233-21-663668 / Fax 00233-21-682003
    E-mail: [email protected]
    Digital Address System: GA-110-9895
    Closing Date: 05 August, 2022

 

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