SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization that applies practical know-how to make a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty. We use our extensive and long-term in-country presence to apply and adapt our top-notch expertise in agriculture, energy, and WASH to local contexts.
SNV has an annual turnover of €130 million, over 1,250 staff in more than 25 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organization that uses project financing to implement our mission. This requires us to work efficiently and to invest in operational excellence.
SNV aims more explicitly for systems change during project preparation and implementation – by strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets that help many more to escape poverty beyond our projects. We continue to position ourselves as a premium organization, with decentralized management.
Overview and Background
The Boosting Green Employment and Enterprise Opportunities in Ghana (GrEEn) project is a four-year project implemented in the Ashanti and Western regions of Ghana. Primarily funded by the European Union through its Emergency Trust Fund (EUTF) for Africa, GrEEn is being implemented by SNV Netherlands Development Organisation and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF).
With the overall objective of contributing to addressing the root causes of irregular migration by supporting sustainable and climate-resilient local economies through the creation of green jobs and promoting development in regions of departure, transit, and return for migrants, GrEEn is targeted at women, youth, returnees and Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs). The targeted sectors by SNV include agriculture, renewable energy and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH).
GrEEn focuses on three specific objectives:
- To support the transition of local economies to green and climate-resilient development.
- To improve the employability and entrepreneurship capabilities of selected people by matching them with market opportunities and mentoring into (self-)employment and enterprise development, with a focus on green and climate-resilient local economies.
- To create and strengthen local ecosystems that support youth (self-)employment and the growth of Micro, Small, and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs).
About the Assignment
The GrEEn project is being implemented in the Ashanti and Western regions. The project has two major beneficiary groups: SMEs who receive incubation and acceleration services under Result 4 of the project, and individuals (youth, women, and returnees) who receive skills development training under Result 2.
GrEEn has a comprehensive M&E system for tracking the progress of implementation across result areas and in the two regions. To strengthen results measurement, monitoring, verification, and continuous learning, GrEEn is seeking for interns to support the implementation of the M&E framework. This offers entry-level opportunities for fresh university graduates who are seeking opportunities to apply their skills in a not-for-profit project environment.
Two interns are needed: one each for each region. The internship period shall be for a period of 3 continuous months, with the possibility of extension to a maximum duration of 6 months.
- Support the operationalization of the monitoring and evaluation framework.
- Support in conducting verification of reports and data submitted by project partners, including reports submitted by:
– Internship service providers
– OYE service providers
– Incubation and acceleration hubs
- With the support of relevant project staff and service providers, scout and build a pipeline of potential successful cases to follow up on for success stories, most significant stories, and case studies.
- With the guidance of Communication and Marketing Advisor, conduct interviews and write success stories as well as prepare case studies.
- Support the project to conduct post-training follow-up assessments on service recipients. This will include:
– Assisting the organization of logistics for follow-up assessments
– Coordinating the work of enumerators
– Personally, conducting the follow-up assessments
- Support and manage a system for following up on dropouts.
- Together with program staff, update and maintain the project database of stakeholders including internship companies, public sector partners, industry associations, etc.
- Contribute to design TOR, training materials, communication materials, and knowledge products related to the project and M&E System.
- Support in organizing monitoring visits to service providers and service recipients in the regions.
- Provide field support to consultants who may be undertaking research work for the project.
- Participate in weekly M&E update calls with the M&E Officer
- Carry out other duties and responsibilities related to M&E as assigned by the supervisor.
- Assisting the GrEEn project team with other tasks as required.
Duration: Initial duration of 3; maximum total duration of 6 months
Conditions as per SNV’s internship policy
Required Experience and Qualification
- A minimum of first degree or equivalent in the social sciences, business administration, entrepreneurship, and other relevant areas, with at least sound knowledge in designing, implementing M&E-related tasks.
- Knowledge of writing reports, and designing tools for data collection, analysis, and production of reports.
- Good interpersonal, communications, and facilitation skills.
- Knowledge of managing databases.
- Analytical knowledge including knowledge of Microsoft applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word).
- Experience in administering questionnaires, conducting interviews, and data entry.
- Experience with any field data collection applications such as ODK and Kobo Collect. Experience with Akvo Flow is preferred, but not required.
- Fluency in speaking and understanding English, as well as major local languages in the Ashanti and Western regions is required.
- Must be based in either the Ashanti or Western region.
- Must be willing to travel within the Ashanti and Western regions.
- Essential traits: honesty, accuracy, endurance, reliability, empathy.
Interested applicants are kindly requested to Express their Interest in undertaking the assignment by submitting proposals via email to [email protected]
CLOSING DATE: By 17:00 GMT on April 4, 2022.
Application and Selection Process
Application Guidelines: Please read these carefully. Failure to comply will adversely affect your application.
- Applicants should kindly indicate the region of preference, Ashanti Region” or Western Region” in the subject line depending on which region you’re applying from.
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