Practical Education Network Recruitment 2020

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for Practical Education Network Recruitment 2020.

Practical Education Network is a reputable firm in Ghana.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: RMEL Officer

AVAILABLE POSITION: Research, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (RMEL) Officer



Practical Education Network (PEN) is accepting applications for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and technically sound and experienced RMEL Officer to support the organization to formulate theories of change and results in the framework for its projects and programs; monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of implementation; effectively evaluate program outcomes and utilize learning insights to improve on performance and results.

He/she must be an innovative thinker with significant experience in survey design, fieldwork, data analysis, and report writing. He/she must deeply understand how PEN’s Theory of Change is connected to the current objectives and indicators. He/she will develop frameworks, survey tools, carry out analysis, and document/communicate how well the organization is doing against its various programmatic objectives, and recommend areas for improvement.


  • Develop a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) framework that captures intended outputs and outcomes of the PEN Teacher Roadmap, in both digital and in-person formats
  • Develop a research framework that captures controlled results on the PEN Teacher Roadmap at both student and teacher levels.
  • Coordinate the entire M&E data collection process – developing data collection tools, recruiting and orienting data collection personnel, managing logistics of field visits, printing surveys, analyzing data, etc.
  • Aid in school selection to ensure optimal research results
  • Develop data dashboards to present the visual description of progress
  • Liaise with marketing & communications staff to present data dashboards for public viewing
  • Liaise with marketing & communications staff to highlight success stories unveiled in the field
  • Create reports of findings for each stage for the PEN Teacher Roadmap deployment through the ExxonMobil-sponsored program in Western Region
  • Present findings to stakeholders, including the sponsor, education officials, and community leaders, at meetings, as needed.
  • Compile, enter data and analyze ongoing MEL data collected through individual PEN workshops, outside of the ExxonMobil-sponsored program.
  • Develop an RMEL framework and corresponding tools to assess the efficacy of PEN’s COVID-19 related efforts
  • Participate effectively in general staff and team meetings
  • Additional related duties, which may arise as needs evolve.


The RMEL officer shall report directly to the Operations Manager.


Job applicants must possess a minimum of a first degree a relevant field such as education, international development, project management, research, statistics, etc. The second degree in any of the related fields is an added advantage.


Job applicants must have a minimum of two years post national service (Ghana) combined work experience in monitoring and evaluation and a minimum of two years of work experience in STEM education, international development, project management, or education research.


Professional command on the English language is a minimum requirement.


  • Humility
  • Results-oriented
  • Creative and can take initiative
  • Integrity
  • Truthful and accountable
  • Non-judgmental
  • Motivated to develop personally and professionally
  • Teamwork
  • Willingness to travel
  • Interest in championing STEM education


  • Strong command of the use of data tools such as SPSS, Microsoft Excel, and others.
  • Significant experience using M&E frameworks and tools, including Theory of Change, log frames, and survey design.
  • Strong research experience, using both quantitative and qualitative approaches
  • Ability to analyze data and all other sources of information, to break them into component parts, patterns and relationships and demonstrate an understanding of how one issue may be a part of a much larger system.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong editing skills.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Creativity and innovation to find effective solutions.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relationships while respecting the diversity of people and being sensitive to their needs.
  • Ability to establish clear goals and to achieve desired results consistent with agreed strategies and targets.

SALARY RANGE: GHS 1,000.00 – 3,000.00 (Gross)


The candidate must either be pursuing or have recently completed a Bachelor’s degree in development, education, science/engineering, or related field. A Master’s degree and background in STEM are strongly preferred. He/she must have strong existing experience in monitoring & evaluation, excellent people skills that can be harnessed while working remotely, and a high level of work ethic.

This is a full-time position with compensation commensurate with experience. The Officer will work, for a certain period of time, from his/her respective home and liaise with the PEN team regularly through online collaboration platforms (Slack, Trello, Zoom).

The appointment term will commence immediately.

How to Apply

Interested parties should send their Resume/CV, Cover Letter and other supporting documents to: [email protected]

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, 17th July 2020.

(Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.)


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