JOB OPENING (Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Coordinator (Ghana))




     JOB TITLE:                           Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Coordinator (Ghana)

                              DEPARTMENT:                    Danish Maritime Security Programme for the Gulf of Guinea 2022-2026

REPORTS TO:                       Senior Maritime Security Programme Officer (SMSPO)




A Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Coordinator to the Danish Gulf of Guinea Maritime Security Programme phase 3, 2022-2026 (DMSP 3) is being sought. The programme is the third phase of Danish support (Danish Embassy in Accra) to the strengthening of regional capabilities and capacities for maritime domain awareness (MDA) and response, as well as a longer-term institutional strengthening of maritime governance. The programme consists of four interlinked Peace and Stabilisation Engagements (PSE):

PSE 1 – Support to gendered criminal justice system responses to the threat of maritime crime in Benin, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria and Togo (UNODC)

PSE 2 – Supported Regional Maritime Policing in Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria and Togo (INTERPOL)

PSE 3 – Integrated Responses to Threats to Maritime Safety and Security in the Gulf of Guinea Maritime Domain (KAIPTC)

PSE 4 – Maritime Domain Awareness and Operational Response (DCD)




The MEL Coordinator´s main responsibility will be to supervise and support the reporting and monitoring from the four engagement partners. For PSEs 1, 2, and 3, this will involve drawing from the partners’ standard reporting. For PSE 4, it will involve close consultation with the Military Advisor in Accra.


The coordinator’s role is to coordinate the biannual reporting, assist partners where necessary, ensure that reporting meets the standards and formats set out for PSF programmes, as well as to identify opportunities for exploitation of synergies and extraction and distribution of lessons learnt across the programme.


Main duties and responsibilities


  1. Develop a complete MEL plan for DMSP 3 in close coordination with implementing partners.
  2. Coordinate the monitoring and reporting of the DMSP 3 in close consultation with the Danish Embassies in Accra (Senior Maritime Security Program Officer) and Abuja, and with programme implementing partners.
  3. Support the Senior Maritime Security Program Officer in maintaining and updating the programme, monitoring interface, incorporating data on relevant projects and projects under implementation based on the four engagements’ results frameworks.
  4. Analyse and evaluate relevant data to ensure achievements of objectives and develop presentations and written reports on overall programme implementation in accordance with PSF Guidelines and the programme’s management setup.
  5. Ensure that data related to Danish-supported programmes in the Gulf of Guinea is accurate. This will involve supporting implementing partners with monitoring of implementation using the indicators included at engagement level.
  6. Assist the Senior Maritime Security Programme Officer in program coordination, including the identification and exploitation of synergies.
  7. The Danish Embassy in Accra may assign other related duties.


The candidate must be willing to travel to other countries in West Africa.


Minimum Requirements

The ideal candidate must have a Master’s degree in social sciences / political science or equivalent from a recognized university. Minimum five years of progressively responsible experience working with monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning in a multi-cultural environment, preferably in the maritime, peace and security sector in West Africa.


Demonstrable experience of maritime security operations. Written and oral proficiency in English, and working ability in French would be an advantage.


Good working knowledge of standard MS Office applications including proficiency in Microsoft Excel.


Technical Competence

  1. Demonstrable experience with the development and implementation of MEL plans, preferably for regional engagements.
  2. Demonstrable project management and monitoring skills and techniques, especially experience in managing regional peace and security projects.
  3. Proven organizational skills in coordinating activities and resources.
  4. Excellent drafting skills, including the ability to draft reports with objectivity and independent judgment.
  5. Confidentiality and a high degree of tact and ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders at all levels.
  6. Meticulous attention to detail, whilst maintaining an awareness of general policy directions and priorities of Denmark’s interventions in the Gulf of Guinea.
  7. Excellent ability to draft and edit technical texts and present complex issues orally in a clear manner.
  8. Demonstrable experience of maritime security operations and planning.
  9. Demonstrated experience of working with results-based management (RBM) principles, including output and outcome based reporting, monitoring, and assessment of changes in assumptions and risks, theory of change, etc.
  10. Experience in organizing and participating in international meetings related to peace and security broadly and maritime security in particular.
  11. Experience with facilitating and presenting technical training courses at a senior level.



Personal Attributes

  1. Ability to work under pressure and against tight deadlines.
  2. Ability to work as part of a team in an international cross-cultural context.
  3. Demonstrated ability to multitask and to work under pressure against tight deadlines, whilst maintaining accurate high-quality work.
  4. Good interpersonal   skills   and   ability   to   build   and maintain   effective



Duration: 4 years 3 months

Start date: 1 October 2022



The salary package will depend on experience and qualifications.





Interested applicants are kindly requested to send a written application (maximum one page), CV and other relevant documents in a single PDF by e-mail to and not later than midnight 15 September 2022.


Please indicate the job title clearly in the cover letter: otherwise your application may not be considered. Applicants will be short-listed based of their qualifications and relevant work experience. Only short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.


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KAIPTC is an equal opportunity employer.