MEL Specialist – GTI Ghana At SoCha LLC


SoCha is a MEL subcontractor to The Cadmus Group under the USAID-funded Feed the Future Ghana Trade and Investment (GTI) Activity. GTI’s primary aim is to integrate the principles of enterprise-driven development and market systems development in Ghana that spurs enterprise-level productivity and growth by improving the systems in which firms operate.

The GTI activity is structured around five key objectives: 1) enhancement of quality standards within domestic value chains, 2) reduction of the time and cost associated with moving goods across borders, 3) promotion of increased investments, particularly among Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), 4) pioneering distinctive and innovative ideas for additional programmatic interventions, and 5) expansion of programmatic interventions and intensification of firm-level engagement.

Scope of Work

SoCha seeks a full-time, qualified MEL Specialist to support the associated MEL services on the Feed the Future GTI Activity. The MEL Specialist is a member of the core GTI MEL activity team and will report to the MEL/CLA Director. The MEL Specialist will work with the GTI MEL team and GTI Technical teams to:

  • Plan and coordinate implementation under the oversight of the MEL/CLA Director.
  • Develop data collection tools and integrate reporting system into adaptive program management cycle.
  • Support the day-to-day execution of the Mission’s MEL and analytic work requests.
  • Coordinate discrete work requests under the supervision of the MEL/CLA Director.
  • Provide other MEL technical support as needed.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree, or higher, in a relevant field.
  • Five (5) or more years of M&E experience on donor projects; CLA experience preferred.
  • Prior experience assessing impact in the agriculture and trade industry strongly preferred.
  • Prior experience working with USAID, or similar donors, preferred.
  • Prior experience working on a Feed the Future Activity preferred.
  • Strong proficiency in English.

The MEL Specialist will have experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Performance Monitoring, including:
    • Developing performance monitoring plans.
    • Designing and optimizing quantitative and qualitative indicators for international development projects.
  • Collaboration, Learning, and Adapting:
    • Coordinating with stakeholders.
    • Building institutional capacity and memory.
    • Incentivizing learning and sharing.
  • Relevant Sector Expertise:
    • Agricultural value-chains.
    • Ghana’s trade and investment landscape.
    • Enterprise-led development
    • Market-systems development.

Ghanaian nationals and residents are strongly encouraged to apply**.**

*** This is a dedicated local hire position ***


Accra, Ghana

How to apply

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Position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been identified.


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