Job Opening: PMELS officer (Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Sharing)

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Job Opening: PMELS officer (Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Sharing)

Agro Eco, with its headquarters in The Netherlands and two offices in Ghana (Accra and Kumasi) serving West Africa, advises the private sector, NGOs, governments and international organizations/companies in the development of quality products, notably certified organic, Rainforest Alliance and Fairtrade products. It has been active in Africa since 1990 and tens of exporters and ten-thousands of smallholder farmers are profiting from the access achieved to higher paying markets. We provide farmer supplier group organization, conversion planning, technical assistance, research, preparation of grower group certification, quality programmes, market studies and linkages between exporters and importers.

We develop and execute projects with the emphasis on Climate Smart Cocoa, biodiversity, carbon sequestration and work with a landscape approach. We work on innovative ideas and interventions to improve the livelihoods of the farmer in all their complexities (

At Agro Eco we encourage diversity and inclusion across the organization. With this commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, age or disability. Agro Eco’s core values are fair play, openness and trust, respect for environment & people, professionalism, inspirational & motivating organization.

Position summary:

At Agro Eco we are looking for a collaborative and results-oriented officer in Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Sharing to maintain the monitoring and evaluation systems and tools for several projects we do in Ghana. S/he will be responsible for the design of collection, analysis of data for projects’ indicators and the monitoring and evaluation system. As well as coordinating with staff to facilitate implementation of project adaptive management, and ongoing learning and sharing the results within the organization. S/he will also provide information required for the quarterly and annual reports required by donors and development of written “success stories” as appropriate. Agro Eco has its own KPIs and research department, these have to be monitored and evaluated as well. Information about performance management on the staff has to be collected and shared with HRM department. The PMELS officer is supported by a database officer.


  • Develop the design and implementation of a data collection, reporting and verification system and monitor its implementation on the field;
  • Support in developing the Theory of Change of projects to be able to measure the indicators;
  • Populate and maintain a series of databases for the various projects;
  • Work closely with technical staff to plan and coordinate the systematic and standardized collection, to do analysis, and interpretation of the projects performance results;
  • Provide quality control for the collection and analysis of projects’ indicators data;
  • Review current monitoring data collection protocols and work with project teams to maintain and improve standardized or tailored data collection tools and guidelines;
  • Input new data collected from the field (and from reports, data and other relevant information) and provide monitoring and evaluation results via monthly updates;
  • Quarterly report to management;
  • Include “Lessons Learned” in workshops and other training activities with our staff, aiming to strengthen the data management skills, building staff’s capacity to do data collection, reporting and sharing the results;
  • Support the Cocoa Manager (& HRM) with planning and monitoring that the work is being done, tracking progress towards the outcomes with “steering on impact”;
  • Provide information for proposals and support the production of implementation technical and progress reports for donors according to the timelines required by the projects;
  • Coordinate with partners to produce maps and provide the information required for projects case studies (Meridia, Farm Logic, Farm Force, etc);
  • Collect information, measure and monitor on Agro Eco’s projects and Agro Eco’s own KPI’s as an organization;
  • Supervise the development and maintenance of a centralized data management system; The system, software, tablets, risk proof data storage, cybersecurity (with IT) and maintain strict confidentiality and
  • other duties assigned.


  • Degree in Environmental Studies, Natural Resource Management, Economics, Social Sciences, or a related field.
  • Work experience: 5 to 7 years of proven experience in natural resources and social monitoring and evaluation especially in monitoring to MRV (measurements, reporting and verification) Systems in different organizations.
  • Solid knowledge of Information Technology and computer skills (MS Office Suite, analysis software). Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and mapping is highly desirable as well as strong data analysis skills, with an emphasis in statistics (understanding what went wrong, conclude and change (translate into adaptive learning sessions (training skills).
  • Ability facilitating training sessions and participative methodologies, collecting quantitative and qualitative information from stakeholders “Participatory Development”
  • Willingness to travel nationally at least 25% of the time, especially to the projects in the cocoa regions.
  • Ability to provide training, materials/tools, and ongoing guidance to projects data providers. Ability to view and use MELS not only as a reporting framework, but as a dynamic project management tool for adaptively managing and communicating progress and challenges to the team.
  • Excellent written, oral and graphical communication skills in English.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact culturally, linguistically, and diplomatically with diverse internal and external individuals.
  • Willingness to 3-5 years’ commitment

Salary: Local contract (1,200-1,500 euro/month).

How to apply

Kindly send your application and resume to by closing date Wednesday November 15, 2023

Please indicate the position “Application for PMELS officer” in the subject of your email. Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you have any questions about the job vacancy, please contact the HR department:

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