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24 June, 2022
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Senior Project Manager

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Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a United States-based non-profit organization dedicated to discovering, and promoting effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA designs, rigorously evaluate and refines these solutions and their applications together with decision-makers to ensure that the evidence created is used to  improve opportunities for the world’s poor.

  • Reports to: Country Director
  • Location: Accra, Ghana.
  • Deadline to apply: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis
  • Desired start date: As soon as possible
  • Length of commitment: 2 year (renewable)

  • Summary
    IPA Ghana is seeking a Senior Project Manager to lead IPA Ghana’s provision of technical assistance for the scale up of evidence-based education policy in Ghana. This is an exciting opportunity to drive effective education policy in Ghana, through providing evidence-based support to the Ghana Accountability for Learning Outcomes Project (GALOP), a US$219 million fund from the World Bank, Global Partnership for Education, and FCDO.

    Ghana's Ministry of Education has incorporated findings from the Strengthening Teacher Accountability to Reach All Students (STARS) evaluation into GALOP. Through this opportunity, this role will support the scale up of evidence-based education in 10,000 of the lowest performing schools in Ghana, contributing critical knowledge for future innovation in Ghana and beyond.

    The Sr. Project Manager will work collaboratively across IPA and partners to drive IPA’s support to GALOP. The Sr. Project Manager will lead the relationship with government partners and other key local stakeholders, coordinate activities led by other IPA teams, and manage project scope, delivery, and finances. Given the dynamic nature of working with government stakeholders from national to school-levels, the Sr. Project Manager will be highly skilled in adaptive management and negotiation, revising project activities and timelines to best support the DL scale-up. The Sr. Project Manager will report to the IPA Ghana Country Director with dotted line oversight from the Global Director of Policy.


  • Manage IPA’s technical assistance for the differentiated learning (DL) scale-up in Ghana, which includes policy, monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL), activities;
  • Drive these multiple streams of work forward towards a common goal of evidence-based education policy in Ghana, ensuring workstreams are well-coordinated and timely, and that IPA delivers on our strategies, activities, and outputs
  • Directly supervise a highly functioning team to conduct this technical assistance, paying particular attention to their professional growth;
  • Cultivate relationships with key local top-level decision-makers in the education sector related to the DL scale-up, and ensure the project has their buy-in;
  • Work together with the global policy and communications team to lead and/or participate in strategic events for policy purposes, including but not limited to summits, conferences, workshops, technical working groups, and round tables. Support researchers and country management to participate;
  • In collaboration with researchers and in support of the country director, represent IPA locally in policy conversations and at events;
  • Directly oversee project financial management, including supporting the creation of the project’s operating budget, being accountable for ongoing budget management, and developing and monitoring activity-specific budgets for the project;
  • Lead donor reporting
  • Requirements
    • Education: Master’s Degree
    Valid Till
    23 Jul, 2022 (28 days left)

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