We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of ME&L Advisor for an anticipated USAID-funded education activity.
The purpose of this anticipated five-year project is to: 1) expand the innovative learning instruction methods in reading, math, and business (21st century) skills into the national curriculum in all 2400 of Georgia’s primary schools for grades 1-6, including schools in marginalized communities; 2) Strengthen teacher development curricula and teacher induction activities in universities across the country that will result in a highly-qualified cadre of teachers. This project will take place in the Republic of Georgia with an anticipated duration of five years.
- Design and develop the project MEL system including establishing a learning agenda, refining indicators, setting targets for all indicators, planning of all necessary data collection and analysis.
- Oversee and directly contribute to the development and implementation of M&E tools and systems to improve ability to collect, interpret and aggregate data that track tangible, measurable progress toward project results and the attainment of project objectives.
- Support data analysis and use data to promote evidence-based programming and provide timely feedback in relation to project targets, work plan activities and objectives, and address gaps in programming.
- Develop and adapt M&E tools to meet program needs, which may include pre- and post- tests, classroom observation tools, and baseline, midterm, and endline survey instruments.
- Liaise with the USAID Mission on the design of M&E tools and on modifications to M&E system.
- Liaise with and support the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia and the National Assessment and Examinations Center to ensure program activities are aligned, integrated, and owned by them.
- Lead M&E officer and provide training to staff, primary stakeholders, and implementing partners on M&E components in project design; such as monitoring plan, assessments, reviews, surveys and evaluations.
- Contribute to collaborative, learning and adaptive approach throughout the entire project; design program learning plan, ensure that findings from all monitoring, assessment and survey activities are fed back into the project and disseminated to stakeholders and partners for continuous program adjustments.
- Provide high quality and timely submission of all required project reports, including documentation of success stories, analysis of data for indicator calculation, summary of learning agenda findings, etc.
- At least 5-8 years working experience.
- Experience managing and executing monitoring and evaluation activities for donor-funded programs, including experience leading monitoring and evaluation teams in large international education programs and prior experience conducting quantitative and qualitative research in field-based positions.
- Demonstrated ability to use monitoring and evaluation findings to inform adjustments to program in order to maximize project effectiveness
- Experience coordinating with governments, ministries and/or local NGOs, as well as local communities, for design and implementation of surveys and other data collection techniques, including those that address capacity weaknesses, preferred;
- Have all necessary computer, database, statistical software, and analytical skills, particularly in issues related to monitoring and evaluation.
- Proven interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to lead multidisciplinary teams;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in Georgian required.
- Fluency in English required; additional Russianlanguage proficiency preferred.
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