Job Summary :
Educate A Child (hereafter EAC ) is a global program of EAA (Education Above All) with an aim to significantly reduce the number of children worldwide who are denied their right to education by providing learning opportunities.
EAC works with partner organizations towards its mission to trigger significant breakthroughs in providing out of school children, facing extreme poverty, cultural barriers, and belonging to conflict-affected environments, an opportunity for a full course of quality primary education.
Monitoring and evaluation are synergistic and interdependent. Monitoring is a continuing function undertaken by EAC and its partners, which uses systematic collection of data to provide management and the main stakeholders of on-going project or program with early indications of success or lack thereof, against the progress in the use of allocated resources.
And, Evaluation is the periodic assessment of either completed or on-going project or program to determine the extent to which they are achieving stated objectives, or the extent to which change (success or failure) in the targeted results can be attributed to its interventions.
Will support coordination of the design, implementation and reporting of the evaluation and Learning and Knowledge management components of the EAC M&E Functions- Including formative and summative evaluations, case studies, surveys, and other assessments of EAC program activities and providing technical support to evaluation activities of partner projects.
Support / contribute development of EAC’s monitoring and evaluation system
Work with M&E and Technical Teams to support and coordinate the development of concepts, implementation processes and tools for the EAC Evaluation, Learning and Knowledge management functions.
Analyse and cross-compare data in project proposals, semi-annual reports (M&E, technical narrative and financial), and end of project reports and evaluations for identifying projects with promising practices for further studies (e.
g., project evaluation, case study, research, etc.)
Contribute to annual plans and implement innovative summative and formative evaluation activities of EAC program and provide technical support to partner projects on their evaluations and assessments including baseline surveys, special studies, case studies, etc.
This includes developing tools, Meta data analysis, report writing and publishing.
Participate and provide technical input (including tools and formats) for assessments of suitability of proposed projects for EAC support, capacity of partners to implement as proposed, and monitoring of results throughout the project cycle from initial EoI to the final project closeout.
Work closely with other M&E team members to provide technical input for development of new (or improvement of existing) M&E frame works including development of educational indicators, for the different EAC program initiatives such as At Risk , transition to post-primary education.
Work with EAC leadership in strategic planning, implementation, sand reporting regarding the progress and accomplishments of EAC funded projects.
Make recommendations as appropriate concerning measuring program results and impact.
Design and tool development
Contribute technical input for creating / refining instruments and analytical tools for collecting and analysing data
Play a role in assessing the M&E abilities of potential partners in relation to EAC’s M&E system and reporting.
Maintain constructive dialogue and technical exchange with field counterparts and technical staff of implementing partners as related to evaluations and knowledge management.
Under the guidance of the M&E Director, contribute to the analysis, reporting, and presentation of EAC data, including to the Executive Committee and the Board of Trustees
Identify potential models
Provide feedback on partner project approach, interventions and potential models that could be scaled-up
Contribute to identifying strengths and weaknesses of strategic approaches to reach OOSC and suggest areas of improvement.
Assist in the review partner evaluations to collect strategic and summary information for EAC programming
Identify cases for potential research / case studies
Conduct site visits for evaluations, assessments and case study purposes.
Working with EAC team to develop / refine SMART metrics for quality, innovation, scalability, learning, and sustainability
Working with M&E team contribute to assessment and analysis on partner projects and overall program performance
EAC sponsored events
Contribute to the effective and efficient conduct of EAC meetings, workshop, conferences, and events, as appropriate
Provide support of development, conduct, and analysis of evaluation, assessments, and survey data sets.
Ensure standards, procedures, and a strong conceptual framework for evaluations and studies are in place.
Provide the required support and assistance to external contractors working with EAC’s M&E evaluation, Learning and Knowledge management roles.
Contribute to the EAC Research activities as appropriate.
Assist in maintaining a high level of quality and appropriate branding for all products posted, published or distributed by EAC
Act as OIC for M&E Director or Senior M&E specialist if and when required
Submit all contractual and programmatic deliverables on time
Applied Knowledge & Skills :
Experience in quantitative, qualitative, and / or mixed methods research and evaluation methods, statistical design and analysis, particularly as applied to program evaluation.
Knowledge of international donors, government ministries, civil society organizations, and education policy makers in the field of education
Articulate oral and written communication skills in English
Knowledge of Monitoring & Evaluation Tools, Techniques and Approaches
Demonstrated ability to conduct qualitative and quantitative data analysis
Excellent communication skills
Well organized, able to manage multiple tasks
Capable of working independently with minimal supervision but skillful in collaborating and coordinating with other project staff and partners
Bachelor's degree or international equivalent in Education or related field.
Requires 5-8 years of managing data collection and technical assistance experience (working experience with international donors, government ministries, civil society organizations, and education policy makers preferably in educational evaluations or related fields.)
Proficiency with database management software and on-line search tools required.
Has sensitivity to cultural diversity and understanding of the political, contextual, and ethical issues in assigned areas.
Articulate and professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive fashion with clients and staff.
Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English.
Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency, or private company.
Typical Physical Demands :
Typical office environment.
Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
Ability to lift 5-50 lbs.
Technology to be Used :
Personal Computer, Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail, telephone, printer, calculator, copier, cell phones, PDAs and other hand held devices.
Travel Requirements :
Travel will be required.
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