World LearningClosing Date : 2019-05-31
Duty Station : Tbilisi, Georgia
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Organization: World Learning
Country: Georgia
Closing date: 31 May 2019

World Learning is a leading international non-profit organization advancing education, systems strengthening, and inclusive development through programming around the world. We are seeking an experienced Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Managerfor the anticipated USAID-funded Georgia New Education Program (NEP). The project will seek to: 1) Expand the innovative learning instruction methods in reading and math into the national curriculum in all 2,400 of Georgia s primary schools for grades 1-6, including schools in marginalized communities; 2) Strengthen teacher development curricula and teacher induction activities in at least five universities across the country that will result in a highly-qualified cadre of teachers and; 3) Build financial literacy and entrepreneurial skills.

The MEL Manager will be responsible for designing and overseeing the implementation of the project s MEL system and Collaboration, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) processes in close coordination with technical and programmatic staff. As part of the program s senior leadership team, the MEL Manager will lead the overall learning agenda of the program, working closely with partners and other internal and external stakeholders.

Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project. If you are unable to access the position on our career s page, you can submit your CV or resume/cover letter (in English) to: syed.zaidi@worldlearning.org. Please include the post title on the subject line as well as a note explaining your qualifications for the position in the email body. Only finalist candidates will be contacted. No telephone inquiries please. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and qualified candidates should apply as soon as possible.

Responsibilities

Lead the design and implementation of the program s M&E framework and information systems to track delivery against program targets, outcomes, and impacts, including clearly defined objectives, indicators, learning mechanisms, and the implementation of appropriate M&E procedures;

Prepare and ensure timely submission of project performance monitoring plans, including developing and defining program indicators and sources of data, and contribute to annual work plans, quarterly and annual reports, and other project documents;

Lead the design and implementation of robust CLA approaches and processes; ensure use of existing evidence to promote improvements, collaboration, learning, and adaption, and identify solutions to promote data-based decision making among program and technical staff;

Develop and oversee research components related to the project as needed;

Other responsibilities as assigned.

Requirements

Master s degree or higher in a relevant field;

A minimum of 5 years of experience designing and implementing monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) systems for USAID-funded projects related to basic education, education achievement, instructional quality, and/or systems strengthening; experience managing MEL activities for projects of similar size and scope, preferably in Georgia or the region

Knowledge and prior experience with standard educational measurement approaches, such as early grade reading assessment (EGRA), early grade mathematics assessment (EGMA), and other measurement approaches on literacy and numeracy, as well as measurement of teacher training and capacity building is highly desirable;

A strong understanding of and/or prior experience working in programs with a focus on improving education systems is highly desirable;

Demonstrated expertise and an in-depth understanding of qualitative and quantitative research design, well as prior experience of analyzing qualitative and quantitative datasets; prior experience using SPSS, STATA, NVivo, Atlas.ti, or other equivalent packages;

Prior experience leading, designing, managing, and/or commissioning performance and outcome evaluations and other types of research, preferably in the field of education;

Experience leading MEL and CLA implementation for basic education, formal and informal educational, and/or systems strengthening programs, highly desirable;

Ability to work across various teams with excellent interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability to build consensus and navigate complex operating environments;

Professional level of verbal and written fluency in English as well as in Georgian and/or Russian; Georgian Nationals preferred;

Commitment to the principles of inclusive approaches to programming that encourages full participation of individuals regardless of gender, disability status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or other marginalized status.

World Learning is anequal employment opportunity/affirmative action/veterans/ADA employer, committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce.


How to apply:

Please apply via the following link:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=094b78b8-9c3e-4fc8-b833-5fcb05de82e2&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=254465&lang=en_US&source=CC4

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