Monitoring & Evaluation Fellow

Posted by: Educate!

Kampala, Central Region, Uganda

Position Overview

Educate! is seeking 2 organized and overachieving M&E Fellows for 6 months starting January 2017 and July 2017 to support the ambitious M&E Team at Educate! in its efforts to inform program design and implementation. The position offers a unique opportunity to conduct hands-on program monitoring and evaluation for a dedicated non-profit youth organization in Uganda. The M&E Fellowship with Educate! allows the candidate to engage in active research in Uganda that affects implementation immediately. Every M&E Fellow works hard and leaves a meaningful legacy at Educate!.

Educate!’s top priority as an organization is scaling in Uganda and expanding to new countries. In Uganda, we took a big leap in 2014 from 54 to 238 schools and over 80,000 students. We will now scale to at least 450 schools in 2017 (more than 12% of the country), en route to an eventual 1,000 schools nationally. Strong M&E systems to manage program performance will be critical to this scale up. Educate! aspires to be best in class in M&E in the youth space, effectively proving education’s impact on life outcomes, and this drive for information to both prove and improve its program distinguishes Educate! from other organizations. For this reason, Educate! is looking for Fellows to support and assist our M&E Team to drive its trend setting work forward.

Performance Objectives

Develop the Soft and Hard Skills Assessment for Secondary School Youth

  • Develop Concept Note and plan Skills Assessment Tool development following the human-centered design approach involving teachers and other community stakeholders
  • Present the Concept Note to senior management for approval
  • Pitch the Concept Note to Educate! staff, trainers & teachers

Develop & Pilot the Skills Assessment Tool

  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative research to inform tool development
  • Use the findings from research to develop a prototype
  • Present the prototype to Headteachers and teachers for feedback
  • Develop piloting plan for the prototype with teachers in secondary schools
  • Coordinate & Manage the piloting process in schools for 2 rounds of piloting
  • Analyze the feedback and incorporate changes
  • Develop final Skills Assessment tool for teachers and present it to the Educate! Team & Teachers

Data Analysis

  • Take the lead in designing and developing Skills Assessment tools
  • Conduct data collection to test tool prototypes
  • Supervise both quantitative and qualitative data entry
  • Lead the statistical analysis to validate skills assessment tools

Training & Management

  • Lead the training process for the Skills Assessment Tool for the Educate! Team and teachers
  • Develop the training structure and plan for Educate! staff and teachers.
  • Conduct the training for the Skills Assessment Tool

Qualifications

  • Degree or Msc. in Research related subjects, Monitoring & Evaluation
  • 1-2 years’ experience in Research skills, Tool development, Data analysis both Quantitative and Qualitative analysis.
  • High proficiency in STATA, SPSS or alternative statistical software
  • Fits our Five Cultural Tenets (see What is Educate! About? below); Learn more by looking at Educate!’s culture deck here.

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