Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Education Development Center ,Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Jobs in Tanzania

Closing date: 22 May 2015
EDC’s International Development Division (IDD) focuses on three major areas: literacy and basic education, youth livelihoods and workforce development, and health. Another key strand of EDC’s international work focuses on helping countries expand economic opportunity and build civic society.
EDC works with governments, agencies, and other partners in 35 countries to develop programs that are respectful of cultural traditions and beliefs. The international division comprises six regional c
enters coordinating EDC’s work in West and Central Africa, East and Southern Africa, North Africa and the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and South and Southeast Asia.
EDC is preparing for a program in Tanzania focused providing technical assistance and instructional materials targeted at improving lifelong learning skills, defined as mastery of early grade reading, writing, and arithmetic. Technical assistance will cover: (1) improving quality of basic skills instruction at the early primary level; (2) strengthening Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (MoEVT) skills delivery systems; and (3) increasing community and parental engagement in early primary education. These three components align with the Government of Tanzania (GoT)’s ten-year Education Development Sector Plan (EDSP)(see Attachment 5, item 22) and other reforms underway, such as Big Results Now (BRN), Performance4Results (P4R), and Global Partnership for Education Literacy and Numeracy Support (GPE LANES) program on 3R’s (reading, writing, and arithmetic) reform.
Job Description
Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist:
The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist establishes and manages the overall activity system to track progress towards meeting program/contract results, indicators and targets. The individual will ensure that performance monitoring, action research, and evaluations are consistent with program results and track activity progress towards achieving targets and results. He/she will manage and coordinate field-based monitoring and evaluation specialists, and any other staff responsible to performance monitoring, oversight, and data collection and reporting. The individual must ensure that the methodologies proposed by the Contractor to measure the programs impact on access, retention, reading and learning outcomes, school safety, community engagement, gender, disability-inclusive, and conflict sensitive measures, are being consistently and systematically tracked and reported.
Requires a Master’s Degree in international development, economics, statistics, research methods, political science, public policy, social science, or a related field.
Skills and Experience:
At least eight years designing, monitoring, and evaluating programs (in the education sector preferred). This individual must have demonstrated success and experience in monitoring results and indicators of education quality, learning outcomes, access, retention, and community engagement.
Language: The candidate must be professionally proficient and fluent (IELTS level 7 or above; or TOEFL 94 or above) in written and spoken English. It is preferred, but not required, that the candidate be conversant and fluent in written and spoken Kiswahili (FS 2+).
How to apply:
Interested applicants may send resumes to IDDJobs@edc.org. Please list the position and region to which you are applying in the subject line of the email

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