Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist – Egypt – USAID Teacher Excellence Initiative Activity

  • Education Development Center (EDC)
  • Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
  • 19/04/2024
Full time Information Technology

Description

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist is responsible for coordinating and supporting the project’s field-based monitoring and evaluation activities. The M&E Specialist will report to the project’s Director of Monitoring and Evaluation and will actively collaborate with program/technical managers and the US-based M&E Specialist to support the development of M&E tools, the integration of M&E across all program components, M&E data collection activities, and the development of M&E and program reports. The M&E Specialist may also support the Project Team’s communications and outreach efforts, in line with funder guidelines.

Essential functions include (but not limited to):  

  • Conduct field-based data collection activities, ensuring accuracy and timely completion of all field-based M&E activities.
  • Develop systems and mechanisms for collecting project data on the indicators, and track progress towards targets and milestones.
  • Analyze data and generate high-quality reports that highlight key findings, trends, and recommendations for program improvement.
  • Manage the project’s M&E systems, including performance indicator tracking, the data management system and the project account on the USAID information platforms.
  • Ensure the development of quality data systems, tools, and processes to capture accurate, timely M&E program.
  • Visit actively the project sites to gather both qualitative and quantitative evidence of progress and results.
  • Be involved in developing the annual work plan, and M&E activities associated with it. 
  • Support the preparation and presentation of accomplishments, impacts, and activities of the project to local stakeholders and donors.
  • -Participate in the development of the quarterly and annual reports and other periodic reports as needed.
  • Lead the implementation of structured learning mechanism for the project.
  • Conduct frequent orientation for staff on embedding learning opportunities into the project activities.
  • Supervise the management of data quality assessments (DQAs).
  • Oversee a communications and outreach plan to disseminate the project's activities and results nationally and, as appropriate, internationally.

Other Duties:

  • Understand the terms of the Teacher Excellence Initiative award, specifically, the expected project results, and ensure compliance with requirements related to M&E.
  • Participate in staff and technical team meetings, as necessary.
  • Provide support to other special initiatives as needed.
  • Demonstrate professionalism when managing sensitive and confidential documents and information and in working with co-workers and project partners.
  • Comply with the project and organizational policies concerning security, human resources, financial and grants management, the confidentiality of information, and the like.
  • Comply with EDC’s administrative and HR regulations, including policies and procedures on performance management and annual performance review.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the MEL Director.

Qualifications

Education

Bachelor's degree in education, science, social science, or other related fields. Advanced degree preferred.

Skills and Experience

  • A minimum of 6 to 7 years of progressively responsible and directly relevant experience required.
  • Experience in managing M&E systems in USAID funded projects.
  • Experience in designing and carrying out M&E studies, reviews, and evaluations.
  • Experience quantitative and qualitative methodologies, operations research, management information systems, reporting, data quality assessments and data analysis.
  • Experience in conducting and/or coordinating data collection.
  • Experience with remote/virtual data collection through software like Kobo Collect or Qualtrics is a plus.
  • Experience in managing datasets in Excel. Experience with statistical software packages like SPSS is a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent oral and written communication skills in English required.
  • Capacity to work effectively with teams.
  • Strong time management and attention to detail.

Language

Fluency in English is required.

Additional Information

Job closing date: April 30th, 2024

Applications submitted without a resume or CV will not be reviewed.

Due to the volume of applications submitted, only finalists will be notified.  No phone calls, please.

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EDC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to enhancing the diversity of its workforce and ensuring an equitable and highly inclusive work environment. EDC is a smoke-free workplace, and offers a supportive work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.