- Job Location: Karachi
- Country: Pakistan
- Positions: 1
- Job Type: Full Time
- Department / Job Category: Others
- Last Date: 25 March, 2014
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is a development partner to the Government of Sindh and is currently supporting the Department of Education and Literacy with implementation of the Sindh Basic Education program (SBEP) in Districts Sukkur, Khairpur, Larkana, Qambar-Shahdadkot, Jacobabad, Kashmore, Dadu and selected towns of Karachi city. The overarching goal of SBEP is to increase and sustain student enrollment in primary, middle and secondary schools in targeted geographical locations in Sindh. The Sindh Reading program (SRP) is a five-year initiative in the same geographic areas of the parent SBEP. SRP will support the SBEP goal based on lessons learned from USAID and the Government of Sindh’s legacy of early grade teaching and learning.
Over the life of the program, SRP aims to improve:
- Teacher competencies for effective early grade reading and mathematics instruction;
- Early grade reading and mathematics assessment practice;
- Student access to supplementary reading and mathematics material;
- Participation of parents and caregivers in support of early grade literacy and early grade numeracy for out of school children.
About Chemonics International:
On January 6, 2014, Chemonics International and its institutional development partners School-to-School International, Health and Nutrition Development Society, Indus Resource Centre, and Souktel Inc., were awarded a contract by USAID to implement the Sindh Reading Program to achieve the aims above.
Chemonics is an international development company that partners with local and international organizations to promote social and economic change around the world. From our founding in 1975, we have worked in more than 150 countries to help our clients, partners, and beneficiaries face difficult challenges, from political instability to poor education performance, to a lack of market infrastructure. We have helped them overcome those challenges by working together to find and implement innovative programs that achieve development impact.
We are entirely employee-owned, giving us both the freedom and the responsibility to pursue our mission with single-minded focus. Holding ourselves to the highest quality standards, we are also committed to living our values of caring, excellence, innovation, integrity, and opportunity to implement efficient and effective programs that build a better future for those we serve.
At Chemonics, we believe our mission of helping people live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives is driven by our commitment to service to our mission, to our beneficiaries, to our clients, and to our staff.
The Monitoring and Evaluation Manager will be responsible for implementing and coordinating the program’s M&E system. He/she will work with technical staff to develop performance monitoring indicators and implement databases and spreadsheets for M&E data collection. He/she will train staff and selected partners on M&E system operations, and collate databases from technical staff and partners to update the system and perform analyses. The M&E manager will be responsible for the performance monitoring plan. He/she will also supervise third party impact assessments, lessons learned, and successes during USAID SRP program implementation. Specific responsibilities include:
- Take lead in the development, updating and implementation of the USAID Sindh Reading program Performance Management Plan (PMP).
- Take lead in implementation of the USAID Sindh Reading program M&E System utilizing clearly defined objectives, activities, indicators, and results in the implementation period.
- Take lead in continual gathering of staff input and USAID recommendations regarding program benchmarks and indicators.
- Develop and implement appropriate and innovative monitoring and evaluation tools, reporting guidelines for new program activities. with an aim to improve the M&E system of the USAID Sindh Reading program(SRP).
- Write SoWs, ToRs and concept papers for different M&E studies, surveys, assessments, evaluations and other relevant studies.
- Review the program indicators, including agreed targets and time-frames for achieving them.
- Conduct scheduled performance reviews and respond to ad hoc information requests as needed.
- Conduct data quality assessments & data audits to ensure that the collected data is accurate and maintain the integrity of the program.
- Assist the design and implementation of program impact evaluation, when needed.
- Orient and train program staff on the M&E framework, including objectives and indicators, on their responsibilities for the complete, accurate and timely collection and reporting of data and information.
The position requires an individual with:
- Master’s or equivalent Degree in Business Administration, Economics, Development Studies or other relevant discipline preferred.
- Familiarity with USAID Monitoring and Evaluation protocols preferred.
- Familiarity with statistical software(e.g SAS,SPSS, Mini-Tab).
- Minimum three years of experience working in a complex, challenging field environment with at least one year of experience in a supervisory capacity.
- Experience with qualitative and quantitative M&E data collection and analysis methods, including tracking outcome indicators and conducting program evaluations.
- Extensive knowledge of Pakistan’s political, conflict, and social dynamics, particularly relating to local governance and community development.
- Demonstrated experience in research, and monitoring and evaluation of education programs.
- Ability to analyze and report on program performance and impact from the perspective of donors, program planners and partners.
Please email a CV, letter of interest, and names and contact information for three professional references to ChemonicsSRP@gmail.com no later than March 25, 2014. Please write “Monitoring and Evaluation Manager” in the subject line.
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