Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Advisor - Refugee Teacher Professional Development System Support in Kenya

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Position Title: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Advisor - Refugee Teacher Professional Development System Support in Kenya

We are currently seeking candidates for the position of MEL Advisor for an anticipated 5-year $20 million USD program funded by the LEGO Foundation. The program is expected to focus on improving comprehensive teacher professional development in Kenya’s refugee hosting counties, empowering key stakeholders surrounding teachers, and generating and using evidence on the impacts of high-quality teacher professional development (TPD) and systems support. This position will be based in Nairobi and is contingent upon award.

The MEL Advisor is responsible for establishing and managing the project’s overall M&E system, setting indicators, and tracking progress. It is anticipated that indicators will focus on teachers access to and participation in professional development activities, changes in teachers' wellbeing, learning and performance, community engagement, and changes to learning and wellbeing among students. The MEL Advisor supports and oversees sub-grantees MEL activities to ensure harmonized data collection and reporting; analyzes reporting data; and supports training of M&E personnel. The MEL Advisor collaborates with other consortium members to develop and implement a research and learning agenda and develops and disseminates research products.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in evaluation, education, social science, economics, or other relevant discipline.
  • At least 8 years of experience related to monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on education or social-sector programs required; experience in teacher training, early grade reading, or assessment preferred.
  • At least 3 years of supervisory experience.
  • Experience in design and implementation of M&E systems.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills and ability to articulate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Demonstrated expertise in rigorous quantitative and qualitative research and analytical methods.
  • Excellent report writing, analytical, and communication skills, including oral presentation skills.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with program staff and partners.
  • Proficiency with relevant software (Stata, SAS, SPSS, Epi Info, Atlas).
  • Previous experience providing technical leadership within a consortium.
  • Experience in the education sector in Kenya strongly preferred.
  • Familiarity with the current parallel refugee education system in Kenya and recent policies aimed at greater refugee integration preferred.
  • Familiarity with Kenya’s Competency Based Curriculum preferred.
  • Experience managing large scale activities including conducting strategic planning, work planning, contingency planning and report writing.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required.

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