Officer – Research, Monitoring and Evaluation

Room to Read Nepal

Padhnako Lagi Kotha (PLK), the sole official Implementing Partner of Room to Read (PLK), was established in 2002 with a mission to provide better educational opportunities in Government funded community schools of Nepal. PLK started its operation by donating children’s books to Government-funded community schools. As PLK started working in more and more villages to uplift the education of children,…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : 4+ year
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    Job Category Development & Project
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    Job Qualification : Master
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    Posted Date : Oct 29, 2021

Job Description

A.   ORGANIZATION PROFILE: Room to Read (RtR):

Founded in 2000 on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children®, Room to Read is creating a world free from illiteracy and gender inequality. We are achieving this goal by providing support during the two most critical time periods in a child’s education: primary school for literacy acquisition and secondary school for girls’ education. Our Literacy Program trains and coaches teachers to create quality books and curricular materials, and establishes libraries filled with diverse children’s books in local languages that can be enjoyed at school or home. Our Girls’ Education Program helps girls build skills to succeed in secondary school and make key life decisions by providing a life skills curriculum, opportunities for mentorship and peer support, and family and community engagement. Room to Read collaborates with local communities, partner organizations, and governments to test and implement innovative models that can be integrated into the education system to deliver positive outcomes for children at scale. To date, Room to Read has reached 23 million children in over 40,700 communities across Bangladesh, Cambodia, Grenada, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Rwanda, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, United States, Vietnam and Zambia, and plans to benefit 40 million children by 2025. Learn more at www.roomtoread.org.

B.   Position Overview

The Officer, Research, Monitoring and Evaluation (RM&E) designs, implements, and manages program-specific research and evaluation activities, and provide support to manage monitoring activities of programs in consultation with the Manager, RM&E. The Officer, RM&E’s primary responsibility is to focus on in-country research and evaluation process.

C.   Primary duties and  responsibilities

The position will require performing the below-given job responsibilities not limited to:

  • Identify the research agenda and design and develop the in-country research agenda.
  • Develop the methodology related to in-country research and evaluation studies including instrumentation, data collection, implementation, and analysis plans.
  • Oversee and track the implementation of research and evaluation projects and ensure that the project remains on schedule.
  • Develop and manage detailed work plans and budgets for research.
  • Support to conduct learning activities and case studies and document the learnings for future planning and implementation.
  • Coordinate with Head of Operations of Padhnako Lagi Kotha (PLK), Literacy Director (LD), and Program Managers (both LP and GEP) through periodic discussions and review meetings and GO to identify the program research ad study needs
  • Support to carry out research and evaluation in collaboration with Manager, RM&E, and GO RM&E on various aspects of Literacy program (LP) and Girls’ Education Program (GEP).
  • Support the Country Program Team in selecting and implementing appropriate research and evaluation designs, development/modification of tools, collection, and analysis of data, and repor twriting for enhancing LP and GEP.
  • Support in cross-national research and evaluation as per the approved design under the guidance of GO RM&E.
  • Explore important problems and questions related to the program to create meaningful and useful solutions by designing firmly grounded research focusing on relevant programmatic needs.
  • Coordinate with program teams to identify the ‘key concerns’ in planning, developing, and implementing in-country research and evaluations. This will include regular coordination with country team members, and management and technical assistance in design, implementation, and report writing.
  • Support to conduct the capacity development activities on Research, Monitoring, Evaluation, and learning to the program and field teams.
  • Support to conduct program monitoring activities including activity tracking, program output monitoring, and performance monitoring.
  • Support to conduct verification of data quality in line with manuals/guidelines on stipulated schedule.
  • Support to analyze both qualitative and quantitative data as per design/methods and prepare a preliminary report.
  • Travel within the country to project sites to conduct and support research and evaluation projects as visualized by research and evaluation design.
  • Collaboratewith Manager, RM&E and coordinate with RM&E colleagues in other countries, andwiththeGO RM&ETeam, in carrying out the above roles and responsibilities.
  • Other duties as necessary assigned by Manager, RM&E.

Required Qualification & Experience

  • Master’s degree in education or a related field (such as education/rural development, research, evaluation, or statistics)
  • A minimum of 4 years of related professional experience in the areas of design/development and supervision of research, evaluation, monitoring, and learning.
  • Experience and/or technical competence in several or all of the following areas:
    • Research, monitoring, and evaluation framework and methodology.
    • Research and evaluation design/ methodologies (qualitative, quantitative, mixed-method, and impact)
    • Methods and tools of data analysis, interpretation, and report writing
    • Writing of research and evaluation proposal
    • Latest systems/methods to collect data (Information Technology/ Tablets/Mobile phones, etc.)
    • Education theme-based research and evaluation
    • Student reading assessments.
    • Management of research and evaluation projects.
    • Management of consultants and data collectors
    • Working closely and building relationships with diverse groups of people.
    • Monitoring
  • Strong skills in quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, including experience using software packages such as SPSS/ STATA, Excel, and QDAs.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Ability and desire to travel in-country frequently, and occasionally internationally
  • Prior experience of working in a non-profit organization
  • Proven track record of juggling multiple priorities simultaneously and taking initiative

Compensation:

Room to Read offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits. Benefits include thirteenth month bonus, health insurance and a retirement plan. The non-monetary compensation includes a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative, meaningful, and rapidly growing organization that is changing transforming the lives of millions of children in developing countries on literacy and gender equality in education.

Room to Read has zero tolerance when it comes to child abuse and exploitation and believes that all children have equal rights to protection. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to the child protection policy, code of conduct and standards and will undergo rigorous reference and background check through third party. Background check will include the verification of employment history and criminal check. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check

To be successful as a member of the Room to Read team, you will also:

  • Have a passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact a dynamic nonprofit organization
  • Be an innovative and creative thinker that tries new things and inspires others to do so
  • Have a strong work ethic, professional integrity, trustworthiness and require minimal direction
  • Work well independently as well as part of a team
  • Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment
  • Superior interpersonal abilities. Ability to get along with diverse personalities, tactful, mature, flexible
  • Good reasoning abilities, Sound judgment
  • Resourceful and well organized
  • Participative management style-advocate of a team concept

How to Apply

Interested applicants can visit the below link and click on “Officer, Research, Monitoring and Evaluation” for a detailed job description and to apply for this position: https://osvrtr.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/RoomToRead

E-mail or drop-in applications will not be entertained for this position.

In case you are not able to access our website, please send us an e-mail request for the link to nepal.hiring@roomtoread.org.

Last date for application: November 12, 2021

Room to Read is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

www.roomtoread.org