Data, Evidence,Learning, Assessment & Examination Lead

Kampala, Uganda
Apply by 24 August 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 27 July 2018

Job Description

The Kampala-based Data, Evidence, Learning, Assessment and Examination Lead will be responsible for delivering our work in these areas, working closely with Key Advisers based overseas.

Key responsibilities include generating data and evidence to inform Uganda about whether education strategies are working and support continuous improvement; to strengthen data, evidence and learning in Uganda’s teachers, schools and districts to drive improved instruction and learning; and, through the generation of relevant and rigorous evidence, to ultimately identify whether attempts to improve education achieve what they promise to achieve.

The Performance Lead is responsible for working with the Key Adviser in designing and executing monitoring and evaluation strategies, frameworks, tools and theory of change documents. They are also responsible for implementing specific M&E mechanisms and tools, and for field-based implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities as well as updating M&E frameworks and other relevant documents. The Performance Lead will also support the Key Adviser in coordinating and implementing specific research activities and evaluations.

The performance lead will also support processes to appraise, review and improve the assessment and examination system in Uganda.

To be successful in this role candidates should clearly demonstrate the following qualifications, skills and experience on their CV

Skills and competencies:

  • Education to degree level, ideally Masters Level, in a relevant subject.
  • Experience designing and implementing participatory project M&E strategies, frameworks systems and tools.
  • Proven experience in fieldwork, monitoring and evaluation and mixed methods research.
  • Experience coordinating Early Grade Reading Assessments and Early Grade Numeracy Assessments is highly preferred.
  • Strong training and facilitation skills to mentor staff and partners in M&E.
  • Experience working with local, national and international technical advisers.
  • Ability to establish priorities, plan and execute personal and project work plans. Ability to provide technical guidance to all project staff to ensure that they understand and integrate M&E in their work plans.
  • Ability to conduct project evaluations, including operational research, using qualitative and quantitative methods.
  • Excellent understanding of the education sector in Uganda – at the national (Ministry) level, at the local government (district) level at the school and community level and with NGOs.
  • Excellent at thinking strategically and creatively. Able to solve problems, meet/exceed goals and generally “get the job done.”
  • Able to present the project’s image, competencies, and objectives in a professional manner.
  • Commitment to, understanding of, and passion for supporting education programming and improving the delivery of quality education services to children in Uganda.
  • Clear and effective written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Excellent organisational skills, including reporting and record-keeping.
  • Teamwork and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Efficient and comfortable with national travel.
  • Right to work in Uganda is essential

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How to apply

This is a full-time position and is based in Kampala, Uganda starting in summer 2018. This role is being offered as a fixed term contract initially for one year, extendable up to four years. The closing date for applications is Friday 24th August 2018.

OPM offers flexibility, however, we do require a willingness to work flexible hours to accommodate international time zones. We offer a collaborative and supportive environment, watch this video to see what our colleagues have to say.

To apply please complete the online application form and submit the requested documents. We cannot accept applications submitted via email.

Thank you for considering OPM and we wish you all the best for your application.

About the Organization

Oxford Policy Management (OPM) enables strategic decision-makers to reduce social and economic disadvantage in low- and middle-income countries through a unique combination of high-quality analysis and more than 35 years’ practical experience in over 120 countries worldwide.

Supported by a multinational team of more than 400 specialists on four continents, our success is based on a unique combination of high-quality analysis and 30 years’ practical experience of facilitating positive change in over 120 countries worldwide. OPM’s expertise, which is underpinned by a strong commitment to capacity building, ranges from social and economic policy to public finance and management, political economy analysis and statistics.

Clients range from bilateral and multilateral organisations such as DFID, UNICEF and the World Bank through to governments, NGOs and private-sector organisations.

With offices in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa, Tanzania and the United Kingdom, we can provide our clients with rapid, local support and context-specific solutions.

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