MEL Research Assistant

Beirut, Lebanon
Apply by 15 August 2018
Mid-level , Part-time staff position
Posted on 7 August 2018

Job Description

Time: Part time (10 working days a month)

Location: Beirut, Lebanon

Oxford Policy Management (OPM) is seeking to recruit a part-time Research Assistant to join our MEL team. Details about the role are given below, and more information about OPM can be found at the end of this document.

The role

The Research Assistant will provide research and administrative support for the Monitoring Evaluation and Learning team, as well as support more broadly to the OPM Technical Assistance team. The Research Assistant will ensure the completion of relevant programme management and MEL documents by the core team, including regular updates to the team work plan, updating monthly report and quarterly report templates and conducting research and writing for the annual reports. This work will also include collating inputs from the core team to be submitted on a monthly and quarterly basis.

Tasks relating to other activities in the programme may be requested on an ad hoc basis.

Specific duties and responsibilities:

  1. To ensure that teams contribute to the monthly and quarterly reports, and that the templates for the reports are updated in preparation for the reporting period
  2. To collate information submitted within the monthly and quarterly reports and are presented in the final report format in a coherent way
  3. To support research and writing for the annual report(s)
  4. To support the implementation and recording of data from the client satisfaction survey on a quarterly basis
  5. To support the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning manager in the delivery of the MEL tools and activities as required, including gathering oral evidence to include in monthly, quarterly and annual reports
  6. To ensure that the inputs of short term technical assistance is recorded and that feedback and learning is captured through the online ‘Practitioners Insights’
  7. To support the development of case studies, including conducting interviews with team members, drafting and editing case studies
  8. Produce Power Point presentations and excel sheets following Results Advisors direction
  9. Carry out ad hoc translations of excel sheets and word documents from English to Arabic

Required skills and experience

It is essential that candidates possess the following:

  1. Master’s degree in public administration, public policy or education management
  2. Excellent English communication skills (written and spoken)
  3. Advanced Excel skills (i.e. LOOKUP & other formula)
  4. Advanced Power Point and MS Word Skills
  5. Awareness of protocol in formal ministry context
  6. Highly organised and very detail oriented and methodical

It is desirable, though not essential, that candidates possess the following:

  1. Minimum three years working experience
  2. Fluent in spoken Arabic and French
  3. Experience working on governance in education

How to apply

Please send expressions of interest and CVs to by 13th August 2018. Please write ‘Research Assistant Application’ in the subject line of the email.

What’s it like working at OPM, and why should you join our growing global organisation? Watch this video to see what our colleagues have to say.

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.

If you are interested in opportunities at Oxford Policy Management, please see our careers page or email us at

What’s it like working at OPM, and why should you join our growing global organisation? Watch this video to see what our colleagues have to say.

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