The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer will be responsible for the design, coordination and implementation of the monitoring and evaluation, research, and learning framework of the Programme. He/she will develop a systematic monitoring framework to improve the qualitative and quantitative evidence gathered by the Programme.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Data Collection, Entry and Storage
Develop baseline data for each project component and for all project indicators
Responsible for all data collection and collation for Education and Construction programme under UWS Nepal in Sankhuwasabha and Gulmi districts
Regular contact with field staff to monitor the collection of data and ensure accuracy and timeliness
Contribute to prepare regular progress reports, success stories and case study reports, presentations, and work plans.
Ensure that the programme maintains its strategic vision and that its activities result in the achievement of its intended outputs in a timely manner
Responsible for overall M&E and learning needs of the project and will come up with findings based on real data to show the performance of the projects
Share and discuss M&E findings and compiled data with relevant program staff to inform program activities
Coordinate with program staff and/or country director, participate in the implementation of surveys or studies and analyze results to inform project design and program implementation
Ensure hard copies of the feedback forms are archived to allow for data verification at a later point
Ensure information submitted by beneficiaries by phone or email are entered promptly into the database
Work with programme team to ensure the survey forms are delivered to UWS Nepal central office with high degrees of regularity
Travel to field offices to ensure the data collection process is coherent and follows the same methodology
Provide the program lead with updates on the progress of data collection
Ensure coherence, investigate missing data and report issues of concern to the supervisor
Ensure the regular, timely submission of projects’ reports, providing accurate information and in the appropriate format from the staff.
Monitoring and Evaluation
Provide support and inputs in the development of the M&E system, frameworks, and procedures to the Education and Construction Department
Track the performance of the project activities and outputs against expected results and adjust implementation processes to ensure the project is progressing towards the intended outcomes
Analyze the impact of projects and promote learning by documentation of best practices. Use this information to support decision-making processes
Ensure EMIS is implemented at all levels of Quality Education Services delivery.
Produce reports on M&E findings and prepare presentations based on M&E data as required
Provide the Country Director with management information he may require
Check that monitoring data is discussed in appropriate forums and in a timely fashion in terms of implications for future action. If necessary, create such discussions to fill any gap
Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Country Director and other Directors.
Community Engagement and Outreach
Ensure high levels of inclusion of beneficiaries’ views in the way data is collected and processed
Organize focus group discussions with beneficiaries to outline feedback mechanisms and incorporate responses into revisions of the mechanisms.
Ensure all reporting requirements are met in a timely manner, both internal and external, by the concerned Programme staff through tracking completion of monthly, quarterly, mid-year and annual reports, as required
Provide technical support to ensure that the reports are high quality and evidence-base
Education: First level university degree in statistics, anthropology, economics, or related field. Advanced certificate in M&E, statistics or economics preferred.
Minimum of three (2) years of professional experience in an M&E position responsible for implementing M&E activities of development projects.
Experience in designing, implementing, and operating project M&E systems from project initiation to closeout stages.
Experience in strategic planning and performance measurement, including indicator selection, target setting, reporting, database management, and developing M&E and performance monitoring plans.
Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (e.g. qualitative, quantitative, mixed-method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies.
Experience in planning and managing surveys.
Experience in developing and refining data collection tools.
Experience with data quality assessments and oversight.
Languages: Excellent written and spoken command of English.
Good knowledge of programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation techniques and practices.
Familiarity with impact assessment an advantage
Ability to perform a variety of conceptual analyses required for the formulation, administration and evaluation of projects.
Excellent analytical skills.
Ability to work in a team and good interpersonal skills.
Good computer applications skills.
Good organizational skills.
Ability to deal with people with tact and diplomacy.
Ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision.
Ability to work under time pressure and meet deadlines.
Ability to work in diversified environments.
All interested individuals who meet the qualifications are encouraged to apply for the position. A cover letter and an updated resume should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the position you are applying in the subject line. Applications are being accepted on an immediate, rolling basis. Short-listed candidates will be invited to participate in an assessment process.
United World Schools, Nepal is a Nepal based charity dedicated to improve educational opportunities for the poor and marginalized children of the country. The major objective of UWS, Nepal is to construct and manage state-of-the-art facility in community-led schools of rural areas so that the children feel safe and encouraged to study. Since buildings are not enough for learning to take place, UWS also provides basic resources to the children and sends well-trained teachers and teaching fellows to teach in such areas under its new program, UWS Nepal Teaching Fellowship.
The quality of education is maintained by formulating a curriculum and introducing advanced technologies that allow for greater innovation in the classroom and greater engagement between the lessons in class and real life. UWS, Nepal also invests in education of girls from marginalized communities in order to empower young women to create better prospects for themselves and their families in the future.
United World Schools, Nepal was initiated in 2015 as a non-profit organization to provide quality education in rural Nepal, where education is desperately needed, through modern teaching and learning methodology. Since our inception, we have successfully constructed 28 schools buildings in Sankhuwasabha and Gulmi district ensuring quality education for over 3500 students. We aim to construct 35 school buildings by the end of 2019.
UWS Nepal is part of United World Schools movement. Visit the United World Schools website to find out more.