Education Specialist/Co-Deputy COP, Monitoring, Evaluation and Coordination Contract (MECC), Democratic Republic of the Congo

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from Management Systems International
Closing date: 17 Jun 2017

Education Specialist/Co-Deputy COP,

Monitoring, Evaluation and Coordination Contract (MECC),

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Company Profile: MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, DC metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI implements nearly 100 projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Colombia, and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with more than 80 organizations across all sectors of international development with clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the UNDP to national and local governments, NGOs, think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

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Project Summary: **
The Monitoring, Evaluation and Coordination Contract (MECC), led by IBTCI, provides USAID with performance management services to monitor, evaluate, and assess implementation of the Mission's Country Development Cooperation Strategy. MSI, as a subcontractor to IBTCI, leads the coordination, monitoring, evaluation, analytic, and research services for the USAID/ DFID Joint Education Program, known as ACCELERE!

Position Summary:
The education specialist/co-deputy chief of party (COP) will provide leadership and technical expertise in monitoring and evaluation for Component 2 of MECC. S/he will be responsible for the planning, implementation, and evaluation, as well as lead coordination with USAID, DFID, the Government of the DRC (GDRC), and implementing partners (IPs).

S/he must develop and maintain collaborative relationships across the ACCELERE! Program with DFID, USAID, Activity IPs and the GDRC. S/he must manage and coordinate provincial and sub-provincial monitoring and evaluation specialists and any administrative staff responsible for performance monitoring, oversight, data collection and reporting. S/he must ensure the methodologies used to measure ACCELERE! results include gender, disability-inclusive, and conflict-sensitive measures, and that they are consistently and systematically tracked and reported in accordance with USAID data reporting requirements. S/he oversees and supervises data collection systems including, instrument development and testing, the training of data collectors, data entry, data cleaning and statistical analyses. S/he will set-up and operate the ACCELERE! M&E system so that data is collected in accordance with the ACCELERE! M&E plan, its protocols and procedures. As Co-Deputy COP, the education specialist will support the COP on all contract reporting and document production related to ACCELERE!

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the technical lead for Component 2 and serve as a key member of Component 1
  • Advise Component 2 personnel on technical aspects of intervention delivery and share knowledge of current educational practices.
  • Oversee the support of technical assistance from the home office as needed, and help staff ensure that the monitoring and evaluation tasks are aligned with the educational perspectives of the GDRC, schools and communities.
  • Support ACCELERE!-related assessments and analyses. This may include: providing background materials, studies and data on relevant education issues such as school related gender-based violence (SRGBV) or out-of-school children.
  • Participate in the ACCELERE! evaluation design process to ensure good intersect between the evaluation purpose and the education context.
  • Visit target ACCELERE! sites for monitoring.
  • Support IPs in the development and implementation of activity M&E plans.
  • Develop and implement a learning agenda for ACCELERE!
  • Build the capacity of local organizations and make presentations during workshops with stakeholders.
  • Support and participate in collection of data, refinement of data collection instruments, writing analytic reports, and participating in research design.
  • Ensure that data collection and reporting protocols are followed to maintain research design integrity and manage data entry and processing in conformance with data specifications and analytic needs.

Qualifications:

  • A graduate degree in education or equivalent, or a bachelor's degree and 5 years of experience in addition to the required minimums.
  • At least 8-10 years demonstrated experience working on improving access and/or quality of basic education with a focus on gender equality education, SRGBV, violence against women, conflict-affected children, early grade reading, teacher training, or education service delivery—with at least 3-5 of those years having significant M&E responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated management and technical experience on projects aimed at enhancing education opportunities for marginalized communities.
  • Professional level oral and written skills in English and French.
  • Knowledge of USAID Education Strategy Technical Notes regarding monitoring and evaluation.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

To apply: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com

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