Vacancy Notice & Announcements

2017-12-13

Vacancy announcement from RTI International

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VACANCY NOTICE 1
RTI International, the International Education Division is currently accepting applications for a Senior Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Advisor / Team Leader(one position) to support the Early Grade Reading Program (EGRP), a USAID-funded five-year program to improve early grade reading in Nepal. This is a full-time position. The program works closely with and support the Government of Nepal’s design and initial implementation of a national education model that standardizes early grade reading in public schools.  The position is based in Kathmanduwith expected travel to othertarget districts across Nepal.

The Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor / Team Leader is responsible for leading and coordinating the entire M&E team of EGRP.

Primary Responsibilities:
> Lead, manage and coordinate the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) team of EGRP including PMP indicators required to report back to USAID;
> Maintain and update internal M&E system, reporting templates, database and reporting output as per program need;
> Provide technical assistance to CLAs, and District Education Office's (DEO) to strengthen their National EGRP monitoring and reporting systems and capabilities;
> Prepare M&E reports as per program need and submit to Chief of Party (CoP) and Senior Reading Advisor (SRA);
> Work closely with the institutions assigned by USAID to facilitate performance evaluation and impact evaluations related to improvement of reading at the primary grade level;
> Provide technical support and guidance for the project base-line, mid-line, and end-line surveys, utilizing EGRA and EME tools/approach;
> Build capacity of government, particularly ERO, to manage and implement, CB-EGRA;
> Employ a range of methods, including using large quantitative data sets as well as qualitative data, to ensure the quality of program implementation at all levels and improve student learning outcomes, in collaboration with other IRs;
> Support the program's work with teachers and teacher support personnel to develop a classroom assessment program (continuous assessment), enabling teachers to use classroom-level data to improve instruction and target students for remediation if needed;
> Coordinate with IR1, IR2, and IR3 teams in tracking progress on program benchmarks and progress indicators including reporting requirements of each IRs;
> Assist in strengthening the data management system of Department of Education (DoE) EMIS, in collaboration with IR2;
> Prepare final performance monitoring reporting documents as per PMP;
> Ensure all activities as defined in the scope of work for EGRP team are performed as per the agreed terms;
> Represent EGRP on M&E to USAID, MOE, NORC (for impact evaluation) and CAMRIS (for performance evaluation).


Required Skills and Qualifications:
> Master’s degree in relevant subject with at least 15 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience in M&E system design, implementation and reporting.

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Skills & Abilities:
> Solid knowledge and understanding of software and database system that are appropriate for M&E systems;
> Demonstrated experience in monitoring and reporting in a complex program/projects;
> Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as a team;
 > Excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in English and Nepali language.

Those who had applied previously need NOT to apply.

To Apply: Qualified candidates are invited to apply via email to sranathapa@np-egrp.rti.org by Sunday,December 24, 2017. Please clearly mark “Application for Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor / Team Leader” as subject of the email. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. RTI is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.


VACANCY NOTICE 2
RTI International, the International Education Division is currently accepting applications for a District Co-ordinatorfor Surkhet district to support the Early Grade Reading Program (EGRP),a USAID-funded five-year program to improve early grade reading in Nepal. This is a full-time position. The program works closely with and support the Government of Nepal’s design and initial implementation of a national education model that standardizes early grade reading in public schools.  

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The District Coordinator will oversee implementation of program activities at the district level. H/She will manage program systems and procedures, provide financial oversight of district bank account support technical implementation and activities when needed. H/She will be responsible to liaise with the District Coordination Committee (DCC), Local Government and Local Education Units, District Education Office (DEO) and other stakeholders to foster good working relationships. H/She work closely with the regional manager to assure technical and operational management and quality control.

Primary Responsibilities:
> Works closely with the District Coordination Committee (DCC), Local Government and Local Education Units, District Education Office (DEO) and other stakeholders in the district to implement EGRP’s technical assistance;
> Provides technical assistance to Local Government and Local Education Unit, District Education Office (DEO)
 > Supports EGRP implemented assessments and studies;
>  Provides day-to-day supervision of, and works collaboratively with the local government authorities;
> Prepares periodic district program reports and submits to regional manager;
> Manages the district office, including setting up office systems while working closely with the regional program office;
> Management /overseeing micro-grants (SMC) awarded to schools, and supervision;
> Assists to supervise district level grantees on financial management and report to grants unit;
> Monitors of district based local partners as well as monitor the overall operational and technical quality and completion of program deliverables;
> Monitors and supports to social mobilization grant recipients i.e. NGOs and SMCs for effective implementation of family and community engagement interventions at the school and community level;
> Oversees and coordinates district-based key stakeholder meetings to ensure effective integration of program activities into target districts in close collaboration with community counterparts;
> Responsible for the accuracy of district program timelines, tasks, milestones, resource requirements, costs, risks and execution;
> Liaises with district stakeholders to ensure work is progressing as planned and on schedule;
> Contributes to the programs Annual Work Planning, quarterly reporting, monitoring and evaluation and other reporting needs as requested;
> Supportsregional manager in the definition and execution of program activities and the development of plans, schedules, budgets and deliverables;
> Monitors and reviews program budget and expenditures, financial forecasts, working with partners to ensure compliance with corporate and client regulations;
> Regularly confers with partners to get performance feedback and to resolve problems or issues should they arise.

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Required Skills and Qualifications:
> Master’s degree in  Education, Public Administration or social science with 3 years of experience or Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Public Administration or social science with 6 years of experience.
> At least 3 years of experience managing budgets, and logistics to coordinate a large-scale program, preferably in the education sector;
> Experience managing international donor programs and with USAID highly desirable;
> Extensive field experience in targeted districts and solid understanding of the realities and complexities of working in communities with marginalized and disadvantaged groups, and integrating crosscutting GESI strategies;
>  Demonstrated success in providing hands-on capacity building and technical assistance to partners and stakeholders;
> Demonstrated ability to develop effective working relationships with government counterparts, local organizations, and other program and partners;
> Strong oral and written communication skills in Nepali and English.

To Apply: Qualified candidates are invited to apply via email to sranathapa@np-egrp.rti.org by Sunday,December 24, 2017. Please clearly mark “Application for District Co-ordinator - Surkhet” as subject of the email.

Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. RTI is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.Female and candidates particularly from disadvantaged and socially excluded groups are highly encouraged to apply.


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