2 Job Positions at Education Development Trust: (Deadline 29 July 2021)

2 Job Positions at Education Development Trust: (Deadline 29 July 2021)

Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager

Location:Kigali, Rwanda

Closing Date:29 Jul 2021

About the role

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Manager will be responsible for oversight and coordination of all the monitoring, evaluation and reporting requirement-related activities and requirements of the Building Learning Foundations program. This includes working closely with the Education Technical Lead in the development and day-to-day management of the client log frame, oversight and management of the BLF data management plan. The incumbent will be responsible for the M&E system.

Responsibilities:

  • Development of the Monitoring & Evaluation Strategy and oversight of its implementation and periodic revision
  • Proactively seek out data to assist staff in making decisions,
  • Development of Monitoring & Evaluation instruments and tools for the programme, in collaboration with technical teams
  • Ensure programming is aligned to targets and milestones and use the information from the M&E systems and tools to improve the program effectiveness.
  • Support and supervise collection and analysis of data for programme M&E activities such as base-line progress, midline end line assessments
  • Provide technical assistance to build and strengthen partner and stakeholder’s capacity for data management and M&E
  • Provide information and support in the development of the workplan, quarterly reports and annual reports
  • Organize and provide training in M&E tools and systems for project staff on data collection, analysis and reporting.
  • Undertake regular visits to the field to support implementation of M&E and to assure data quality and to identify where adaptations might be needed.
  • Prepare and share required analytical reports on progress, highlighting areas of concern and proposed actionable recommendations
  • Lead the development and implementation of the programme research agenda
  • Plan and organize the quarterly learning sessions to discuss M&E findings
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of corporate monitoring and evaluation framework
  • Contribute to the programme management aspects such as work planning, risk management as well as programme value for money monitoring
  • Identify capacity gaps of MEL staff and lead capacity building of MEL staff and partners through coaching, mentoring, and training
  • In collaboration of Education Technical lead, troubleshoot MEL systems and program quality issues

Person specification:

Knowledge:

Essential

  • A Master’s degree in monitoring and evaluation, international development, education, statistics, mathematics, or related field.
  • Advanced training in quantitative methodologies, including database management; experience in qualitative research techniques in addition preferred.

Experience:

  • A minimum of 7 years of management experience in designing and implementing M&E systems in a developing country context; monitoring and evaluation of education, literacy programmes would be an added advantage.
  • Experience in data collection, statistical analysis, using either / both quantitative and qualitative research and dissemination of results
  • Proven experience working with donor’s representatives and counterparts in government institutions such as MINEDUC, REB, NESA, NISR and RNEC
  • Proven experience overseeing and ensuring the success of MEL systems for an international donor funded education projects
  • Experience in designing survey and research tools, evaluation terms of reference and concept notes,
  • Experience in organising and delivering training workshops
  • Proven experience in knowledge management and implementation of a robust learning agenda for continuous collaboration, learning, adaptation
  • Prior work experience leading large scale assessment and impact evaluation in education sector.

Desirable

  • Familiarity and knowledge of Rwandan Education Sector will be an added advantage

Skills:

  • Strong technical skills in M&E and data management
  • Ability to analyse complex data and summarize it for a range of audiences
  • Ability to prioritise multiple tasks in a fast paced and complex environment.
  • Flexible and proactive approach to problem solving
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team
  • Strong presentation and report writing skills
  • Strong organisational and time management skills, and ability to manage tasks with precise deadlines
  • High degree of integrity, tact, diplomacy, and corporate spirit
  • Sound strategic thinking and planning skills, including ability to think creatively and innovate, set priorities, create manageable workplans, and evaluate progress
  • Experience with digital data collection systems and platforms
  • Proficiency in relevant data collection and analysis software such as SPSS, SAS, Stata R, NVivo orATLAS. ti.
  • Hands-on skills on creating M&E performance dashboards
  • Sound understanding and practical knowledge of qualitative methods

 Education Development Trust and its consortium partners are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Education Development Trust is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women are encouraged to apply.

About the organisation

Building Learning Foundations (BLF) is a programme funded by the UK government which aims to improve the quality of teaching and leadership in Rwanda’s primary schools. The objective of BLF is to improve English literacy and Mathematics in grades P1-P5, ensuring that children have the required foundational skills to make successful progress through the system. BLF focuses on building the capacity of teachers, enhancing school leadership, strengthening the country’s education system and improving education for children with special educational needs. This project is delivered by a consortium consisting of Education Development Trust, the consortium lead, VSO and British Council.

How to apply

Interested candidates should send an application letter plus updated Curriculum Vitae in English, including 3 names of professional referees through: https://careers.educationdevelopmenttrust.com/vacancies/1290/monitoring-evaluation-and-learning-mel-manager.html

The deadline: 29 Jul 2021

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Mathematics Teacher Development Lead

Location:Kigali, Rwanda

Closing Date:29 Jul 2021

About the role

The Mathematics Team Lead will be responsible for oversight, technical design and implementation of all mathematics related project activities and requirements for the Building Learning Foundations (BLF) project. This includes working closely with the Education Technical Lead, our consortium partners, the British Council and VSO and the wider BLF team on the following: the development, design and production of teacher development and pupil resources, coordinating, designing and continuously building capacity of field-based colleagues and Mathematics teachers; designing the framework of support and guidance on school-based teacher Communities of Practice; collaborating with the Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) team to design, coordinate and support mathematics assessments as well as longer term project planning and delivery. The Mathematics Team Lead will work with the Maths sub-team to ensure that all materials, assessment, training and resources are aligned to Rwandan Education Board (REB) curricula and are approved by REB/FCDO and other relevant project stakeholders.

Responsibilities:

Management and Operations

  • Provide overall management and coordination of all mathematics workstream activities as well as co-lead on joint activities with the British Council and VSO
  • Directly line-manage the Maths Specialist and Assistant, providing support and quality assurance of their work

Programme Design & Implementation

  • Provide technical design inputs to build and strengthen material development for mathematics teachers and pupils in P1 to 5.
  • Oversee and contribute to the development, production and distribution of mathematics materials including audio and visual materials
  • Oversee and contribute to the adjustments of existing materials to ensure they respond to the change in the language of instruction from primary 1 with a focus on gender responsive pedagogy.
  • Oversee and contribute to adaptation of training materials to accommodate the change in the language of instruction and to ensure teachers are supported to adjust to the COVID context.
  • Oversee and contribute to the development, production, and distribution of additional materials for School Subjects Leaders to ensure they are well equipped and ready to sustain BLF activities in schools including providing induction to new teachers.
  • Ensure the above-mentioned materials are designed in alignment with current REB tools, curricula and other relevant partner materials and approved by REB, MINEDUC and FCDO.
  • Design the guidance and support to ensure sustainability of school-based teacher communities of practice
  • Provide technical input and continuously support field-based colleagues – Sector Learning Facilitators and District Teaching Assistants for implementation of programme activities
  • Provide information to and work with other Foundation Leads and team members for wider project activities

Assessment and Tool Design

  • Adjust assessment baseline tools and subsequent pupil assessments as a response to the change in language of instruction ensuring they are approved by REB/MINEDUC/FCDO and all other relevant bodies
  • Review of pupil assessments, data and assessment analysis for reporting
  • Design and deliver training for enumerators on mathematics and pedagogy tools
  • Provide inputs, where necessary, to the MEL, School Leadership and System Strengthening teams
  • Implement the classroom practice development tool along with consortium partners, adapting where necessary and support MEL activities on data collection, analysis and reporting on this tool

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)

  • Provide support for wider MEL processes and activities as necessary

Budgeting and Reporting

  • Provide information to support monthly, quarterly and annual reports for the mathematics workstream as required
  • Prepare and share required reports on progress, highlighting areas of concern including preparing documentation for routine reports, bidding, and ad hoc meetings
  • Monitor and provide updates on the workstream budget

Person specification:

Knowledge

  • Advanced (Masters-level) degree from a recognised institution in mathematics, education or a related teaching degree and qualification/licence
  • Familiarity with primary teaching, pedagogy and assessment frameworks

Experience

  • A minimum of 5 years’ mid-level management experience in education in Rwanda.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with the Rwandan primary curriculum, the 2015 Competency Based Curriculum, preferably experience with the mathematics curriculum.
  • In depth experience working with Rwandan teachers at the primary school level, preferably experience with mathematics teachers.
  • Experience with large scale assessments including design, assessment, analysis and reporting.
  • Experience developing instructional materials for teachers
  • Experience working with the Rwanda Education Board, preferably in mathematics related areas.

Skills

  • Strong technical skills in mathematics education including programme design and developing high quality instructional materials
  • Strong project management skills including managing staff, planning, reporting and coordinating programme activities
  • Excellent programme design skills, including the capacity to prepare logical, coherent and consistent documents
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively with project members in various locations and from multiple organisations
  • Ability to prioritise multiple tasks in a fast paced and complex environment. Flexible and proactive approach to problem solving
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team
  • Able to develop effective working relationships with donors, REB, local organisations, other project partners and national stakeholders
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Highly functional knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other ICT skills required.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills, and ability to manage tasks with precise deadlines
  • Flexible and able to adapt activities when necessary
  • High degree of integrity, tact, diplomacy and corporate spirit.

Education Development Trust and its consortium partners are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Education Development Trust is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women are encouraged to apply.

About the organisation

Building Learning Foundations (BLF) is a programme funded by the UK government which aims to improve the quality of teaching and leadership in Rwanda’s primary schools. The objective of BLF is to improve English literacy and Mathematics in grades P1-P5, ensuring that children have the required foundational skills to make successful progress through the system. BLF focuses on building the capacity of teachers, enhancing school leadership, strengthening the country’s education system and improving education for children with special educational needs. This project is delivered by a consortium consisting of Education Development Trust, the consortium lead, VSO and British Council.

How to apply

Interested candidates should send an application letter plus updated Curriculum Vitae in English, including 3 names of professional referees through: https://careers.educationdevelopmenttrust.com/vacancies/1288/mathematics-teacher-development-lead.html

The deadline: 29 Jul 2021

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