Senior Director of Monitoring, Evaluating, Research, and Learning

School-to-School International

About the organization

School-to-School International (STS) is a nonprofit organization based in Pacifica, California committed to improving the lives and learning of girls and boys worldwide through thoughtful research, practice, and partnerships. For over a decade, we have partnered with individuals, government ministries, nongovernmental organizations, private foundations, and research institutions to improve the quality of children’s learning through educational research and integrated support solutions for children in primary school. We have worked in over 30 countries across the globe providing assistance in research and evaluation, curriculum and training, and policy and planning.


The Senior Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (MERL) serves as the senior leader of School-to-School International’s (STS’s) technical team, leading the design of project evaluations in conjunction with other MERL department members and providing mentorship and oversight to staff. S/he will foster team inclusiveness, collaboration, and communication to achieve project and organizational goals. Additionally, this position is responsible for thought partnership across STS’s research functions. The Senior Director of MERL will also participate in business and proposal development activities.


•Advanced degree in social science, education, economics, evaluation, measurement, quantitative and/or qualitative research, or other relevant field; PhD preferred.
•A minimum of ten years of experience designing, managing, and conducting assessments and evaluations.
•Experience leading quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods evaluations.
•Strong work ethic, positive mindset, and comfort with the ambiguity and pace of a dynamic environment.
•Experience working with analysis software such as SPSS, SAS, Stata, NVivo, R, or similar.
•Experience in evaluating programs in the context of least developed country settings.
•Strong interactive presentation and workshop facilitation skills.
•Ability to independently plan and execute complex tasks while addressing daily management details and remaining organized and focused on long-term deadlines and strategy.
•International development experience is preferred.
•Professional proficiency in written and spoken English is required, French is a plus.
•Proven organizational skills, meticulous attention to detail, and quick learner.
•Demonstrated initiative, versatility, integrity, and interpersonal skills.
•U.S. work authorization required; STS is not able to sponsor employment visas

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