M&E Specialist in Academic Quality Assurance

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Project Description

A Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) with strong monitoring and evaluation skills and experience working for an institutional effectiveness office at a higher education institution is needed to assist Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU) in Georgia to support its Internal Quality Assurance Office in developing its institutional effectiveness activities. TSU is the first national university in the Caucasus, over 20,000 students currently study at TSU, which covers 1/7 of all students in Georgia. In order to ensure institutional effectiveness, TSU plans to collect, analyze and report institutional data in order to strengthen evidence based decision making process, check strategic plan implementation, support institutional accountability and foster continuous improvement of the institution. The Quality Assurance Unit (QAU) of the University is responsible for developing mechanisms and tools to support respective units in collecting data and analyzing it. The Unit needs support from a PCRV in improving staff capacity in identifying monitoring and evaluation needs, data, and tools.

The PCRV will work with the Chief Specialist in the QAU to develop and agree on sets of indicators that will assess effectiveness of the University Units in all dimensions, and create data collection tools such as: surveys, reporting template, performance tracking or evaluation matrix template etc. to collect data from units. The PCRV will assess QUA needs in data collection by interviewing all faculty heads and respective staff and reviewing existing data for all aspects of University performance and institutional effectiveness, and develop and deliver trainings/workshops in data collection, monitoring and evaluation tools based on those needs. The goal of the assignment is to support the university to develop a system of indicators and reporting pathways that will allow TSU to able to measure carefully its success and challenges and to identify corrective actions to improve performance.

Please note that departure dates and other details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations. Candidates selected for this position will be arriving in Georgia together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.

Partner Information

Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU)

Required Skills

• High tolerance for ambiguity and high level of flexibility – some details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations
• Degree in Education (higher Education), M&E, or related field
• At least 3 years’ experience working for an institutional effectiveness office at a higher education institution
• Strong experience in monitoring and evaluation
• Excellent research skills
• High levels of energy and initiative
• Strong communications (presentation and writing), interpersonal and intercultural skills
• Commitment to do a versatile job with different groups of people

The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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