Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist in Education

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Project Description

A Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) is needed to serve as Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist in Education with the Ministry of Education Arts and Culture. A PCRV with strong monitoring and evaluation skills will assist the Ministry of Education in the Kunene region to support its Internal Program and Quality Assurance (PQA) Office in developing its institutional effectiveness activities. The Ministry of Education Regional office plans to collect, analyze and report institutional data in order to strengthen their evidence-based decision-making process, check strategic plan implementation, support institutional accountability and foster continuous improvement of the Ministry. The PCRV will work with the local staff to improve staff capacity in identifying monitoring and evaluation of needs, data, and tools.

To be qualified for this position, applicants must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in education, monitoring and evaluation, or related field and experience in training and providing mentoring support and experience in performance measurement such as developing monitoring and evaluation instruments, monitoring and evaluation data management. The PCRV will work with their local counterparts to develop indicators that will assess effectiveness of the Regional Ministry and different units in all dimensions, and create data collection tools. The PCRV will assess PQA needs in data collection by interviewing all faculty heads and respective staff and reviewing existing data for all aspects of Regional office 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 regional office to develop a system of indicators and reporting pathways that will allow Ministry 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. Dates may not be changed for individual candidates.

Partner Information

Ministry of Education Arts and Culture (MoEAC)

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
• Bachelor’s degree in Education, M&E, or related field
• 3 years’ experience working for an educational institution in the area of monitoring and evaluating programs or unit performance OR experience working within the context of International Development in the education sector
• Experience in training and providing mentoring support
• Experience in performance measurement such as developing monitoring and evaluation instruments, monitoring and evaluation data management
• Computer literacy and experience with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email, and relevant data analytics

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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