Manager, Global Literacy Research Monitoring & Evaluation

Manager, Global Literacy Research Monitoring & Evaluation

Room to Read

London, Ho Chi Minh, Dhaka or Pretoria

Position Overview:

The Manager, Global Literacy Research Monitoring & Evaluation position is part of the Global Office Research Monitoring & Evaluation (GO RM&E) team and will serve as a key member of Room to Read’s GO RM&E team with a specific focus on the literacy program RM&E portfolio.

This position can be based in Bangladesh, South Africa, the United Kingdom, or Vietnam and will require frequent travel to countries/project sites where Room to Read operates. The position will be office or home-based, depending on location. The position will report directly to Associate Director, Global Literacy Research, Monitoring & Evaluation based in New Delhi, India.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with the global, country and project-specific RM&E and program team members, conceptualize, and design Monitoring and Evaluation strategies related to the Literacy Program (LP).
  • Work with global, country and project-specific RM&E and program staff to identify Research needs, develop Research proposals, and implement Research projects related to LP.
  • Travel regularly to various Room to Read direct implementation country offices (in South Asia, South East Asia, and Africa) and specific project sites to execute LP RM&E activities.
  • Train and mentor RM&E staff based in Room to Read direct implementation Country Offices and specific project sites to execute RM&E activities following the best standards in the industry.
  • Extensively engage with (i) preparation and/or adaption of various RME data collection tools, (ii) training/technical support to relevant staff on data collection and data quality monitoring, (iii) cleaning of raw data, (iv) analysis of cleaned data, and (v) preparation of RM&E products (in different formats such as detailed reports, brief reports, peer-reviewed publications, policy briefs, presentations, communications, summaries, etc.) for internal and external audiences.
  • Lead RM&E design consultation processes with program and operations colleagues.
  • Contribute to proposals development with a focus on technical approach.
  • Stay informed about M&E and research trends in early grade literacy to inform our strategy accordingly.
  • Network with other institutions running similar programs to find areas of collaboration and knowledge sharing.
  • Identify partnership opportunities aligned with Room to Read’s Strategic Plan to increase thought-leadership of the organization.
  • Represent Room to Read in different forums with a focus on our Literacy RM&E work.

Qualifications:

Required

  • Minimum of 7-10 years of applicable experience with research, monitoring and evaluation activities in low-income countries.
  • Strong technical competence in experience in creating quantitative research designs and monitoring and evaluation frameworks and methods.
  • Strong quantitative data analysis skills with proven ability to work with Stata.
  • Proven previous experience in preparing various type of RM&E products in the form of detailed report, policy briefs, peer-reviewed publications, and presentations.
  • Experience with designing and coding instruments using digital data collection platforms.
  • Experience preparing for and overseeing large-scale data collection in developing countries.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Ability to travel frequently to different countries and project sites.
  • Prior experience in working with or living in one or more South Asian/South East Asian/African countries (preferably in at least one country outside of the country of origin).
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural work environment and establish harmonious relationships both within and outside the organization.
  • Ability to work efficiently across different time zones and virtual web-based environment
  • Legally eligible to work in the preferred location; no sponsorship provided.

Preferred

  • Prior exposure to research, monitoring and evaluation for early grade literacy preferred.
  • Experience with digital transformation and visualization strategies.
  • Experience designing and coding instruments in SurveyCTO.
  • Technical competence and experience with mixed-method or qualitative research and evaluations preferred. Qualitative data analysis skills and ability to work with qualitative data analysis software will be an advantage.

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