Peas Monitoring & Evaluation - Jobs in Uganda
Peas Monitoring & Evaluation - Jobs in Uganda
Peas is a UK-based charity with a mission to ‘expand access to sustainably delivered, quality secondary education across Africa’.
We currently operate a network of 32 schools across Uganda and Zambia educating over 15,000 marginalised students, and are one of the fastest growing, not-for-profit school networks in Africa.
Our sustainable operating model has also been getting attention – in 2013, PEAS was recognised as Charity of the Year and won a WISE Award for Innovation in Education.
Peas is a data-driven organisation, and is committed to using monitoring and evaluation data to continuously inform, improve, and validate our work to expand quality secondary education in Africa.
About this Role:
We are looking for a Monitoring & Evaluation Lead to steer PEAS’ global Monitoring & Evaluation work and
contribute to the work of the Technical Team. The PEAS Technical Team is a small team of experts who
work to continually strengthen PEAS’ impact across our network of schools and beyond.
span technical advice and quality assurance to our country programmes; commissioning research to
support programme learning; technical advice to external organisations to extend PEAS’ impact on
improving education access and quality; and advocacy work to share PEAS’ best practices and learnings with the global education sector.
This is an exciting role for someone to own and shape a highly-valued area of work at a charity with a strong impact track record and commitment to on-going improvement.
The successful candidate will have
demonstrated experience of implementing monitoring and evaluation systems and/or undertaking highquality data analysis, and working in diverse teams.
The candidate will be a quick learner, highly organised, and adept at working flexibly to support evolving team and organisational needs.
Strong Excel skills are essential, coupled with good written and verbal communication, and a passion for education in Africa.
Purpose and responsibilities of the role:
Technical assistance to country M&E teams (40%)Support the design and implementation of new M&E projects or initiatives with country teams
based on an understanding of PEAS’ global priorities and international evidence and best practice - an example project in 2019 is development of digital School Information System for use across Uganda and Zambia
Work with M&E Leads in Uganda and Zambia to deliver joint projects, develop annual activity plans and define joint projects
Team training & professional development (10%)Build capacity of PEAS Uganda and Zambia team members through designing 2-3 dedicated
Provide trouble-shooting support to country M&E team members with data collection or analysis
on an emerging, needs basis
Global impact data analysis & systems improvement (20%)Support UK and country team members to synthesise findings from both external and in-house research and data analysis, and use this information in programme design and planning
Develop ideas for and implement new, global M&E development projects and/or systems in line
with sector best practice and evolving organisational needs
Oversee the organised and secure storage and sharing of M&E data with relevant staff members
Conduct secondary research to identify key bench marking and contextual data
External reporting & evaluation management (20%)
Oversee management of external evaluations required as part of grant agreements, including
management of large-scale, multi-year evaluations such as the DfID Girls Education Challenge Transition evaluation (running from 2017-2021)
Collect and consolidate data and information as and when required for different stakeholders,
including PEAS staff and external audiences, such as funders and partners
Support to technical team projects (10%)Support technical team through conducting research and gathering evidence to inform programme design and/or proposal development on needs basis
Support technical team with organisational knowledge development, including, for example,
drawing together content for regular internal newsletters on sector developments, and maintaining database of key statistics
Support team with occasional consulting and/or advisory projects related to areas of expertise as
part of PEAS’ emerging ‘co-impact’ workstream
Essential knowledge and experience3-5 years’ professional experience in an M&E or data analysis role
BA or above, or equivalent professional experience in a discipline related to the role
Desirable knowledge and experience
Experience working in developing country contexts and across cultures
Experience working with staff in multiple locations and maintaining effective communications
Experience disseminating learning to diverse audiences and stakeholders
Experience mentoring or training staff, ideally from different countries and/or cultural backgrounds
Knowledge of current development agenda and issues impacting education in Africa
Essential skills and abilities
Excellent MS Excel skills
Strong data analysis and presentation skills, with demonstrated ability to produce reports
Strong writing and communication skills
Ability to work under own initiative or in a team to complete complex projects
Ability to work efficiently under pressure to meet tight deadlines
Desirable skills and abilities
Expertise in using STATA, SPSS, or other statistical analysis packages
Values and approach
Anyone we hire will be able to demonstrate their alignment with PEAS’ values, which are:
How to Apply
Please apply via the form at this link: https://peasglobal.wufoo.com/forms/ztebq0n02uoarz/
Only complete applications will be reviewed and only qualified candidates will be shortlisted and contacted.
PEAS is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its recruitment practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool.
Closing date for applications: Monday, 29th April 2019at 09:00 (UK time); first-round
interviews will be held on
Tuesday 7th May or Wednesday 8th May, with second-round interviews on Monday, 13th May
For more information and job application details, see; Peas Monitoring & Evaluation - Jobs in Uganda
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