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.

Our workstreams
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
    trainings annually
  • 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

    Person Specification:

    Essential knowledge and experience

  • 3-5 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:
  • 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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