Room to Read Manager, Global Literacy Research Monitoring & Evaluation at Jobs in Kenya

Room to Read Manager, Global Literacy Research Monitoring & Evaluation at Jobs in Kenya

Job Description

  • Room to Read is a global organization with headquarters in San Francisco, USA and employ over 1,000 staff across 17 countries, including our 10 program countries in Asia and Africa.

    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 (LP) RM&E portfolio.

  • This is a remote-work position and can be based in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, or the United Kingdom. This position is open to all nationalities, but candidates must have a valid work permit to operate from any one of the possible locations mentioned above.

  • This position will require frequent travel to countries/ project sites where Room to Read operates. 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, Southeast 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 preparation and/or adaption of various RME data collection tools,
    training/ technical support to relevant staff on data collection and data quality monitoring,
    cleaning of raw data, analysis of cleaned data, and 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/ primary 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.



  • Minimum of 7-10 years of applicable experience with research, monitoring, and evaluation activities in developing 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.

  • 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.

  • Proven previous experience in preparing various type of RME 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 low-income communities and/or living in one or more South Asian/ Southeast 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

  • Post-graduate degree in a related field (e.g., education, economics, statistics, development studies, etc.). Doctoral degree preferred.

  • Legally eligible to work in the preferred location; no sponsorship will be provided by Room to Read.


  • Prior exposure to research, monitoring and evaluation for early grade literacy preferred. Additionally, prior exposure to research, monitoring and evaluation for pre-primary education will be an advantage.

  • Experience with digital transformation and visualization strategies.

  • Experience designing and coding instruments in Survey CTO.

  • Doctoral degree in a related field.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Room to Read Manager, Global Literacy Research Monitoring & Evaluation at Jobs in Kenya

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