The Research, Monitoring & Evaluation (RM&E) Managers' primary responsibilities will include providing guidance and expertise to program teams on designing, implementing and managing our monitoring and evaluation system for all programs including literacy pilot program; and coordinate with Global Office (GO) on GI/GSD, and support program team in planning, reporting, improving programs quality, allocation of resources through provision of observation and reflection from past experiences. The position will report directly to the Program Director and will have regular interactions with program staff. This position will be based in New Delhi but will require frequent travel to all areas where Room to Read operates. The following positions in the RM&E Department will report to the Manager RM&E:
RM&E Officer- Girls Education Program
RM&E Officer- Literacy Program
Room to Read is a child safe organisation.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
In cooperation with the Global and Regional Offices, M&E Director to design, implement and analyze annual monitoring activities and facilitate the evaluation process/activities (either initiated by Regional Office (RO) /Global Office (GO) or Country Office (CO) for all projects of Room to Read programs (Literacy program and Girls Education and Gender Equity program).
Lead and develop M&E Annual Plan of action for RtR India, implement the plan and ensure M&E section performance is meeting with CO, RO/GO expectations.
In cooperation with Program Officers & Associate, State Managers and Program Directors to implement and maintain monitoring and evaluation efforts in each Room to Read programs in India
Work with short term external consultant to conduct Mid-term or final project evaluation and compile best practices and lesson learned for sharing, learning and decision making for programs quality improvements
Ensure that at all time staffs are aware of GI & other M&E tools/approaches and have the abilities to utilize the tools and generate reliable data/information.
Take initiative or support to all sections in developing/designing tools or format to collect data/ information for baseline or monitoring purposes, analyzing the data and reporting
Synthesize and analyze data and write summary reports by program based on the M&E results.
Work closely with technical section to provide regular feedback on programs results, impacts and quality of its interventions. Ensure that CMT, Technical Team and program staffs have adequate information through receiving internal quarterly summary reports which reflect programs ability to achieve its targets, the quality of programs delivered, and recommend the areas that needs more attention and improvement.
Work with program staff and RO/GO staff to codify best practices for Room to Read programs so that they can be shared across existing countries of operation and rolled out in new ones. Work with program staff to design internal Implementation Calendar which linked with budget breakdown especially work decentralization to field offices.
Innovate new M&E systems and projects in order to continuously improve our work in the field
Provide information for donor reporting requirements as requested by Global Office
Conduct regular site visits to active project sites to ensure compliance with implementation plans, identify problems, and make needed improvements.
Stay informed about research and trends in the area of monitoring and evaluation and recommend improvements to our systems, accordingly.
Follow up on GSD & GI data collection and coordinate with program staff.
Supervise the work of Data Management Associate to enter/update GSD&GI, Internal CO data in timely manner and high accuracy.
Network with other M&E staff of RtR Organization in other countries to find areas of collaboration and knowledge sharing.
Represent Room to Read in different forums and advocate the importance of our educational work in the developing world.
Working as the membership of Country Management Team to provide strategic inputs and decision-making.
Perform other duties as assigned by Supervisor.
Masters degree in education, Social Sciences, Economics
Minimum Professional Experience:
Ten years of professional experience in relevant field and sector
Proven previous experience in research, monitoring and evaluation
Strong technical competence in research and monitoring and evaluation methods
Strong operational management ability: a clear focus on results sets goals, plans and prioritizes effectively, monitors quality and progress of work against plans
Strong analytical skills
Strong quantitative and qualitative analysis skills, with proven ability to work with data software packages such as SPSS/SAS
Experience in data entry and analysis
Ability to travel frequently to states throughout India
Strong verbal and written communication skills in English and Hindi
Prior experience living and/or working in rural areas
Good knowledge and understanding of education issues, including community involvement
Experience in successful implementation of a wide range of tasks.
To be successful as a member of the Room to Read team, you will also:
High energy level, comfortable performing multifaceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities,
Have a passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact an up-and-coming non-profit organization
Superior interpersonal abilities. Ability to get along with diverse personalities, tactful, mature, flexible
Good reasoning abilities, Sound judgment
Good communication and negotiation skills
Resourceful and well organized
Participate management style-advocate of team concept
Ability to establish credibility and be decisive but be able to recognize and support the organization's preference and priorities
Results and people oriented but have sound judgment ability to balance other business considerations. Service oriented but assertive/persuasive.
The salary range for this position will be determined based upon the experience of the candidate hired. Health benefits are also provided. The non-monetary compensation includes a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative, meaningful, fun, and rapidly growing organization that is changing the world through literacy and gender equality in education.
India - Main - New Delhi
To be successful at Room to Read, you will also:
Have passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact a dynamic nonprofit organization
Be a proactive and innovative thinker who achieves results and creates positive change
Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness
Embrace diversity and a commitment to collaboration
Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment
Room to Read is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled