The REALM Specialist will ensure that Save the Children’s DFID funded Girls Education Challenge (GEC) project has a well-established, robust REALM system. His/her leadership will ensure that quality and accountability standards and learning are integrated into programme design. This position will work closely with the GEC consortium partners to ensure standardised, consortium wide M&E systems are adopted and well managed.
By promoting participation, contextual data analysis and research, the REALM Specialist will support the project teams to strategically adapt activities/strategies to ensure efficacy and efficiency of programming, and maximise the positive impact of the GEC Project.
Drawing on previous experience, and promoting the capacities of the DRC Education team, the REALM Specialist will ensure that results based planning is integrated into programming design. S/he will seek opportunities to ensure impact measurement, documentation and dissemination of lessons learnt.
Qualifications and experience
Essential (all mandatory):
* Significant experience of undertaking a similar REALM/MEAL related role for education programming;
* Education to MSc/MA/MEng level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience;
* Excellent interpersonal skills an ability to interact well with people of all backgrounds, excellent relationship building skills;
* Experience with coordinating research dissemination, including writing evaluation reports and briefs;
* organizing dissemination events, and presenting findings;
* Experience in managing online database, knowledge of Zoho database an asset;
* Experience in GIS and site Mapping, knowledge of ArcGIS an asset;
* Proven ability to work with diverse and large teams and to foster a positive working environment with local and international stakeholders;
* Experience working with researchers or academic institutions;
* Demonstrated strong monitoring and evaluation skills, including planning/participating in evaluations;
* Experience of working in all aspects of planning, monitoring and evaluation, including: system design, programmatic quality audits, systematic tracking and analysis, evaluations, surveys, assessment systems, capacity building and training;
* Thorough knowledge of results based monitoring frameworks, including previous experience implementing longitudinal studies/cohort monitoring;
* Experience of integrating quality standards in programmes and of implementing accountability initiatives, such as child participation, information sharing and complaints response mechanisms;
* Experience of, and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability;
* Fluent written and spoken English and French;
* Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff;
* Ability to work both in an advisory and a hands on implementation capacity;
* Previous experience working with external consultant(s);
* Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports;
* Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy;
* The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances;
* Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin and support our work.
* Previous experience working in DRC;
* Specific experience of designing and implementing projects funded by DFID;
* Previous experience of working within a Payment by Results framework;
* Specific experience of working in consortia projects;
* Experience of preparing successful funding proposals for donors.
Contract length: 12 months
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We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
* No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
* All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
* Violence against children is no longer tolerated
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Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
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