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  • Posted: May 27, 2023
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    RTI International is a nonprofit organization headquartered in the Research Triangle Park in North Carolina that provides research and technical services.
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    Monitoring Evaluation Research Learning Adapting (MERLA) Lead, Kenya Education READ TO



    Responsibilities of the MERLA Lead include, but are not limited to:

    • Mentor and oversee research, monitoring, evaluation, adapting, and learning functions and related project staff to ensure implementation is effectively supported.
    • Coordinate the development and oversee the implementation of the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plan as well as annual revisions as applicable.
    • Develop, manage, and implement the project’s monitoring and evaluation systems and tools, including relevant performance evaluations, complementary research studies, and annual targets and ensure compliance to USAID requirements.
    • Supervise the collection, analysis, and reporting on performance indicators by other team members and project counterparts.
    • Design and coordinate activities that demonstrate education modalities, teacher and coaching efficiency, student enrollment and impacts of external factors on the program.
    • Ensure adherence to USAID and RTI data quality principles, inclusive and crisis-resilient data collection approaches, and gender and disability inclusive reporting in all aspects of MERLA.
    • Coordinate the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual progress reports on the status of project implementation for timely submission; contribute to other project reports such as annual work plans.
    • Provide monitoring, evaluation, and learning capacity-building for partner organizations and Government counterparts.
    • Regularly consult with relevant stakeholders to inform project MERLA approaches.
    • Organize and undertake frequent trips to program sites across Kenya to ensure sound implementation of MERLA programming and to verify results reported by staff, partners or consultants.
    • Demonstrate professional behavior, including a commitment to conflict-sensitivity, gender sensitivity, and social inclusion and environmental protection and being a team player within the project, and growing and learning.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Chief of Party.


    • Bachelor’s Degree and 12 years of relevant experience or a Master’s degree and 9 years of relevant experience in the following fields
    • Knowledge of reporting procedures, best practices, guidelines, methods, and approaches for MEL.
    • Excellent management, communication, and organizational skills (attention to detail is required); demonstrated flexibility and capacity to multi-task.
    • Familiarity and experience with indicators relevant to the education sector preferred.
    • Ability to articulate and apply CLA principles.
    • Demonstrated experience in analytical skills and data visualization.
    • Computer literacy, with ability to analyze and interpret data using Excel, online reporting tools, or statistical packages such as SAS, SPSS, or STATA.
    • Experience with MEL that measures and promotes gender and social inclusion.
    • Ability to work effectively, responsively, and collaboratively with government counterparts, development and private sector partners, civil society organizations, and academic/research institutions.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in English required, additional fluency in Kiswahili preferred.

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