FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, technology, communication and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories.
As we evolve to meet the challenges of the future, we stand committed to the principles that have guided our organization for the last 40+ years. Our work continues to be grounded in research and science, strengthened by partnerships and focused on building the capacity of individuals, communities and countries to succeed.
FHI 360 is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position Technical Director, Education based in Nairobi, Kenya or another one of FHI 360’s East Africa offices.
FHI 360 is currently workiong on a large-scale East Africa-focused education in emergencies opportunity which will support children’s social, emotional and academic development from early childhood to early adolescence. The project will test, conduct rigorous evaluations, and scale innovative active learning methodologies for refugee and host community children. The project includes a consortium of partners seasoned in education in emergencies, education development, creative learning methodologies, and research, monitoring and evaluation across a number of East African countries.
Directs the development and implementation process of the project’s services involving departmental and/or cross-functional. Plans and directs schedules and monitors budget/spending. Monitors the project/program from initiation through delivery. Organizes the interdepartmental and consortium members technical activities ensuring completion of the project/program on schedule and within budget constraints. Selects, develops, manages and evaluates the project’s technical personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.
- Leads the operation and coordination of technical activities for the multi-country project.
- Develops and implements processes and procedures to achieve strategic technical goals of multiple programs.
- Directs and guides managers, and staff with training and developing process improvement initiatives to ensure compliance with company and government standards.
- Engages in writing publications and developing proposals for new programs.
- Provides technical expertise with monitoring and evaluating programs and serves as primary decision maker for technical issues on project/program.
- Oversees the strategic direction, budgetary planning, and technical process of department to ensure business objectives are met.
- Identifies and consults with executive management on recommendations to make better business decisions.
- Supports performance management and professional development of direct reports, including ongoing feedback, coaching, and career support.
- A Master’s Degree or higher in education, civil society, international development, social work, social sciences or a closely related field.
- At least 10 years of work experience in education in conflict areas and curriculum development
- Knowledge of child welfare and education system strengthening in developing countries.
- Oral and written communication skills in English required; fluency in Kiswahili and other East African languages desirable.
- Ability to travel extensively
Offer will be contingent on award of proposal and approval of funder.
FHI 360 is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position Research, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (RMEL) Director, based in in Nairobi, Kenya or another one of FHI 360’s East Africa offices.
FHI 360 is currently working on a large-scale East Africa-focused education in emergencies opportunity which will support children’s social, emotional and academic development from early childhood to early adolescence. The project will test, conduct rigorous evaluations, and scale innovative active learning methodologies for refugee and host community children. The project includes a consortium of partners seasoned in education in emergencies, education development, creative learning methodologies, and research, monitoring and evaluation across a number of East African countries.
The Research, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (RMEL) Director will be responsible for the design and implementation of a conflict-sensitive monitoring, evaluation and learning system for the project, including research activities designed to build the evidence base and advance a pre-determined learning agenda. The RMEL plan will be regional in scope, covering multiple countries across East Africa, and regional travel will be required.
Key responsibilities include:
- Oversee the initial Education and Risk Analysis and the development of rolling assessments to gather and analyze data about critical events that may significantly affect project implementation, thereby building adaptability into project implementation.
- Lead development and implementation of the RMEL Plan, including indicator selection and definition, target setting for all indicators, planning of all necessary data collection and analysis, and feedback loops for adaptive management.
- With program leadership, lead the development of a scenario-based implementation strategy and accompanying adaptive management plan.
- Oversee and directly contribute to the development and implementation of M&E tools and systems to collect, interpret and aggregate data that track tangible, measurable progress toward project results and the attainment of program objectives.
- Develop high quality quantitative and qualitative methods and participatory methodologies to monitor program quality for performance and results; design appropriate feedback mechanisms to assess whether approaches implemented by the project are effective;
- Lead team of M&E officers and provide training to staff, primary stakeholders, and implementing partners on M&E components in project design, such as the monitoring plan, assessments, reviews, surveys and evaluations.
- Ensure that findings from all monitoring, assessment and survey activities are fed back into the project and are disseminated to stakeholders and consortium partners for continuous program adjustments.
- Provide ongoing oversight and technical assistance to consortium partners in implementing the monitoring and evaluation system, ensuring data and analysis are of high quality.
- Provide high quality and timely submission of all required project reports, including documentation of success stories, analysis of data for indicator calculation, summary of qualitative findings, etc.
- Develop and support the design and implementation of end-of-project evaluations and surveys of the program’s M&E system.
- Master’s degree or higher in international development, social sciences or related field with strong grounding in quantitative and qualitative research methods required;
- At least 10 years of work experience in education research and evaluation implementation, analysis, and project management;
- At least three years of experience managing a team of monitoring and evaluation specialists;
- At least three years’ experience working in developing countries, including some experience in refugee environments. Experience working in East Africa is highly desired;
- Database management and knowledge management experience required;
- Demonstrated ability to use monitoring and evaluation findings for adaptive management;
- Experience with rolling assessments and/or complexity-aware monitoring is a plus;
- Strong presentation and training facilitation skills required;
- Strong computer literacy required; knowledge of quantitative and qualitative data capture, analysis and visualization software is a plus;
- Excellent knowledge of education in crisis and conflict-affected environments and specifically with conflict-sensitive education is required;
- Knowledge of current trends in monitoring, evaluation and research for education in emergencies is a plus;
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a variety of stakeholders;
- Oral and written communication skills in English required; fluency in Kiswahili and other East African languages are desirable;
- Ability to travel within the region is required.
Offer will be contingent on award of proposal and approval of funder.
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