KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Research, Evaluation, and Learning
Work closely with Education and Senior MEAL Manager to review, develop and lead on the
implementation of Education sector research and learning agenda by ensuring appropriate
resourcing during proposals, and robust research designs for implementation
Work closely with the MEAL and education program teams to review logical frameworks and
develop a research and learning strategy at proposal stage in line with outcome and impact
indicators and programme implementation modalities
Support programme teams to develop detailed scopes of work for the baseline, midterm, final
evaluation, research and studies of the education projects in line with SCI Evidence Quality and
Innovation developments (i.e. ensure key templates that guide quality measurements and
evaluation planning, implementation and research impact monitoring are used.
Lead in developing research questions, tools and materials for the studies
Develop training modules and conduct training for field staff, enumerators, and local partners
Develop well-written reports that include quantitative and qualitative analysis, as well as
contextual analysis and interpretation of results.
Provide technical capacity development to program managers for report writing from the
perspective of research and learning
Lead in dissemination workshops with field staff and partners, including guidance for
dissemination plans to communities.
Lead in learning and sharing sessions of the research/studies, including within the country office
as well as external events.
Systematic Generation of Evidence
Provide technical assistance to the MEAL coordinators, Officers and Project team members to
enable them to collect, analyze and generate evidence from the projects for the advocacy and
To provide support to education programs to implement integrated program monitoring
activities with a focus on effectiveness and outcome reporting and reflective processes.
In collaboration with Senior MEAL Manager and program team, design innovative and
participatory monitoring and evaluation methodologies and tools to assess outcomes and impact
of the projects.
Support MEAL coordinators, officers and data assistants in the effective management of data
emerging from program monitoring and evaluation processes as well as support for the effective
data demand and information use (DDIU) processes in the projects and program
Build capacity of MEAL and programme team on developing data collection tools to help
demonstrate required disaggregation (e.g. Sex, Age and Disability) in a manner that facilitates
inclusion and demonstrates the impact of the projects among its target beneficiaries. Support
review of these tools to ensure they meet the required key variables/disaggregation.
Identify and support the development of relevant research and analytical skills including practical
use of mobile technology methods for staff in order to build organizational capacity for impact
monitoring and assessment.