ME&A

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

 

ME&A is a qualified small business, dedicated to providing creative solutions for economic and social development throughout the world. Our Core Areas of Concentration include Monitoring & Evaluations, Economic and Social Development, Public Administration and Governance, and Business Development and Technology Transfer.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

 

ME&A is recruiting a Senior Team Leader/Education Specialist for the Mid-term Performance Evaluation of the USAID/Mali Girls Leadership and Empowerment through Education (GLEE) Activity. The goal of GLEE is to increase access to education for adolescent girls by providing services that advance its three objectives: 1) decrease key barriers faced by adolescent girls to access quality education; 2) improve safety of girls in schools and their communities; and 3) increase knowledge and adoption of positive health behaviors of adolescent girls. The project is implemented in Kayes and Mopti regions of Mali. The goal of the mid-term performance evaluation is to assess progress towards achieving the project goal (increased access to quality education for adolescent girls aged 10-18, increased safety in GLEE schools; and help girls in GLEE school communities understand and adopt positive health behaviors). The findings and lessons from the evaluation will inform the need for mid-course corrections, as well as inform the implementation of the option period if exercised and the design of future projects.

 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Overall and day-to-day management of the evaluation activities and deliverables
  • Ensure quality of the evaluation design, data collection and analysis methods and tools in close coordination with the USAID/Mali and relevant partners and stakeholders.
  • Develop detailed and feasible evaluation work plan and provide overall leadership for the evaluation team.
  • Coordinate and conduct primary data collection (school and community level) an perform secondary data collection and relevant document reviews.
  • Work collaboratively with the local stakeholders and provide frequent updates to the USAID/Mali on the evaluation progress.
  • Lead ongoing analysis of quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Lead the preparation and presentation of the key findings and recommendations to USAID/Mali.
  • Write the draft evaluation report triangulated with quantitative and qualitative evidence.
  • Prepare a final report incorporating USAID/MALI and implementing partner comments on the draft report.

 

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

 

  • A. or Ph.D. in education, sociology, or a related discipline.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in qualitative research in education and especially adolescent girls education.
  • Education in crisis and conflict, with experience in Mali and/or Sub-Saharan Africa would be helpful.
  • Strong background and training in Qualitative research.
  • Experience and knowledge of data analysis and data management techniques.
  • Experience managing and coordinating complex evaluations, including evaluations of international projects; experience as evaluation team leader for at least 2 evaluations of similar scope and complexity.
  • Strong organizational, oral and written communication skills.
  • Proven ability in writing evaluation reports, delivering presentations tailored to different stakeholders, and the ability to use research findings to evaluate program implementation and operations
  • Fluency in French and English is required.

If interested, please send CV and cover letter to kbrown@engl.com with "Senior Team Leader/Education Specialist" in subject heading. Please provide details about your experience. Women applicants are highly encouraged to apply. Deadline for applications is November 15, 2020. Only finalists will be contacted. ME&A is an equal employment opportunity employer.

 

All applications and CVs must be submitted in English.
ME&A, Inc. is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. ME&A will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. For our EEO Policy Statement and a copy of our EEO Policy Statement and information on your EEO rights under the law.

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