Social Impact - SI

Local Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Specialist

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Deadline: Mar 4, 2024 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Uzbekistan Uzbekistan
Organization: Social Impact - SI
Job type:Contract, up to 4 months
Languages:
EnglishEnglish
Work experience: Min 5 years
Date posted:Feb 29, 2024

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Description

Local Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Specialist, World Bank/Ministry of Education (MoE) of Uzbekistan, MEL Capacity Development and Technical Advisory Services to the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, Uzbekistan

Social Impact is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness. We work across all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. Since 1997 we have worked in over 100 countries for clients such as US government agencies, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and nonprofits.

Objective:
SI is working towards a contract with the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and the World Bank to provide research and technical assistance to the Ministry of Education (MoE) of Uzbekistan. The team who will carry out this contract will gather, analyze, and share available research and data with MOE and GPE officials, and based on the analysis, will subsequently develop and design MEL strategies to support the Education Sector Plan. 

Position Description:
SI is seeking a consultant to serve as the Local Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Specialist. for this activity. The MEL Specialist will be a citizen of Uzbekistan currently residing in country. The Specialist will support a team working to improve the monitoring, evaluation, and learning systems, processes, and capacity in the Ministry of Education. As such, the specialist will assist team members in gathering, analyzing, and sharing knowledge and information with government and international officials, creating and testing tools, conducting data collection activities, conducting qualitative and quantitative analysis, and designing and implementing further technical assistance MOE. The candidate must demonstrate prior skills in MEL as well as experience in capacity strengthening activities and technical assistance. The candidate should also be able to facilitate the exchange of information and data between MOE, other education stakeholders, and other members of the research team. Professional familiarity with the MOE and its leadership, and the education sector more broadly, is preferred. 

This is a short-term consultancy with an estimated level of effort (LOE) of 20 days, and a tentative period of performance from March 2024 till April 2025.

Please submit your CV in English for best consideration of your candidacy. CVs must not exceed a maximum of 10 pages.

 **Please note this position is restricted to candidates with Uzbek citizenship currently residing in country**

Responsibilities:

  • Support the senior team members in gathering, analyzing, and sharing knowledge and information with government and international officials.
  • Assist with the creation and testing of research tools.
  • Conduct data collection activities.
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative analysis.
  • Write field notes and reports.
  • Assist in the design and implementation of further technical assistance to the MOE.
  • Facilitate the exchange of information and data between the MOE and the senior members of the research team.
       

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in government, Public Policy, International Relations, Education, Qualitative or Quantitative Research, or another relevant field.
  • Minimum of at least five years’ experience conducting social science research in Uzbekistan, with a preferred focus on education.
  • Intimate knowledge of the Uzbekistan education system, and the MOE, its structure, leadership, and bureaucratic systems.
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative research and data analysis.
  • Experience working for or with the World Bank, GPE, or MOE preferred.
  • Any previous work experience with the World Bank must be disclosed.
  • Written and oral fluency in English required.

Come join our energetic and innovative team! We offer you the opportunity to play a leading role in the growth of our company, work as part of a creative and committed team, and make a difference in the well-being of our world.

To learn more about Social Impact, please visit our website:  http://www.socialimpact.com . 

SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.