Education Specialist Consultant
CAMRIS International

CAMRIS International is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, we combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world. We apply a customized, customer-centric, cost-effective business approach to offer greater value to our clients and challenge the way things have always been done in our field. 

CAMRIS clients include U.S. government agencies and multilateral and private organizations. Our core practice areas include public health, agriculture, and food security, economic development, education, environment, empowerment of women and other marginalized populations, humanitarian assistance, democracy and governance, monitoring, evaluation and learning, and medical research. 

 In support of the CAMRIS-implemented, USAID/Nepal Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Activity, we seek a Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Expert for the upcoming USAID/Nepal Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Analysis.
 

The purpose of the GESI Analysis is to identify the most significant societal gender, caste and ethnic inequalities in Nepal and prioritize them to inform development of the new USAID/Nepal Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS). The study will also provide sex, caste, and ethnicity disaggregated statistics for social inclusion considerations along with recommendations of  ways the CDCS could address identified needs for empowering women and marginalized castes and ethnicities.  

The GESI analysis will consist of a literature review and primary data collection.  The analysis will be led by an experienced international Gender expert that has conducted similar analyses for USAID, a national GESI expert that is familiar with the Nepali context and issues that limit the ability of Nepali women, and certain caste and ethnic groups to realize their full potential, and several field researchers to assist with primary data collection.

Education Specialist Consultant

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In support of the CAMRIS-implemented, USAID/Nepal Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Activity, we seek an Education Specialist for the end line study for the performance evaluation of the Early Grade Reading Program (EGRP). The evaluation team will conduct a longitudinal study using qualitative data collection and analysis of institutional and human resources capacity and will track key indicators monitored by EGRP itself (e.g., counterpart financing, number of coaches/mentors trained per school, etc.).

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the team by providing education sector expertise and technical guidance, so that assessment includes interviews with all key stakeholders
  • Review and summarize recent documents related to secondary school education in Nepal
  • Contribute to finalization of the selection process for village development committees (VDCs) and specific school communities in the target districts
  • Lead a field research teams in conducting interviews and focus groups with stakeholders in Kathmandu, at the district level and at the local level in target districts, VDCs, and school communities
  • Ensure adherence to protocols, identify and solve problems, and communicate regularly with the team leader and data manager.
  • Use qualitative data analysis software to code interview transcripts.
  • Map qualitative data findings in collaboration with team leader and evaluation team
  • Provide expert input in the finalization of the evaluation design, workplan, and tools
  • Present findings to the Nepal Mission, as relevant.
  • Contribute, in writing, to draft and final evaluation reports

Qualification:

  • A master’s degree or PhD in education, evaluation, or another relevant field
  • Experience in conducting the evaluation of education projects with specific expertise on Early Grade Reading Program (EGRP) Evaluation
  • Knowledge and insights of the National Early Grade Reading Program (NEGRP) and EGRP in Nepal
  • Established and strong relationships with central and district level education-related stakeholders in Nepal
  • Adept in leading and managing teams during data collection
  • Strong skills in evaluation, data analysis, and report writing

Applying Procedure

Interested qualified applicants are requested to apply by March 06, 2019 through following link: https://careers-camris.icims.com/jobs/4239/education-expert/job   


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