MEL and Data Specialist UK NGO Charity Jobs – PEAS (Promoting Equality in African Schools)

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Organization: PEAS (Promoting Equality in African Schools)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Salary: UGX 3,800,000 /=

Reports to:Head of School Network

About US:

PEAS (Promoting Equality in African Schools) is a UK based charity/social enterprise with a mission to ‘expand access to sustainably delivered, quality secondary education across Africa’. PEAS establishes and operates low-cost secondary schools in Uganda and Zambia in areas where access to quality secondary education is limited due to cost and geographical barriers. PEAS’ interventions are built upon 3 pillars of education impact; Access, Quality and Sustainability. Since opening its first schools in 2008, the PEAS network has grown to 31 schools, and we are currently educating over 16,000 students. PEAS Uganda has about 50 staff at the Country Office and over 900 staff working in the network schools.

Job Summary:  The MEL and Data Specialist will lead the analysis of data to drive support and supervision across a network of 28 schools. You will play a critical role and will be challenged to produce fast, high-quality analysis of school data, guided by the needs of school support and global teams. Unlike the traditional M&E roles in the NGO sector, this role with focus heavily on data analysis, with a small number of M&E projects where need arises. We want an excellent data analyst, who can work as an independent team member whilst also working in collaboration and coordination across the Uganda and global teams. You will serve as the driving force for the School Information System (SiS) across the network, providing guidance, capacity building and support to schools and school support teams.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Lead the annual cycle of M&E and data collection

  • Assess country-level data needs; develop appropriate tools and processes to collect information
  • Conduct annual cycle of data collection and analysis of school data
  • Termly dashboard data
  • Annual exam results analysis
  • Annual enrolment analysis
  • Annual demographic/equity analysis
  • Annual alumni tracking
  • Annual student and teacher perception survey
  • Work with UK technical team to determine and implement any M&E needs across the Uganda programme

Data management and dissemination

  • Manage the school network database (securely store and organise all school data; ensure accessibility of data to relevant Uganda and global stakeholders)
  • Provide relevant data on Uganda network and schools to user departments (HoS, inspections team, grant managers, UK fundraising team)
  • Provide adhoc school data analysis to be used by school support teams to better understand school and student performance.

Thought leadership and strategic input

  • Update and track organisational Key Performance Indicators (KPIs); ensure alignment of data collection processes with KPIs and provide regular updates to country and global team members on progress
  • Serve as the go-to source of performance and impact data on the PEAS Uganda programme, including joining and inputting into internal strategy meetings, as well as joining meetings with external parties on an emerging, needs basis; represent PEAS’ data accurately and effectively
  • Support the PEAS Uganda team to understand and make use of data in their day-to-day jobs, including finding opportunities to proactively share information, and designing and delivering bespoke trainings to build the capacity of staff in using data.
  • Collaborate with the UK technical team on global research and M&E projects, including representing the Uganda programme within joint projects.

Oversee the School Information Systems (SiS) at school and country level

  • Drive and coordinate the roll-out of the SiS across the 28 schools
  • Coordinate and deliver capacity building to school support staff and school-level focal persons on use of the SiS
  • Lead the analysis of SiS data
  • Be available to support troubleshooting with the SiS
  • Wider impact
  • Upon occasion, work with the UK Technical Team to share PEAS expertise with external organisations and/or deliver a project to support a partner organisation

Key Results:

  • Annual exam data analysis is turned around within:
  • 1 week of mocks exams release o 3 weeks of UCE and UACE release
  • Positive feedback (3.5/5) from school support team that the training and support received is high quality and sufficient to help them in their role in school support
  • All data analyses are accurate and relevant interpretations are produced in an accessible format
  • Successful roll-out of SiS across 28 schools

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the PEAS UK MEL and Data Specialist job must hold a BA or above in relevant field
  • A minimum of two years of experience in a data analyst or M&E related role
  • Experience working with data management systems and data-handling and processing
  • Experience implementing effective practice in Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Excellent data-handling and processing skills, including ability to work with excel       and statistical packages
  • Able to present data analysis in concise and compelling formats
  • Highly numerate analyst, who is able to draw insight from multiple sources
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt priorities in response to emerging team needs
  • Systems literate
  • Excellent report writing, communication and presentation skills; proficient in MS Word and PowerPoint.

Desired

  • Experience working in the education sector
  • Experience working at a strategic level to support decision-making

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified candidates should apply online at the link below. Please submit your CV with 3 professional referees

Deadline: 14th October 2019


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