Friday, March 14, 2014

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer - Aga Khan Foundation


AGA KHAN FOUNDATION

POSITION: MONITORING AND EVALUATION OFFICER

LOCATION: HYDERABAD

REPORTS TO: PROJECT MANAGER

LAST DATE: 20 MARCH, 2014

Background

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)
, an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), is a private, non-denominational development agency established by His Highness the Aga Khan in 1967. The Foundation seeks sustainable solutions to improve the quality of life of poor and marginalized communities through participatory, community-based approaches that reinforce civil society and respect local culture. In India, AKF works in Education, Health, Rural Development and Conservation of Historic and Cultural Resources.

The Aga Khan Foundation, India (AKF, I), an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), along with its partners, support early childhood and school education interventions as part of AKDN programmes in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh.

AKDN has maintained a long presence in Hyderabad. Aga Khan Education Services, India (AKES, I) runs schools in Hyderabad, Warangal and Adilabad. AKF, I and its partners implemented a Programme for Enrichment of School Level Education (PESLE, 1997-2007). The Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad also established an international school in 2010 and implements government school outreach programmes. Finally, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) has just begun an integrated conservation and landscape restoration project at the Quli Qutb Shah Tomb complex in Hyderabad.

As part of its education programmes, AKF, I along with its partner agencies AKA, H and Mahita will soon begin implementation of the project, “Enabling Secondary Education and Employability for Out-of-School Adolescents in Minority Slums of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India”. This project is supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation as well as the Human Dignity Foundation under their global Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education (PSIPSE) programme.

Project: Enabling Secondary Education and Employability for Out-of-School Adolescents in Minority Slums of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

The goal of this project is to test, prove, and demonstrate a viable and scalable model for out-of-school adolescents in a minority low-income setting (with proportional focus on girls) to acquire secondary level certification along with employable soft and hard skills, which will enhance their access to more productive and remunerative employment opportunities. The project will demonstrate an innovative convergence model of public-private-community partnerships for sustainability and scalability, which will be vested in community ownership, private sector demand, and mainstream government programmes.
The pilot will provide 3,200 out-of-school adolescents (15-18 years of age) with scholastic support as well as non-cognitive and vocational skills to prepare them to meet the challenges of adulthood. An additional 1,800 children between the ages of 17-23 years, who have already completed secondary certification, will receive vocational education, out of which at least 1,250 will be placed in formal employment.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. Lead project monitoring and evaluation team in the State; develop team’s capacity in monitoring, evaluation and data collection and maintain high levels of data quality and productivity
2. Establish and implement the project related M&E systems (including MIS systems) and tools for ongoing review of the project progress in the state, using approved indicators and targets to measure progress and make recommendations for improvement
3. Ensure appropriateness, quality and timeliness of data collection and analysis for management and reporting; collaborate closely with the M&E Advisor at the head office for technical guidance and support on project related M&E issues.
4. Responsible for collecting, reporting and maintaining the quality of performance and outcome data from all project partners; timely tracking and collation of the progress indicators and outputs of the project
5. Build capacity within the senior management on project related M&E issues; facilitate and advise on the mid and final survey evaluations and identify appropriate technical agencies to conduct them.
6. Coordinate closely with Project Manager to analyze and document project progress and challenges, analytical reports including statistical, qualitative and anecdotal evidence; document key lessons learnt from the project for dissemination among project staff, partners and key stakeholders at local and national levels.
7. Ensure compliance with the requirements of reporting systems for preparing project reports as per donor formats/requirements
8. Any other responsibilities assigned by CEO as per organizational requirements.

Required Qualifications


• A master’s degree in social work or social sciences or computer applications with at least 5 years of experience in education/ skill development work.
• Knowledge/experience of developing project based M&E systems including design and implementation of evaluation strategies at organizational and field level
• Strong communication skills both written and verbal in English and Hindi/Urdu/Telugu are required.

TO APPLY
Please send your application with a covering letter and an updated CV at akfrecruit2.2014@gmail.com by Saturday, 22 March, 2014. An indication of your present and expected salary is mandatory. Salary for the positions will be competitive.

The Aga Khan Development Network is an international group of private, non-denominational development agencies and institutions that seek to empower communities and individuals, often in disadvantaged circumstances, to improve living conditions and opportunities. Visit us at www.akdn.org

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