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Title: Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Specialist
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Type of contract: Project-based (2 years), renewable
Application deadline: Extended to Monday, June 11, 2018
Pedagogical Leadership in Africa (PedaL) is one of nine partnerships supported by Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education Innovation and Reform (SPHEIR). SPHEIR was established by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to deliver systemic and sustainable change within higher education systems, enabling them to meet labour market needs and generate the job-ready, entrepreneurial graduates needed to accelerate development, build inclusive societies and promote strong economic growth. SPHEIR partnerships seek to transform the quality, relevance, access and affordability of higher education to achieve sustainable, systemic change.
Consistent with the objectives of SPHEIR; PedaL is premised on the need to catalyse systemic change in teaching and learning in African universities. PedaL will be implemented by a partnership of eight institutions over a period of approximately three and a half years. The partner institutions are: Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR); Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex; African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA); University of Ghana (Ghana); University of Ibadan (Nigeria); University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania); Egerton University (Kenya); and, Uganda Martyrs University (Uganda).
The partnership has designed a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) plan to be operationalized upon commencement of PedaL in early 2018. The MEL plan is critical for tracking, assessing and reporting progress as well as harnessing lessons from emerging intentional and unintentional results to enhance the expected impact of PedaL.
It is envisaged that the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will work across the partnership under the direct supervision of PASGR, the lead partner. She/he will also work closely with the teams responsible for implementation of PedaL in respective partner universities. She/he will report to the PedaL Project Lead at PASGR who has the overall responsibility for the MEL plan and its successful implementation.
Summary of Key Responsibilities:
2. Ensuring quality and accountability of MEL:
3. Provision of technical support to each of the UPITs to:
4. Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing on MEL:
5. Information Management:
2. Knowledge / skills:
4. Personal characteristics:
5. Functional Competencies
This position attracts a competitive package that includes basic salary, medical, group life and group personal accident insurance and provident fund up to pre-set limits.
Applications must be submitted electronically via email to PASGR (firstname.lastname@example.org ) by Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 1700hrs. All applications must contain a detailed Curriculum Vitae and the contacts (telephone and email address) of three references. The subject line should read “Recruitment of MEL Specialist.”
The PedaL partnership will design, deliver and entrench PedaL pedagogy across programmes in African universities. PedaL pedagogy is a suite of intentional and integrated interventions in design, context, processes and content of teaching and learning through strategies such as use of case studies, flipped classroom, role plays, and a range of problem based learning activities.
PedaL aims at introducing original, intense and exceptional learning moments and events. The purpose is to substantially improve student learning outcomes and to produce quality students who are able to create and sustain opportunities that stimulate economic growth and wellbeing. This will be achieved through the following four specific objectives:
The Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) is an independent, non-partisan pan-African 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organisation established in 2011 and located in Nairobi, Kenya. PASGR’s vision is a ‘vibrant African social science community addressing the continent’s public policy issues’. PASGR seeks excellence in social science research for public policy.
In partnership with individual academics and researchers, higher education institutions, research think tanks, civil society organisations, business and policy communities both in the region and internationally, PASGR supports the production and dissemination of policy relevant research; designs and delivers suites of short professional development courses for researchers and policy actors; and facilitates the development of collaborative higher education programmes.
PASGR focuses on the production and dissemination of policy relevant research; designing and delivery of suites of short professional development courses for researchers and policy actors; and development of collaborative higher education programmes relevant to governance and policy. Through three core programmes (Research, Professional Development and Training, and Higher Education), and in collaboration with the right mix of universities, research institutions, government, policy actors, researchers and academics; PASGR works towards a vibrant African social science community addressing the continent’s public policy issues.
PASGR utilizes partnerships to advance higher education programmes, research and training as well as to facilitate research-policy communities across the continent. The Higher Education Programme, for instance, strengthens social science research and public policy graduate-level teaching and practice through a partnership with 13 universities in 7 African countries to deliver a collaborative Master of Research and Public Policy (MRPP) programme. Over the next three years and beyond, the PedaL will form the core of the Higher Education programme, implemented simultaneously with and reinforcing other ongoing initiatives such as the MRPP and the doctoral programme.
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