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Results and Evidence Technical Lead

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald’s international development services division operates as three separate portfolios within the international development arena, environment and water, education and health.

Cambridge Education is an education services company of Mott MacDonald Ltd that provides expert education consultancy in partnerships with governments, donors, international development agencies and partners around the world, as they seek to enhance people's skills and economic prospects.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

Job Description

Cambridge Education Nigeria Limited (CENL) is managing the TDP and DEEPEN programmes on behalf of the UK Department for International Development (DFID). The Teacher Development Programme (TDP) aims to provide strategic technical assistant in 6 lead states on teachers’ improvement, ultimately improving student learning. DEEPEN (Developing Effective Private Education, Nigeria) is using the ‘making markets work for the poor’ approach to improve the policy environment and quality of private schooling in Lagos and beyond.

The Results and Evidence Lead will perform the following tasks:
  • Manage the programme’s monitoring and evaluation strategy including reviewing the strategy when appropriate and ensuring its implementation.
  • Working with the International Monitoring Consultant to support SUBEBs and CoEs to develop and implement monitoring and reporting systems which will improve the evidence base of teacher supply, demand and effectiveness and will provide data for planning and further development of teachers, including facilitating State Monitoring and Evaluation capacity building activities
  • Lead on the strengthening of the gender-disaggregated national evidence base on teacher education, in coordination with the DPM and the Communications team
  • Liaise with and establish working relations with partners and key stakeholders including FME, UBEC, NCCE, SUBEBs, LGEAs, CoEs, DFID, EDOREN, ESSPIN and others
  • Identify and manage synergies between other IDP programmes such as UNICEF’s GEP 3 and TDP in the areas of monitoring and evaluation, results and evidence
  • Manage the programme logframe by establishing clear and measurable indicators and milestones in collaboration with programme management, other technical leads and DFID and coordinating the collection of the data for these indicators and other programme requirements through the state teams and government systems
  • Coordinate the reporting against the programme logframe, the quarterly monitoring of the programme workplan and provide inputs to the programme’s quarterly reports
  • Mainstream the use of modern communications technology for monitoring purposes
  • Collaborate with DFID on the design, conduct and dissemination of the baseline (already completed), and end-line surveys and other assessments including ensuring national and state level engagement with the data generated and their understanding of the data and its implications
  • Develop and manage studies to gather evidence on current situation and programme impact
  • Ensure lesson learning and dissemination of best practices and experiences from the TDP programme
  • Manage evidence for programme roll-out and scale up
  • Work closely with the National Programme Manager, Pre-Service Technical Lead, and NCCE Adviser to integrate monitoring and evaluation of the Incentives Award Scheme into existing NCCE and CoEs’ systems

Candidate Specification

Knowledge, Essential Competencies, Skills, and Qualifications:
  • Excellent reporting skill
  • Required Experience and Competences
  • Master’s degree in education or other relevant discipline, such as business, economics, statistics, or international relations.
  • Experience designing and implementing results and evidence activities for complex programs in developing countries.
  • A firm command of M&E issues with respect to improvements in quality integrated service and support programs.
  • Prior experience setting up and implementing data collection systems that track performance as per the objectives of the project (service integration, performance against each funding stream).
  • Demonstrated analytical skills to measure the outcomes of the project’s activities and support project supervision.
  • Experienced and proficient in writing reports for monitoring and reporting on project outcomes and impacts
  • Computer skills demonstrating competency in MS Office Suite and database management.
  • Demonstrated self-starter (i.e., motivation, dealing with pressure, adaptability).
  • Oral and written fluency in English required.
  • Ability to interact skillfully and diplomatically with numerous counterparts, including donors, Federal and State partners, and other donor agencies.
Required Skills:
  • Team Leadership Skills
  • Strong Oral and Written Communication Skills
  • Results-Oriented
  • Self-Motivation
  • Strong Relationship Building
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Accountability
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