Job advert - Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Data drives decision-making at Lively Minds, within the programme itself and across the organisation. The post holder will play a key role in ensuring that the systems and processes employed to collect, store and analyse programme data are robust. You will work with the implementation teams in Ghana and Uganda to ensure that they have the programmatic data required to ensure the programme is implemented to a high standard; with our external data collection and visualisation provider, ClickMedix, to develop our dashboard and analytics tools, and with team members across the organisation to support on the design and analysis of a range of surveys.
The post holder will report to the Head of Monitoring and Evaluation and work closely with our Ghana and Uganda implementation teams. As part of a small M&E team, the post holder will have the opportunity to develop skills in the design and management of external evaluations, donor reporting and training/capacity building for stakeholders.
For a detailed understanding of the role and person criteria, please see the Job Description.
Our mission is to get preschool children in rural Africa school-ready. At present over 250 million children worldwide fail to receive the education and care they need in their early years which means they are less likely to do well in school, find gainful employment, and are at greater risk of early marriage, early parenthood and even criminality. Current approaches to solving this crisis are not proving effective or scalable in lower middle income countries.
That’s where Lively Minds comes in. We have developed an award-winning Early Childhood Development programme that has been proven to get pre-schoolers in hard-to-reach communities school-ready, so they have a greater chance of succeeding in school and in life. The programme provides marginalised Mothers with a parenting course that empowers them to run educational Play Schemes for pre-schoolers and to provide better home-based care, using cheap local resources. The programme is delivered through government partners, is cheap and highly scalable.
Over the past few years, the Lively Minds programme has been delivered in over 1000 communities in rural Ghana and Uganda. During COVID we launched a radio programme for parents, and this is now reaching over 2 million households each week. We are extremely proud that the Government of Ghana have now adopted the programme and we have a ground-breaking partnership with them to support them to institutionalise it, fund it and to scale it to 60 education districts, reaching over 4000 communities and 1 million children. We see this partnership as the test case that will provide the blueprint to take the programme to scale in Uganda and elsewhere within the next 5 years, so that we can have a transformative role in tackling the global ECD crisis.
We’re an ambitious organisation, determined to have a major positive impact on the world. We work hard at a fast pace, in a challenging environment. We expect everyone to give their best to achieve the best possible results. Our work is demanding but provides plenty of opportunity for innovation, responsibility, growth, collaboration, creativity and fun. We want all staff to be happy, fulfilled and to feel appreciated and valued in their work.
How to apply
Previous applicants need not apply.
Deadline for applications: 11:59pm GMT on Saturday 14th January 2023.