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Associate, Research Monitoring and Evaluation


  • Organization: Room to Read
  • Location: Jharkhand
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Scientist and Researcher
  • Closing Date: Closed
Job Description
Position: Associate, Research Monitoring and Evaluation
Location: Hazaribagh, Jharkhand.
Contract Duration: One (01) year contract with scope of extension.
Organization Profile: 
Room to Read is a global organization transforming the lives of millions of children in low-income communities by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Founded in 2000 on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children®, our innovative model focuses on deep, systemic transformation within schools during two time periods that are most critical in a child’s schooling: early primary school for literacy acquisition and secondary school for girls’ education. We work in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations, and governments to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children and ensure girls can complete secondary school with the skills necessary to negotiate key life decisions.
By focusing on the quality of education provided within the communities and ensuring these outcomes are measured, we have created a model that can be replicated, localized, and sustained by governments. With its global headquarters in San Francisco, Room to Read till date has benefited 32 million children across 21 low-income countries.
Room to Read India was established in 2003 and presently has programs in twelve states – Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi NCR, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Telangana, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh.
Position Overview:
The RM&E Associate’s primary responsibilities will include providing support and assistance to the Literacy Program (for below said tasks). The position will report directly to the District Lead and will be based in Hazaribagh District, Jharkhand. Research, Monitoring & Evaluation (RM&E) Associate’s primary responsibilities will include establishing and providing guidance and expertise to the team on designing, implementing, and managing the monitoring and evaluation systems across the district.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • In collaboration with the District Lead the RM&E and program team, RM& E associate will design, implement, and analyze annual monitoring form for Program. Able to coordinate and manage dashboard and inform the management about the key changes observed on monthly basis.
  • Work with RM&E team at INCO level to design different monitoring form for constant feedback to program.
  • Collaborate with Program team to implement and maintain monitoring and evaluation efforts in program.
  • Update and discussion with INCO RM&E team on data related challenges and reflection.
  • Implement and analyze periodic data based on agreed upon geographic and timing needs.
  • Train and mentor staff to help them develop the necessary knowledge and skill sets to run methodologically strong evaluations in their projects and programs and ensure adherence to M&E standard practices, policies, and specifications.
  • Synthesize and analyze data and write summary reports by program based on the M&E results.
  • Identify key issues around program quality and links between monitoring and evaluation and quality assurance and improvement.
  • Recommend improvements to District Lead, State Manager and Senior Program Manager to more efficiently and effectively manage each program based on M&E findings
  • Work with program staff and HQ staff to codify best practices for Room to Read’s programs so that they can be shared across existing states of operation and rolled out in new ones
  • Innovate new M&E systems and projects to continuously improve our work in the field
  • Travel regularly throughout the year in urban and rural areas to oversee the implementation of our M&E work, train staff and maintain understanding of current stage of development of M&E practice in the organization, and identify where and how M&E practice requires improvement and investment
  • Stay informed about research and trends in area of monitoring and evaluation and recommend improvements to our systems accordingly
  • Network with other non-profits running similar programs to find areas of collaboration and knowledge sharing
  • Represent Room to Read in different forums and advocate the importance of our educational work in the developing world.
  • Master’s degree in a related field, i.e., education, development, social sciences
  • Around Five (05) years of professional experience
  • Proven previous experience in research, monitoring and evaluation
  • Strong technical competence in research and monitoring and evaluation methods
  • Strong operational management ability: a clear focus on results – sets goals, plans and prioritizes effectively, monitors quality and progress of work against plans
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analysis skills, with proven ability to work with data software packages such as SPSS/SAS.
  • Experience in data entry and analysis
  • Ability to travel frequently to provinces throughout India and our Program areas.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English and Hindi
  • Good knowledge and understanding of education issues, gender issues, including community involvement in schools.
  • Experience in successful implementation of a wide range of tasks
To be successful as a member of the Room to Read team, you will also:
  • Have a passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact an up-and-coming non-profit organization.
  • Be an innovative and creative thinker – you are not afraid to try something new and inspire others to do so.
  • Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness.
  • Have a strong work ethic and require minimal direction.
  • Be both self-confident and humble.
  • Work well independently as well as part of a team.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment
Room to Read offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits. Benefits include thirteenth month bonus, health insurance and a retirement plan. The non-monetary compensation includes a unique opportunitytobepartofaninnovative,meaningful,andrapidlygrowingorganizationthatischanging transforming the lives of millions of children in developing countries on literacy and gender equality ineducation.
Application Procedure:
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Due to the high volume of applicant response, not all applicants may receive a response from Room to Read. Regret the inconvenience. Room to Read is an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. We always encourage women to apply. 
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