Accountabilities and Responsibilities
The Intervention Leader for Rules and Standards will have primary responsibility for all programme activities and interventions (including monitoring and results measurement (MRM)) within the Rules and Standards work stream. Working together with the Team Leader, the Deputy Team Leader and other team members, s/he will:
Intervention Design and Management
Design and manage the overall intervention strategy within the Rules and Standards work stream;
Develop the budget for each intervention and activity, and the Rules and Standards work stream overall;
Develop an activity plan and results chain for each intervention and review such documents on a periodic (at least quarterly) basis;
Provide a written progress report to the/Deputy Team Leader on a monthly basis and contribute to the quarterly programme reports to DFID;
Participate in monthly team meetings to report on progress within the Rules and Standards work stream;
Monitoring, Results Measurement and Learning
Support the R&L Leader to develop an effective MRM system in respect of the Rules and Standards work stream;
Comply with the requirements of the MRM system as instructed by the R&L Leader in respect of the Rules and Standards work stream;
Provide the R&L team with regular data on work stream activities and progress as required;
Provide the Communications Officer with information on the Rules and Standards interventions and activities as required;New Interventions
Explore and initiate new interventions and activities for the Rules and Standards work stream to achieve outputs, outcomes and impacts within the work stream and across the programme in accordance with the agreed logical framework, particularly with reference to Output Indicator 1 and Outcome Indicators 1 and 2;
Conduct analysis of constraints on private schools relating to Rules and Standards to identify areas for potential research and relay such recommendations to the R&L Leader and Research Officer;
Liaise and work with the other programme Intervention Leaders to discuss current activities (including challenges, failures and successes), identify opportunities for synergy across the programme and maximise key interactions between the work streams
Candidate Specification Competencies, Skills and Experience
- Significant professional experience working on international development and/or education projects or programmes, ideally with experience in organisational and/or institutional development.
- Education to first degree level or equivalent.
- Effective people and team management skills.
- Excellent organisational and communication skills.
- Strong project management, financial and budgeting skills.
- Fluent in English (spoken, reading and writing) with good writing skills.
- Experience working in international and cross-cultural contexts.
- Confidence/proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and email packages.
- Attention to detail and accuracy.
- Experience working on policy reform and/or with policy-makers.
- Relevant Master’s degree.
- Experience working with private education and/or low-cost private schools.
- Experience working in multi-disciplinary teams in projects or programmes with components of social development and/or poverty reduction.
- Experience working with donor agencies (specifically DFID).
- Experience conducting training and facilitating workshops in a developing and cross-cultural context.