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MEL Consultant

Teach For Armenia

Industry: Education, Training, Instruction

City: Yerevan

Employment type: Full time

Deadline: 5/20/2022

Description

About Us:

Teach For Armenia is building a movement of leaders who will reshape what it means to provide an excellent education for all children across the nation. We aim to cultivate students who can harness their voices and shape a changing world while being committed to their communities. This will require support at every level of leadership, from our teachers in the classroom, to the highest-ranking officials. Teach For Armenia aims to accomplish this vision by recruiting promising leaders, both in Armenia and from across the diaspora, to teach for a 2-year commitment in schools where their knowledge and skills are needed. In the long-run, our organization is cultivating a network of changemakers, inclusive of our students, their communities, our Alumni, government officials, community partners, supporters, and affiliates from across Teach For All.

The Role:

Teach For Armenia is looking for an experienced professional with a strong background in Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) in order to advise the organization as it continues to strengthen its internal data systems & processes. In particular, we aim to contract with the MEL Consultant to help Teach For Armenia design an external study in order to evaluate the organization’s impact on learning & community innovation. The external study would be done in partnership with an external research institution.

The Team:

Given the strategic importance of conducting an external study of the organization’s impact, the MEL Consultant will report directly to the Deputy CEO of Teach For Armenia, and will collaborate with the CEO and Managing Director of Program in designing the study. Additionally, the MEL Consultant will work closely with the Learning & Innovation Team. In particular, the MEL Consultant will advise the organization’s existing Data & Impact Manager to further strengthen Teach For Armenia’s internal data systems, procedures, & processes.

About You:

Teach For Armenia may be the place for you if you believe it is important to foster a values-driven workplace that is centered on leadership. Our team must be composed of culture-builders who exemplify the type of leadership we are striving to cultivate in our classrooms and across the system. This means each staff member must strive to exemplify our Kochari, hold ourselves to the highest of standards, while owning up to mistakes when we ourselves falter.

Responsibilities

​​​​The Work:

The outcomes of this contract include:

  • Partner with Teach For Armenia’s Program Team, an external research institution, as well as Teach For Armenia’s government & school partners in order to design an external study
  • Conduct a needs assessment of Teach For Armenia’s existing MEL systems & provide a report outlining key recommendation
  • Work with Teach For Armenia’s Data & Impact Manager to document the organization’s internal data processes & procedures

NOTE: Teach For Armenia is a growing nonprofit working within a dynamic system. Our team must be agile as we grow in scale. We are looking for leaders who are resilient and adaptive. That is to say that responsibilities may shift over time.

Requirements

For this role specifically, we are also looking for a candidate who possesses the following key competencies:

  • Research: The MEL Consultant must be highly experienced in research methods, in particular in conducting an external study to evaluate impact.
  • MEL Systems: The MEL Consultant must have a strong background in Monitoring, Evaluation, & Learning in order to advise Teach For Armenia’s Learning & Innovation Team to strengthen its existing systems & structures.
  • Project Management: The external study will require skilled coordination between Teach For Armenia & an external research institution as well as a potential program auditor.
  • Collaboration: The external study will require close collaboration with Teach For Armenia’s Program Team, an external research institution, various government entities, and our students (as well as our teachers and their students).
  • Adaptive & Agile: It will be important to be agile, given the dynamic nature of our work.

Aside from these core competencies, we are also looking for the following qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline required; A specialized Master’s or doctoral degree highly desirable.
  • At least four years of experience in similar impact, data or evaluation-focused roles.
  • Experience and confidence in internal monitoring & evaluation, and/or conducting research and/or evaluations, and communicating the results.
  • Excellent knowledge of Armenian and English.
  • Desired knowledge of data management systems (e.g. Salesforce).
  • Experience in the Armenian education system is an asset.
  • Experience with Agile project management would be a plus.

Additional Notes

To Apply:

Please submit your résumé and cover letter through the official job posting (found on Teach For Armenia’s website). In your cover letter, please make sure to explain what personally compels you to our mission and the role. If you have been referred to this role by a current Teach For Armenia staff member, please also indicate who referred you in your cover letter. In your application, please also specify your salary expectations (in the gross amount). Also, if your résumé is in Armenian, please provide an English translation.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity:

Teach For Armenia is an organization that strives to elevate the voices of our students and their communities. As such we are an organization that is committed to equity and we strive to build an inclusive environment. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Benefits:

  • Health Insurance
  • Mental health counseling services
  • Working remotely opportunity
  • Professional development opportunity
  • Scholarship for graduate studies
  • Gym membership financial support
  • Additional paid days off
  • Referral bonus
  • Team Retreats, Events & Teambuildings
  • Business trips
  • Birthdays & anniversaries celebration
  • Child care fund
  • Paternity leave
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