Monitoring & Evaluation Officer at Education Development Center (EDC)

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  • Company: Education Development Center (EDC)
  • Location: Zambia
  • State: Chinsali
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: Administrative/Secretarial Jobs in Zambia
Job Description
Company Description


EDC is one of the world’s leading nonprofit research and development firms. Established in 1958, EDC designs, delivers and evaluates innovative programs to address some of the world’s most urgent challenges in education, health, and economic opportunity. Our services include research, training, educational materials, and strategy, with activities ranging from seed projects to large-scale national and international initiatives.

EDC is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Project Description

The USAID Let’s Read Zambia project is a 5-year project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by the Education Development Center (EDC). USAID Let’s Read Zambia works to improve reading outcomes for children attending pre-primary (kindergarten) through to Grades 3 and provide professional development for teachers to support reading interventions in Zambian public and community schools.

Job Description The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (M&E Officer) will be responsible for:

· Oversee provincial data collection;

· Work with M&E Coordinators, District Coaches, and MoGE counterparts to collect project indicator data;

· Consolidate and analyze monitoring data and draft reports;

· Conduct regular data quality assurance; and

· Conduct specific research activities.

Essential functions include (but not limited to):

Assist with overseeing the monitoring and evaluation system at the provincial level; Contribute to the implementation of the project’s M&E plan; Coordinate and assist monitoring and evaluation data collection activities, including logistics of form distribution and collection; Coordinate and assist data processing, including data transfer, entry, verification and cleaning; File forms according to compliance protocols; Assist with M&E database management; Coordinate internal communications on M&E progress and results; Coordinate temporary M&E staff or consultants (e.g. data entry personnel);

Provide other support to

M&E team as needed;

Reporting and Organizational Relationships:

The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer reports to the M&E Director.


The candidate for the position of Monitoring and Evaluation Officer shall have at a minimum the following qualifications:


Bachelor’s Degree in the social sciences or related field.

Skills and Experience:

At least 5 years’ experience with M&E systems, data collection, and reporting; Experience with monitoring program implementation; Experience in electronic data collection; Experience in data cleaning, processing, and verification; Advanced knowledge of Excel for data analysis, including use of formulas, functions and calculations; Knowledge of Excel + Power Query to clean, merge, pivot/un-pivot and transform data preferred; Ability to work with minimal supervision; Strong organizational, communication, computer, and interpersonal skills; and Ability to work effectively with Zambia project staff, EDC’s U.S. home office staff, partners, and other stakeholders.


Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of (and proficiency in) Chinyanja, Chitonga, Silozi, Lunda, Luvale, Kiikaonde or Icibemba languages highly preferred.

Additional Information Job closing date: December 27, 2021

To apply, Applicants are encouraged to send their application and CV to SmartRecruiters Careers Page.

Applications submitted without a resume or CV will not be reviewed.

EDC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to enhancing the diversity of its workforce and ensuring an equitable and highly inclusive work environment. EDC is a smoke-free workplace, and offers a supportive work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Method of Application
  Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here Closing Date : 27th  December , 2021.