Job Opportunity for Monitoring & Evaluation Associate at Leadership for Equity at Vijaywada

Website Leadership for Equity

About Leadership For Equity (LFE)

Leadership For Skilled Education Foundation (branded as Leadership For Equity, LFE), is a non-profit (NGO) based out of Pune, Maharashtra. 

We envision Public Education Systems That Refuse To Let Children Down

APPROACH: In our two-fold approach to change, we build the capacity of government system leaders and we influence system processes. In partnership with the local and state education bodies, we co-create programs that shift teaching-learning practices and improve student learning and well-being. This work coupled with our research and advisory support to influence policies, we hope to create an effective government education system.

Over the last 5 years, LFE has built the capacity of 2100+ system leaders, and 40,200+ teachers to impact 8 million students across Maharashtra. Additionally, LFE has recently expanded its operations and started working in another 3 states of India including Haryana, Tripura & Andhra Pradesh. In Maharashtra, LFE works with 5 districts (Pune, Nashik, Nagpur, Satara & Akola), 3 municipal bodies (Pune MC, Pimpri Chinchwad MC & Nagpur MC) & 5 state level education bodies (School Education Dept, SCERT, Samagra Shiksha, Tribal Development Dept, & TRTI). In Andhra Pradesh, LFE works closely with the Samagra Shiksha Office, SCERT & The World Bank on a multi-year strategic project to improve the quality of learning across 13 districts of the State. And lastly in Haryana & Tripura, LFE works with SCERTs of both states in setting up targeted program management units (PMUs) to strengthen delivery of large-scale academic programs. 

BELIEF: We believe Public Education Systems are the gatekeepers of social EQUITY, especially when India’s 120 million poorest-of-the-poor children continue to go to government-run schools. A multi-layered, complex, and systemic problem of educational inequity, will require a solution rooted in the SYSTEMS CHANGE approach. We believe that a COLLECTIVE effort by forging partnerships with governments, like-minded philanthropists, corporates, donors, nonprofits and grassroot organisations will help bring scalable and sustainable social change.

About Mantra4Change 

Founded in the year 2013, Mantra4Change is a Bangalore based non-profit that works in the field of school improvement and education leadership development. Mantra4Change currently works in the field of education system strengthening by driving capacity building initiatives for education leaders such as school head teachers and other system actors, by creating tools for observation and monitoring, by reimagining systems & processes such as enrollment drive and parent-teacher meeting, by enabling partnerships and by promoting spaces for appreciation.

Mantra4Change currently is working with the states of Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Andhra Pradesh on various aspects of systemic transformation. We believe in the idea of co-creation and co-planning and hence while the underlying approach remains the same, programs are developed keeping contextual realities and needs in mind.

About Andhra Pradesh Government Project

LFE & Mantra4Change are coming together to support the Andhra Pradesh Government, which has been on an ambitious plan to revamp the government school system into a high performing schools system for serving children from underserved communities. Supporting Andhra’s Learning Transformation (SALT) project is a multi-organisational project focused on improving the quality of teaching and learning in classrooms. The project aims to enhance human capital and achieve sustained reduction in learning poverty across all districts of the state. 

The SALT operation will support the GoAP in three key results areas:

(i) Strengthened Foundational Learning;

(ii) Improved Quality of Student-Teacher Interactions and;

(iii) Strengthened Institutional Capacity for Service Delivery

The project will be implemented in close collaboration with the Department of School Education (DoSE), GoAP and state-level administrative units including the SCERT, SIEMAT and the local network of DIETs. The focus will be to achieve the outcomes with an inherent focus on strengthening the people and processes within the public education system.

The scope of work for the entire project will be as follows:

  • Strengthen the technical and operational capacity of school complex leaders to provide evidence- and needs-based training to teachers, utilizing teacher training facilities as sites for on-site support.
  • Build the capacity at SCERT and DIETs to improve planning, implementation, and monitoring of the reform by introducing a teacher needs assessment system to formally encourage professional learning and growth.
  • Strengthen the technical and operational capacity of SCERT and DIETs to provide evidence- and needs-based support to teachers through developing training courses for teachers on the state Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Strengthen the technical and operational capacity of SCERT and DIETs through the development of online learning materials for teachers and students on the state Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Coordinate with various stakeholders to ensure timeline development of the technology tools as noted above including the TEACH tool

The duration of the project will be 60 months from 2021 to 2026. 

Job Description and Responsibilities

The M&E Associates will work with the Program Managers and Implementation Coordinators to ensure project goals are achieved. Additionally, they will collaborate with government stakeholders and members across teams as and when required

The key responsibilities are as follows:

  • Form a thorough context of program delivery by shadowing the program team and studying training plans, Theory of Change (TOCs), LFAs and other project documentation
  • Support the Program Leads and Project Managers and Program Managers (data) in developing and validating necessary tools for measuring effectiveness of on-going projects
  • Research evidence based data collection and tool design techniques
  • Create contextualised, validated and evidence based standardised M&E/ testing tools on the basis of training progression and M&E plan
  • Oversee and coordinate with program team for timely collection of data from across teams and jurisdictions
  • Travel across districts to facilitate data collection if required
  • Analyse the data to provide ongoing insights to various project teams; and this feed into the strategy decision making for project leadership including government leadership
  • Analyse data for allotted teams to prepare M&E and impact reports
  • Compile project status and other reports and documentation as required
  • Participate in all the organisational team spaces and structures
  • Support onboarding of data management systems and ensure routine maintenance across teams
  • Compile Project level Impact Report from impact data on a consistent basis 
  • Support the internal research team in design and implementation of various research projects


Education & Experience

  • Degree in education or related statistics / policy evaluation / social science / management discipline. Masters’ degree mandatory.
  • 0-3 Years of experience working with data collection, data management & data analysis
  • Strong skills in executing quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Strong skills in using quantitative and qualitative data analysis tools – Excel, R-Studio, SPSS etc.
  • Strong ability to create outstanding presentations, work with Microsoft Excel, Google Suite, and varied data sets

Important: Given the nature of the project please apply only if you qualify based on above requirements

Knowledge, Skills & Capabilities

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills – and a functional knowledge (oral and written) of Telugu would be highly preferred 
  • Being able to take initiative and work in an autonomous, semi-structured environment
  • Belief in the potential of the public sector and that government systems can and will change towards overcoming systemic inequities and ensuring improved outcomes for all citizens 
  • Working experience or knowledge of public policy implementation would be highly preferred 
  • A basic understanding of social equity, development discourse and education policy in India
  • Adaptability to changing responsibilities and resourcefulness to respond to them
  • High openness to learning
  • Ability to influence people, taking initiatives, build and sustain relationships with multiple stakeholders & partners across public and private spaces
  • Strong ability to create outstanding presentations, work with Microsoft Excel & Google Suite
  • Patience and resilience to stick it out in the face of setbacks and uncertainties

Location and Compensation

Location: Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. Frequent travel to rural areas across the state.   

Compensation: Apart from being a part of a young and dynamic learning team, the individual will receive a healthy compensation at par with the non-profit sector benchmark for this position, commensurate with the individual’s prior experience and qualifications. The current compensation band offered, based on fit and experience is 5-6 lakh INR per annum CTC.

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