Education Development Center (EDC)
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4 months ago

Monitoring and Evaluation & Performance Tracking System Data Coordinator

EDC is one of the world’s leading nonprofit research and development firms. EDC designs, implements, and evaluates programs to improve education, health, and economic opportunity worldwide. Collaborating with both public and private partners, we strive for a world where all people are empowered to live healthy, productive lives.

EDC is committed to diversity in the workplace.

Job Description

The USAID Let’s Read Project is a 5-year, $48.9 million project in the five target provinces of Eastern, Muchinga, Southern, Northwestern and Western Zambia that works to improve reading outcomes for approximately 1.4 million 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.

Position Description

A Monitoring and Evaluation & Performance Tracking System Data Coordinator (M&E, PTS Data Coordinator) will be based in each of the following five provinces: Eastern (Chipata) and North-Western (Solwezi). The M&E PTS Data Coordinator will manage the overall Performance Tracking System at the provincial level and ensure tracking of M&E indicators and that data is fed into the central databases. This entails collecting, entering and analyzing data for project M&E indicators and special studies, and working with project schools in the province to enter and verify student assessment results in a Performance Tracking System. The M&E PTS Data Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring the timeliness and quality of data collection, entry, analysis and reporting in the province, as per the approved project M&E plan.

Essential functions include (but not limited to):  

  • Assist with establishing monitoring and evaluation system in the province
  • Contribute to the implementation of the project’s M&E plan
  • Conduct both quantitative and qualitative monitoring and evaluation data collection activities
  • Coordinate and assist in data collection by other project staff members or stakeholders, providing training and logistical support, as needed
  • Verify, clean and enter data into databases
  • Analyze data for dashboards, reports and presentations
  • Trouble-shoot issues with teachers’ use of paper forms and tablets for data entry into Performance Tracking System, and provide technical assistance as needed
  • File forms according to security and compliance protocol
  • Coordinate internal communication on M&E progress and results
  • Coordinate temporary M&E staff or consultants
  • Conduct regular data verification and quality checks, as per approved plans
  • Provide other support to M&E team as needed, and
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Reporting and Organisational Relationships:

  • The M&E, PTS Data Coordinator has dual reporting responsibilities to the Provincial Office Manager and to the M&E/PTS Director.


The candidate for the position of M&E PTS Data Coordinator 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 working with M&E systems, data collection, report writing and operations research
  • Experience with monitoring program implementation
  • Experience in electronic data collection, data cleaning and verification as well as data processing
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel for data analysis, including use of formulas, functions and calculations to analyze data required
  • Knowledge of Excel + Power Query to clean, merge, pivot/un-pivot and transform data preferred
  • Experience in training and mentoring others in electronic data collection, especially using tablets, preferred
  • Ability to balance work within a team environment while working with minimal supervision in difficult work environments
  • Strong organisational, communication, computer, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders
  • Detail-oriented and organised
  • Must be able to work within a cross cultural setting, negotiate diplomatically, and function well under pressure, and
  • Willingness to travel to provinces covered by the project.


Fluency in English is required

Knowledge of (and proficiency in) in one or more of the following languages preferred: Chinyanja, Chitonga, Silozi, Lunda, Luvale, Kiikaonde and Icibemba.

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