Tetra Tech is looking for an International or National Team Leader to lead the Evaluation component of an anticipated UK FCDO funded Adolescent Girls’ Education programme, in the following likely focus countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan.
This position will be home-based and will require frequent travel to the field programme areas. The person will report directly to Programme Director at Tetra Tech Office in UK and will maintain close liaison with FCDO.
The programme will aim to empower marginalised girls in fragile contexts with quality education, with a particular focus on girls who are either out-of-school or at risk of drop-out. The programme aims to address inequities in accessing education both at the primary and secondary level, including those being exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Potential planned interventions included accelerated and remedial learning programmes to help girls catch up on lost learning and support those adolescents who need to master basic skills, or non-formal and community-based education where formal education is not an option. The programme also aims to tackle wider barriers to education and discriminatory social norms, reducing violence against girls, empowering girls to exercise agency over the decisions that affect their lives, tackling period poverty and child labour. The programme aims to strengthen the regional evidence base and promote best practices in girls’ education in Asia.
Tetra Tech is seeking a dynamic Team Leader with over 10 years’ experience in programmes focusing on girls’ education in international development contexts, with a focus on South Asia. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate exceptional knowledge and understanding of girls’ education and child protection in international development contexts and will have extensive experience designing and delivering programmes for DFID and the FCO, including on large, complex, multi-country research programmes and evaluations. The candidate must have exceptional client and relationship management skills and experience managing large, remote-based teams. The Team Leader will lead a core internal team alongside a wider team of thematic and evaluation experts to coordinate all aspects of the evaluation. The Team Leader will also manage relationships with Southern-based Research Partners.
The Team Leader will be accountable for all aspects of programme evaluation. S/He will lead a team of evaluation specialists, technical experts and local partners based in programme countries. S/He will also be responsible for building and managing relationships with FCDO and other key stakeholders including the programme implementing partners, downstream partners, government line ministries and other donors. The Team Leader will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of high-quality, user-friendly, action-oriented evaluation reports and evidence and learning to meet FCDO needs.
- Postgraduate degree in a relevant field – such as gender and international development, international education, social sciences, international development, social research, anthropology.
- 10 years’ or more experience leading education, gender, social norms change and/ or SGBV interventions or evaluations in international development contexts.
- Technical expertise in gender, education, child protection and social norm change in a developing context.
- Experience delivering or working on girls’ education programmes for FCDO, with a focus on programmes that support marginalised and out-of-school girls.
- Experience working in FCAS countries in South Asia (especially Afghanistan and Pakistan).
- Strong methodological background in quantitative and qualitative approaches to research and evaluation – including synthesis and meta-evaluations, survey design, participatory methods, and qualitative comparative analysis.
- Knowledge and understanding of national education policy across a range of developing contexts.
- Experience leading programmes focusing on out-of-school children and/ or Accelerated Learning Programmes.
- Experience working on education in emergencies initiatives.
- Experience working on multi-country or regional initiatives on girls’ education in Asia.
- Published expert in the field of gender, education, child protection and/ or social norm change and international development.
- Expert in gender-transformative teaching methodologies and experience working on interventions focusing on teaching quality.
- Strong client relationship management experience.
- Experience managing remote-based teams and working effectively with a range of stakeholders – including FCDO/ implementing partners, grantees, and local research partners.
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Tetra Tech International Development has a 40-year history in successfully delivering international development projects on behalf of donors around the world, including the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO), and the European Union (EU). Our people are focused on improving lives by working side by side with local partners to support stability, economic growth, and good governance.
Tetra Tech International Development is part of Tetra Tech, a global family of experts providing international development services in over 13 key practice areas in over 100 countries around the world. Tetra Tech serves the major aid markets in the UK and Europe, as well as the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Department of State, Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and multilateral development banks.
Tetra Tech International Development has robust policies and guidelines which exemplify our commitment to safeguarding and technical excellence in gender equality. Our team of dedicated GEDSI advisers work closely with our staff and partners to ensure a context-specific and consistent approach is applied to all of our programmes to improve the livelihoods of the world’s most marginalised groups.