Earn about 25K Pounds as Knowledge and Impact Officer – Link Community Development International

Organisation: Link Community
Development International
Duty Station: Kampala,
Salary: £24,966 – £27,525
About US:
Link Community Development International is family of not-for-profit
organisations working together to transform education for children and
communities across impoverished rural areas of Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Rwanda
and Uganda. Since our foundation in 1995 we have worked in 3,000 schools and
improved the lives of over two million children through unique and effective
school improvement models. We guide governments and educators to adopt low-cost
solutions to improve learning and support for children, with a focus on
literacy, numeracy and inclusion for the most marginalised children. Through a
partnership delivery model which embeds piloting and learning within local
systems, we influence changes to policy, practice and accountability on a
national scale, and our interventions are regularly adapted and replicated by
governments and NGOs in new countries and contexts. Link Community Development
International (Link), based in Edinburgh, Scotland supports all project,
M&E, fundraising, finance and governance activities in our five sub-Saharan
partner countries.
Job Summary: The Knowledge
and Impact Officer (KIO) will support the Knowledge and Impact Manager to
deliver technical capacity and quality of M&E across the Link Community
Development family. This post-holder will deliver specific expertise in
monitoring, learning and measuring impact to strengthen internal MEL systems,
MEL outputs and disseminate impact, and improve and promote a culture of evidence
based planning and programme design. 
The KIO will support south-south and south-north learning across our
work, providing information for global data management and support to MEL
across our five countries of operation. The KIO will support implementation of
Link’s MEL framework which will include the tools, capacity and systems to
collate evidence and validate progress. 
They will support MEL training sessions for all Link staff and
contribute to impact studies, policy briefs and conference papers on Link’s
core work – community mobilisation, accountability, learning outcomes, school
leadership and governance.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Monitoring, evaluation and learning across the Link organisation
  • Support to development of Link’s MEL
    framework to ensure evidence based programme planning and robust
    monitoring, evaluation and learning across the Link organisation.
  • Support development of quantitative and
    qualitative tools to gather accurate data to measure change against Link’s
    MEL framework.
  • Support the capacity development of Link’s
    national and international staff in excellent MEL practices, including
    analysing and using data, building their ability to draw conclusions and
    appreciate the learning coming out of the data.
  • Implement systems to collect, store and
    analyse reliable data across the Link family.
  • Support the analysis of data, including
    quantitative and qualitative analysis, and produce key findings in
    accessible ways for a variety of audiences.
  • Link’s programme development and quality assurance
  • Provide advice and support on programme
    design and proposal writing in relation to M&E, advising on baseline,
    outcomes framework, monitoring and evaluation methodology and budget
  • Work with Programme Leads and Managers to
    support donor reporting and compliance with funder requirements.
  • Support production of robust and timely
    data to inform review of programmes and organisational decision-making,
    including to the SMT.
Dissemination and internal and external representation
  • Support authorship of a variety of outputs
    across our work to support engagement with external partners (donors, peer
    organisations/partners, policy makers, academics and stakeholders) in
    relation to general monitoring and evaluation practice, sharing our
    experiences, learning, knowledge and best practice, to position Link as a
    leading agency in the fields of international education programme quality
    and effectiveness.
  • Support launch of a new global Link
    International learning event for country teams to present annual MEL
    impact, discuss solutions, opportunities for dissemination and contribute
    to a Learning and Evidence Annual Paper (LEAP). This will form the basis
    of continued organisational learning and provide hard evidence for global

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant should preferably hold a
    postgraduate degree in a relevant field (International Development,
    education, research skills).
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the
    international education sector.
  • Two years’ relevant experience in a
    development environment.
  • Previous experience in implementing ICT
    for development activities.
  • Previous experience in programme
    monitoring, evaluation and learning.
  • The applicant must be conversant with
    qualitative and quantitative data collection methods and analysis.
  • Possess good training design, mentoring
    and capacity building experience.
  • Demonstrates ability to deliver impact
    through working as part of a multi-cultural team and with vulnerable
  • Previous experience in writing, editing
    and preparing communications materials, including layout and design.
  • Experience of working in sub-Saharan
  • Knowledge of statistics packages such as
  • Ability to communicate complex technical,
    or politically sensitive information to a wide audience in simple and
    engaging terms.
  • Highly articulate with demonstrable
    abilities in writing and publication.
  • Advanced skills in PowerPoint, Excel and
    Microsoft Word.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Skills in research design and management
  • Proven ability to deliver results with
    minimal supervision in a fast-paced and challenging environment.
  • High level of professional and ethical
  • A strong team player, able to support
    others to achieve.
  • Willingness to learn /cope in a changing
  • Must be dynamic, creative, and passionate
    about delivering positive change in the world.
  • Desirable
  • Familiarity and competence in use of
    social media for development.
  • Knowledge in graphic design, photography,
    photo editing and videography.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should send an application
and equal opportunities monitoring form to Samantha Ross at
samantha@lcd.org.uk with the subject line “Knowledge and Impact Officer
Deadline 15th January 2018

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