Room to Read
Officer, Research Monitoring and Evaluation
Consultant, Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research
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Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Jun 30 2021


Position: Officer, Research Monitoring and Evaluation


Department: Research, Monitoring & Evaluation


Location: Dwarka Sector 21, New Delhi


Start Date: 8th June 2021


Apply by: 30th June 2021


Organization Profile:


Room to Read seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Working in collaboration with local communities, and governments, we develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond.


We are non-governmental, non-religious and work with many local NGOs and community-based organizations to implement our programs. We currently work in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam, and Zambia – countries with a desperate lack of resources to educate their children. Since our inception, Room to Read’s worldwide team has impacted over 7.8 million children by constructing more than 1,600 schools, establishing over 15,000 libraries, publishing 874 new children’s book titles in 27 local languages, and reaching over 20,000 girls through our Girls’ Education program.


Room to Read has an annual budget of approximately US$43.7 million and our global staff numbers over 600. Our global headquarters is located in San Francisco, and we have smaller fundraising offices in Delhi, New York, Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, Sydney, and Tokyo. We have an Asia Regional Office located in New Delhi and program offices in Colombo, Dar es Salaam, Dhaka, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Kathmandu, Lusaka, New Delhi, Pretoria, Phnom Penh, and Vientiane.


Room to Read India was established in 2003. It is headquartered in New Delhi and currently has operations across seven states, viz. Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand. Room to Read India has been the recipient of the prestigious TOI- JP Morgan Social Impact Award 2013 under the NGO category for education.


Position Overview: 


The M&E Officer’s primary responsibilities will include providing support and assistance to the Literacy Program (for below said tasks). The position will report directly to the Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager and will be based in Country Office New Delhi. Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Officer’s primary responsibilities will include establishing and providing guidance and expertise to teams on designing, implementing and managing our monitoring and evaluation systems across the states.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • In collaboration with the RM&E Manager & the Program team, M& E officer will design, implement and analyze annual monitoring data on regular basis. Able to coordinate and manage dashboard and inform the management about the key changes observed on monthly basis.

  • Collaborate with Program team to implement and maintain monitoring and evaluation efforts in program.

  • Implement and analyze periodic data based on filed observation and need.

  • Train and mentor staff to help them develop the necessary knowledge and skill sets to run methodologically strong evaluations in their projects and programs and ensure adherence to M&E standard practices, policies and specifications

  • Synthesize and analyze data and write summary reports by program based on the M&E results.

  • Identify key issues around program quality and links between monitoring and evaluation and quality assurance and improvement.

  • Work with program staff and HQ staff to codify best practices for Room to Read’s programs so that they can be shared across existing countries of operation and rolled out in new ones 

  • Innovate new M&E systems and projects in order to continuously improve our work in the field

  • Travel regularly throughout the year in urban and rural areas to oversee the implementation of our M&E work, train staff and maintain understanding of current stage of development of  M&E practice in the organization, and identify where and how M&E practice requires improvement and investment

  • Stay informed about research and trends in the area of monitoring and evaluation and recommend improvements to our systems accordingly

  • Network with other non-profits running similar programs to find areas of collaboration and knowledge sharing

  • Represent Room to Read in different forums and advocate the importance of our educational work in the developing world.



  • Advanced degree in a related field, i.e. education, development

  • A minimum of five to seven years of professional experience

  • Proven previous experience in research, monitoring and evaluation

  • Strong technical competence in research and monitoring and evaluation methods

  • Strong operational management ability: a clear focus on results – sets goals, plans and prioritizes effectively, monitors quality and progress of work against plans

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analysis skills, with proven ability to work with data software packages such as SPSS/SAS

  • Experience in data entry and analysis

  • Ability to travel frequently to provinces throughout India and our Program areas.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English and Hindi

  • Good knowledge and understanding of education issues, gender issues, including community involvement in schools.

  • Experience in successful implementation of a wide range of tasks

To be successful as a member of the Room to Read team, you will also:

  • Have a passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact an up-and-coming non-profit organization.

  • Be an innovative and creative thinker – you are not afraid to try something new and inspire others to do so.

  • Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness.

  • Have a strong work ethic and require minimal direction.

  • Be both self-confident and humble.

  • Work well independently as well as part of a team.

  • Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment.

Room to Read has zero tolerance when it comes to child abuse and exploitation and believes that all children have equal rights to protection. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to the child protection policy, code of conduct and standards and will undergo rigorous reference and background check through third party. Background check will include the verification of employment history and criminal check. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


The salary range for this position will be determined based upon the experience of the candidate hired. Health benefits are also provided. The non-monetary compensation includes a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative, meaningful, and rapidly growing organization that is changing the world through the lifelong gift of education.


Application Procedure:


To apply for this position please CLICK: Officer, RM&E on this link.


Due to the high volume of applicant response, not all applicants may receive a response from Room to Read. Regret the inconvenience. Room to Read is an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. We always encourage women to apply.