FHI 360 Assessment Assistant job in Kenya

FHI 360 is a global development organization with a rigorous, evidence-based approach. 
Our staff includes experts in health, nutrition, education, economic development, civil society, environment and research. 
FHI 360 operates from 60 offices with 4,400 staff in the U.S. and around the world. 
Our commitment to partnerships at every level and our multidisciplinary approach enable us to have a lasting impact on the individuals, communities and countries we serve—improving lives for millions.

Teacher Education and Professional Development (TEPD) program is an initiative of the Kenya Ministry of Education supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). 
TEPD aims to build capacity of teacher training colleges in Kenya. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the following position to be based in Nairobi.

Assessment Assistant

Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Requisition ID: FH1360-AA-036

Job Summary

The job entails supporting the Senior Education Advisor in the development and administration of student assessment tests under accelerating 21st Century Education (ACE) component, as well as supporting the Monitoring and Evaluation unit for routine M&E activities. 
The position will report to the TEPD Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist on a day to day basis.

Key Responsibilities:

Support TEPD Senior Education Advisor in student assessment. This entails 
  • ensuring that test items are constructed appropriately from the technical, content and linguistic perspective; producing necessary art work for items that require it; 
  • ensuring all items are in the electronic database; 
  • and be in regular communication with the Senior Education Advisor through electronic means and face to face at various stages through the process;
  • Provide logistical support in selection of schools and in the administration of tests in schools including
  • administrator training;
  • Carry out data coding, processing and analysis;
  • Participate in regular Monitoring and Evaluation activities. This entails designing instruments, data collection and collation, coding and data entry, and report writing;
  • Support and manage a team of temporary data clerks whenever needed.
Minimum Requirements:

University degree in any of the following: Education, Social Work, Sociology, Community Health, Public Health, Counseling Psychology with at least 3 years experience working with student assessment programmes or related work. 
Experience in teacher education will be an added advantage. Computer proficiency in MS Office Suite and various statistical packages. Excellent writing, good organization and communication skills. 
Strong problem solving, team work, analytical and organizational skills with flexible approach to managing and prioritizing a heavy workload and multiple tasks to meet deadlines in a multi-cultural work environment.

FHI 360 has a competitive compensation package and is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates are encouraged to register online through FHI 360’s Career Center at  www.fhi360.org/careercenter where a detailed Job description will be available. 
Please specify source in your application and quote the Requisition ID provided on the subject line while sending your application, CV/resume including salary requirements to be received not later than August 3, 2012. Those who are not able to access the career center can apply via email to:
Kindly note that only shortlisted persons will be contacted.

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