Impact & Data Lead

We are looking for an Impact and Data Lead to steer PEAS’ global monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) work. The Impact and Data Lead will shape how data is collected, analysed and used by PEAS school leaders and support teams to drive better student outcomes. They will further build the PEAS evidence base for how to deliver equitable, high quality secondary education with a view to helping us to scale our impact and share what we have learnt with our partners and global education community.

This is an exciting role for someone to own and shape a highly-valued area of work at a charity with a strong impact track record and commitment to on-going improvement. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience of implementing monitoring, evaluation and learning systems and/or undertaking high-quality data analysis and working in diverse teams. The candidate will be a quick learner, highly organised, and adept at working flexibly to support evolving team and organisational needs. Strong data analysis skills are essential, coupled with good written and verbal communication, and a passion for education in Africa.

The ideal candidate

No matter the role, we are looking for people who believe in what we do and how we do it; is passionate about transforming lives through education and aligned to our values.

Essential knowledge and experience

  • At least 3-5 years’ professional experience in an MEL or data analysis role

  • BA or above, or equivalent professional experience in a discipline related to the role

Essential skills and abilities

  • Team player and collaborative approach 

  • Excellent MS Excel skills

  • Strong data analysis and presentation skills, with demonstrated ability to produce reports

  • Strong writing and communication skills

  • Ability to work under own initiative or in a team to complete complex projects

Desirable knowledge and experience

  • Strong understanding of education data gained from e.g. previous work in schools or within an education delivery organisation

  • Experience working in developing country contexts and across cultures

  • Experience working with staff in multiple locations and maintaining effective communications

  • Experience disseminating learning to diverse audiences and stakeholders

  • Experience mentoring or training staff, ideally from different countries and/or cultural backgrounds

  • Knowledge of current development agenda and issues impacting education in Africa

For more information on the role and how to apply, read the Impact and Data Lead Job Pack.

Emmi Matsunaga