Room to Read Laos

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Officer (MEAL)

Room to Read Laos

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location_on Vatnark sisattanak Vientiane Capital

language Language

timer Posted: 2 weekago

date_range 10/06/2019 to 27/06/2019

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Job Description:

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Officer (MEAL)

Application close: 10 June 2019

Room to Read is a global organization transforming the lives of millions of children in low-income countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Founded in 2000 on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children®, our innovative model focuses on deep, systemic transformation within schools in low-income communities during two time periods which are most critical in a child’s schooling: Literacy Program – early primary school for literacy acquisition; and Girls’ Education Program – secondary school for girls’ education. We work in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children and ensure girls can complete secondary school with the skills necessary to negotiate key life decisions. Room to Read has benefited 12.4 million children across over 20,000 communities in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Grenada, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Rwanda, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam and Zambia, and aims to reach 15 million children by 2020. Learn more at

Room to Read started working in Laos in 2005 and had been supporting education development in 10 provinces throughout Laos. We are seeking an experienced MEAL Officer for the USAID Learn to Read activity, a five year (2018-2023) basic education intervention, implemented by a consortium led by Save the Children International (SCI) and its partners Room to Read (RtR) and Humanity and Inclusion (HI).

MEAL Officer, USAID Learn to Read Accelerator, Base in RTR Regional Office, Champasack

Position Overview:

The MEAL Officer is Responsible for implementation of all research and assessments, document learnings and case studies, monitoring activities and validation of data. Build capacity of the Project Officers and relevant district staff of MOES on project MIS and other MEL related activities. The position reports to the South Regional Project Manager with a dotted line to the MEAL Manager.

The MEAL Officer has specific duties and responsibilities (For the full TOR, please visit our website). In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.


  • Bachelor’s degree in education, literacy or other related field from an accredited college or university required
  • Minimum of five years’ experience implementing MEAL systems in Laos
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively in team situations
  • Excellent training and facilitation capability;
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills and the ability to think and plan strategically;
  • Demonstrated creativity, innovation and initiative;
  • Strong in computer skills (Excel, word, PowerPoint and internet);
  • Fluent written and spoken English required.


  • Experience with digital data collection systems and platforms
  • Experience of working in a similar role in Laos or elsewhere in the region is an added advantage.
  • Experience assessing student learning outcomes
  • Experience in systems thinking and application of complex adaptive systems methodologies would be an advantage
  • Experience utilizing statistical analysis software would be an advantage.

Compensation & Benefit

Room to Read Laos value our staff commitment and offers the professional working environment, a competitive monthly salary and other fringe benefits such as: 13th Monthly salary, AGL Premium Insurance for its staff and Medical Insurance for the family members, Annual Medical Check-up, Retirement Funds, Phone Allowance, etc.

This USAID Learn to Read Activity is funded by USAID and led by Save the Children Laos, a child rights based organization.

Room to Read is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds.

Application Procedure

Please submit your application through our online recruiting system at below link, which should include your update Resume/CV with Cover Letter.

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