20 Fresher Data Collection Jobs – Early Grade Reading Assessment Assessors – Education Development Center (EDC)

Job Title:  Early Grade Reading Assessment Assessors (20 Fresher Data Collection Job Opportunities)

Organisation: Education Development Center (EDC)

Duty Station:  Gulu, Uganda


About US:

Education Development Center (EDC) is one of the world’s leading nonprofit research and development firms. Established in 1958, EDC designs, delivers and evaluates innovative programs to address some of the world’s most urgent challenges in education, health, and economic opportunity. Our services include research, training, educational materials, and strategy, with activities ranging from seed projects to large-scale national and international initiatives.


About USAID Project:

The goal of the five-year, USAID-funded Integrated Child and Youth Development (ICYD) Activity is for Ugandan children and youth, especially the most vulnerable, to receive the support and services necessary to lead resilient, healthy, and productive lives.


ICYD Cohort 3 Baseline

To capture data prior to launch of reading interventions in Cohort 3 districts, ICYD will conduct a baseline reading assessment from October to November 2022. The baseline assessment will use the EGRA tool to measure reading levels and will test a representative sample of schools targeted by ICYD in Cohort 3 Leblango and LebAcoli speaking districts (Agago, Gulu, Kwania, Oyam, Apac, Kitgum, Lira, Dokolo, Kole and Omoro). The reading assessment will target pupils in P2. Data from this baseline will be used to measure progress over the project’s five-year period. The results of the baseline will be shared with USAID, the Ministry of Education and Sports and other donors working in education. The baseline assessment will consist of four critical instruments: 1) A standardized literacy test, based on key foundational skills that a child needs to master to be able to read fluently, and adapted to Leblango and LebAcoli; 2) Learner context tool; 3) Teacher interview; and 4) Headteacher interview.


Job Summary:  ICYD will recruit 20 EGRA Assessors that will be responsible for collecting data for the baseline assessment in the Leblango and LebAcoli targeted speech communities. Assessors will undergo a training to equip them for the data collection exercise. They will be responsible for the standardized administration of the EGRA tools and survey instruments and will organize the assessment materials, ensure their security, and submit the materials to ICYD at the end of field work. The Assessors will follow the directions set out by the ICYD M&E Team. They will receive oversight from the assigned Supervisors, Data Quality Assurance Officer and the ICYD M&E Team.


The Assessors will be contracted for a maximum period of 21 working days (October – November 2022). All honoraria and expenses will be paid by ICYD.


** Please note that this is a local temporary position. Eligibility is limited to Ugandan nationals**


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Administer the EGRA instrument to P.2 pupils objectively and in a technically correct and friendly manner;
  • Interview the P2 teacher of reading. The assessor may be assigned by the supervisor to interview the P2 teacher in a one-on-one session;
  • Ensure that the information in all completed EGRA instruments is clear, complete, and consistent,
  • Submit completed EGRA instruments and signed consent forms to your supervisor;
  • Check to ensure that all assessment have been stored on the tablets;
  • Inform the supervisor of any problems or difficulties encountered during EGRA administration and help identify appropriate solutions;
  • Follow the supervisor’s instructions according to the training received.
  • Take very good care of the gadgets assigned to you.
  • Behave and dress professionally;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Humanities, Social Sciences, Arts, Economics, Statistics or Education
  • Previous experience as an EGRA Assessor preferred.
  • Experience in conducting assessments with children
  • Previous experience using electronic data collection software.
  • Fluency in English, and Leblango or LebAcoli required. Please indicate language fluency in your application


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested applicants should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 23rd September 2022


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