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M&E Director

Global School Leaders

Job Description – Monitoring and Evaluation Director

GSL Background

School leaders have a large impact on the outcomes of their students and yet few countries have adequate professional development programs for their school heads. Global School Leaders is a US-based not-for-profit organization that improves educational outcomes of students from marginalized communities by training school leaders.  

GSL is creating in-country affiliate organizations that provide continuous professional development to existing and aspiring school leaders.  GSL’s core model is based on the India School Leadership Institute (ISLI) that has worked with more than 1,400 principals across five cities. GSL is now implementing programs via affiliate organizations in Malaysia, Indonesia and Kenya.

School leaders are a neglected lever within efforts to strengthen education systems globally. Particularly in countries in the Global South, school leaders are most often selected based on seniority and not demonstrated aptitude, they are inadequately supported through minimal administrative leadership training and no instructional leadership training, and they have unclear accountability structures that usually do not include student learning outcomes as a key measure of performance.

In the four countries in which GSL works, this lack of investment in school leaders means that over approximately 1.5 million school leaders do not receive professional development for their roles.  

Evidence coming out of programs in the US and other Global North countries shows that school leaders may have a substantial impact on student learning outcomes. However, this evidence base has not been replicated in Global South countries, and in the absence of systemic evidence, education systems have been reluctant to invest in school leader training programs.

Monitoring and Evaluation Director

We are looking for an entrepreneurial individual to serve as our first Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Director. The position is based in India but focuses on supporting GSL’s activities in different countries. The M&E Director will provide technical leadership, oversight and strategic direction for GSL’s monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities. The M&E Director’s primary areas of responsibility will be to develop and support country affiliate organizations to effectively utilize M&E frameworks, form research partnerships, and serve as a knowledge hub for internal and external stakeholders.

The M&E Director will report to the Co-Founders of Global School Leaders.

Roles and Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Ongoing Data Collection, Analysis and Dissemination

  • Designing tools, formats and processes for data collection for country affiliate organizations. Ongoing review and modification of data-flow.

  • Supporting training and professional development of affiliate country teams for collection and use of data

  • Analysis of data and dissemination of findings to all relevant stakeholders. This includes collecting and analyzing data that informs other functions within GSL including fundraising and finance.

  • Use data to contribute towards strategic decision-making and project planning with GSL and affiliate organization leadership

  • Leading efforts to incorporate technology into data collection and analysis

M&E Strategy

  • Developing long-term M&E strategy and identify internal and external resources to support this strategy.

  • Strengthening and sustaining the culture of accountability and data-informed decision making within GSL and country affiliate organizations. Supporting the organizations to hold themselves accountable for impact.

M&E Partnerships

  • Developing strategies to collaborate with other organizations/ individuals for rigorous assessment of affiliate organizations’ impact on student learning outcomes.

  • Seeking out best practice in M&E – reading and research, leveraging internal GSL expertise (board, advisors, staff) on the subject, reaching out to individuals and organizations.

M&E Knowledge Hub

  • Support knowledge sharing and information management within affiliate country programs and across other international partners

  • Find, organize, and clarify evidence from both research and local context to answer key strategic GSL questions

Candidate Profile


  • Strong Master’s degree or equivalent degree in a relevant field with a strong quantitative grounding;

  • Minimum of 8 years of work experience, ideally in education

  • Experience in conducting rigorous monitoring and evaluation

  • Experience presenting data to a variety of internal and external stakeholders

Key skills, mindsets, and knowledge to be successful in the role include:

  • Belief that all students can achieve at the highest levels

  • Conviction that all school leaders can develop and grow, and dramatically improve learning outcomes of their schools

  • Self-awareness, integrity, and empathy

GSL’s work environment requires:

  • Ability to thrive in a start-up, fast-paced, highly collaborative work environment

  • Willingness and ability to give and receive tough feedback

  • Dedication to data-driven approach and results-orientation

Work Location and Remuneration

The candidate will be based in Mumbai but must have the ability to travel internationally as well as within India as required.  Salary is commensurate with experience and competitive with the non-profit education sector in India.

Interested candidates may apply by sending their CV and a cover letter stating how this position aligns with one’s professional experiences and aspirations to  Please include “Application for the position of Monitoring and Evaluation Director” in the subject line of your email.