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Senior EGRA Specialist

DevTech Systems, Inc. (DevTech) is an international consulting firm dedicated to development, with 35 years of experience providing advisory services and technical assistance to government, private sector, and civil society stakeholders in more than 100 countries. DevTech core practice areas include: Economic and Data analysis, Monitoring and Evaluation, Education and Youth Development, Gender and Inclusive Development, and Public Financial Management.

DevTech manages the Education Data Activity. The Education Data Activity provides assessment, data management, and research and evaluation services to monitor and track the progress of USAID’s Let’s Read Zambia bilateral activity by successfully completing two EGRA for children in Grade 2. DevTech manages these activities in collaboration with USAID/Zambia, the Ministry of General Education (MOGE), the Examination Council of Zambia (ECZ), and other key stakeholders.


The Early Grade Reading Specialist reports to the Team Lead, and provides overall technical oversight and guidance to all EGRA activities for the Education Data Activity, including a Language Mapping Report.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide guidance to program staff on essential components of the Education Data Activity Language Mapping Report, a large scale assessment to develop highly effective activities in program areas.
  • Provide leadership, management, and technical assistance for the design, delivery, and management of the EGRA, including assistance with training EGRA assessors and quality control.
  • Support the team lead and team members in conducting the EGRA and SSME, including assisting with logistics, communicating with assessors, and monitoring data quality.
  • Assist in the dissemination of EGRA results to key stakeholders.
  • Support research studies on an as-requested basis by USAID and MOGE.

Qualifications & Experience Requirements:

  • Ph.D., M.Ed, or comparable degree in education.
  • A minimum of 8 years’ experience developing early-grade reading programs and materials.
  • Experience in leading EGRA tool adaptation workshops.
  • Extensive experience training teachers and others in the development of EGRA methodologies.
  • Experience working with the Ministry of Education and/or Examination Council of Zambia, strongly preferred. 

NOTE: This job posting should not be construed to imply that the requirements are the exclusive standards of the position nor will it be the sole basis for any subsequent employee evaluations. Incumbents will follow any other instructions and perform any other related duties as may be required by their supervisor.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or other status protected by applicable law.

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