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Nasr City, Cairo

Manager, Capacity Building EIL Eng- Arabic ver.

Nasr City, CairoPosted 2 months ago
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The Egypt Impact Lab Capacity Building Manager will anchor the Lab’s work to build a culture of evidence use in government to strengthen poverty reduction program design and delivery. The Government Capacity Building Manager will design and adapt innovative training content tailored to Egyptian government leaders and staff at all levels; trainings will build strong foundations of knowledge about impact evaluation and randomized evaluations. The Manager will then work with participants to apply training insights to design new impact evaluations of government programs, or to apply evidence-informed program ideas to the policy design process in Egypt. The Lab’s capacity building mandate reinforces the Lab’s other objectives to generate evidence and to scale up evidence-informed programs. 


  • Develop content and materials for government capacity building programs:
    • Create and design training material tailored to the needs of EIL strategic government partners, including material in Arabic, without compromising on precision and accuracy; 
    • Review and adapt training content prepared by J-PAL Global Training team at MIT and in other J-PAL regional offices to engage diverse audiences on randomized evaluation design and use;
    • Expand the case study library with cases from randomized evaluations conducted in the MENA region which help training participants understand and apply key concepts;
    • Prepare manuals, explainers, take-home workbooks, and knowledge products to complement EIL capacity building programs, to support training participants as they begin to work on randomized evaluations, or for integration in other EIL presentations;   
    • Research and design best practice guides, trainings for trainers, and information materials to facilitate the integration of new teaching technology and the use of innovative methods in how EIL trainings are delivered;
    • Introduce and implement new tools and education technologies (flipped classrooms, clickers, online courses, etc.) and carry out simple evaluations to test the effectiveness of such innovations and the overall impact of training efforts.
  • Deliver lectures and facilitate small groups in all EIL capacity building workshops and courses: 
    • Train EIL government partner institutions (ministries, departments, and their NGO partners) to be strong partners on randomized evaluations and savvy consumers of evidence, requiring the versatility to present highly technical microeconomics and impact evaluation content, as well as general content;
    • Lead small group workshops to develop knowledge on randomized evaluations, theories of change, and possible randomized designs with implementing partners;
    • Support senior staff and researchers in the successful implementation of training courses.
  • Coordinate all government capacity building courses under the EIL mandate, including Evaluating Social Programs, Leading for Evidence-Informed Decisionmaking, and Foundations of Randomized Evaluations, with support from an Associate:
    • Arrange lecturers, TAs, and support staff for each training;
    • Train lecturers and TAs on their roles and develop internal training materials;
    • Determine logistics needs and guide Assistant and Associate staff to successfully complete all logistics;
    • Prepare external communications to advertise courses, in collaboration with Communications team;
    • Oversee all participant communications pre- and post-courses, including application and admission when applicable.
    • Conduct M&E training Needs Assessment for strategic partner institutions and develop training calendars to address these needs;
    • Work with EIL staff to determine appropriate participant lists from EIL strategic partner agencies and ensure EIL reaches current and prospective champions for evidence use;
    • Share EIL capacity building pillar work widely in forums including government meetings, reports, J-PAL learning sessions, and other opportunities, including presentations, op-eds, and other communications opportunities
  • Contribute to strengthening the research and evidence ecosystem more broadly
    • Assist with establishing and maintaining new partnerships with academic institutions; 
    • Implement some of the components of the MENA Scholars Fellowship program;
    • Advise on pedagogy and content or materials for other capacity building efforts, including for NGOs, data collection firms, other gov’t or NGO partners;
    • Promote and educate individuals on the MicroMasters Program for the training needs of policy organizations and J-PAL’s academic partners.

Job Requirements




  • Education:         
  • Minimum Master’s degree in economics or related fields 
  • Advanced  coursework in microeconomics, econometrics, and development economics.
  • Experience:         


  • 8-10 years of relevant and substantial work experience, including work related to impact evaluations and evidence-informed policymaking; 
  • Significant training in economics at the masters’ level as well as prior professional experience working in policy design, implementation, or evaluation;
  • Prior experience designing and delivering capacity building in the development sector and experience working on monitoring and evaluation, preferably with governments;
  • A successful track record of developing and managing external partnerships, and relevant experience in communication;
  • Experience in managing teams and experience with fundraising and donor relationship management preferred.
  • Skills


  • Extremely strong project planning and management;
  • Effective at designing and delivering engaging training for public and NGO sector employees in Arabic and English;
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts about impact evaluation in a range of different ways—from highly technical for academic audiences, to more intuitive ways to foster comprehension among audiences of policymakers and practitioners;
  • Detail-oriented and have advanced writing and speaking skills in Arabic and English;
  • Precise, clear communicator;
  • Strategic thinker and able to be creative;
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at once with little supervision, meet deadlines, and effectively manage your time, as well as that of peers, junior staff, and outside partners;
  • Skillful at managing junior staff;
  • Willing to learn; self-motivated, work hard, and enjoy working in teams and managing others;
  • Passionate about international development policy, strengthening government capacity, and the rigorous research that can inform effective policy
  • Fluent in both Arabic and English;
  • Google Suite, MS Office skills necessary
  • Salesforce, Asana, and Stata skills strongly valued


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