Vir Narayan

Head-RME at British Council, The Open University, UK


Monitoring and Evaluation


Senior Mgt (VP, CxO, Program Director)


An understanding on the subject I have realised to work for education, joined Prayas, and led the education team. Project on Professional Development Centre PDC has given immense input to understand all components like pedagogy, training, system and process at large. Girl child education in rural areas is uncovered on large scale, I worked with IIMPACT to strengthen the pedagogical, and training part as well evaluates the projects running in the various part of the country. The problem of dropout from school is major problem in educational development. I have joined USAID’s SDPP project to work on evidence based research program. Having exposure to understand the issue and experiences to work on the issue which can bring the children in school and make the school a nice learning place and enjoyable environment in which can motivate to bring the child in school. Teacher education is an important area and I worked for TESS India with British Council and The Open University, UK for excel

Professional Experience

  • MER Specialistoct-2011 - may-2014


    • Prepared background materials, studies and data on drop-out status, trends and prevention efforts and activities; • Supported and participated in the country assessment and design of drop-out interventions; • Developed country-level ME plan; • Established and oversee ME systems including data collection, collation and reporting according to SDPP MEresearch plan, protocols and procedures; • Supervised data collection system including training of data-collectors; • Managed data entry and processing; • Ensured data quality and adherence to research design; • Coordinated and participated in pilot program effectiveness assessments; • Prepared reports and participated in data analysis; • Prepared presentations for in-country stakeholders USAID, Ministry of Education, and others as well as regional and international audiences

  • Head-RMEmay-2014 - apr-2016

    British Council, The Open University, UK

    • Develop strategic leadership of ME strategy, with a strategic overview of monitoring and evaluation activities. • Accountable for the successful delivery of all ME activities to quality and in a timely manner • To lead, manage and quality assure the research team and its activities to ensure that Quality Assurance and Research activities are delivered effectively and on time, through organising the work of the team; agreeing objectives and work-plans, ensuring that these are clearly documented and are in line with the project plan and log frame. • Develop written documentation relating to ME strategy and similar project documentation, reviewing and synthesising findings from baseline study. • To produce reports on ME activities for a variety of audiences, including academic reports and stakeholder for example DFID reporting working closely with OU Academic Director • Plan and lead on ME activities for the remainder of the project in line with broader team strategy. • To liaise with

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