Social Impact

Assessment & Evaluation Lead (USAID/Sahel Monitoring, Reporting, and Capacity Strengthening Project)

Social Impact

Job Description

Social Impact is a Global Development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity Building Services to advance development effectiveness. We work across all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and Economic Growth. Since 1997 we have worked in over 100 countries for clients such as US government agencies, bilateral donors, multilateral Development Banks, foundations, and nonprofits.

Proposal Objective:

SI is pursuing a bid for an upcoming Request for Task Order Proposals (RFTOP) under the EVAL-ME II Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract for the provision of monitoring, reporting, and capacity strengthening services through the USAID/Sahel MRCS project. The activity will aim to verify and report on activities carried out by Implementing Partners (IPs) across the Sahel region through the delivery of timely, analytical, qualitative, and quantitative information through visits to USAID/Sahel Regional Office (SRO) supported activity sites. The findings derived from monitoring and verification information must be backed with evidence and reported to USAID in a manner that allows activity managers to quickly understand the successes and challenges on the ground, and to take prompt action, if needed. In addition, this activity will aim to provide extensive MEL capacity strengthening support both to USAID/SRO and IPs throughout the region.

Position Description:

SI is seeking an Assessment & Evaluation Lead who will be responsible for the overall management and functioning of all evaluation, assessment, survey, and special study tasks, as well as related cross-cutting tasks under this activity. This position will be based in Dakar for the five-year period of performance, contingent upon contract award.

Please note: This is a local position. Only candidates with Senegalese citizenship will be considered. Responsibilities:

  • Oversee evaluation, analyses, and assessments throughout the life of the activity, including scope of work development, Data Collection, Design of methodologies and protocols, data Analysis and reporting writing.
  • Participate in assessments and evaluations, as needed.
  • Ensure the quality of deliverables/reporting of all evaluations, assessments, surveys, and special studies.
  • Oversee consultants and mid-level specialists who participate on assessment and evaluation teams. Ensure that short- and long-term evaluation team members recruited under this contract are of a high caliber and possess the required technical expertise.

  • Minimum of eight years of professional work experience leading and participating in assessments and evaluations with significant expertise in related reporting to an international donor agency.
  • An advanced degree in a field relevant to Development Assistance, international affairs, political science, sociology, economics, statistics, business, public Administration, organizational development, communications, or a closely related field is required.
  • Excellent qualitative Data Analysis skills including command of at least one coding software/program for qualitative data (Dedoose, NVivo, AtlasTi, etc).
  • Excellent quantitative data analysis skills including good command of basic statistics, sampling methodologies, and statistical analysis software such as SPSS, STATA, or R.
  • Substantial evaluation (both performance and impact evaluation) design expertise.
  • Experience in performance monitoring and evaluation in complex environments.
  • Extensive experience drafting and finalizing evaluation reports.
  • Experience leading training for groups of various sizes and one-on-one on evaluation-related subjects.
  • Experience presenting evaluation and assessment findings to various audiences using visually appealing methods.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the USAID Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) framework preferred.
  • Experience working in Sahel countries preferred.
  • Experience working with USAID or other U.S. government programs preferred.
  • Oral and written fluency in English and French required.
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