Social Impact

Deputy Chief of Party (Eastern and Southern Caribbean Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Services)

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:

Social Impact is putting together a proposal for the upcoming Eastern and Southern Caribbean (ESC) Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Services (MELS) opportunity. This project will provide the USAID Mission in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean (USAID/ESC) with technical and Advisory Services in monitoring, evaluation, learning, and reporting of results during the implementation of its 2021-2025 Regional Development Cooperation Strategy (RDCS).

Position Description:

SI is seeking a full time Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for the upcoming ESC MELS project. This full-time position, based in Bridgetown, Barbados, will report to the Chief of Party (COP) and will be responsible for integrating MEL services across the project. The DCOP should also bring deep expertise in at least one of the following areas: monitoring, evaluation, and/or organizational learning.

Local and regional candidates strongly encouraged to apply. ** Responsibilities:

  • In Coordination with the COP, lead and manage MELS activities, including technical assistance and technical direction.
  • Provide technical and management expertise in evaluation/assessment Design and implementation, including Data Collection and designing surveys, throughout the duration of the evaluation.
  • Provide technical management of monitoring activities to ensure compliance with USAID regulations and document program impact, performance, and achievement of results.
  • Oversee and provide technical assistance on Collaboration, Learning and Adapting (CLA) and other learning activities, encouraging integration of learning throughout the project's activities.
  • Oversee internal and Mission Data Quality assessments to ensure the quality of reported data and maintain well-organized archives for MELS.
  • Ensure that short-term technical experts recruited under this contract are of a high caliber and possess the required technical expertise.
  • Supervise technical staff and provide clear direction across the project team.
  • Serve as Acting COP as needed.
Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in the field of evaluation, international development, or a related technical field.
  • Minimum of eight years of experience leading MEL activities on an international development project, including at least three years’ experience with USAID or USAID-funded tasks.
  • Prior experience supervising long-term field staff and short-term experts of diverse backgrounds who have MEL skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in the oversight and/or management of evaluations, CLA activities, and monitoring activities.
  • Breadth of applicable knowledge in monitoring and evaluation design and methods, including data quality assessments, reporting, and performance management.
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of USAID's ADS 201 and associated policies and guidance, such as the Evaluation Policy and the CLA framework.
  • Proven supervisory and team building experience, and excellent project management experience.
  • Exceptional proficiency in written and spoken English.
Come join our energetic and innovative team! We offer you the opportunity to play a leading role in the growth of our company, work as part of a creative and committed team, and make a difference in the well-being of our world.

To learn more about Social Impact, please visit our website: http://www.socialimpact.com SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.

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