Social Impact

Economic Development Research Experts

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.

Project Objective:  

SI is implementing the USAID/Vietnam Learns Contract. The scope of the five-year project is to support USAID/Vietnam staff and its implementing partners to implement more efficient, effective, and sustainable programs by (1) improving staff knowledge and skills in Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) and Collaborating, Learning & Adapting (CLA); (2) advancing evidence-informed decision-making; (3) strengthening strategic collaboration between staff and local stakeholders.

Position Description: 

Social Impact is seeking highly qualified Economic Development experts to provide analytical and research support on upcoming assessments and evaluations under the USAID/Vietnam Learns contract. Consultants will work closely with our Hanoi office staff to plan, coordinate, and conduct a variety of economic development-related research and evaluation projects for the USAID Mission. Positions are available for candidates based both in and outside Vietnam and may include but are not limited to the following: Evaluation Team Leader; Research Specialist; Public Health Evaluation Advisor; Research Coordinator.

Illustrative Responsibilities:  

  • Work with USAID and the Vietnam Learns team to create Data Collection plans.
  • Develop both qualitative and quantitative research tools.
  • Design and disseminate surveys.
  • Conduct in-depth interviews with beneficiaries and other key informants.
  • Analyze collected data and write final reports.
  • Facilitate regional events to share and validate initial findings.

  • Master’s degree in economics, business, international development, or a related field and at least seven years of relevant work experience.
  • Significant experience conducting research, evaluations, and/or assessments in one or more of the following topics: private sector engagement, business enabling environments, market systems, innovation, and digital economy, SMEs, economic development and policies, sustainable growth.
  • Demonstrated experience in qualitative and quantitative data collection and Analysis.
  • Experience working on international donor-funded research projects. USAID experience highly preferred.
  • Previous work experience in Vietnam or other Southeast Asian countries.
  • Understanding of the context, business environment, economic policies in Vietnam strongly preferred.
  • Oral and written fluency in English. Vietnamese language skills desirable.
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.

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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