Social Impact

Evaluation Team Lead (MCC Togo Threshold Program Land Reform for Agriculture Productivity Project Evaluation)

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:

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is planning to release a Request for Task Order Proposals (RFTOP) for the Togo Threshold Program Land Reform for Agriculture Productivity Project Evaluation under the MCC M&E Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) mechanism in 2021. The Land Reform for Agricultural Productivity project aims to:
  • Expand access to formalized land by identifying and legitimizing customary land rights.
  • Move the legitimized rights into the formal system.
  • Improve the formal system so that it effectively protects legitimate land rights.
  • Expand inclusive access to land by ensuring that recognition of women’s rights, already recognized in formal law, are fully incorporated into practice.
Position Description:

Social Impact is currently seeking an experienced Evaluation Team Leader who will be responsible for the overall Design, implementation, and dissemination of the performance or impact evaluation. S/he will lead development of a rigorous evaluation design using the appropriate combination of quantitative and qualitative methodologies to answer the evaluation questions. S/he will be responsible for managing the evaluation team, serving as the evaluation’s main point of contact to MCC and ensuring high quality of all project deliverables. This position is remote with some travel required to Togo depending on Covid-19 restrictions and is contingent upon contract award.

Responsibilities:

  • Liaise on a regular basis with MCC, SI HQ and other organizations involved in the study.
  • Design and conduct the evaluation.
  • Supervise and lead the evaluation team.
  • Direct the evaluation design and work plan development and oversee the Data Collection and data synthesis efforts.
  • Ensure quality control and timely submission of all client deliverables.
  • Draft, finalize and present the interim/final evaluation report to MCC.
  • Provide key technical context on agriculture and land tenure/reform issues to the evaluation methods.
Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a master's degree or equivalent in economics, agriculture, international development, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience designing, implementing, and/or evaluating land reform and agriculture projects in developing countries.
  • Experience designing and carrying out experimental and or quasi-experimental impact evaluations with control and treatment groups.
  • Experience designing and implementing multi-topic quantitative household and or enterprise surveys in developing country context, including the use of electronic data collection tools.
  • Strong skills in quantitative and qualitative data Analysis and collection.
  • Excellent knowledge of Stata or other similar statistical analysis software.
  • Experience working in Togo or other West African countries strongly preferred.
  • Proven strong leadership and team-work skills and ability to deliver results within specified and often changing timeframes.
  • Previous experience with MCC.
  • Oral and written fluency in English and French required.
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