Social Impact

Third-party Monitoring 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:

Social Impact is seeking a Third-Party Monitoring (TPM) Lead for the USAID/Sahel Monitoring, Reporting, and Capacity Strengthening (MRCS) contract to manage the overall TPM work plan and process; leading the review, preparation, and editing of tools, protocols, and materials; edit final TPM reports for submission; and present findings to USAID. This will be a full-time position based in Dakar for the anticipated 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 all TPM activities undertaken under this contract.
  • Develop guidelines, SOPs, and schedules to guide third-party monitoring undertaken by SI staff and/or local firms.
  • Develop instruments and templates to guide TPM Data Collection, management, and Analysis.
  • Review data collection and management policies for contracted TPM firms to ensure they comply with USAID standards.
  • Establish and enact Capacity Building materials and approaches to strengthen local firms engaged in TPM, and utilize these materials and approaches to build firms’ capacity.
  • Develop schedules for and ultimately approve TPM visits.
  • Support firms as they prepare for and undertake TPM visits.
  • Undertake scheduled and unscheduled reviews/audits of TPM field visits as well as the data collection and management practices of contracted firms.
  • Edit final TPM reports for submission to USAID, ensuring clarity, quality, and USAID usability.
  • Manage short-term technical assignments relevant to TPM deliverables.
  • Develop and contribute to presentations, reports, and other scheduled or ad hoc inputs focused on TPM requested by USAID.
  • Stand in for specified functions or supervises interim staff as needed.

  • Graduate degree in the field of evaluation, international development, or related technical field.
  • At least eight years of international experience in monitoring of development programs.
  • Experience developing TPM tools, policies, protocols, and materials as well as training and supporting staff in the effective use of these resources.
  • Experience reviewing and providing feedback on the data collection and management policies and practices of data collection firms.
  • Demonstrated experience engaging in and/or directly overseeing teams engaged in data collection.
  • Experience working in non-permissive environments (NPE) in the Sahel region – and especially data collection in NPEs – is a significant advantage.
  • Experience strengthening the capacity of external organizations or firms is preferred.
  • Fluency in French and professional working proficiency in English.
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