Senior Assessment and Evaluation Specialist Job at Social Impact (SI)
Senior Assessment and Evaluation Specialist
Dar es Salaam
Social Impact (SI)
A global development management consulting firm.
Senior Assessment and Evaluation Specialist Job Vacancy at Social Impact (SI)
Senior Assessment and Evaluation Specialist, USAID Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Adaptation (T-MELA) Activity, Tanzania
Social Impact (SI) 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, 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.
Social Impact is preparing a proposal response for a four-year MEL support project to provide technical and advisory services to USAID/Tanzania to meet its Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning requirements by 1) strengthening the ability of USAID Agreement and Contracting Officer’s Representatives (AOR/CORs) to perform proper oversight of USAID-funded activities; 2) strengthening USAID and IP capacity and commitment to apply evidence for activity design, implementation, and adaptation; 3) strengthening USAID, IP, and government of Tanzania monitoring systems and processes; and 4) enhancing the capacity of local monitoring and evaluation organizations.
SI is seeking a Senior Assessment and Evaluation Specialist to lead the related component on designing evaluation/assessment scopes of work, managing evaluations, studies, and assessments, as well as data collection and analysis of performance information. The position is a full-time position for the duration of the four-year project, and will be based in Tanzania, contingent upon contract award.
**Please Note: Tanzanian citizens are encouraged to apply.**
Serve as the lead on all assessment, evaluation (performance and impact), and analysis activities throughout the life of the activity, including scope of work development, evaluation management, data collection support, design of methodologies and protocols, data analysis and reporting writing support.
Oversee the collection and analysis of performance information, and will plan and manage evaluations, studies, and assessments.
Participate on evaluation teams, design evaluations and assessments.
Conduct activities to build Mission and IP capacity in evaluation methodology.
Guide efforts to improve USAID/Tanzania’s evaluations and evaluative processes, including applying lessons learned to adapt development programming.
Assist Mission Management in using information for decision-making and resource allocation.
Minimum of a Master’s degree in a field such as international development, statistics, economics or another relevant field.
A minimum of eight years of progressively professional experience in conducting evaluations, assessments, and studies within complex international development contexts.
Familiarity and/or experience on USAID Mission MEL Support contracts.
Knowledge and experience in performance and impact evaluation designs, methodologies, and practical applications, including baseline data collection methodologies.
Excellent qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills, including command in a qualitative data software program (Dedoose, NVivo, AtlasTi, etc.), and command of sampling methodologies, statistics, and software such as SPSS, STATA, R.
Experience leading training and building capacity in evaluation.
Familiarity with USAID’s objectives, approaches, and operations, particularly as they relate to evaluations, is a plus.
Fluency in written and spoken English.
Previous experience supporting USAID-funded contracts in a similar capacity preferred.
A commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive work and learning environment.
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.