COVID-19 Evaluation Team Lead Consultant

  • Mid-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 8 April 2021

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a qualified Evaluation Team Lead Consultant for an upcoming internal evaluation of the COVID-related activities implemented by The USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM). The project enhances the health care experience in the communities we serve through transformative supply chain solutions.

The Evaluation Team Lead Consultant is anticipated to lead, implement, and manage the performance evaluation of the procurement and health systems strengthening (HSS) activities implemented with funding provided by USAID and ensures the quality of evaluation, deliverables and related activities.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Provide technical support and quality assurance for evaluation and research activities

  • Leads the design and implementation of the performance evaluation and provides feedback on evaluation questions;
  • Designs the survey instruments, qualitative guides, sampling plan (if needed) and other evaluation materials;
  • Oversees quantitative and qualitative data collection, executed in collaboration with other team members and project stakeholders;
  • Leads quantitative and qualitative analysis of data;
  • Produces high-quality evaluation report (and other short deliverables), integrating and interpreting qualitative and quantitative findings.
  • Ensures quality control methods in a consistent and transparent manner for all contracted tasks and functions. Ensure compliance with USAID and Chemonics rules, regulations and policies while meeting expected targets;
  • Integrate gender and local context into strategy and activities.

Management of evaluation team and stakeholder engagement

  • Develops work plans to ensure that the evaluation is delivered on budget;
  • Works closely with all team members and stakeholders to ensure appropriate and adequate monitoring and evaluation efforts are in place to provide all stakeholders with data needed to inform program design and implementation decisions, and to ensure stakeholder buy-in for the evaluation;
  • Travels is not expected, so remote communication will be expected, as needed, to consult with key stakeholders, including experts on different response strategies and country experts, implementing partners, donor, beneficiaries, and others; and may participate in events promoting the lessons learned from the activity;

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Evaluation, International Development, Statistics, epidemiology or other degree in a relevant subject area;
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience leading research and evaluations in developing countries;
  • Subject expertise in one or more of the following areas: Coronavirus epidemiology, supply chain, access to health services, international development;
  • Experience with evaluating global health supply chain programs preferred;
  • Extensive experience implementing, conducting and managing mixed methods data collection efforts;
  • Skilled in evaluation designs, practices, and mixed methods / techniques (e.g. interviews, focus groups, (quasi-) experimental research);
  • Familiarity with USAID’s objectives, approaches, and operations, and familiarity with USAID’s Evaluation Policy;
  • Demonstrated experience forming, supervising, and successfully managing teams, and ensuring the quality of their products;
  • Demonstrated experience leading complex research activities;
  • Strong interpersonal, supervisory, and written and oral communication skills;
  • Experience contributing to and leading activities within large awards of a similar nature is not mandatory but favorable;
  • Professional fluency in English required. Additional fluency in French preferred;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required.

Period of Performance

The evaluation is expected to begin by April 2021 and completed July 2021, the estimated level of effort is 50 days for this assignment.

About the Organization

Founded in 1975, Chemonics is an international development consulting firm. In more than 70 countries around the globe, our network of 5,000 specialists share a simple belief: that the challenges we face today are best solved through the right partnerships — sharing knowledge, expertise, and experience to deliver results. As part of our culture and values, Chemonics is proud to be named a “Best Place to Work” in the Human Rights campaign Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index. Where Chemonics works, development works. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter or visit us at www.chemonics.com.

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