Deputy Chief of Party/Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist, USAID/Vietnam Support Services Contract, Vietnam

Viet Nam
Apply by 25 June 2018
Senior-level , Field assignment
Posted on 26 May 2018

Job Description

Deputy Chief of Party/Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist, USAID/Vietnam Support Services Contract, Vietnam

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 anticipated scope of the five-year project is to support USAID/Vietnam staff and partners to implement more efficient, effective and transparent programs by improving: (1) USAID and IP’s capacity to achieve expected results; (2) USAID’s understanding and tracking of project performance; and (3) coordination, collaboration and learning (CLA). The RFP is expected to be released August 1st, 2018, and the project will likely be awarded early 2019.

**Please Note: This is a local position. Only Vietnamese citizens are eligible to apply.**

Position Description:

SI is seeking a full-time Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)/M&E Specialist who will serve as Senior M&E Advisor for the project and be responsible for leading all M&E activities, including building Mission and implementing partner (IP)’s capacity in M&E, learning, and knowledge management across USAID’s programming. The DCOP will also support the Chief of Party (COP) in reporting requirements, day to day project administration. The DCOP position will be full-time, based in Hanoi, for the duration of the project.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical quality control over M&E related services, including reviewing proposed evaluation methodologies, implementing agency monitoring and reporting systems, and overseeing surveys.
  • Provide leadership and guidance on the overall M&E effort, and in conjunction with the Learning Advisor, help make the Mission’s IPs learning and adaptive partners for all USAID’s assistance efforts in Vietnam.
  • Work with COP and Learning Advisor, ensuring that monitoring and evaluation information is shared and fully utilized through knowledge sharing and strategic learning processes to speed innovation and improve upon and bring new innovations to the Mission’s programmatic work in country.
  • Support the USAID/Vietnam’s staff in accessing strategic learning tools, as well as in providing guidance and support to the project’s evaluation services component including but not limited to monitor and evaluate activities to create knowledge mobilization, and knowledge management mechanisms.
  • Provide support, leadership and technical expertise to overall management of the project to ensure that the project meets all its performance and reporting requirements.
  • Oversee the project’s operations and serve as Acting COP as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in a relevant field.
  • Minimum of eight years professional work experience managing complex donor-funded international development activities with significant expertise in monitoring, evaluation, and/or project design and analytical work as well as the related reporting to an international donor.
  • Proven skills in evaluation design, methods, quantitative and qualitative methodologies and analysis.
  • Experience in performance monitoring and evaluation in complex environments.
  • Background in monitoring, evaluability assessments, analysis, and implementation of performance evaluations of development assistance programs and experience in the application of statistical methods is desirable.
  • Previous experience supporting USAID-funded contracts desired.
  • Computer literate and possess superior oral and written communication skills.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; and fluency in written and spoken Vietnamese desired.
  • Experience working in Vietnam is highly desired.

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.

About the Organization

SI was founded upon the growing global desire-and pressure—to make international development more effective in improving people's lives. The world's most pressing challenges-widespread poverty, HIV/AIDS, environmental degradation, civil war and conflict-call for new ways to manage societies and social and economic change. Foreign aid is increasingly a catalyst for development, and is helping to create conditions to remove people from poverty. Better policies in developing countries, improvements in aid allocation with the end of the Cold War, and learning about aid effectiveness and participation, make aid more effective today at reducing poverty than ever before. Social Impact's mission is to create dramatic improvements in the performance of organizations and programs working to enhance the social and economic wellbeing of people around the world. SI's unique approach-drawn from global "best practices" in managing positive social change—harnesses the participation, collective knowledge and commitment of diverse groups to accomplish measurable and enduring development results. SI provides a full range of innovative management consulting, technical assistance and training services to strengthen international development programs, organizations and policies. SI works across sectors to reduce poverty; improve health, education and the lives of women and children; promote peace and democratic governance; strengthen civil society; foster economic growth; and protect the environment. SI's clients include public and private aid agencies, civil society organizations and governments at various levels.

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