Education Evaluation Specialist, USAID/ Mid-term Performance Evaluation of Millennium Alliance Program (India)

India
Apply by 18 July 2018
Senior-level , Short-term contract assignment
Posted on 18 June 2018

Job Description

Education Evaluation Specialist, USAID/ Mid-term Performance Evaluation of Millennium Alliance Program (India)

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:

USAID/India seeks to evaluate the extent to which the Millennium Alliance (MA) platform has been effective at leveraging Indian creativity and resources to identify and scale innovative solutions that will address development challenges that are a focus of USAID/India and/or the Government of India. The evaluation aims to determine whether the goal and objectives of the three components of the MA project are being met. The three components are:

1. Seeding and scaling innovations to achieve concrete development outcomes.

2. Platform and partnership development.

3. Knowledge management and communications.

Position Description:

SI is seeking an Education Evaluation Specialist to assist in an evaluation funded by USAID through Millennial Alliance. They will assist in developing the design of the evaluation tools, leading data collection activities, and conducting analysis. The M&E specialist will work closely with USAID, Implementing Partners (IPs), and SI team to ensure that the decisions made are appropriate to the Education sector. This position will be a short-term consultancy, and work will be done in India.

**Please note: This is a local position. Only candidates with Indian citizenship will be considered.**

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct interviews, surveys, site visits, document review and focus groups.
  • Support the design of the data collection methodology and instruments, following USAID evaluation policy guidelines, and responding to other technical guidance provided by SI.
  • Provide technical expertise and lead efforts in evaluation design, methodology and data collection instruments.
  • Perform an in-depth assessment of the program’s evaluation and information needs, systems, and processes.
  • Analyze the data and assist in the drafting of the final report.
  • Assist evaluation team in the presentation of findings in the Final Report.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a master’s degree in a related field with at least 10 years professional experience in implementation and evaluation in education programs, with a focus on basic education and early grade reading; gender equality is a plus.
  • Strong knowledge of USAID regulations related to evaluation of education projects.
  • Demonstrated experience in qualitative and quantitative data collection methods, and data analysis.
  • Demonstrated the ability to conceptualize and structure evaluation activities and produce high quality evaluation reports.
  • Ability to clearly and consistently organize, manage and present complex information to a broad array of target audiences.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and collegially with teams of varying skills in a cross-cultural environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Fluent written and spoken English is required; fluency in Hindi preferred.

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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