Evaluation Team Lead Based in Kabul, Afghanistan Afghanistan Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity (AMELA)

  • Posted on 11 November 2019

Job Description

Evaluation Team Lead

Based in Kabul, Afghanistan

Afghanistan Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity (AMELA)

Final Performance Evaluation for HEMAYAT

Scope of Work

Project Summary:

The purpose of AMELA is to provide monitoring, evaluation, and learning support services/assistance to strengthen the implementation of USAID development programs in Afghanistan, and to build the technical M&E knowledge and skills of USAID/Afghanistan Mission staff and stakeholders. The services provided under AMELA will contribute to supporting USAID/Afghanistan as an effective development organization with strong learning and adaptive management processes.

Activity Summary:

The Helping Mothers and Children Thrive (HEMAYAT) project aims to increase utilization of high-quality family planning (FP) and maternal and newborn health (MNH) services through the introduction and scale-up of culturally appropriate, gender-sensitive, cost-effective, high impact FP/MNH interventions that strengthen and enhance existing primary care services provided through the Basic Package of Heath Services (BPHS) and the private sector. Currently, HEMAYAT is operating in the five key population hubs: Balkh, Herat, Kabul, Kandahar, and Nangahar. Using the 3 delay model, HEMAYAT strives to address the leading causes of maternal and newborn deaths.

Position Summary:

The Evaluation Team Lead will lead all aspects of the evaluation, including planning and managing the evaluation process from the planning, design, and implementation to final reporting, presentations, and submitting required reports to USAID. The Evaluation Team Lead will work in close coordination with AMELAs Senior Evaluation Lead on all matters related to the activity. S/He will also work closely with AMELAs Assignment Manager, who will play an important role in coordination on the evaluation.

Estimated LOE: 73 days

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the AMELA technical team to carry out final evaluation on health outcomes in the FP/MNH sector;

  • Provide technical direction and team leadership for the assignment prescribed by USAID and MSI in the task SOW;

  • Delivery of key deliverables as described in the SOW, such as desk review, data collection tool development, analysis plan/ framework, and final report;

  • Provide technical leadership in designing and overseeing the various phases of the assignment, such as data collection, data analysis, and drafting reports;

  • Provide technical guidance to other AMELA staff, consultants, and partners;

  • Assist, and as directed, lead the assignment design process and the drafting of design documents;

  • Lead presentations and dissemination efforts as needed;

  • Liaise with USAID/Afghanistan and the commissioning technical office as necessary;

  • Draft, present, and finalize the evaluation report;

  • Manage and coordinate logistics for field visits;

  • Along with AMELAs technical team, serve as the primary point of contact for USAIDs queries;

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • At least a masters degree in Public Health or in a related field.

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience of health sector qualitative and quantitative data collection.

  • Relevant experience in writing analytical and research reports that are objective and evidence-based.

  • Prior experience working on USAID evaluations, including strong understanding of ADS 201 and ADS 579.

  • Strong team player with client-oriented skills.

  • Oral and written English fluency are required.

  • Experience working in complex environments; experience working in Afghanistan preferred.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

About the Organization

Company Profile:

MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Kenya, Indonesia, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Colombia and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with organizations across all sectors of international development to support clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program to national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

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