In-Country Coordinator, MCC Ex-Post Evaluation of the Vocational Education Project, Mongolia

Mongolia
Apply by 17 August 2018
Mid-level , Short-term contract assignment
Posted on 19 July 2018

Job Description

Project Objective:

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) implemented a five-year Compact in Mongolia from 2008 to 2013. The Vocational Education Project (VEP) was one of the core activities within the Compact, consisting of five key activities:

  • Reforms to Technical, Vocational Education, and Training (TVET) Policy and Operational Framework Activity
  • Creation of Skills Standards and Competencies System Activity
  • Competency-Based Training System Activity
  • Career Guidance and Labor Market Information Systems (LMIS) Development Activity
  • Improvement of Learning Environments Activity

MCC places high importance on demonstrating results from its investments and conducts an independent evaluation of every Compact project. Social Impact is contracted by MCC to conduct an independent ex-post performance evaluation of the VEP to determine whether the program was implemented according to plan and what were program results on key outcomes.

Position Description:

SI is seeking an In-Country Coordinator who will be responsible for liaising with key stakeholders in Mongolia, coordinating logistics, assisting the members of the evaluation team (ET) in task completion, and facilitating data collection for the ET as needed during data collection.

Work is anticipated to begin in August 2018. Support will include contacting potential respondents, providing feedback on the preliminary fieldwork schedule, and coordinating interviews and logistics. Fieldwork is anticipated to occur in September/October 2018, dependent on approval of the evaluation design and timeline. During fieldwork, the Coordinator will maintain a detailed fieldwork schedule and support travel logistics. This work is anticipated to require about 18 days , though it may be fewer or more days depending on the finalized fieldwork schedule.

** Please note: This is a local position. Only residents of Mongolia will be considered.**

Responsibilities:

  • Advise the evaluation team on local context relevant to the evaluation goals, including the feasibility of the proposed fieldwork schedule;
  • Make, coordinate and confirm appointments for meetings, interviews, focus group discussions, etc. for the evaluation team;
  • Maintain and update the meeting schedule;
  • Make logistical arrangements as needed for in-country hotel accommodations, ground transportation, focus group discussions, etc.;
  • Carry out other tasks as requested.

Qualifications:

  • Fluency in English and Mongolian;
  • Prior experience handling logistics of data collection (setting up interviews, tracking completions, locating participants, identifying and setting up locations for interviews and focus groups, etc.);
  • Familiarity with the vocational education system in Mongolia is preferred;
  • Excellent organizational and coordination skills (e.g. arranging flight/hotel reservations, meeting schedules, transportation, and purchasing supplies);
  • Available to provide limited support in August, and more intensive support immediately prior to and during fieldwork (anticipated September or October 2018);
  • Must be able to work independently, with minimal supervision, within the context of a larger team.

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.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.

About the Organization

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.

To learn more about Social Impact, please visit our website: http://www.socialimpact.com

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