In-Country Logistician, Ex-Post WASH Evaluation USAID/Mozambique

  • Mid-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 13 February 2019

Job Description

In-Country Logistician, Ex-post Evaluation of USAID/Mozambique’s Strengthening Communities through Integrated Programming (SCIP) inZambézia

Social Impact (SI) is a Washington, DC-area international development management consulting firm. SI’s mission is to improve the effectiveness of international development programs in improving people’s lives. We provide a full range of management consulting, technical assistance, and training services to strengthen international development programs, organizations, and policies. We provide services globally in the areas of monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, project and program design, organizational capacity building, and gender and social analysis. SI services cross-cut all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. SI’s clients include US government agencies such as USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the US Department of State, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and non-profits.

Project Objectives:

Social Impact is a sub-contractor to ECODIT on the Water Communications and Knowledge Management (CKM) Project, a five-year task order under the Water and Development IDIQ (WADI) supporting the work of USAID’s Water Office in the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3/W). A key SI role in the CKM project is to conduct a series of performance evaluations of closed USAID-funded water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) projects to further USAID’s understanding of the extent to which the achievements of their WASH activities have been sustained, and reasons why these outcomes and activities have or have not been sustained.

USAID funded the Strengthening Communities through Integrated Programming (SCIP) in Zambézia province Mozambique from 2009-2014. SCIP was implemented by World Vision and the activity aimed to “improve the health and livelihoods of women, children and families in Zambézia Province by pursuing an integrated, innovative, and sustainablecommunity-based program supporting cross-sector integration of USAID’s development actions in the province.” This ex-post performance evaluation will examine the long-term sustainability of the SCIP activity’s approach to improve rural water supply and sanitation.

Position Description:

SI is seeking an In-Country Logistician to support the SCIP evaluation by liaising with key stakeholders in Senegal, coordinating fieldwork logistics, assisting the members of the Evaluation Team (ET) in communication and task completion.

Beginning in April/May 2019, the Logistician will provide a few days of part-time support to the design phase of the assessment, including contacting potential respondents and providing feedback on the preliminary fieldwork schedule and logistics.

For fieldwork, estimated for four weeks in June 2019, the Logistician will support preparations for data collection by scheduling interviews, calling key stakeholders, and coordinating logistics surrounding ground and air transportation, maintain a detailed fieldwork schedule. This work is anticipated to take 10-12 non-consecutive days of LOE,but is subject to change depending on the fieldwork schedule. The logistician will be expected to support the evaluation team through project start-up in May through the end of fieldwork in July. This assignment will take place in Maputo, Mozambique.

**Please note: Applicants are required to be Mozambique locals. International applicants will not be considered.**

Responsibilities:

  • Advise the ET 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 ET;
  • 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:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3+ years of experience handling data collection logistics (setting up KIIs, tracking completions, locating participants, identifying and setting up locations for KIIs and FGDs, etc.), is preferred;
  • Fluency in English and Portuguese is required, fluency in languages relevant to Zambezia preferred;
  • Excellent organizational and coordination skills (e.g. arranging flight/hotel reservations, meeting schedules, transportation, and purchasing supplies);
  • Familiarity with WASH in Mozambique is preferred;
  • Candidates are not eligible if they were involved in implementation of the program being evaluated (SCIP), or other WASH projects implemented by SCIP implementers;
  • USAID experience a plus.

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

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.

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