Land Economist Consultant, Evaluation of the MCC Mozambique Land Tenure Services Project

  • Senior-level, Long-term consulting assignment
  • Posted on 30 July 2018

Job Description

Organization Summary:

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:

SI is pursuing a bid for three Impact Evaluations and one Performance Evaluation of MCC’s Mozambique Land Tenure Services Project, to assess the effectiveness and sustainability of their land sector investments in the four northern provinces of Mozambique. The evaluation is expected to be conducted during a nine-month base period, plus a two-year option period, following award. Award is anticipated in September 2018.

Position Description:

SI is seeking a Land Economist to contribute to the design and implementation of three impact evaluations and one performance evaluation assessing MCC’s land sector investments in the four northern provinces of Mozambique. This will be a part-time consulting opportunity over the entire period of performance, which is a Base Period of nine months following award and Option Period of two years following the end of the Base Period. This assignment will involve periodic travel to/within Mozambique (including the northern provinces) with full-time effort during travel.

**Please note: Mozambican citizens are encouraged to apply. **


  • Provide substantive contributions to technical methodology, data collection plans, and lead or participate in relevant data collection activities in-person in Mozambique.
  • Review and evaluate existing project documentation, including but not limited to contractor design and completion reports, as well as existing monitoring data from the MCC Compact, and utility-provided data as applicable.
  • Conduct economic analysis to support economic research, strengthen cost-benefit analysis methods, and contribute to preparation and/or review of cost-benefit analysis modeling in support of land tenure and methodology and estimation of the benefit and cost streams.
  • Under direction from the Evaluation Team Lead, lead assigned portions of written deliverables, including trip reports, policy brief(s), final evaluation report, and dissemination presentations.
  • Participate in DC-based presentations (may be remote).
  • Participate in presentations for stakeholders in Mozambique (may be remote).

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or higher in Economics, Finance, public policy, or other relevant graduate or postgraduate degree, with at least 10 years of related experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in calculating economic rates of return and beneficiary analysis, especially related to land administration and urbanization.
  • Demonstrated experience working in the land sector in Mozambique or a similar context.
  • Demonstrated experience participating in qualitative and quantitative research projects.
  • Willingness and ability to travel throughout Mozambique.

Preferred Qualifications

  • In-depth familiarity with key land sector policies and stakeholders in the land sector in Mozambique.
  • Portuguese proficiency.

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.

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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 (SI) is a Washington, DC-area international development management consulting firm. 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.

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