Local Technical Advisors, USAID/Laos Disability Sector Support Activity

Laos
Apply by 11 August 2018
Mid-level , Short-term contract assignment
Posted on 12 July 2018

Job Description

Local Technical Advisors, USAID/Laos Disability Sector Support Activity (Okard), Laos People’s Democratic Republic

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:

The overall purpose of the USAID Okard evaluation is to test the logic/assumption of selected components of the Theory of Change. USAID anticipates a before-after type of performance evaluation to fill the knowledge gaps on validity of the assumptions that Activity’s efforts on health, economic empowerment, and stakeholder engagement, as well as the top-down and bottom-up approaches are equally important to drive the goal to improve and sustain the independent living, functional ability and economic self-sufficiency among Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) and their households.

Position Description:

SI is seeking two local technical advisors to participate on evaluation activities and bring experience working with PWD communities, gender, economics empowerment, and health and health service systems. This position will be a short-term consultancy and will be based in Laos.

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

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for supporting on all evaluation aspects, including data collection, research and analysis.
  • Advise on evaluation methods and tools for the target populations (gender and PWD).
  • Conduct data analysis, including in desk review and field work (key informant interviews and focus group discussions).
  • Contribute to client deliverables, including work plan, briefings, and the final report, as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in a related discipline.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in evaluating or working with gender, and/or PWD communities across the country.
  • Experience in data collection, quantitative and qualitative analysis, and report writing, ideally for USAID or another international donor. Experience conducting interviews or focus group discussions with sensitive populations in Laos highly desired.
  • Familiarity with developing data collection instruments desirable.
  • Fluent English language skills (Level 5 in speaking and reading), proficiency in local languages.
  • Ability and willingness to travel throughout Laos PDR.

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 (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.

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