Logistics Coordinator & Translator - USAID/Senegal WASH Evaluation

Dakar, Senegal
Apply by 20 August 2018
Mid-level , Short-term contract assignment
Posted on 25 July 2018

Job Description

Evaluation Coordinator & Translator - USAID/Senegal Millennium Water and Sanitation Program Evaluation, Senegal

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 Millennium Water and Sanitation Program/ Programme Eau Potable et Assainissement Millénaire (PEPAM) in Senegal from 2009-2014, implemented by the Research Triangle Institute (RTI). The activity aimed to improve sustainable access to water supply and sanitation and to promote better hygiene in targeted rural, small town, and peri-urban areas of Senegal. This ex-post performance evaluation will examine the long-term sustainability of PEPAM’s approach to improve water supply and sanitation.

Position Description:

SI is seeking an In-Country Coordinator & Translator to support the PEPAM evaluation by liaising with key stakeholders in Senegal, coordinating fieldwork logistics, assisting the members of the Evaluation Team (ET) in communication and task completion, participating in qualitative data collection, and providing interpretation services for the evaluation team as needed during Key Informant Interviews and Focus Group Discussions.

Beginning around late September/October 2018, the Coordinator will provide a few days of part-time support to the design phase of the assessment, including contacting potential respondents, translating tools, or providing feedback on the preliminary fieldwork schedule and logistics. For fieldwork in November, the Coordinator will support preparations for data collection by setting up interviews, coordinating logistics, and translating interview protocols. The Coordinator will travel with the ET to provide translation services, maintain a detailed fieldwork schedule, and follow up on project logistics. The Associate will be expected to support the evaluation team part-time between September and October 2018, with 3 weeks of full-time support during fieldwork in November.

** Please note: This is a local position. Only residents of Senegal will 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.;
  • Support the ET during data collection by providing live interpretation as needed during focus group discussions (FGDs) or key informant interviews (KIIs);
  • Carry out other tasks as requested.

Qualifications:

  • 3-4 years 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 French is required, fluency in languages relevant to the Ziguinchor, Sediou, Kolda, and Tambacounda regions is a plus (Pulaar, Diola, Wolof, etc).
  • Excellent organizational and coordination skills (e.g. arranging flight/hotel reservations, meeting schedules, transportation, and purchasing supplies);
  • Familiarity with WASH in Senegal is preferred;
  • Available to provide limited support in August, and more intensive support immediately prior to and during fieldwork (anticipated September 2018);
  • Candidates are not eligible if they were involved in implementation of the program being evaluated (PEPAM), or other WASH projects implemented by PEPAM 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.