Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Expert, MCC Kosovo Pilot Incentives for Energy Efficiency (PIEE) Activity, Kosovo

  • Senior-level, Long-term consulting assignment
  • Posted on 9 January 2019

Job Description

Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Expert, MCC Kosovo Pilot Incentives for Energy Efficiency (PIEE) Activity, Kosovo

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 Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) seeks a contractor to provide project management and technical assistance services for the implementation of the Pilot Incentives for Energy Efficiency Activity (PIEE) in Kosovo.

The Reliable Energy Landscape Project (RELP) aims to provide incentives for residential consumers to invest in retrofits to reduce household energy consumption, as well as incentives aimed at increasing the involvement of women in energy sector business opportunities, and efficiency investments. The primary technical focus of the PIEE intervention packages are energy efficiency measures that will reduce the consumption of electricity for heating and promote the use of energy efficient heating devices. Behavior change and outreach (BC&O) and Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) are crucial components to achieve the intended objectives of this activity.

RELP is comprised of three intervention packages:

Household Efficiency Retrofits (HER) Intervention Package; and Apartment Building Efficiency Retrofits (AER) Intervention Package - Provision of financial incentives to the residential sector to enable investment in energy efficiency measures – especially by low-income or vulnerable households, with an income-differentiated level of incentive or rebate - and capacity-building for potential energy service providers to develop energy efficiency projects and especially to improve energy audit skills.

One of the key objectives of HER is to test and evaluate the most cost-effective incentive delivery approaches for different beneficiary groups, as well as to deliver the best behavior change approaches, that can be scaled up beyond the Threshold Program. The implementer is expected to employ an iterative design framework for piloting intervention strategies based on principles of behavior economics. In order to implement the iterative study, some randomization will be required to select households for interventions as well as control households, and some baseline data will need to be collected before implantation of the EE retrofits occurs.

Women Energy Entrepreneur Technical Assistance (WEE) Intervention Package - Interventions that address the barriers to the participation of women in the energy sector as employees and entrepreneurs through a series of proactive measures to increase the employment of women, and to encourage women’s entrepreneurship in the energy sector through partial grants and technical assistance.

MCC estimates a 2-3 year period of performance for the PIEE activity.

Position Description:

SI seeks a MEL Expert who will lead the monitoring, evaluation, and learning aspects of the PIEE activity, with the goal of determining what types and combinations of interventions are most cost-effective for motivating users to invest in household energy efficiency improvements.

Work will take place in Prishtina with some services/activities throughout Kosovo as needed. SI is considering local and international candidates for both full and part-time positions for the duration of the contract.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and be ultimately responsible for all data collection, monitoring, report generation, evaluation and related tasks.
  • Establish MEL operational procedures for data collection and management, monitoring, evaluation methodologies, and integration strategy with other intervention package and components.
  • Conduct a market study to identify and examine barriers to interventions at different socioeconomic levels.
  • Establish program MEL reporting indicators, data sources, and reporting cycles.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate in economics, statistics, international development or other related technical disciplin. A Master’s degree (MA/MS/PhD) earned through research in a related discipline (economics, statistics, international development) is required.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of incentive programs for resource efficiency or utility demand side management.
  • Demonstrated experience in piloting and evaluation of programs, including experimental or quasi-experimental evaluations involving incentives design.
  • Experience in Kosovo and the region (Albania, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Romania) strongly preferred.

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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