Program Manager, Evaluation of MCC Climate Resilient Agriculture (CRA) Activity, Niger

  • Senior-level, Long-term consulting assignment
  • Posted on 29 July 2019

Job Description

Program Manager, Evaluation of MCC Climate Resilient Agriculture (CRA) Activity, Niger

Proposal Objective:

SI is putting together a proposal to perform an independent rigorous evaluation of the MCC Climate Resilient Agriculture (CRA) Activity ($51.5M) under the MCC Climate-Resilient Communities (CRC) Project. This independent evaluation is expected to assess the Grants Facility Sub-Activity and its two funding windows: CRA Grants and the Private Sector Partnerships. Except for the Private Sector Partnerships funding window, the CRA Activity will be executed in coordination with the World Bank-funded Climate Smart Agriculture Support Project (PASEC). The evaluation may study the interaction of the MCC-funded components of the PASEC project with those funded by the World Bank in those communes where MCC work is being conducted. Additionally, this evaluation will assess how the Grants Facility and PSP Fund components of CRA contribute to the CRC Project outcomes in the intervention areas. If executed, the independent evaluation shall also assess the Integrated Climate Resilient Investment Plans (ICRIPs) component of the CRA Activity, including how the component was implemented and whether the component helped contribute to the CRC outcomes in the intervention areas.

The period of performance is one base year, and four option periods that add up to about 6.5 years total. Estimated start date is fall 2019.

Position Description:

SI is seeking a Program Manager to oversee all aspects of the evaluation design and implementation.


  • Manage the overall evaluation design and implementation process, including overseeing team members, performing quality control and ensuring timely submission of deliverables.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for MCC and lead communications with and develop buy-in among other relevant stakeholders.


  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in economics or related social science (e.g., public policy, statistics, political science) and at least 10 years collecting and/or analyzing data; Ph.D. preferred.
  • Experience carrying out impact or performance evaluations using mixed methods.
  • Experience with qualitative research methods, including focus groups discussions and key informant interviews.
  • Experience coordinating with developing country governments, ministries and/or local NGOs/CBOs for the design and implementation of impact evaluations, including addressing weaknesses as needed.
  • Experience managing quantitative and/or qualitative research projects to include rigorous independent evaluations in developing countries.
  • Experience with the design and implementation of multi-topic quantitative household and or enterprise surveys in developing country context.
  • Experience managing multi-disciplinary teams to include managing subcontractor/partner roles.
  • Experience coordinating projects with multiple stakeholders that may be geographically diverse, including both government and non-government.
  • Experience developing and implementing quality assurance/control procedures for data collection.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to and conduct fieldwork in Niger.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing in French.

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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 U.S. government agencies, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and nonprofits.

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