Senior Evaluation Specialist (Team Leader), USAID/ Mid-term Performance Evaluation of Millennium Alliance Program (India)

India
Apply by 15 July 2018
Senior-level , Short-term contract assignment
Posted on 15 June 2018

Job Description

Senior Evaluation Specialist (Team Leader), USAID/ Mid-term Performance Evaluation of Millennium Alliance Program (India)

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:

USAID/India seeks to evaluate the extent to which the Millennium Alliance (MA) platform has been effective at leveraging Indian creativity and resources to identify and scale innovative solutions that will address development challenges that are a focus of USAID/India and/or the Government of India. The evaluation aims to determine whether the goal and objectives of the three components of the MA project are being met. The three components are:

  1. Seeding and scaling innovations to achieve concrete development outcomes.
  2. Platform and partnership development.
  3. Knowledge management and communications.

Position Description:

SI is seeking a Senior Evaluation Specialist to serve as a team leader to manage the overall implementation of the evaluation with the support of other subject matter experts. They will be responsible for all deliverables and reporting requirements, including an in-briefing session with the USAID/India and/or the Government of India. The estimated period for undertaking this evaluation is eight to ten weeks. However, the exact evaluation initiation dates will be finalized by USAID.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct a thorough review of the program through site visits and interviews.
  • Oversee the overall design of the evaluation framework, including methodological determinations; organization of calendar/travel/meetings; management of interviews, and other data collection events; and analysis of data with input from team members to draft the evaluation report and presentation.
  • Meet with the COR and representatives from the technical offices and Program Offices to provide an update on status, key issues affecting project implementation, and any initial findings/tentative conclusions.
  • Provide to the COR weekly email updates on status and key issues throughout the evaluation process.
  • Ensure that all expected tasks and deliverables are achieved on time and of high quality.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree with at least 10 years of professional experience coordinating similarly complex evaluations, and leading evaluation teams.
  • Must have performed program/project evaluation and used quantitative/qualitative methods; randomized, quasi-experimental, and non-experimental designs; surveys/sampling/focus groups; development of results frameworks, indicators and M&E systems.
  • Demonstrated experience analyzing effectiveness, relevance and efficiency of the public-private partnerships programs.
  • Must have exceptional organizational, analytical, writing and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated deep knowledge of evaluation methodologies and their practical applications.
  • Fluency in English required.

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

SI was founded upon the growing global desire-and pressure—to make international development more effective in improving people's lives. The world's most pressing challenges-widespread poverty, HIV/AIDS, environmental degradation, civil war and conflict-call for new ways to manage societies and social and economic change. Foreign aid is increasingly a catalyst for development, and is helping to create conditions to remove people from poverty. Better policies in developing countries, improvements in aid allocation with the end of the Cold War, and learning about aid effectiveness and participation, make aid more effective today at reducing poverty than ever before. Social Impact's mission is to create dramatic improvements in the performance of organizations and programs working to enhance the social and economic wellbeing of people around the world. SI's unique approach-drawn from global "best practices" in managing positive social change—harnesses the participation, collective knowledge and commitment of diverse groups to accomplish measurable and enduring development results. SI provides a full range of innovative management consulting, technical assistance and training services to strengthen international development programs, organizations and policies. SI works across sectors to reduce poverty; improve health, education and the lives of women and children; promote peace and democratic governance; strengthen civil society; foster economic growth; and protect the environment. SI's clients include public and private aid agencies, civil society organizations and governments at various levels.

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