Short-term Technical Specialist

Apply by 15 March 2018
Mid-level , Short-term contract assignment
Posted on 26 February 2018

Job Description

Project/Assignment: Mid-Term Performance Evaluation Engineering Support Program (ESP)

Location: Kabul with requirement to travel to provinces

Start of Assignment: TBA

End of Assignment: TBA

Project Background

The objective of SUPPORT II is to support and strengthen the USAID/Afghanistan Mission’s monitoring and evaluation and performance management systems. Additionally, it provides support services such as facilitating workshops, conferences, and meetings for USAID and its implementing partners. For this purpose, SUPPORT II hires highly qualified short-term Afghan consultants, experts, and expertise in various areas as per the statement of work provided by USAID/Afghanistan Mission monitoring and evaluation criteria to support the concerning project activity.

The main purpose of the mid-term performance evaluation of the Engineering Support Program (ESP) is (1) to determine the degree to which the Tetra Tech has been effective in implementing the ESP, (2) to evaluate how effective Tetra Tech has been in building the capacity of Afghan government infrastructure partners or other relevant actors, and (3) to identify recommendations, problems, best practices, lessons learned, and constraints to achieving results under the ESP contract and job order operational structure. The results of the evaluation may be used to inform USAID’s future design of an engineering and technical support activity.

Position Description

Evaluation Technical Specialist (one): The Evaluation Technical Specialist on the team shall possess expertise in designing and conducting performance evaluations, and have at least five years of relevant experience. Preferably the Specialist will have some experience evaluating infrastructure-related projects. The Specialist must possess a relevant degree(s), preferably in the field of international development or civil engineering. The Evaluation Specialist should have excellent communication and writing skills in English and be willing to travel to provincial locations as identified by USAID, if security permits. The Evaluation Specialist may be selected from the Afghanistan market, if available. for the assignment, SUPPORT II is hiring two Afghan Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Specialist to assist with this assignment:

About the Organization

Checchi and Company Consulting, Inc. (Checchi) has worked in international development for over 40 years. The company has operated in more than 140 countries, including a number of fragile states and post-conflict zones, and has implemented nearly 300 long-term contracts. Checchi’s principal areas of specialization include rule of law, anticorruption and monitoring and evaluation (M&E). Since launching one of the first international rule of law practices in the late 1980s, Checchi has provided technical assistance and training in the core areas of improving access to justice; court systems administration; legislative and policy reform; judicial training and legal education; public legal awareness; and security sector reform. The company has implemented a number of long- and short-term activities focused exclusively on anticorruption. In addition, many of Checchi’s rule of law projects have included significant anticorruption components and activities. Checchi’s M&E work encompasses projects in more than 50 countries and spans the spectrum of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed approaches to managing and evaluating performance.

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