Subject Matter Experts - Consultant (Job Number: 1800002018)

Uganda | Guatemala
Apply by 23 June 2018
Posted on 24 May 2018

Job Description

Interested in a career that focuses on positively impacting quality of life and influencing global and national policies in the developing world? Then look at ICF. Backed by 30+ years of experience and a worldwide network of development professionals, we help clients promote sustainable development and build in-country capacity in leading areas such as global health, food security, climate change, and clean energy.

Job Description:

The International Health and Development Division of ICF seeks Subject Matter Experts to support ICF’s activities for USAID’s Food for Peace final performance evaluations in Guatemala and Uganda. The performance evaluations will utilize a mixed-method approach to assess change in development outcomes of a development food assistance projects in Uganda and Guatemala. Subject Matter Expert will be hired as an independent consultant and will receive 45 days to complete the evaluation.

The successful Subject Matter Experts (SME) will expertise in the following at least one or more of the technical and cross cutting areas:

  • Must have significant formal education and experience in agriculture and off-farm livilihoods, nutrition, water and sanitation, hygiene (WASH), gender, youth, resilience, and disaster risk management.
  • Must have experience in conducting (design, field work, and analysis) of at least two mixed method evaluations in developing countries preferably with USAID;


Key Responsibilities:

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Serve as the technical expert in required areas and provide input during the evaluation design and implementation.
  • Contribute to the development of the Inception and Evaluation Protocol Reports.
  • Assist the Evaluation Team Lead in data collection and analysis for specific questions within area of expertise.
  • Assist Evaluation Team Lead in drafting and finalizing relevant sections of evaluation reports.
  • Assists the Team Leader and other SME in providing logistical and/or local language assistance (local SME only).

Basic Qualifications:

  • PhD or MD, MPH or MPH with significant experience in a relevant evaluation, public health or social science field (as per technical areas of expertise).
  • 10 years post-graduate experience conducting evaluations or social research or providing M&E technical assistance for food security or related fields.
  • 5 years of international experience, preferably with USAID-related projects (including 2+ years working overseas in a developing country setting).
  • Ability to travel internationally for at least 15 days.
  • Fluency in written and spoke Spanish (for Guatemala evaluations).

Preferred Skills:

  • Proficiency in program monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience in project management
  • English oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Track record in peer-reviewed publication

About the Organization

If you want to work on the leading issues of the day, if you want your work to reflect your passion in life, if you truly want to make the world a better place, then you want to work at ICF.

Whether ensuring efficient use of energy resources, protecting the environment for generations to come, supporting cancer and HIV/AIDS patients and returning veterans, helping improve the education of American youth, delivering results in emergency preparedness, or breaking ground in any number of today’s issues, ICF works in the topics that lead the news.

We have a passionate commitment to our work and to helping our clients achieve their objectives. We combine technical expertise with world-class analytics. We provide room for entrepreneurial thinking and grass-roots innovation to achieve compelling results for both our clients’ projects and our own company. All our work is done in a professional, collegial, and intellectual environment that allows individuals the latitude they need to perform work that parallels their passions. Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. More than 4,500 employees serve these clients worldwide. ICF's website is

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

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