Roles & Responsibilities: The team leader will be responsible for providing team leadership; managing the team’s activities, ensuring that all deliverables are met in a timely manner, serving as a liaison between the USAID and the evaluation/analytic team, and leading briefings and presentations. S/he also provides quality assurance on evaluation issues, including methods, development of data collection instruments, protocols for data collection, data management and data analysis. S/He will oversee the training of all engaged in data collection, ensuring the highest level of reliability and validity of data being collected. S/he is the lead analyst, responsible for all data analysis, and will coordinate the analysis of all data, assuring all quantitative and qualitative data analyses are done to meet the needs for this evaluation. S/he will participate in all aspects of the evaluation, from planning, data collection, data analysis to report writing. The team lead should have significant experience conducting project evaluations/analytics.
- An advanced degree in public health, evaluation or research or related field;
- Minimum of 10 years of experience in public health, which included experience in implementation of health activities in developing countries. At least 5 years managing M&E projects, including evaluations;
- Demonstrated experience leading health sector project/program evaluation/analytics, utilizing both quantitative and qualitative methods;
- Experience implementing and coordinating others to implement surveys, key informant interviews, focus groups, observations and other evaluation methods that assure reliability and validity of the data;
- Excellent skills in planning, facilitation, and consensus building;
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including experience successfully interacting with host government officials, civil society partners, and other stakeholders;
- Excellent organizational skills and ability to keep to a timeline;
- Good writing skills, with extensive report writing experience;
- Experience working in the region, and experience in Mali is desirable;
- Proficient in both French and English;
- Familiarity with USAID policies and practices, including evaluation policy, results frameworks, and performance monitoring plans.
Please send relevant CV/resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line, please indicate “Team Lead-Evaluation Specialist/Mali/ (Last Name)”. CV/resumes will be reviewed as they are received, early application is encouraged. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please.
About the Organization
The Mitchell Group (TMG) has been providing a variety of international consulting services for over 29 years in the areas of:
-Monitoring and Evaluation
-Financial Management and Grants
-Basic Education and Training
TMG provides better management of limited resources for U.S. Government agencies, non-profit organizations, and private firms involved in development in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States.
TMG works in areas as diverse as: Education, Health, Natural Resource Management and the Environment. In managing projects for USAID and other donors, The Mitchell Group is guided throughout the process by its corporate philosophy of "efficient management of development resources". Over 20 years, TMG has offered substantive technical assistance to its clients, making and leaving a sustainable impact on all of its contracts and delivering results directly to the intended beneficiaries and stakeholders. To date, TMG has implemented 56 USAID contracts (short- and long term) worldwide and is currently supporting about $ 20 million in contracts annually. These include six long-term contracts as prime contractor and another four as a sub-contractor.
We tailor our work according to the unique situations as determined by the client - from the implementing agency to the local stakeholders. Whether providing training in financial management, organizing conferences or writing communication materials, we always work to meet the client’s priority goals in the most cost effective and well managed way possible.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Monitoring and Evaluation
Whether our work takes the form of consultation to schools, professional development for teachers, disaster relief or agriculture project assessment, The Mitchell group is ready to meet the needs of USAID or other clients by making sure the right M & E tools are in place. We undertake rigorous field-testing of our programs and serve as evaluators on a wide range of initiatives developed by other organizations. In our commitment to building bridges between research and practice, we also help others develop their skills and strengthen their ability to base their instructional decisions on data and analysis.
Get industry-leading support whenever, wherever, and however you need it. TMG provides the resources you need to address service related issues and questions to help you ensure business continuity—from communications to conference services, our support infrastructure includes a large staff of technical, administrative and field experts serving customers in Washington and countries around the world. TMG’s staffing resources ensures a service presence in every major global region. TMG maintains a highly available, efficient environment with industry-leading services, tools, and capabilities including:
-Communications and Publications
-Monitoring and Evaluation
Financial Management and Grants
TMG has gained considerable experience in grants and financial management on several related projects during the past 20 years. TMG has also carried out extensive work with international private voluntary organizations/PVOs, indigenous non-governmental organizations (PVOs/NGOs) and with other not-for-profit organizations extensively in Africa.
Our Grants Management work supports USAID and other organizations missions by carefully reviewing solicitations for applications, processing applications, negotiating awards, managing administrative and financial aspects of awards, monitoring progress against expenditures, resolving audit problems, and closing out awards when the projects are completed. TMG Grants Management Staff can also arrange workshops and training sessions for recipients and program officials to keep the USAID grants community current on procedures and requirements relating to grants and cooperative agreements.
Basic Education and Training
Over the past 20 years, the Mitchell Group has become a global organization focused on learning and human development for people of all ages with an emphasis on primary education.
TMG has considerable experience working in Africa on integrated development programs focusing on community and basic education. Our activities have focused on strengthening institutional capacity through community decision-making processes, resolving questions of equity and access, decentralizing management, strengthening administration, and developing programmatic and financial transparency.