Team Lead, USAID Burma Advancing Transition to Peaceful Democracy Through Participation of Civil Society and Media (CSM-II)

  • Senior-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 8 July 2020
  • Myanmar | Worldwide
  • Remote position
  • Closing on 17 July 2020
  • Current

Job Description

Project Objective:  

Social Impact has been commissioned to conduct a mid-term evaluation for the Advancing Transition to Peaceful Democracy Through Participation of Civil Society and Media (CSM II). This evaluation will examine the overall performance of CSM II in relation to its purpose and outcomes; the effectiveness of Activity’s structure in the context of design versus implementation; and the extent of collaboration, learning and adaptability in response to the evolving political, social, and economic contexts in the country. The evaluation will include a desk review, primary data collection, and reporting from October to April 2020.

Position Description: 

SI is seeking a Team Lead who is an expert in working with civil society and media to serve and familiar working in the complex environment of Myanmar. The Team Lead will work virtually, supported by two evaluation specialists, a gender and inclusion specialist, and an interpreter/administrative assistant. The position is level of effort-based and approximately 45-50 days. The Team Lead will report to the Social Impact Project Manager.


  • Lead development and submission of workplan to USAID, including work schedule, methods, and data sources
  • Lead preparation of a data collection plan, with informant lists, data collection instruments, and detailed data collection schedule
  • Administer key informant interviews (KIIs) with identified stakeholders in Burma
  • Ensure all team members carefully collect, clean, and store qualitative data
  • Lead data analysis and drafting of an initial findings presentation to USAID/Burma
  • Coordinate team inputs to prepare the draft report; Upon receiving USAID’s comments on the draft report, make any final corrections and improvements
  • Ensure quality work in all deliverables; implement SI quality assurance processes
  • Work closely with SI HQ team and communicate in a timely and effective manner with all project personnel
  • The team leader will not be required to travel through 2020; should country regulations and safety concerns allow, a trip in 2021 may be considered


  • Experience working in Burma required
  • Minimum eight years’ experience working civil society and media or democracy, human rights, and governance (DRG)
  • Graduate Degree in degree in social sciences or relevant field 
  • Experience working on civil society and media activities or experience in evaluating civil society and media activities preferably the priority areas of CSM-II: peace and national reconciliation, intercommunal harmony and religious freedom, and legal and policy.
  • Prior experience as an assessment/evaluation team leader desired
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative research skills, as well as strong analytical and writing skills 
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, are required 
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to work independently to meet deadlines and adhere to high quality standards 
  • Strong professional written and verbal proficiency in English is required.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing contexts and working across time zones

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

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