Team Leader, USAID/RDMA Disability Sector Support Activity (Okard)

Laos
Apply by 15 August 2018
Senior-level , Short-term contract assignment
Posted on 16 July 2018

Job Description

Team Leader, USAID/RDMA Disability Sector Support Activity (Okard), Lao People’s Democratic Republic

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:

The overall purpose of the USAID Okard baseline evaluation is to test the logic/assumption of selected components of the Theory of Change. USAID anticipates a before-after type of performance evaluation to fill the knowledge gaps on validity of the assumptions that Activity’s efforts on health, economic empowerment, and stakeholder engagement, as well as the top-down and bottom-up approaches are equally important to drive the goal to improve and sustain the independent living, functional ability and economic self-sufficiency among Persons with Disabilities and their households.

Position Description:

SI is seeking a team leader to oversee the USAID/RDMA Okard baseline evaluation. They will be responsible for the overall implementation of the evaluation, ensuring that all expected tasks and deliverables are achieved on time and are of high quality. Work is expected to take place remotely, and with field work in Lao PDR. The estimated period of performance is from September 2018 – April 2019.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and conduct the baseline evaluation.
  • Supervise and lead the evaluation team.
  • Direct the evaluation design and work plan development and oversee the data collection and data synthesis efforts.
  • Draft, finalize and present the interim/final performance evaluation report to USAID/RDMA.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in a relevant field.
  • Significant professional experience in coordinating similarly complex evaluations, and in leading evaluation teams.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, and organizational, writing, analytical and presentation skills.
  • Understanding of and extensive experience in conducting participatory evaluation, and in policy advocacy and stakeholder engagement.
  • Relevant background in disability sector is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of working with donor funded agencies rules, regulations, and procedures are highly desirable.
  • Experience working within the Lao PDR context, especially in relation to disability issues as well as how to work within the country systems, including Ethics board that can facilitate smooth evaluation planning and implementation desired.

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

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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