VACANT POST - BASIC INFORMATION
Organisation: 
Social Impact
Location: 

Colombia

Description

Social Impact (SI) 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.

Project Objective:

The purpose of this project is to conduct an independent mid-term performance evaluation of USAID/OTI’s Colombia Transforma program. The evaluation will assess the strategic approach, relevance, and contributions of Colombia Transforma toward enhancing Colombia’s ability to implement rapid response following the signing of the historic peace accord with the FARC guerrillas. The final product will be used to inform future USG assistance and OTI programming in Colombia and will be shared with the USAID/Colombia mission, the U.S. Embassy in Bogotá, local stakeholders including the Government Of Colombia, and other interested groups in Washington, DC. The project will take place in Colombia, with an expected period of performance from late December 2017 to late April 2018.

Position Description:

SI is seeking a mid-level evaluation specialist with research and/or evaluation experience in complex political or transition environments, including in the local Colombian context. The expected level of effort is approximately 40 days between late December 2017 to late April  2018, including three to four consecutive weeks of data collection and analysis in Bogotá and the departments of Arauca, Putumayo, and Norte de Santander in Colombia.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical assistance to all evaluation activities;
  • Conduct qualitative data collection and analysis;
  • Support the Team Leader and participate in the pre-deployment OTI orientation, drafting the final evaluation report, and debriefs in the field.

The Specialist will report to the Team Leader, who will be responsible for sharing details of expectations. Social Impact will oversee the overall management of the evaluation.

Qualifications:

  • University degree in a relevant field is required, plus 7 years of relevant work experience; OR, Master’s degree plus 5 years of relevant work experience;
  • Experience with qualitative data collection and analysis;
  • Fluency in English and Spanish;
  • Excellent English writing skills;
  • Ability to work independently, efficiently, and effectively under tight deadlines;
  • Knowledge of OTI-type programming is preferred;
  • Experience working on USAID evaluations or USAID funded projects is strongly preferred.

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.

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