Team Leader, Evaluation of the USAID/Vietnam “Whole of Project Evaluation - Disability," Vietnam Monitoring and Survey Services (VEMSS) Project

Job
from Management Systems International
Closing date: 03 Feb 2018

Company Profile:

MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, DC metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Kenya, Indonesia, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Colombia, and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with organizations across all sectors of international development to support clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the UNDP to national and local governments, NGOs, think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

Project Summary:

In May 2014, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded a five-year contract to Management Systems International (MSI) to provide monitoring, evaluation and survey services support to USAID-sponsored development programs throughout Vietnam (VEMSS). In January 2018, VEMSS will support USAID/Vietnam to conduct an evaluation of “USAID Disability Project". This project was built on the foundation of past USAID assistance for persons with disabilities, and focuses on improving quality of life and inclusion of persons with disabilities by improving disability policy, advocacy, and coordination, and strengthening the caliber and availability of physical, occupational, and speech therapy services. The Vietnam Disability Project is a significant component of USAID/Vietnam’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS).

Position Summary:

MSI is seeking a disability specialist who will serve as the team leader, and work closely with USAID/Vietnam, its implementing partners, stakeholders, private sector actors, and beneficiaries to carry out the evaluation.

The evaluation will begin in mid-March. The evaluation team will spend a total of seven week in Hanoi and in surrounding provinces. In Hanoi, the team leader will oversee the development of the evaluation methodology and implementation plan prior to field deployment for data collection. Upon return to Hanoi, the evaluation team, led by the team leader, will conduct data analysis in order to generate findings. The team leader is expected to present preliminary findings to USAID/Vietnam by the end of week seven. The evaluation report should be drafted and submitted within two weeks after the presentation of preliminary findings.

The evaluation will last for approximately 11 weeks, starting in mid- March 2018 and concluding early June 2018.

Responsibilities:

  • Under the direction of the VEMSS Chief of Party, the team leader will supervise team members in all aspects of the evaluation including:
  • Serving as the primary manager of the evaluation team.
  • Performing desk research.
  • Designing the assessment methodology. This includes refining research questions (if needed and with USAID/VN’s agreement), development of interview guides and data collection/analysis plan.
  • Developing evaluation work plan, which will be submitted for USAID/VN’s approval.
  • Conducting stakeholder interviews and other forms of data collection.
  • Analyzing qualitative and quantitative (if available) data.
  • Responsible for producing expected deliverables.
  • Lead the preparation and presentation of the key evaluation findings, conclusions and recommendations to the USAID/Vietnam team and key partners.
  • Writing evaluation reports.

Qualifications:

  • An advanced degree in public health, social work or another field related to disabilities programming.
  • Must be a senior consultant with multiple years of experience in leading and conducting USAID program evaluations.
  • Be familiar and comfortable with a range of qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis techniques.
  • Must have led at least three independent performance evaluations. Experience in conducting disability-specific evaluations/assessments is highly desired.
  • Have at least 10 years senior-level experience working in a developing country.
  • Prior knowledge of/experience in Vietnam is an asset or, alternatively, experience in working in similar countries in Southeast Asia.
  • A solid understanding of USAID-funded project implementation, administration, financing, and management procedures.
  • Be knowledgeable of gender-related issues and USAID gender policy.
  • Excellent oral and written skills are required.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer