The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning for Sustainability (MELS) is an Activity of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), implemented by EnCompass and its partner, All In for Development. MELS supports the design and development of evaluations and studies to improve the use of evidence and learning for decision-making (Component1).
MELS seeks qualified LEAD EVALUATOR for an anticipated study on citizen participation and oversight.
This study is expected to take place between March and August 2021. A total of 45 working days is calculated for the lead evaluator consultant.
- Lead/manage the evaluation team consisting of an citizen participation specialist and two junior evaluators.
- Ensure that the study meets the established schedule.
- Participate in meetings with the MELS team for the formulation of the study design.
- Develop a design (inception) report that includes the proposed methodology, data collection instruments and protocol, sample strategy and identification of informants, and final schedule of field/virtual work.
- Organize the engagement of local partners and experts for activities.
- Train enumerators and pilot testing of data collection instruments.
- Organize data collection according to the method approach (in-depth interviews, focus group discussions, online surveys, etc.). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, data collection is expected to be mostly virtual.
- Supervise data cleaning, transcription, and entry.
- Supervise data coding and analysis using analytical software such as Atlas TI, Dedoose, or similar.
- Participate in check-in meetings with MELS team during data collection, as needed
- Validate initial findings in participatory meeting with the MELS team.
- Develop a preliminary report, in English according to USAID standards
- Prepare and facilitate workshop to validate lessons learned and co-create recommendations
- Prepare brief report of the workshop
- Complete the final report by integrating feedback received, which must be in English, following USAID standards.
- Master's or Doctorate degree in Political Science, Social Sciences or other areas related to the study approach.
- Having a specialization in the planning and evaluation of social programs and projects is an advantage.
- At least 10 years of demonstrated technical experience as principal evaluator in evaluations of social programs or projects of international cooperation.
- Preferable 3 years of experience in the management or evaluation of governance and citizen participation or oversight programs.
- Experience in the use of mixed methods in evaluation: design of data collection instruments, supervision of field personnel, analysis of data and preparation of evaluation reports.
- Familiarity with facilitating workshops to share findings and lessons learned from the evaluation and co-create recommendations.
- Ability to manage virtual work teams.
- Proficiency in the use of virtual data collection tools and software for quantitative and qualitative analysis.
- Fluency in Spanish (written and spoken). Knowledge and ability to work in English (written and spoken) is an advantage.
- Peruvian citizenship or legal residency.
How to apply
Please send your CV, examples of evaluation reports in which you have participated as principal evaluator and cover letter in Spanish, including your salary expectations.
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