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  • Posted: May 5, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Social Impact is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness.
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    Monitoring, Verification, and Reporting (MVR) Team Leader/Operations Manager, USAID/Somalia MVR Project, Somalia

    Position Summary

    SI seeks a full-time Nairobi-based Monitoring, Verification, and Reporting (MV&R) Team Leader to serve as the dedicated Operations Manager of MV&R. This includes managing the overall MV&R work plan and process; leading the review, preparation, and editing of tools, protocols, and materials; editing final MV&R reports for submission; and presenting findings to USAID.

    Responsibilities:

    • Manage overall MV&R work-plan and process, and problem solves against constraints experienced.
    • Edit final MV&R reports for submission to USAID, ensuring clarity, quality, and USAID usability.
    • Lead, review, preparation, and editing of tools, protocols, and materials for MV&R activities.
    • Assist the Chief of Party (COP) manage and coordinate the MV&R team and ensure essential functions are in place, such as procurement and contracting, finance and administration, IT support and in-house technical and subject matter expertise.
    • Manage short-term technical assignments relevant to the delivery of MV&R deliverables.
    • Assist the COP and Deputy Chief of Party trouble-shoot and problem-solve matters related to field operations including contracting, payments, third-party monitor management, and report production.
    • Develop PowerPoint and ad hoc presentations of monitoring data as requested by USAID.
    • Stand in for specified functions or supervises interim MV&R staff as needed.

    Qualifications

    • Graduate degree in the field of evaluation, international development, or related technical field.
    • At least five years of international experience in the management, monitoring, and evaluation of development programs
    • Experience developing monitoring tools, training, and managing staff in the effective use of these tools.
    • Excellent English writing, speaking, and presentation skills.
    • Willingness and ability to travel to Somalia as needed.

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    Senior Qualitative Expert, USAID/Somalia Monitoring, Verification and Reporting Project, Somalia

    Position Summary

    SI seeks a full-time Nairobi-based Senior Qualitative Expert to manage the development, collection, analysis, and presentation of qualitative information. He/she will ensure qualitative data collection and analysis is a significant part of the MV&R process. The Senior Qualitative Expert is expected to travel frequently to Somalia to directly interact with project beneficiaries through key informant interviews, focus groups, among other activities. Additionally, the Expert will conduct ad hoc site visits or plan to conduct ad hoc qualitative research by USAID.

    Responsibilities

    • Provide technical leadership and oversight in drafting the qualitative sections of the MV&R reports for each round.
    • Develop (in consultation with USAID) tools and protocols to capture relevant qualitative data, which will yield rich qualitative information across each activity.
    • Orient USAID staff/field staff/subcontractors on the new/revised qualitative data collection tools, and protocols.
    • Review, analyze, and synthesize qualitative data to ensure logical inferences and conclusions are drawn from the findings.
    • Triangulate MV&R findings with routine program and evaluation data to provide further insight into program effectiveness and identify opportunities for learning.
    • Generate and disseminate synthesized reports and presentations tailored to the intended audience.

    Required Qualifications:

    • A bachelor’s degree in the field of evaluation, international development, or a related technical field.
    • At least five years of overseas experience in international development conducting qualitative research.
    • Must be technically proficient in at least one of the following fields: democracy and governance, economic growth, education, and stabilization.
    • Strong communication and presentation skills, including an ability to synthesize and explain complex information to stakeholders.
    • Prior experience in a high threat environment.
    • Excellent English writing skills and speaking ability; Somali language proficiency
    • Must have an understanding of Somali culture and operating environment.
    • Willingness and ability to travel to Somalia as needed.

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    Chief of Party, USAID/Somalia Monitoring, Verification and Reporting Project, Somalia

    Position Summary

    SI seeks a full-time Nairobi-based Chief of Party (COP) to provide oversight and management of this contract.

    Responsibilities

    • Serve as the main point of contact between USAID and the Contractor and reporting to both.
    • Manage the entire IDIQ and ensure that quality standards and schedules are met.
    • Define and manage overall TO 1 and IDIQ requirements: including staffing, and cost and quality control of all tasks and assignments undertaken to achieve the objectives of the IDIQ and associated TOs.
    • Oversee and supervise IDIQ technical and administrative/financial staff and consultants.
    • Ensure effective and efficient performance for all aspects of this contract and overseeing all quality control and reporting.
    • Interact professionally with senior Mission, Embassy, and government officials.
    • Travel to Somalia as necessary to ensure management of the IDIQ.

    Required Qualifications

    • Graduate degree in the field of management, international development or a related technical field, or a bachelor’s degree and five years’ experience.
    • At least 10 years of experience in international development, including experience managing multi-million-dollar development projects.
    • Prior experience in a high threat environment.
    • At least three years of experience as a COP, demonstrating professional interaction with senior U.S. and foreign government officials.
    • Prior experience in supervising long-term field staff and short-term experts of diverse backgrounds.
    • Excellent English writing, speaking, and presentation skills.
    • Willingness and ability to travel throughout Somalia as necessary.

    Method of Application

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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