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Evaluation Specialist, US - Philippines Child Protection Compact Partnership Baseline Assessment

Location: Philippines

Description

 

Evaluation Specialist

U.S. - Philippines Child Protection Compact Partnership Baseline Assessment

Social Impact (SI) is a Washington, DC-area international development management consulting firm. SI’s mission is to improve the effectiveness of international development programs in improving people’s lives. We provide a full range of management consulting, technical assistance, and training services to strengthen international development programs, organizations, and policies. We provide services globally in the areas of monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, project and program design, organizational capacity building, and gender and social analysis. SI services cross-cut all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. SI’s clients include US government agencies such as USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the US Department of State, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and non-profits.

Project Objectives:

The U.S. - Philippines Child Protection Compact Partnership (CPC) was signed on April 11, 2017, in Manila.  This four-year partnership is aimed at bolstering current efforts of the Government of the Philippines (GoP) and Philippine civil society to prosecute and convict child traffickers perpetrating online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC) and child labor trafficking (CLT) in the Philippines, to provide comprehensive, trauma-informed care for child victims of these crimes, and to prevent these crimes from occurring. The Philippine Department of Justice Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) led the development of the partnership in a negotiation with the U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP Office).

The TIP Office has contracted EnCompass, through its partner Social Impact, to conduct a mixed methods evaluation of the CPC Partnership. In support of this, using qualitative interviews with key stakeholders and review of law enforcement records, Social Impact will complete a baseline assessment of the government’s approach to OSEC and child labor trafficking prior to implementation of the CPC Partnership. Subsequent rounds of data collection will seek to measure the effectiveness and impact of all CPC components. Ultimately, this evaluation will allow the TIP Office to determine the impact of these types of partnerships, and shape future partnerships to be more effective in bringing about improvements in a government’s response to child trafficking. This assessment will focus specifically on efforts to combat online sexual exploitation of children, taking into account three fundamental anti-trafficking strategies: prosecution, protection and prevention, along with coordination of efforts.

Position Description:

Working under the evaluation Team Leader and Senior Evaluation Specialist, the Evaluation Specialist will provide essential international development expertise (including in the local Philippine context) to assist with the design of data collection instruments, interview targets, and result interpretation. The Evaluation Specialist will conduct qualitative interviews with stakeholders at all levels, including law enforcement, IACAT officials, implementer staff, and others. S/he will contribute to data analysis and report writing, as directed by the Team Leader.

This assignment will require approximately 20 days of work, including two and half weeks of data collection in various cities across the country. Data collection is expected to begin in the month of April, though dates are not yet final and subject to change.

**Please note: Only Filipino nationals are eligible for this position.**

Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Participate in the evaluation design, development of research tools, data collection, analysis and reporting.

·         Participate in evaluation methods training, piloting, and planning sessions prior to fieldwork

·         Conduct qualitative data collection, such as interviews with key stakeholders.

·         Support evaluation team with logistical planning and guidance as needed to schedule key interviews and manage completion

·         Assist with background research to support the evaluation

·         Contribute to preliminary data analysis and note synthesis. Data will be in the form of qualitative notes, transcripts, and law enforcement/IACAT records.

Qualifications:

·         Master’s degree, with strong preference for degree relevant to law, public policy, international development, or another related field

·        5+ years of demonstrated experience conducting program evaluation or research

·         Evaluation experience related to internet crimes against children or sex trafficking a strong plus 

·         Strong demonstrated experience conducting qualitative data collection

·         Strong experience conducting qualitative data analysis using systematic coding methods

·         Fluency in English and Filipino required

·         Proficiency with MS Office Suite programs required

·         Strong demonstrated familiarity with current Philippines legal framework as well as law enforcement and judicial processes regarding child sex trafficking (ideally with OSEC specifically) and child labor trafficking in the Philippines not required but 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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