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Team Leader, Political Economy Analysis of Rohingya Refugee Crisis in Bangladesh

Location: Bangladesh


Team Leader, Political Economy Analysis of Rohingya Refugee Crisis in Bangladesh

Project Objective  

SI is implementing a one-year extension of the Democracy and Governance (DG) Monitoring and Evaluation Support Activity (MESA) to provide the USAID DG office with flexible, demand-driven, technical, analytic, advisory, training, monitoring, evaluation, and related support services for performance measurement, planning, monitoring, evaluation, reporting, activity mapping, and performance information management and dissemination activities. 

DG MESA is conducting a Political Economy Analysis (PEA) of the Cox’s Bazar and Bandarban areas in Bangladesh to help USAID/Bangladesh better understand the local development policy, planning, and networks in communities impacted by the Rohingya refugee crisis.  The PEA will leverage USAID’s Applied PEA Framework.

The primary audiences for this PEA is USAID/Bangladesh.

Position Description

The Team Leader will manage a team of three other technical specialists, two interpreters, and a GIS Specialist to conduct this PEA. The team will also be supported technically and logistically by Social Impact’s Dhaka-based office.  The Team Leader holds the overall responsibility for conducting technically sound fieldwork and delivering a high-quality PEA report.

The PEA will last from February-April, with fieldwork taking place between approximately February 23-March 14.  Fieldwork will include travel to Cox’s Bazar and Bandarban.  Approximately 50 days of LOE are available for this position.


  • Manage the PEA team and provide guidance to each of the team members
  • Finalize the PEA design, including work closely with DG MESA and USAID to finalize research questions and approach, draft interview guides and data collection instruments, and write the PEA inception report
  • Coordinate activities and arrange meetings with stakeholders
  • Conduct interviews in Bangladesh, supported by other team members
  • Consolidate individual input from team members
  • Coordinate the process of assembling the final findings, conclusions, and recommendations
  • Lead the preparation and presentation of the key findings and recommendations to USAID/Bangladesh.
  • Write a final report presenting key findings, conclusions, and recommendations


  • A social scientist/political scientist with an advanced degree in a relevant discipline
  • At least ten (10) years of relevant experience
  • Prior experience in research or evaluation leadership roles
  • Prior experience conducting PEAs
  • Prior experience conducting research in refugee contexts, preferred
  • Prior experience working in South Asia, preferred
  • Strong writing skills and ability to produce a high-quality evaluation report in English required

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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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