Impact Evaluation Field Coordinator, Juvenile Justice Sector Reform Evaluations, St. Kitts and Nevis
Social Impact is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness. We work across all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. Since 1997 we have worked in over 100 countries for clients such as US government agencies, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and nonprofits.
This position will support two evaluation projects, one involving a study of a juvenile justice sector reform project and the other an impact evaluation (IE) of USAID’s Communities, Families, and Youth Resilience Project (CFYR), a package of crime and violence prevention community prevention programs in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean. Both evaluations are taking place in Guyana, St. Kitts and Nevis, and St. Lucia.
SI is seeking an Impact Evaluation Field Coordinator to manage field-based activities of the juvenile justice sector reform study and CFYR impact evaluation in St. Kitts and Nevis. For the juvenile justice sector reform evaluation, the Field Coordinator will support activities before, during, and after each round of data collection, including a survey of youth in the juvenile justice system, historical and current administrative data collection, and qualitative research. The CFYR evaluation requires Field Coordinator assistance with youth and parent quantitative data collection monitoring and qualitative data collection. The position will require travel within St. Kitts and Nevis. The evaluation period of performance is estimated to run between February 2019 and September 2021. The Field Coordinator will report to the U.S.-based SI Technical Director and work closely with the evaluation Principal Investigator (PI), Research Assistant, other Field Coordinators, and the SI quality and management team. The anticipated level of effort over the next year is anticipated to be approximately 30 days of work between March and May, with occasional work after that as needed (likely 3-5 days per month). Given successful performance and client satisfaction, SI prefers to have the Field Coordinator continue to work for the duration of the project through 2021.
**Please note: This is a local position. Only candidates based in St. Kitts and Nevis will be considered. **
1. Juvenile Justice Sector Reform evaluation:
- Qualitative research. Plan for and coordinate qualitative research events to include individual and small group interviews. In collaboration with the PI, Research Assistant, and Qualitative Researcher, finalize the respondent list and schedule interviews. Collect contact information of targeted populations and conduct outreach to selected individuals. Schedule interviews in a manner that ensures efficient allocation of time and re-confirm interviews with study participants. Identify and confirm locations for interviews to take place. (Midline and endline activity)
- Intervention monitoring. Conduct periodic observational visits of intervention activities and verification of select implementation M&E data, in coordination with the government and non-government intervention implementing organizations. (Ongoing activity)
- Research timeline and reporting. Develop, update and manage field-based timeline and related activities. Prepare for and participate in regular SI team meetings. Draft regular field briefs, including field-based activity details, timeline update, and any anticipated threats to the research design or timeline. Contribute to annual regional learning events as needed. (Ongoing activity)
- Communication and evaluation stakeholder engagement. Communicate regularly with the evaluation technical team and the SI quality and management team. Manage positive and collaborative relationships with field-based data collection partners and government and non-government intervention implementers. (Ongoing activity)
2. CFYR Evaluation:
- Youth Survey, Quantitative Data Collection. Participate in data collection training undertaken by CFYR and conduct oversight of sampling and youth data collection (midline and endline activity)
- Observation of implementation: Participate in CFYR counselor training and conduct occasional project monitoring. Support efforts to collect administrative data from CFYR’s monitoring, schools, police records, and relevant government ministries.
- Parent Survey, Quantitative Data Collection. Assist in the testing, training and piloting of parent quantitative data collection; conduct follow-up data monitoring.
- Impact Evaluation Qualitative Data Collection. In collaboration with SI, conduct focus groups including the administration of a mini survey with counselors, youth (treatment and non-treatment) and parents (of youth receiving treatment) within two select communities (Midline activity for two cycles of intervention); support data analysis and reporting
- Endline Reporting. Participate in the preparation and presentation of endline findings at regional learning event (Endline activity)
- Field activity reporting. Prepare for and participate in regular SI team meetings. Draft regular field briefs, including field-based activity details, timeline update, and any anticipated threats to the research design or timeline. Contribute to annual regional learning events as needed. (Ongoing activity)
- Communication and evaluation stakeholder engagement. Communicate regularly with the evaluation technical team and the SI quality and management team. Manage positive and collaborative relationships with field-based data collection partners, the CFYR team, and government and non-government intervention implementers and stakeholders. (Ongoing activity)
- Master’s Degree or equivalent in political science, public policy, or other relevant fields.
- Five years of experience conducting and/or managing monitoring, evaluation or research activities for development programs in the Caribbean.
- Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to work independently to meet deadlines and adhere to high quality standards.
- Experience effectively making presentations to and communicating with client, government, and non-government stakeholders.
- Strong professional written and verbal proficiency in the English language.
- Ability and willingness to travel within and between the country studies as needed, including detention centers and to diversion program sites.
- Experience supporting large-scale quantitative and qualitative data collection strongly preferred.
- Familiarity with the justice sector, youth-perpetrated crime and violence issues, and/or justice-involved youth diversion programs strongly preferred.
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