SI is pursuing a bid for an upcoming USAID/KEA single holder award under an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract for the provision of Monitoring, Verification, and Reporting (MV&R) activities through the five-year USAID/Somalia MV&R Activity Task Order. The activity aims to verify and report on activities carried out by Implementing Partners (IPs) across Somalia, through the delivery of timely, analytical, qualitative, and quantitative information. Through visits to USAID/Somalia supported activity sites. The findings derived from monitoring and verification information must be backed with evidence and reported to USAID in a manner that allows activity managers to understand the successes and challenges on the ground quickly, and to take prompt action if needed.
SI seeks a full time Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) based in Nairobi to serve as the project’s technical lead. The DCOP will design and oversee the implementation of evaluations, analyses, designs and assessments, and the full review, revision, and maintenance of the Office PMP, Project M&E Plans, and IP M&E Plans. The DCOP will also serve as the lead on the annual Data Quality Assessments (DQAs).
- Oversee production and ensure the quality of all assessments, analytical reports, evaluations, and other technical deliverables to USAID.
- Lead and manage the annual DQA process and update the PMP and contribute to the development of project log frames and M&E Plans for the USAID, in compliance with ADS 203.
- Design and manage the collection of baseline data at the IR and TO levels.
- Design and oversee training of USAID staff and IPs in performance management concepts and processes; standardization of partner M&E Plans, work plans, and quarterly reports; and verification of partner data quality.
- Advise all IPs on the creation of aligned log frames and M&E Plans for their activities.
- Assist technical staff to review and revise the intermediate results in their results frameworks, as necessary, for more effective implementation and monitoring.
- Periodically review and discuss indicators and reporting with IPs and activity managers, and help operationalize indicators by assisting USAID technical staff with definitions, data collection, and data analysis.
- Provide technical assistance and training, as needed, for USAID, IP and government counterpart staff (to the extent they are involved in USG projects).
- Graduate degree in the field of evaluation, international development or a related technical field, or a bachelor’s degree and five years’ experience in addition to the required minimum.
- At least five years of overseas experience in international development designing and managing evaluations, analyses and assessments, including the design of the evaluation methodology, participatory data collection methods and protocols, and data verification techniques.
- Demonstrated experience designing evaluation methodologies, participatory data collection methods, and protocols for both performance and impact evaluations.
- Prior experience in a high threat environment; and in supervising long-term field staff and short-term experts of diverse backgrounds in the area of monitoring and evaluation.
- At least three years of demonstrated experience developing performance management plans, monitoring project implementation, and verifying data from large development projects.
- Excellent English writing, speaking, and presentation skills.
- Willingness and ability to travel to Somalia as needed.