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Evaluation Specialist, USAID Mid-Term Performance Evaluation of the Program to Strengthen Self Reliance and Resilience of Tibetan Communities in South

Location: India

Description

Evaluation Specialist, USAID Mid-Term Performance Evaluation of the Program to Strengthen Self Reliance and Resilience of Tibetan Communities in South Asia, India

Proposal Objective:

The purpose of this activity is to conduct a mid-term performance evaluation of the “Program to Strengthen Self Reliance and Resilience of Tibetan Communities in South Asia (India and Nepal)” to determine the extent to which progress is being made towards improving sustainable livelihoods improvement in the Tibetan communities and strengthening of Tibetan institutions. The evaluation is being conducted after two and half years of program implementation. Findings from data generated through this evaluation, will be used by USAID/India, the Tibet Fund (TTF), and the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), to inform implementation and management decisions over the rest of the implementation period. 

The project aims to answer the following questions:

1. To what extent has the activities implemented so far contributing towards improved livelihoods of the Tibetan refugee community?

2. To what extent are the systems and processes that are being introduced for strengthening the capacity of Tibetan institutions are being adopted and institutionalized by these organizations?

 3. To what extent is the integrated multi-sectoral approach an effective model for responding to the theory of change put forward by the program?

 4. What are the key aspects of the program that should be addressed at this stage of the program, to maximize outcomes over the rest of program implementation?

Position Description:

SI is seeking a local Indian evaluation specialist to serve on the evaluation team.

**Please Note: This is a local position. Only Indian citizens will be eligible to apply.**

Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical expertise on diaspora or vulnerable communities in India and Nepal to refine data collection instruments.
  • Support the collection, cleaning, storage, and management both qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Contribute to a desk review of documents relevant to USAID and Self Reliance research and programming.
  • Support on the development and finalization of the evaluation design and data collection instruments.
  • Support the administration of key informant interviews (KIIs) with internal and external project stakeholders.
  • Participate in focus group discussions (FGDs) and/or surveys of local partners and beneficiaries.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in social sciences and related subject.
  • Demonstrated experience working with Tibetan diaspora groups and/or other ethnic minorities in India or Nepal.
  • Previous experience in multi-sector evaluations in India, ideally evaluating USAID-funded projects.
  • Strong understanding of mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative) as well as participatory data collection and analysis methodologies.
  • Knowledge of USAID Evaluation Policy and evaluation reporting requirements.
  • Experience working on a team to conduct fieldwork.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, are required.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to work independently to meet deadlines and adhere to high quality standards.
  • Strong professional written and verbal proficiency in the English language.
  • Ability and willingness to travel throughout India and Nepal for fieldwork.

 

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