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Logistician - USAID/Moldova Whole of Project Evaluation (WOPE)

Location: Moldova

Description

 

In-Country Logistician

 

USAID/Moldova Whole of Project Evaluation “Accountability in Moldova”, Moldova

 

 

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:

Social Impact has been asked to conduct a whole of project review of the performance of USAID/Moldova’s Accountability in Moldova (AIM) Project. Despite some progress, key constraints to Moldova’s democratic development remain, namely: state capture; endemic corruption (including within the judiciary and law enforcement institutions); media consolidation and few financially-viable independent media outlets, limited citizen engagement in civic and political processes and a deep sense of dissatisfaction with the country’s trajectory, often leading to decisions to out-migrate; as well as weak government capacity with over-centralized control of resources and political power.  

 

USAID’s 2012 DRG Assessment, which fed into the writing of the AIM PAD predicted the short-term trend is one of halting improvement, as changes for the better come about in disjointed fashion, and corruption and clientelism live on. As a result, it determined that Moldova’s most pressing DRG challenges lay in accountability, the rule of law and government effectiveness, with an emphasis on implementing reforms and combatting corruption. The AIM project focused on improving accountability structures by engaging with citizens, civil society, political parties, the judiciary, and local governments.  

 

The project aims to answer the following questions:

  1. How is the project making progress toward the achievement of its purpose?  
  2. What are the strengths and weaknesses (gaps) of the project’s theory of change?
  3. Within Objective 3 (Local Government is More Responsive to Citizens’ Needs), what impact did activities have on financial viability of LPAs, and other institutions? How well were activities coordinated between varying State institutions with responsibilities for LPA revenue generation and overall decentralization (e.g. State Chancellery, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Finance, etc.)?
  4. Several activities used or proposed technological solutions to improve transparency. To what extent has IT investment been successful and sustainable? How well have these activities been institutionalized within the Government of Moldova?
  5. How did existing whole of project indicators capture results and what recommendations for sector indicators might capture data better for future projects?  

 

The estimated LOE for this project is 22 days, with a period of performance from September 2019 through February 2020 with fieldwork in late October/early November 2019. 

 

Position Description:

SI is seeking an In-Country Logistician to support the DRG-LER Moldova Whole of Project Evaluation by liaising with key stakeholders in Moldova, coordinating fieldwork logistics, assisting the members of the Evaluation Team (ET) in communication and task completion.

 

Beginning in October 2019, the Logistician will provide a few days of part-time support to the design phase of the evaluation, including contacting potential respondents and providing feedback on the preliminary fieldwork schedule and logistics.

 

For fieldwork, which will last for approximately three weeks, the Logistician will support preparations for data collection by scheduling interviews, calling key stakeholders, and coordinating logistics surrounding ground and air transportation, maintain a detailed fieldwork schedule. This work is anticipated to take 22 non-consecutive days of LOE but is subject to change depending on the fieldwork schedule. The logistician will be expected to support the evaluation team through project start-up in October through the end of fieldwork in early December. This assignment will take place in and around Chisinau, Moldova.

 

**Please note: Applicants are required to be Moldovan locals. International applicants will not be considered.**

Responsibilities:

  • Advise the ET on local context relevant to the evaluation goals, including the feasibility of the proposed fieldwork schedule;
  • Make, coordinate and confirm appointments for meetings, interviews, focus group discussions, etc. for the ET;
  • Maintain and update the meeting schedule;
  • Make logistical arrangements as needed for in-country hotel accommodations, ground transportation, focus group discussions, etc.;
  • Carry out other tasks as requested.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • 3+ years of experience handling data collection logistics (setting up KIIs, tracking completions, locating participants, identifying and setting up locations for KIIs and FGDs, etc.), is preferred;
  • Fluency in English and Khmer is required;
  • Excellent organizational and coordination skills (e.g. arranging flight/hotel reservations, meeting schedules, transportation, and purchasing supplies);
  • USAID experience a plus.

 

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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