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Research Assistant Final Performance Evaluation of USAID/Indonesia CEGAH

Location: Indonesia

Description

Research Assistant 

Final Performance Evaluation of USAID/Indonesia CEGAH

 

Project Background

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 crosscut 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.

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)/Indonesia awarded Social Impact, Inc. (SI) the Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Support task order (TO). The purpose of the TO is to support the design and implementation of the Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) for fiscal year (FY)2020 – 2024 by providing technical, consulting, and advisory services related to MEL to USAID/Indonesia.

 

Purpose of Evaluation

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) intends to conduct a final performance evaluation for the USAID/Indonesia CEGAH (“Prevent”) activity. The final evaluation will provide USAID with an independent review of CEGAH’s performance. The evaluation is expected to highlight the achievement of expected results, factors influencing the achievement of these results, challenges faced by the activity over the course of implementation, and how the program did or did not address these challenges.  The evaluation should also highlight lessons learned and other insights for USAID to consider in the design of future programming.

The evaluation will be conducted over a four-month period, March 2020 to June 2020, including planning, design, and implementation to final reporting, presentations, and submitting required reports to USAID.

 

Evaluation Deliverables

The evaluation will include the following minimum deliverables:

  1. Evaluation Work Plan

The evaluation team will develop a work plan that has the methodology, including evaluation questions, main features of data collection instruments, data analysis plan, a discussion of methodological limitations, activities, milestones, associated deliverables, and timeline.  Work plan to include planned schedule, logistics, evaluation milestone, site visit schedule, interview lists, and additional data requests.

  1. Evaluation In-briefing

The evaluation team will conduct an in-briefing with USAID/Indonesia to discuss the draft work plan, arrive at a common understanding of the evaluation’s purpose and methodology and overall plan for implementation of the evaluation.

  1. Field work for data collection

The evaluation must be independent from the CEGAH implementing partner, its staff, and subcontractors. USAID and the CEGAH implementing partner may, in some cases, assist in arranging meetings and site visits. However, they shall not participate in any meetings or interviews related to this evaluation.

  1. Evaluation Debriefings

After the field work is completed, the evaluation team will conduct a debriefing with USAID to present and discuss a summary of findings, conclusions, and recommendations. Additional debriefings, including utilization workshops, may be held with the implementing partner, other U.S. government stakeholders, and GOI counterparts.

  1. Draft Evaluation Report

The draft Evaluation Report should clearly describe findings, conclusions, and proposed recommendations.

  1. Evaluation Final Report

 

Position Summary

Social Impact Inc. is seeking an individual to fulfill the role of Research Assistant for final performance evaluation of USAID/Indonesia CEGAH activity. This position will work under the supervision of the Program Manager/MEL Specialist and will be responsible for contributing to all aspects of the evaluation activities.

 

**Please note: This is a local position. Only Indonesian citizens will be considered. **

 

Key Responsibilities

The Research Assistant will be responsible for:

  • Review of project documents and participate in team planning meeting, briefing and meetings with USAID and other stakeholders.
  • Manage and ensuring confidentiality of project document, records and files.
  • Support the evaluation team in data collection and management throughout the study period including multiplication of interview questionnaires/other tools to be used during data collection
  • Coordinate meeting appointment, scheduling, procurement of meeting venues and other operational logistics for during field work including key informant interviews, FGDs, site visits, other data collection activities.
  • Arrange air travel, ground transportation, hotel reservations during field work for the evaluation team.
  • Support Program Manager and Team Leader to track deliverables and deadlines.
  • Assist with programmatic data entry and cleaning as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Estimated LOE: 40 days

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline, such as: public administration/policy; research skills; international development, political science, law school or a related Democratic Resilience and Governance (DRG) field.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in development project, with documented experiences in research and/or designing data collection instruments, managing field work, conducting semi-structured interviews, including managing quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Knowledge of accountability/transparency/justice sector issues and programming approaches is an advantage.
  • Previous experience with USAID project or familiarity with USAID regulation/requirement is preferred.

 

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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