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Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP), USAID South Sudan MEL

Location: South Sudan

Description

Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP), USAID South Sudan MEL

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.

 

Proposal Objective:

Social Impact is preparing a proposal for an upcoming five-year USAID South Sudan Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Project. The MEL Project will support USAID/South Sudan to effectively monitor, evaluate, learn from, and improve USAID-funded interventions. The MEL Project will provide USAID/South Sudan with flexible, demand-driven technical, analytic, advisory, training, monitoring, evaluation, and related support services for performance measurement, planning, monitoring, evaluation, reporting, activity mapping, and performance information management and dissemination activities.

 

Position Description:

SI is seeking a DCOP  for the South Sudan MEL. The DCOP will report to the Chief of Party (COP), providing oversight to the MEL components of the project. This will be a full-time position based in Juba, for the duration of the contract.

**Local and Regional Candidates Strongly Encouraged to Apply* *

Responsibilities:

  • Provide oversight and quality assurance to MEL activities, including technical assistance and technical direction.
  • Provide technical and management expertise in evaluation design and implementation, including data collection and designing surveys, throughout the duration of the evaluation.
  • Provide technical management of monitoring activities to ensure compliance with USAID regulations and document program impact, performance and achievement of results.
  • Oversee internal data quality assessments to ensure the quality of reported data and maintain well-organized archives for project consortium and partners.
  • Oversee and provide technical assistance on CLA and other learning activities, encouraging integration of learning throughout the project's activities.
  • Ensure that short-term technical experts recruited under this contract are of a high caliber and possess the required technical expertise.
  • Supervise local technical staff and provide clear direction across the project team.
  • Serve as Acting COP as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Master's 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.
  • Prior experience supervising long-term field staff and short-term experts of diverse backgrounds who have M&E skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in the oversight and/or management of evaluations, CLA activities, and monitoring activities.
  • Breadth of applicable knowledge in monitoring and evaluation design and methods, including third party monitoring, data quality assessments, and performance management.
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of USAID's evaluation policy and regulations, prior experience conducting or supporting USAID evaluations.
  • Proven supervisory and team building experience, and excellent project management experience.
  • Exceptional proficiency in written and spoken English.

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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