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Evaluation Team Leader

Location: Nigeria

Description

Team Leader/Senior Evaluation Specialist, Agribusiness Investment Midterm Performance Evaluation, Nigeria

 

Social Impact is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and cap acity building services to advance development effectiveness. We work across all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. Since 1997 we have worked in over 100 countries for clients such as US government agencies, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and nonprofits.

In Nigeria, SI supports Navanti to implement the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Support Activity which provides comprehensive MEL and Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) support to strengthen USAID/Nigeria’s results for increased learning and accountability and contribute to implementation of its Country Development Cooperation Strategy.

Project Objective:

USAID/Nigeria has engaged the MEL Support Activity to conduct an external Midterm Performance Evaluation of an agribusiness activity. This Activity aims to strengthen the enabling environment for agribusiness finance and investment by broadening access to finance by mitigating the credit risks of agribusinesses; promoting and facilitating investment opportunities for agribusinesses to expand and scale up operations; and sustainably enhancing the performance of agribusiness micro, small and medium sized enterprises.

The primary purpose of this mid-term performance evaluation is to determine whether the assistance is meeting the stated development objectives, and to understand the lessons learned from this particular Activity in Nigeria. It is intended to provide an independent examination of the overall progress and accomplishments of the Activity. 

The estimated start date will be October 1, 2021. The evaluation is expected to last until March 2022, and the estimated LOE will be 65 days. Travel to Nigeria for the month of November 2022 is preferred, if feasible.

Candidates are reviewed on a rolling basis, early submission is recommended.

Position Description:

SI is seeking a Team Leader who will be responsible for coordinating the activities of the evaluation team. The Team Leader will be working alongside three team members: Senior Agribusiness Specialist, Agricultural Economist and Evaluation Specialist.

Responsibilities:

  • The Team Leader will approve the final evaluation design, oversee the development of evaluation instruments, integrate the findings of team members, and coordinate preparation of the final reports
  • Provide leadership for the team and coordinate activities as necessary.
  • Perform desk review and identify additional information required for analysis.
  • Provide technical expertise and lead efforts in evaluation design, methodology, and data collection instruments.
  • Schedule and interview key stakeholders and beneficiaries.
  • Coordinate team's ongoing analysis of qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Lead the preparation and presentation of the key findings and recommendations to USAID/Nigeria and stakeholders.
  • Write the draft evaluation report with support from the team members, taking into consideration feedback from the preliminary findings presentation.
  • Respond to USAID comments on the draft report and prepare a final report.
  • Work collaboratively with team members throughout design, implementation, analysis, and report writing to complement each other's areas of expertise.

Qualifications:

  • A graduate degree in Development Economics, Public Policy, Economics, Business Administration, Agriculture, or a related field.  
  • At least ten years of experience assessing or evaluating USAID-supported agricultural policy, finance and investment, and agricultural value chain activities.
  • Previous experience serving as Team Leader on mixed-methods evaluations, specifically of USAID-supported agriculture-related and/or access to finance programming.
  • Previous experience working in Africa.
  • Experience facilitating and providing leadership in collaborative and participatory evaluations with multiple stakeholders.
  • Exceptional organizational, analytical, writing, and presentation skills.
  • The ability to produce preliminary and final reports on time.

 

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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