Mathematica seeks a consultant to serve as a part-time local Evaluation Coordinator to support the international evaluation team conducting an evaluation of a water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) project in Cape Verde based in Santiago but with activities across the country. The Evaluation Coordinator will provide logistical and operational support to the US-based evaluation team. The period of performance for this consultancy will be one year. The consultant will be expected to work between 50-100 percent time from October through December while the data collection is underway, with a few days of work per month thereafter.
· Assist with managing a local data collection firm capable of executing a large-scale household survey (1,000 households) in Santiago and qualitative data collection including focus group discussions on Santiago, Sal, São Vicente, and Maio.
· Track the progress and quality of work being performed by the local data collector during the data collection process. Keep the evaluation team informed of any challenges or problems in the field.
· Represent Mathematica locally at stakeholder meetings and assist with the execution of the evaluation activities.
· Serve as a liaison between the internationally based evaluation team and local stakeholders. Effectively and accurately communicate relevant program information to the evaluation team, and relevant evaluation information to local stakeholders.
· 3-5 years of experience in M&E, evaluation, data collection, and data quality preferred.
· Minimum of bachelor’s degree in economics, social sciences, public policy, or related fields.
· Experience working on WASH sector evaluations in developing countries preferred.
· Experience working on both qualitative and quantitative data collection preferred.
· Knowledge of data collection processes (interviewer training, field data collection oversight; quality assurance; data entry).
· Effective communication skills including verbal, written and presentation skills.
· Fluency in Portuguese and English; proficiency in Creole preferred.
· Proven ability to work effectively both independently and in a team based environment.
· Demonstrated willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities and fluctuating workload. Availability for phone meetings outside of normal business hours.
· Willingness to travel to multiple islands as needed.
· Strong organizational and management skills.
· Advanced skills in Microsoft Word and Excel.
· Familiarity with international donors and development programs desirable.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter describing your relevant skills and experience along with a resume to Edith Felix [email protected] by October 8, 2021.
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