Evaluation Planning & Research Assistant (USAID/Senegal Millennium Water and Sanitation Program)

Social Impact

Dakar, , SN

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 is a sub-contractor to ECODIT on the Water Communications and Knowledge Management (CKM) Project, a five-year task order under the Water and Development IDIQ (WADI) supporting the work of USAID’s Water Office in the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3/W). A key SI role in the CKM project is to conduct a series of performance evaluations of closed USAID-funded water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) projects to further USAID’s understanding of the extent to which the achievements of their WASH activities have been sustained, and reasons why these outcomes and activities have or have not been sustained. This position will be hired by ECODIT and managed by SI’s CKM M&E Specialist.

USAID funded the Millennium Water and Sanitation Program/ Programme Eau Potable et Assainissement Millénaire (PEPAM) in Senegal from 2009-2014 and was implemented by the Research Triangle Institute (RTI). The activity aimed to improve sustainable access to water supply and sanitation and to promote better hygiene in targeted rural, small town, and peri-urban areas of Senegal. This ex-post performance evaluation will examine the long-term sustainability of PEPAM’s approach to improve water supply and sanitation.

Position Description:

Social Impact is seeking a short-term WASH Specialist to support the PEPAM Evaluation.

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Conducting background research to assist with evaluation planning—this will consist of locating/reviewing documents and briefly interviewing government and international development stakeholders as needed
  • Arranging meetings with Senegalese Government officials and other international development stakeholders as requested.
  • Advising on data collection strategies
  • Other functions as requested

This assignment will primarily take place in Dakar, though some work may take place in the regions of Ziguinchor, Sediou, Kolda, and Tambacounda where PEPAM was implemented.  The work will entail approximately 96 hours (12 non-consecutive days) of effort between April and July 2018.


  • A university degree (Bac + 3/4) is required; A master’s degree or equivalent (Bac + 5/6) is preferred
  • 5+ years of experience working in the water supply, sanitation and hygiene sectors in Senegal
  • Experience working on evaluations and/or monitoring and evaluation of development projects; experience with qualitative data collection a plus
  • Experience working with government and international development officials and development stakeholders in Senegal
  • Fluency in English and French is required; fluency in languages relevant to the Ziguinchor, Sediou, Kolda, and Tambacounda regions is a plus (Pulaar, Diola, Wolof, etc).
  • Candidates are not eligible if they were involved in implementation of the program being evaluated (PEPAM), or other WASH projects implemented by PEPAM implementers
  • 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.