WASH Evaluation Specialist

Social Impact

Senegal 🇸🇳

WASH Evaluation Specialist,  Ex-post Evaluation of USAID/Senegal’s Millennium Water and Sanitation Program/ Programme Eau Potable et Assainissement Millénaire (PEPAM)

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:

The WASH Evaluation Specialist will be expected to contribute technical and local knowledge to evaluation design and implementation for the PEPAM evaluation, alongside Social Impact’s Team Leader and Senior Technical Specialist, and  other local WASH expert. He/she will conduct qualitative interviews with state and local government officials, implementers, program participants, and USAID along with other team members. He/she may also conduct quantitative data collection. He/she may contribute to preliminary data coding and analysis immediately after data collection.

The Specialist will be expected to conduct data collection for up to four weeks in November – December 2018 in the regions of Ziguinchor, Sediou, Kolda, and Tambacounda. This assignment requires approximately 25 days of labor between September 2018 and January 2019.

**Please note: Only Senegalese nationals are eligible for this position.**

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the evaluation design, development of research tools, data collection, analysis and reporting.
  • Participate in an approximately three-day evaluation methods training, piloting, and planning session prior to fieldwork.
  • Conduct qualitative data collection, such as interviews with key stakeholders.
  • Contribute to preliminary data analysis and note synthesis. Data will be in the form of qualitative notes, and transcripts, quantitative data, and relevant secondary data reports.
  • Participate in client and stakeholder communication, presentations, and interfacing with program implementers.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of demonstrated experience conducting program evaluation or research, including evaluation or implementation experience specifically in the area of rural water and sanitation in Senegal, or a similar context
  • Master’s degree strongly preferred (Bac + 4-5)
  • Demonstrated experience conducting qualitative data collection; quantitative data collection experience a plus
  • English and French fluency required, local language fluency preferred
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite programs required
  • USAID experience is a plus
  • Candidates are not eligible if they were involved in implementation of the program being evaluated (PEPAM), or other WASH projects implemented by PEPAM implementers.

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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