Open Position - Evaluation Specialist (Bureaucracy Reform)

Evaluation Specialist (Bureaucracy Reform)  

Final Performance Evaluation of USAID/Indonesia CEGAH 

Project Background 

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 crosscut 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. 

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)/Indonesia awarded Social Impact, Inc. (SI) the Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Support task order (TO). The purpose of the TO is to support the design and implementation of the Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) for fiscal year (FY) 2020 – 2024 by providing technical, consulting, and advisory services related to MEL to USAID/Indonesia. 

Purpose of Evaluation 

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) intends to conduct a final performance evaluation for the USAID/Indonesia CEGAH (“Prevent”) activity. The final evaluation will provide USAID with an independent review of CEGAH’s performance. The evaluation is expected to highlight the achievement of expected results, factors influencing the achievement of these results, challenges faced by the activity over the course of implementation, and how the program did or did not address these challenges.  The evaluation should also highlight lessons learned and other insights for USAID to consider in the design of future programming. 

The evaluation will be conducted over a three-month period, March 2020 to May 2020, including planning, design, and implementation to final reporting, presentations, and submitting required reports to USAID. 

Brief summary of CEGAH Key Results 

CEGAH’s highest level result is “Community of Accountability Improved.” The activity aims to reduce corruption by addressing its root causes and bolstering the ability of the Government of Indonesia (GOI) to implement effective countermeasures, thereby strengthening the link between prevention and prosecution and ultimately improving accountability. CEGAH’s approach addresses the systems, processes, and inter-relationships necessary for ensuring effective public accountability. The activity currently works with more than 19 government ministries and agencies and dozens of civil society organizations. Among its expected outcomes, CEGAH aims to achieve:  

·       More efficient and effective anti-corruption courts that adjudicate corruption cases consistently fairly and transparently. 

·       More capable, transparent and accountable government service delivery agencies. 

·       More proficient and respected CSO networks providing greater oversight of government 

·       conduct and performance; and 

·       Better oversight capacity on the part of the government to monitor and prevent corruption and violent extremism. 

Evaluation Deliverables 

The evaluation will include the following minimum deliverables: 

1.     Evaluation Work Plan  

The evaluation team will develop a work plan that has the methodology, including evaluation questions, main features of data collection instruments, data analysis plan, a discussion of methodological limitations, activities, milestones, associated deliverables, and timeline.  Work plan to include planned schedule, logistics, evaluation milestone, site visit schedule, interview lists, and additional data requests. 

2.     Evaluation In-briefing 

The evaluation team will conduct an in-briefing with USAID/Indonesia to discuss the draft work plan, arrive at a common understanding of the evaluation’s purpose and methodology and overall plan for implementation of the evaluation.  

3.     Field work for data collection 

The evaluation must be independent from the CEGAH implementing partner, its staff, and subcontractors. USAID and the CEGAH implementing partner may, in some cases, assist in arranging meetings and site visits. However, they shall not participate in any meetings or interviews related to this evaluation. 

4.     Evaluation Debriefings 

After the field work is completed, the evaluation team will conduct a debriefing with USAID to present and discuss a summary of findings, conclusions, and recommendations. Additional debriefings, including utilization workshops, may be held with the implementing partner, other U.S. government stakeholders, and GOI counterparts.  

5.     Draft Evaluation Report 

The draft Evaluation Report should clearly describe findings, conclusions, and proposed recommendations.  

6.     Evaluation Final Report 

Position Summary 

Social Impact Inc. is seeking an individual to fulfill the role of Evaluation Specialist (Bureaucracy Reform) for final performance evaluation of USAID/Indonesia CEGAH activity. This position will work under the supervision of the Evaluation Team Leader and will be responsible for contributing to all aspects of the evaluation, including supporting the development of the evaluation’s methodology, data collection and management, data analysis, and writing the draft and final reports to USAID/Indonesia.  

Please note: This is a local position. Only Indonesian citizens will be considered.

Key Responsibilities 

The Evaluation Specialist will be responsible for: 

·       Review of project documents and conduct preliminary analysis of CEGAH results. 

·       Participate in team planning meeting, briefing and meetings with USAID; review key issues with USAID, CEGAH, and key stakeholders. 

·       Support the Team Leader in developing the evaluation work plan including evaluation methodology, proposed schedule, logistical arrangements, and evaluation milestones. Methodology will include list of tools, site visit schedule, interview list, additional data requests, evaluation design matrix linking evaluation questions to data sources, analysis 

·       Develop interview questionnaires / other tools to be used in data collection. 

·       Managing field work including key informant interviews, FGDs, site visits, other data collection activities 

·       Conduct analysis of data, including gender disaggregation, and development of initial findings 

·       Provide technical expertise and substantial input to Team Leader in preparing the draft report, presentations and high-quality reports that meet USAID standards and requirements, incorporating USAID feedback and finalization of the final evaluation report. 

Estimated LOE: 48 days 

Minimum Qualifications 

·       Advanced degree in a relevant discipline, such as: public administration/policy; research skills; international development, political science, law school or a related Democratic Resilience and Governance (DRG) field. 

·       Minimum of seven years of experience in development, with a significant experience in one or more of the following areas: accountability, transparency, and anti-corruption. 

·       Minimum of five years of performance evaluation experience, and/or experience designing data collection instruments, conducting structured interviews and managing qualitative data. 

·       Knowledge of accountability and transparency and justice sector issues and programming approaches. 

·       Familiarity with USAID democracy and governance programming approaches is an advantage.  

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.

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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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