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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Ethiopia: Team Leader, Performance Evaluation of the Enhancing the Status of Human Rights Protection and Systems of Good Governance Program, USAID EPMES Program - Ethiopia

Team Leader, Performance Evaluation of the Enhancing the Status of Human Rights Protection and Systems of Good Governance Program, USAID/Ethiopia Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Service (EPMES) Activity, Ethiopia

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, 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 Objective:

The five-year $19 million Ethiopia Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Service (EPMES) activity aims to provide USAID/Ethiopia with project/activity external evaluation, performance monitoring and performance management support services in alignment with the USAID Automated Directives System (ADS) and Evaluation Policy. It is anticipated that this contract will assist USAID/Ethiopia and its partners to generate empirical data on project/activity implementation as well as foster learning and knowledge management to improve evidence-based project design and development programming in support of the Country Development and Cooperation Strategy (CDCS). The Contractor will provide support services at all stages of USAID’s program cycle. Specific services to be provided under this contract include implementation of external evaluations, as directed by the Mission’s Program Office and Development Objective Teams/Technical Offices; management and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) technical capacity building for implementing partners (IPs), select local organizations, and Mission staff on M&E best practices, data collection, data analysis and data quality assurance practices; support to technical offices to analyze geo-referenced data and produce maps with geographic information system (GIS) tools; and support to IPs and Mission staff for the ongoing use of the Agency’s portfolio management system(s), including AID tracker Plus (AT+), for active performance management. The expected results of this contract are to build internal and external M&E capacities of USAID staff and IPs to improve accountability and the use of empirical evidence for programming, learning and adapting at every stage of the project cycle.

Position Description:

Social Impact is seeking a short-term Team Leader to manage a team of technical experts to conduct a Performance Evaluation of the USAID-funded Enhancing the Status of Human Rights Protection and Systems of Good Governance Program under the EPMES activity. This assignment will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The expected period of performance is from August to October 2016.


  • Master’s degree in International Development, Public Policy, Law, Political Science, Public Administration or other relevant field required; a PhD is strongly preferred.

  • At least 10 years of relevant work experience in the area of governance, human rights in a governmental, multilateral or civil society organization in a multi-cultural setting, in providing management advisory services, hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects.

  • Demonstrated technical skills in monitoring and evaluation including data collection and verification, annual and mid reviews, rigorous mid and final evaluation designs/methodologies, qualitative and quantitative data analysis, and sector assessments.

  • Prior experience working in Ethiopia and understanding of the local country context highly preferred.

  • Familiarity with USAID project cycle, policies, regulations, and monitoring and evaluation methodologies and reporting requirements.

  • Experience working with human rights institutions

  • Fluency in English required.

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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