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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Ethiopia: Local Technical Specialist, Health Sector Finance Reform, USAID/Ethiopia Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Service (EPMES) Activity, Ethiopia - Ethiopia

Local Technical Specialist, Health Sector Finance Reform, 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 local technical specialist to support a USAID-funded health sector reform performance evaluation under the EPMES activity. This assignment will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The expected period of performance is from September to December 2016.


  • Master’s degree in public health, health economics, health systems or related field is required; a PhD is strongly preferred.

  • At least 5 years of experience working in performance monitoring and evaluation of health sector development activities

  • Expertise in health economics, health sector reform, health systems or related areas, including experience with community-based health insurance models.

  • Contextual knowledge of the country’s health sector reform issues and experience collaborating with the Government of Ethiopia’s Federal Ministry of Health

  • Must possess a strong understanding of monitoring and evaluation, demonstrating experience with evaluation standards and data collection considerations.

  • Proficiency in English and Amharic

  • Strong English writing skills

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