Latest Job Vacancies at Social Impact (SI)


  2020-10-08
  Unspecified

Social Impact (SI) is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness. We work across all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. Since 1997, we have worked in over 100 countries for clients such as US government agencies, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and nonprofits.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Knowledge & Data Management Specialist, USAID / Nigeria Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Activity (MELA), Nigeria

Location: Abuja

Proposal Objective

  • The anticipated scope of the five-year project is to support USAID/Nigeria staff and partners to implement more efficient, effective, and transparent activities by improving: (1) USAID and Implementing Partner’s (IP) capacity to achieve expected results; (2) USAID’s understanding and tracking of activity and project performance; and (3) Mission and activity ability to collaborate, learn, and adapt (CLA). The award of this contract is anticipated in April 2021.

Position Description

  • Social Impact is seeking a Knowledge & Data Management Specialist for the USAID/Nigeria Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Activity (MELA).
  • The Specialist will be responsible for managing data, preforming data analytics, and visualizing data. This is a full-time position to based in Abuja contingent upon contract award in 2021.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with the Learning & Institutional Capacity Advisor and other Leads to oversee knowledge management across the project.
  • Gather, synthesize, and create systems for maintaining and disseminating key information.
  • Develop a knowledge management sustainability strategy to ensure lessons learned and best practices are stored and shared with USAID, stakeholders, and implementing partners.
  • Coordinate knowledge management products, services, approaches and tools.
  • Assist USAID in adopting and strengthening knowledge management systems and processes.
  • Oversee development and presentation of data for evidence-based learning and decision-making.
  • Conduct and facilitate knowledge exchange events, knowledge management communities of practice with stakeholders and disseminate best practices.
  • Training USAID staff and implementing partners on the use of the performance management database to record, extract, and analyze performance data
  • Conduct GIS mapping, data analytics, and produce data visualizations as deemed useful by USAID technical offices.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a field related to knowledge management; Data Analytics; Organizational Learning or Development Assistance such as public, business or development administration; political science; economics or development studies.
  • At least two years of experience in knowledge management, database management, and data visualization.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience working with USAID MEL and information systems.
  • Experience using knowledge management software as well as developing and using databases.
  • Ability to work effectively with data analytic and visualization tools (ArcGIS, SPSS and Excel).
  • Excellent communication, writing, facilitation, and presentation skills.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage high-level relationships with partner organizations and implementing partners.

Job Title: Mid-Level MEL Specialist, USAID / Nigeria Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity (MELA), Nigeria

Location: Abuja

Project Objective

  • The anticipated scope of the five-year project is to support USAID/Nigeria staff and partners to implement more efficient, effective, and transparent activities by improving: (1) USAID and Implementing Partner’s (IP) capacity to achieve expected results; (2) USAID’s understanding and tracking of activity and project performance; and (3) Mission and activity ability to collaborate, learn, and adapt (CLA). The anticipated award of this contract is Spring 2021.

Position Description

  • SI is seeking multiple full-time, Mid-Level Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialists who will contribute to the implementation of activities for this project.
  • The MEL Specialist should possess experience across the MEL spectrum, including conducting a variety of monitoring, evaluation, and learning activities. These positions will be based in Abuja.
  • The MEL Specialist will serve on a full-time basis throughout the five-year year period of performance.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Senior Monitoring, Evaluation, and CLA Leads to contribute to the implementation of MEL activities. Help to support the integration of MEL into learning and continuous quality improvement efforts.
  • Monitoring responsibilities: Participate in activity case studies, site visits to monitor activities, and conduct data quality assessments (DQAs). Conduct review of existing project- and activity-level MEL plans and recommend refinements to USAID / Nigeria’s MEL plan.
  • Assessment/Evaluation responsibilities: Manage and/or participate on evaluation teams, including conducting data collection throughout Nigeria, data analysis, and report writing. Conduct and / or support analyses and assessments as needed, including but not limited to assessments for the midcourse stocktaking for the 2020-2025 CDCS and any successor CDCS, Political Economy Analysis, Gender Analysis, etc.
  • CLA responsibilities: Support training USAID, Government of Nigeria, and implementing partner staff on MEL. Facilitate and/or support multiple learning events bringing together a variety of stakeholders.

Other responsibilities:

  • Provide timely inputs and quality deliverables for all assignments. Develop program recommendations based on qualitative and quantitative data. Develop dissemination plans for reporting and sharing findings with USAID / Nigeria. Other ad hoc MEL activities, as required.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree and a minimum of five years of relevant experience, or Ph.D. and four years of relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in development of MEL activities including: MEL plans at the activity and project level, monitoring activities, data quality assessments, evaluations, MEL training and capacity building, implementing learning agenda activities, as well as other MEL technical activities.
  • Expertise conducting MEL activities in one or more of the following technical fields: 1) Economic Growth and Environment; 2) Education; 3) Health; 4) Peace and Democratic Governance.
  • Knowledge of and hands-on experience with the USAID program cycle and evaluation policy.
  • Excellent communication, writing, facilitation, and presentation skills.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English required.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage high-level relationships with partner organizations and implementing partners.

Job Title: Capacity Building & Learning Coordinator, USAID / Nigeria Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Activity (MELA), Nigeria

Location: Abuja

Proposal Objective

  • The anticipated scope of the five-year project is to support USAID / Nigeria staff and partners to implement more efficient, effective, and transparent activities by improving: (1) USAID and Implementing Partner’s (IP) capacity to achieve expected results; (2) USAID’s understanding and tracking of activity and project performance; and (3) Mission and activity ability to collaborate, learn, and adapt (CLA). The award of this contract is anticipated in April 2021.

Position Description

  • Social Impact is seeking a Capacity Building & Learning Coordinator to provide high-quality capacity building and learning services in support of USAID/Nigeria’s evidence-based decision-making across its portfolio.
  • This is a full-time position to be based in Abuja for the five-year period of performance, contingent upon contract award in 2021.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and help facilitate learning and capacity building events for USAID Mission staff and partner organizations,  including managing event logistics, set-up, and oversight.
  • Support tasks in knowledge management and sharing of best practices across USAID sectors and activities.
  • Support and adapt the development of training materials to meet USAID-specific needs.
  • As needed, provide programmatic and logistical support to the Learning & Institutional Capacity Advisor as well as the broader technical team.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree with at least two years of relevant work experience, or a Bachelor’s degree with four years of work experience.
  • Experience providing administrative and logistical support as well as planning learning events, workshops, and trainings on USAID-funded projects.
  • Strong skills in monitoring, evaluation, and learning desired.
  • Knowledge of USAID CLA approaches and tools an asset.
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills.
  • Impeccable training facilitation and presentation skills.

Job Title: Knowledge & Data Management Specialist, USAID / Nigeria Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Activity (MELA), Nigeria

Location: Abuja

Proposal Objective

  • The anticipated scope of the five-year project is to support USAID/Nigeria staff and partners to implement more efficient, effective, and transparent activities by improving: (1) USAID and Implementing Partner’s (IP) capacity to achieve expected results; (2) USAID’s understanding and tracking of activity and project performance; and (3) Mission and activity ability to collaborate, learn, and adapt (CLA). The award of this contract is anticipated in April 2021.

Position Description

  • Social Impact is seeking a Knowledge & Data Management Specialist for the USAID/Nigeria Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Activity (MELA).
  • The Specialist will be responsible for managing data, preforming data analytics, and visualizing data. This is a full-time position to based in Abuja contingent upon contract award in 2021.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with the Learning & Institutional Capacity Advisor and other Leads to oversee knowledge management across the project.
  • Gather, synthesize, and create systems for maintaining and disseminating key information.
  • Develop a knowledge management sustainability strategy to ensure lessons learned and best practices are stored and shared with USAID, stakeholders, and implementing partners.
  • Coordinate knowledge management products, services, approaches and tools.
  • Assist USAID in adopting and strengthening knowledge management systems and processes.
  • Oversee development and presentation of data for evidence-based learning and decision-making.
  • Conduct and facilitate knowledge exchange events, knowledge management communities of practice with stakeholders and disseminate best practices.
  • Training USAID staff and implementing partners on the use of the performance management database to record, extract, and analyze performance data
  • Conduct GIS mapping, data analytics, and produce data visualizations as deemed useful by USAID technical offices.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a field related to knowledge management; Data Analytics; Organizational Learning or Development Assistance such as public, business or development administration; political science; economics or development studies.
  • At least two years of experience in knowledge management, database management, and data visualization.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience working with USAID MEL and information systems.
  • Experience using knowledge management software as well as developing and using databases.
  • Ability to work effectively with data analytic and visualization tools (ArcGIS, SPSS and Excel).
  • Excellent communication, writing, facilitation, and presentation skills.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage high-level relationships with partner organizations and implementing partners.

Job Title: Senior Assessment and Evaluation Advisor, USAID / Nigeria Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Activity (MELA)

Location: Abuja

Proposal Objective

  • The anticipated scope of the five-year project is to support USAID/Nigeria staff and partners to implement more efficient, effective, and transparent activities by improving: (1) USAID and Implementing Partner’s (IP) capacity to achieve expected results; (2) USAID’s understanding and tracking of activity and project performance; and (3) Mission and activity ability to collaborate, learn, and adapt (CLA). The anticipated award of this contract is Fall 2020.

Position Description

  • SI is seeking a full-time Senior Assessment and Evaluation Advisor who will be responsible for the overall management and functioning of all evaluation, assessment, survey, and special study tasks, as well as related cross-cutting tasks under this activity. This position will be based in Abuja.
  • The Senior Assessment and Evaluation Advisor will serve as a core team member on a full-time basis throughout the five-year period of performance.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee evaluation, analyses, and assessments throughout the life of the activity, including scope of work development, data collection, design of methodologies and protocols, data analysis and reporting writing.
  • Participate as the Team Leader or senior team member on assessments and evaluations, as needed.
  • Ensure the quality of deliverables / reporting of all evaluations, assessments, surveys, and special studies.
  • Oversee Mid-Level MEL Specialists and consultants who participate on assessment and evaluation teams. Ensure that short- and long-term evaluation team members recruited under this contract are of a high caliber and possess the required technical expertise.
  • Work with the Chief of Party (COP) and other team leads to ensure that evaluation information is shared and fully utilized through knowledge sharing and strategic learning processes to speed innovation and improve upon and bring new innovations to the Mission’s programmatic work in-country.
  • Provide support, leadership, and technical expertise to overall management of the activity to ensure that the activity meets all its performance and reporting requirements.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field, and a minimum of ten years of professional work experience in the design, management, and implementation of assessments, evaluations, analyses, and special studies.
  • Expertise conducting MEL activities in one or more of the following technical fields: 1) Economic Growth and Environment; 2) Education; 3) Health; 4) Peace and Democratic Governance.
  • Proven skills in quantitative and qualitative methodologies.
  • Excellent qualitative data analysis skills including command of at least one coding software / program for qualitative data (Dedoose, NVivo, AtlasTi, etc).
  • Excellent quantitative data analysis skills including good command of statistics, sampling methodologies, and statistical analysis software such as SPSS, STATA, Epi Info, among others.
  • Expertise in cost-benefit analysis, econometric methodologies, or statistical systems highly preferred.
  • Extensive experience drafting and finalizing evaluation reports.
  • Experience providing training and mentoring for groups of various sizes and one-on-one on evaluation- related subjects.
  • Previous experience supporting USAID-funded contracts desired.
  • Computer literate and possess superior oral and written communication skills.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage high-level relationships with partner organizations and implementing partners.

Note

  • Only candidates with Nigerian citizenship will be considered.
  • 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.
  • 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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