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Panagora Group, a small business providing novel and integrated solutions in global health and international development, is supporting USAID/Indonesia to implement its new Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) through a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Platform (MEL-P) Activity. MEL-P provides its services through five components: 1) monitoring support services, 2) designing and conducting performance and impact evaluations, 3) providing research, assessment, and data analysis, 4) providing consulting and advisory services and logistical support services, and 5) initiating collaboration, learning, and adapting activities. Along with enhancing MEL capability, we also promote use of the empirical evidence for programming, learning and adapting as USAID support the Government of Indonesia (GOI) with its Journey-to-Self-Reliance (J2SR).

Under MEL-P, Panagora has been assigned to conduct an impact evaluation for the USAID Indonesia Urban Water, Sanitation, Solid Waste and Hygiene (UWASSH) Program activity, which will begin in 2021. The UWASSH program seeks to strengthen urban environmental management through improved access to safely managed drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene in Indonesia, increased urban resilience and water security, and improved solid waste management. The UWASSH program will support Indonesia’s goals under the National Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMN) 2020-2024 to reduce inequality, improve infrastructure for basic services, and increase resiliency (National Priorities 2, 5, and 6). In close partnership with the GOI, USAID will also support Indonesia to achieve their Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) targets to ensure access to water and sanitation for all (SDG 6), to make cities and settlement inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable (SDG 11), and to ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns (SDG 12). The purpose of the impact evaluation is to determine the causal relationship between UWASSH’s interventions and desired development outcomes.

Position Summary

MEL-P is seeking an Impact Evaluation (IE) Team Leader for the USAID UWASSH impact evaluation. The team leader is responsible for the oversight of all aspects of evaluation design, data collection, analysis, and report writing. She/he will supervise the impact evaluation team.

The assignment will require multiple phases over the five-year life of the activity: (i) evaluation statement of work, design, and work plan; (ii) regular qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis; (iii) activity implementation fidelity checks; (iv) report writing; (v) dissemination and learning.

Over the course of the contract, the IE team leader may also be called upon to provide training and capacity building to USAID in the area of performance, impact and developmental evaluations.

This position will require in-country and/or remote data collection in accordance with the Government of Indonesia’s Covid-19 measures, guidelines or procedures and associated restrictions on movements, travel, and public gatherings travel.

Responsibilities

Strengthen the capacity of MEL-P’s evaluation team through on-the-job training and mentoring.

In consultation with the MEL-P Senior Evaluation Advisor, lead the team in producing a rigorous impact evaluation methodology and work plan, including:

Design of evaluation tools e.g., focus group discussions (FGDs), key informant interviews (KIIs), surveys.

Pilot-testing of the evaluation tools, selection of respondents to KIIs, FGDs, and surveys; and enhancement of the tools based on the feedback during pilot testing.

Supervise the in-country data collection processes, provide guidance or course corrections as needed.

Provide feedback to USAID on the evaluation’s progress.

Data analysis, ensuring the accuracy, consistency, and completeness of received and generated information and data.

Ensure all deliverables are submitted on schedule and in accordance with USAID and Panagora quality standards. This includes responsibility for developing the work plan, evaluation design, all required presentations and the draft and final evaluation reports.

Effectively manage and supervise the team members at all stages of the evaluation process and in addressing technical concerns of the evaluation.

Tags

access to water

advisory services

covid

data analysis

data collection

drinking water

environmental management

ethics

global health

impact evaluation

inequality

international relations

local laws

natural resources

public administration

solid waste management

support services

sustainable consumption

sustainable development

sustainable development goals

urban environment

waste management

water and sanitation

water security

Plan and manage coordination with MEL-P and USAID/Indonesia throughout the evaluation period, including team planning, design and methodology discussions, and periodic progress review.

Present preliminary findings and recommendations to USAID/Indonesia, the implementing partner and GOI, as required.

Requirements

Minimum of 15 years of significant performance evaluation experience

Experience leading multidisciplinary evaluation teams including managing multi-sector surveys, field work, data analysis and reporting.

Experience in multiple MEL areas, such as MEL planning, log frame and theory of change development, and planning for adaptive management, evaluation design, performance and impact evaluations, data collection, data analysis, reporting, and research ethics.

At least a master’s degree in a relevant discipline, such as public administration, public policy, international relations, natural resources management or a similar field

Must have prior experience leading impact evaluations.

Prior work experience in Indonesia is preferred.

Demonstrated leadership experience in managing multi-disciplinary technical teams, and excellent written and oral presentation skills.

Fluency in written and spoken English.

Familiarity with USAID’s Evaluation Policy

Reporting

The evaluation team leader will report to the Senior Evaluation Advisor of MEL-P, with the guidance of the Chief of Party (COP).

Period of Performance

The estimated level of effort (LOE) for this consultancy is approximately 200 days over 5 years. The duration of the assignment would intermittently cover the period from March 1, 2021 to December 31, 2026. This period of performance may change depending on the needs of USAID.

How to Apply

Fill out the online application. Please include a cover letter and resume. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Please apply before March 16, 2021.

No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. Only applicants who include the required application components will be considered.

Panagora Group is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

*Note: Panagora does not offer visa sponsorship at this time.

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