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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.

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WASH Institutional Development Specialist, WASH Evaluation

| August 13, 2022 | Social Impact (SI)

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Location: Nigeria

Project Objective

  • USAID/Nigeria has engaged the MEL Support Activity to conduct an external final performance evaluation of a Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Activity.
  • This Activity focuses on reforming State Water Board (SWB) governance toward cost-recovery, increasing investment in infrastructure, and expanding access to water and sanitation to large unserved and underserved populations.
  • The primary purpose of this final performance evaluation is to determine whether the assistance achieved the stated development objectives, and to understand the lessons learned from this particular Activity in Nigeria, taking into account the findings, recommendations of the mid-term performance evaluation and the subsequent de-scoping of the Activity.
  • It is intended to provide an independent examination of the overall progress and accomplishments of the Activity.

Position Description

  • SI is seeking a WASH Institutional Development Specialist who will provide technical support to the evaluation team.
  • The WASH Institutional Development Specialist will be working alongside three team members:
    • Team Leader
    • WASH Governance Specialist
    • Evaluation Specialist.

Responsibilities

  • Perform desk review and identify additional information required for analysis. (completed in October)
  • Provide technical expertise on construction quality and support the Team Leader’s efforts in evaluation design, methodology, and data collection instruments. (completed in October)
  • Schedule and interview key stakeholders and beneficiaries.
  • Provide ongoing analysis of qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Support the preparation and presentation of the key findings and recommendations to USAID/Nigeria.
  • Write assigned sections of the draft evaluation report in coordination with the team members, taking into consideration feedback from the preliminary findings presentation.
  • Work collaboratively with team members throughout design, implementation, analysis, and report writing to complement each other’s areas of expertise.

Qualifications

  • Must have a minimum of 5 years of professional experience in the implementation of large and complex water and sanitation development projects including WASH, social behavior change, governance, and/or institutional development.
  • An advanced Graduate Degree in a relevant field: Engineering, Public/global Health, Water Resources, Sanitation, or allied fields.
  • International work experience in developing countries required; work in Nigeria desired.
  • Must be able to conduct interviews and focus group discussion and analyze the resulting data.
  • Must have excellent writing and communication skills.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Candidates are reviewed on a rolling basis, early submission is recommended.
  • The estimated start date will be November 24, 2021 through February 2022. The estimated LOE will be 30 days.  

Senior WASH Governance Specialist, WASH Evaluation

| Social Impact (SI)

Location: Nigeria

Project Objective

  • USAID / Nigeria has engaged the MEL Support Activity to conduct an external final performance evaluation of a Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Activity.
  • This Activity focuses on reforming State Water Board (SWB) governance toward cost-recovery, increasing investment in infrastructure, and expanding access to water and sanitation to large unserved and underserved populations.
  • The primary purpose of this final performance evaluation is to determine whether the assistance achieved the stated development objectives, and to understand the lessons learned from this particular Activity in Nigeria, taking into account the findings, recommendations of the mid-term performance evaluation and the subsequent de-scoping of the Activity.
  • It is intended to provide an independent examination of the overall progress and accomplishments of the Activity.

Position Description

  • SI is seeking a Senior WASH Governance Specialist who will provide technical support to the evaluation team.
  • The Senior WASH Governance Specialist will be working alongside three team members:
    • Team Leader
    • Institutional Development Specialist
    • Evaluation Specialist.

Responsibilities

  • Perform desk review and identify additional information required for analysis. (completed in October)
  • Provide technical expertise on SWB governance and support the Team Leader’s efforts in evaluation design, methodology, and data collection instruments. (completed in October)
  • Schedule and interview key stakeholders and beneficiaries.
  • Provide ongoing analysis of qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Support the preparation and presentation of the key findings and recommendations to USAID/Nigeria.
  • Write assigned sections of the draft evaluation report in coordination with the team members, taking into consideration feedback from the preliminary findings presentation.
  • Work collaboratively with team members throughout design, implementation, analysis, and report writing to complement each other’s areas of expertise.

Qualifications

  • S/he will have at least a Master’s Degree in Engineering, Urban Planning, Water Utility, Business Management or any relevant social science.
  • Over six years experience working on water and sanitation sector reforms in Nigeria. Five of these years must be in utility management, some at a senior level.
  • Clear understanding of the key performance indicators of a utility will be a necessity;
  • Experience in working on urban water supply systems; community-based water supply and sanitation program implementation and operation essential.
  • A good understanding of operational challenges of water service providers in Nigeria;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience strengthening policy, institutional and regulatory frameworks for improved WASH services.
  • Must be able to conduct interviews and focus group discussion and analyze the resulting data.
  • Must have excellent writing and communication skills.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Candidates are reviewed on a rolling basis, early submission is recommended.
  • The estimated start date will be November 24, 2021 through February 2022. The estimated LOE will be 40 days.  

Data Analyst, USAID Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH Activity) Final Performance Evaluation

Location: Abuja

Scope of Work

  • Data analysis with infographics.

Project Objective

  • USAID/Nigeria has engaged the MEL Support Activity to conduct an external final performance evaluation of a Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Activity. This Activity focuses on reforming State Water Board (SWB) governance toward cost-recovery, increasing investment in infrastructure, and expanding access to water and sanitation to large unserved and underserved populations.
  • The primary purpose of this final performance evaluation is to determine whether USAID’s assistance achieved stated development objectives, and to understand the lessons learned from the Activity. It is intended to provide an independent examination of the overall progress and accomplishments of the Activity.

Timeline:

  • November 2021 – March 2022 (The estimated start date will be November 1, 2021. The evaluation is expected to last until March 2022, and the estimated level of effort (LOE) will be 15 days, maximum).

Position Description

  • We seek a Data Analyst to provide support and short-term technical assistance for the E-WASH Activity Final Performance Evaluation for the Nigeria Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Support Activity.

Responsibilities
The Data Analyst will be engaged for a maximum of 15 days based on the determination of the extent of secondary data for analysis and the extent of data collected. The duties will include:

  • Review the protocol, interview guides and survey instruments to better understand the key aspects of the evaluation and the data collected;
  • Review of secondary data and supporting documents from a variety of sources
  • Review and understand the sample size and sampling strategy for various respondent groups;
  • Prepare a data analysis plan in collaboration with the evaluation team and SI for review and feedback;
  • Based on the feedback, adjust the analysis plan;
  • Carry out data cleaning including but not limited to merging data whenever necessary;
  • Under the guidance of the supervisor and the evaluation Team Leader, support both qualitative and quantitative data analysis across the evaluation questions
  • Arrange for and participate in virtual group meeting in collaboration with Social Impact/MEL Support Activity.
  • Produce highly visual infographic deliverables outlining key evaluation findings.

Qualifications
The candidate is expected to have the following qualifications:

  • 3-5 years’ hands-on experience in data collection in the urban WASH/utility sector and related work is required.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills in English language. Must also understand at least one of either Hausa, Ibo or Yoruba local languages.
  • Proficiency in qualitative coding and STATA is a must. Ability to do basic infographics and use other qualitative and qualitative analysis tools is an advantage.
  • Ability to produce high quality work under tight timeframes;
  • Ability to work as a team player; and
  • He / She should have participated in similar assignments involving data collection and surveys of international donor funded projects particularly in Nigeria.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Data Analyst, USAID Agribusiness Investment Midterm Performance Evaluation

Location: Abuja

Scope of Work

  • Data analysis with infographics.

Project Objective

  • USAID/Nigeria has engaged the MEL Support Activity to conduct an external Midterm Performance Evaluation of an agribusiness activity. This Activity aims to strengthen the enabling environment for agribusiness finance and investment by broadening access to finance by mitigating the credit risks of agribusinesses; promoting and facilitating investment opportunities for agribusinesses to expand and scale up operations; and sustainably enhancing the performance of agribusiness micro, small and medium sized enterprises.
  • The primary purpose of this mid-term performance evaluation is to determine whether the assistance is meeting the stated development objectives, and to understand the lessons learned from this particular Activity in Nigeria. It is intended to provide an independent examination of the overall progress and accomplishments of the Activity. 

Timeline:

  • The estimated start date will be November 1, 2021. The evaluation is expected to last until March 2022, and the estimated level of effort (LOE) will be 15 days, maximum.

Position Description

  • We seek a Data Analyst to provide support and short term technical assistance for the Feed the Future Agribusiness Investment Activity Mid Term Performance Evaluation for the Nigeria Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Support Activity.

Responsibilities
The Data Analyst will be engaged for a maximum of 15 days based on the final number of evaluation respondents and the extent of data collected. The duties will include:

  • Review the protocol and survey instruments to better understand the key aspects of the evaluation and the data collected;
  • Review and understand the sample size and sampling strategy for various respondent groups;
  • Prepare a data analysis plan in collaboration with the evaluation team and SI for review and feedback;
  • Based on the feedback, adjust the analysis plan;
  • Carry out data cleaning whenever necessary;
  • Under the guidance of the supervisor and the evaluation Team Leader, support both qualitative and quantitative data analysis across the evaluation questions
  • Arrange for and participate in virtual group meeting in collaboration with Social Impact/MEL Support Activity.
  • Produce highly visual infographic deliverables outlining key evaluation findings.

Qualifications
The candidate is expected to have the following qualifications:

  • 3-5 years’ hands-on experience in data collection in Agricultural sector and related work is required.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills in English language. Must also understand at least one of either Hausa, Ibo or Yoruba local languages.
  • Proficiency in qualitative coding and STATA is a must. Ability to do basic infographics and use other qualitative and qualitative analysis tools is an advantage.
  • Ability to produce high quality work under tight timeframes;
  • Ability to work as a team player; and
  • He / She should have participated in similar assignments involving data collection and surveys of international donor funded projects particularly in Nigeria. 

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Candidates are reviewed on a rolling basis; early submission is recommended.
  • 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.

Note

  • Candidates are reviewed on a rolling basis; early submission is recommended.
  • 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.

Selected Job

  • Job Title: Senior Learning & Institutional Capacity Advisor, USAID / Nigeria Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Support Activity (MELSA)

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Project Objective
The purpose of this five-year project is to support USAID/Nigeria staff and partners to implement more efficient, effective, and transparent activities by improving:

  • USAID and Implementing Partner’s (IP) capacity to achieve expected results;
  • USAID’s understanding and tracking of activity and project performance; and
  • Mission and activity ability to collaborate, learn, and adapt (CLA). 

Position Description

  • Social Impact is seeking a Senior Learning and Institutional Capacity Advisor who will support learning, knowledge management, capacity building, and adaptive programming activities under SI’s USAID/Nigeria Monitoring, Evauation and Learning Support Activity (MELSA).
  • The Advisor will work with USAID, its IPs, international donors, and other stakeholders to foster and advance an effective CLA culture.
  • The Advisor will increase the institutional capacity of USAID, IPs, and the Government of Nigeria to implement MEL. This position is full-time and based in Abuja.

Responsibilities

  • Foster strong, collaborative relationships with key Mission stakeholders; serve as a convener for dialogue and learning around emerging issues; assist in identifying and responding to key learning issues; and coordinate efforts amongst USAID technical offices and IPs working in common Development Objectives (DOs). 
  • Facilitate the development and implementation of USAID’s CLA plan that outlines key learning questions, stakeholders and their roles, and broad stakeholder engagement at multiple levels. 
  • Provide training to ensure USAID staff and IPs have the most up-to-date knowledge and capacity to fulfill all aspects of the program cycle
  • Support facilitation, including learning events and workshops; facilitate learning, collaboration, and adaptive management at the Mission; produce reflections on the implications of new learning; establishing a network of key stakeholders and organize periodic, appropriate opportunities for USAID to interact with them based on strategy implementation and evidence-based experience. 
  • Assist in negotiating change management around MEL issues. 
  • Support strategic communications, including producing publications and organizing public events with partners and other stakeholders. 
  • Assist with USAID knowledge management efforts.
  • Work with Chief of Party (COP) and other senior leads to ensure monitoring and 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. 
  • Other duties as determined necessary by USAID/Nigeria.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in field related to Organizational Learning or Development Assistance such as Public, Business, or Development Administration; Knowledge Management; Political Science; Economics or Development Studies.
  • Minimum of 10 years of demonstrated experience in strategic planning; monitoring and evaluation; project design; facilitation of learning; and knowledge management, including experience in applying learning to improve international development programs and systems change for adaptive management of development organizations or agencies.
  • Familiarity with USAID CLA approaches and requirements.
  • Experience in training and capacity building of USAID, government entities, and IPs.
  • Previous experience supporting USAID-funded contracts required.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills.
  • 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.
  • Previous Experience working in Nigeria is highly desired.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • 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.

Lead Expert

Location: Nigeria
Project Title: Preparation of Development Cooperation Report (DCR) 2021

Background

  • The Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning (MBNP) started the implementation of the Development Assistance Database (DAD Nigeria) in 2010, to serve as a consolidated repository of aid information in Nigeria.
  • The Ministry also joined the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) as a Partner Country in 2015 as part of strategy for accessing development and humanitarian Aid data in the country, with end to end traceability of activities, as well as tracking of development cooperation spend in-country and budgets/expenditures from the source.
  • The Development Cooperation Report (DCR) 2021 will be prepared using data from DAD and IATI Data store respectively. Data analysis will be conducted using excel tables and charts, as well as pictorial presentations of selected cases to show evidence and impact of development cooperation in Nigeria.

Project Objective
The objective of the Development Cooperation Report (DCR) 2021 is to provide an overview of development assistance to Nigeria with both quantitative and qualitative analysis of development assistance patterns and impact during COVID -19.

Specifically, the Report will:

  • Provide comprehensive information on bi-lateral and multi-lateral interventions to each sector;
  • Provide updates on progress of Aid disbursements as against Government budget disbursements and sector-specific strategies for accountability to the citizens;
  • Provide Information to increase transparency of aid information in Nigeria – a measure that would enhance mutual accountability and harmonization for aid effectiveness;
  • Provide information needed to guide policymakers as well as Development Partners in spending Aid money in priority areas;
  • Show the number of Aid projects in the country, the number of Aid Agencies as well as the impact of the Aid.

The additional issues and questions that will be addressed by the Development Cooperation Report includes but not limited to:

  • Harmonizing the Global Aid Data on Nigeria that is reported in IATI with DAD Nigeria.
  • External support for the fight against COVID – 19 in Nigeria.

Report Structure:
The report will be prepared in chapters to cover but not limited to the following areas:

  • Overview of Development Cooperation in Nigeria 2021;
  • Profile of Development Partners (Bilateral, Multilateral, INGOs, etc.);
  • Number and status of Aid projects;
  • Volume of Aid Commitment and disbursements for Fiscal year 2021;
  • Sector-wide allocation of Foreign Aid;
  • Types of disbursement (Grants, Technical Assistance, Loan, etc.);
  • Percentage of Aid on budget;
  • Aid alignment to the National development priorities;
  • Sector profile for top 10 MDAs benefiting from Aid resources;
  • External support for the fight against COVID – 19 in Nigeria.

Position Responsibilities
The assignment involves the following activities:

  • Preparing detailed report outline/template;
  • Download data from the DAD and IATI Data store that will be used for the DCR;
  • Analyze all the data sets and hold validation sessions with Development Partners in-country and a zoom session with the IATI Secretariat.
  • Report writing, including tables, charts, pictorials and editorial review 

The key deliverables are;

  • Production of Nigeria’s Development Cooperation Report 2021
  • Printing of copies of the Development Cooperation Report 2021

Qualifications
The Lead Expert is expected to possess the following skills and experience:

  • A Master’s Degree with three years report writing experience and deep knowledge of international conventions/agreements on Development Cooperation such as; Paris Declaration, Accra Agenda for Action Busan Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation, etc.

OR

  • A Post Graduate Diploma with five years report writing experience and deep knowledge of international conventions/agreements on Development Cooperation such as; Paris Declaration, Accra Agenda for Action Busan Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation, etc.
  • Experience in both quantitative and qualitative data analysis.
  • One or two examples of similar reports or research work done in the past.
  • Excellent oral and written English is essential.
  • Excellent organizational skills.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • The duration for carrying out and submitting the DCR 2021 is 10 weeks from date of commencement.
  • Candidates are reviewed on a rolling basis, early submission is recommended