Position:  Senior Evaluation Expert

Project:  W-GDP Portfolio Performance Evaluation – Phase 1

Activity:  Producer Owned Women’s Enterprises (POWER)

Location:  Tamil Nadu, India

 

Background:

Integra is seeking a Senior-level Evaluation Expert to assist in the implementation of a mid-term portfolio performance evaluation (PPE) of the White House-led Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative (W-GDP). The purpose of this evaluation is to help USAID better understand the attributes of the Round 1 W-GDP portfolio of activities, as well as the women’s economic empowerment (WEE) interventions, results, partnerships, and sustainability effects of these activities. It is being conducted under the USAID-funded Learning, Evaluation, and Analysis Project (LEAP III), per the request of USAID’s Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Office (GenDev).

The W-GDP PPE will be conducted in two phases: a Mid Term Evaluation (Phase 1) and a Final Evaluation (Phase II). Under Phase I, the evaluation team will develop four field studies of select W-GDP-funded activities to provide insights at the local level into the successes and challenges of the intervention’s implementation, identifying the achievements and/or unintended effects to date. Each field study will incorporate the perspectives of three groups of local stakeholders: beneficiaries, local partners, and critical associates.  The data gathered by the local Senior-level Evaluation Expert from local stakeholders will be triangulated with other data sources and incorporated into the Midterm PPE. 

A sample case study can be found here. 

To assist in developing the case studies, Integra seeks a Senior Evaluation Expert based in Tamil Nadu, India to support a field study on the following W-GDP-funded Activity: Producer Owned Women’s Enterprises (POWER). Specifically, this Activity aims to build women-owned enterprises and connect them to national and international natural and biodegradable fiber products’ supply chains. Participants receive tailored professional assistance to grow the skills and networks needed as employees and entrepreneurs. POWER will also address restrictive social norms to increase support for women as entrepreneurs.

 

Scope of Work:

The Evaluation Expert will support the Evaluation Team in conducting key informant interviews (KIIs) alongside a second Evaluation Expert, coding and conducting analysis of data, and assist in drafting a 5-10 page field study. We anticipate this will include travel to various activity sites in country, to be determined in consultation with USAID. 

This position will report to the US-based Team Leader or her designee with an estimated level of effort of 25 days, starting November 1, 2020, through March 31, 2021. The position would be expected to conduct interviews in person and/or remotely depending on COVID-19 travel restrictions and safety precautions.

 

Tasks / Deliverables: 

The Evaluation Expert will be responsible for the following task and/or deliverables, including but not limited to: 

  • Participation in calls with the Team Lead, GenDev staff and implementing partner staff as necessary
  • Lead a subset of key informant interviews, taking notes as needed;
  • Contribute to the analysis of responses, qualitative and quantitative, and drafting the field study;
  • Participate in phone calls with Integra/LEAP III and USAID staff as needed;
  • Participate in the evaluation team presentation and/or dissemination of findings with USAID, W-GDP and other stakeholders; and
  • Other tasks as needed.

 

Qualifications: 

  • Master’s Degree, plus 10 years of professional experience;
  • Degree(s) in one of the social sciences or international development with evidence of
    in-depth technical training in the area of MEL;
  • Demonstrated expertise in MEL design and delivery, assessments, data analysis, visualization, knowledge management, management consulting, capacity building, and/or training;
  • Knowledge and experience either in quantitative or qualitative research methods, with a strong understanding of qualitative data collection and analysis;
  • Professional experience either as a team lead or as key staff on MEL engagements, preferably in developing countries, with high quality resulting deliverables;
  • Must be based in Tamil Nadu, Indiaand have experience working on evaluations with USAID
  • Must have extensive experience conducting performance evaluations and developing associated survey instruments; and
  • Fluency in English and Tamil.

To Apply, Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV to jobs@integrallc.com.  Please include “Senior Evaluation Expert” in the subject line of the e-mail.  No phone calls please.  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Position:  Senior Evaluation Expert

Project:  W-GDP Portfolio Performance Evaluation – Phase 1

Activity:  Expansion of Engendering Utilities

Location:  Maputo, Mozambique

Background:

Integra is seeking a Senior-level Evaluation Expert to assist in the implementation of a mid-term portfolio performance evaluation (PPE) of the White House-led Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative (W-GDP). The purpose of this evaluation is to help USAID better understand the attributes of the Round 1 W-GDP portfolio of activities, as well as the women’s economic empowerment (WEE) interventions, results, partnerships, and sustainability effects of these activities. It is being conducted under the USAID-funded Learning, Evaluation, and Analysis Project (LEAP III), per the request of USAID’s Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Office (GenDev).

The W-GDP PPE will be conducted in two phases: a Mid Term Evaluation (Phase 1) and a Final Evaluation (Phase II). Under Phase I, the evaluation team will develop four field studies of select W-GDP-funded activities to provide insights at the local level into the successes and challenges of the intervention’s implementation, identifying the achievements and/or unintended effects to date. Each field study will incorporate the perspectives of three groups of local stakeholders: beneficiaries, local partners, and critical associates. The data gathered by the local Senior-level Evaluation Expert from local stakeholders will be triangulated with other data sources and incorporated into the Midterm PPE. 

A sample case study can be found here

To assist in developing the case studies, Integra seeks a Senior Evaluation Expert based in Maputo, Mozambique to support a field study on the following W-GDP-funded Activity: Expansion of Engendering Utilities. Specifically, this Activity supports the expansion of USAID’s Engendering Utilities program to Mozambique. This expansion will allow USAID to increase gender equality and tangible women’s economic empowerment outcomes, such as women attaining new jobs, promotions, higher pay, and leadership positions in its partner utility company in Mozambique.

Scope of Work:

The Evaluation Expert will support the Evaluation Team in conducting key informant interviews (KIIs) alongside a second Evaluation Expert, coding and conducting analysis of data, and assist in drafting a 5-10 page field study. We anticipate this will include travel to various activity sites in country, to be determined in consultation with USAID. 

This position will report to the US-based Team Leader or her designee with an estimated level of effort of 25 days, starting November 1, 2020, through March 31, 2021. The position would be expected to conduct interviews in person and/or remotely depending on COVID-19 travel restrictions and safety precautions.

Tasks / Deliverables: 

The Evaluation Expert will be responsible for the following task and/or deliverables, including but not limited to: 

  • Participation in calls with the Team Lead, GenDev staff and implementing partner staff as necessary
  • Lead a subset of key informant interviews, taking notes as needed;
  • Contribute to the analysis of responses, qualitative and quantitative, and drafting the field study;
  • Participate in phone calls with Integra/LEAP III and USAID staff as needed; 

  • Participate in the evaluation team presentation and/or dissemination of findings with 
USAID, W-GDP and other stakeholders; and 

  • Other tasks as needed. 


Qualifications: 

  • Master’s Degree, plus 10 years of professional experience;
  • Degree(s) in one of the social sciences or international development with evidence of
    in-depth technical training in the area of MEL;
  • Demonstrated expertise in MEL design and delivery, assessments, data analysis, visualization, knowledge management, management consulting, capacity building, and/or training;
  • Knowledge and experience either in quantitative or qualitative research methods, with a strong understanding of qualitative data collection and analysis;
  • Professional experience either as a team lead or as key staff on MEL engagements, preferably in developing countries, with high quality resulting deliverables;
  • Must be based in Maputo, Mozambique and have experience working on evaluations with USAID;
  • Must have extensive experience conducting performance evaluations and developing associated survey instruments; and
  • Fluency in English and Portuguese. 

To Apply, interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV to jobs@integrallc.com.  Please include “Senior Evaluation Expert” in the subject line of the e-mail.  No phone calls please.  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Position:  Logistics Expert

Project:  W-GDP Portfolio Performance Evaluation – Phase 1

Activity:  Expansion of Engendering Utilities

Location:  Maputo, Mozambique

 

Background:

Integra is seeking a Logistics Expert based in Maputo, Mozambique to assist in the implementation of a mid-term portfolio performance evaluation (PPE) of the White House-led Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative (W-GDP). The purpose of this evaluation is to help USAID better understand the attributes of the Round 1 W-GDP portfolio of activities, as well as the women’s economic empowerment (WEE) interventions, results, partnerships, and sustainability effects of these activities. It is being conducted under the USAID Learning, Evaluation, and Analysis Project (LEAP III) per the request of USAID’s Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Office (GenDev).

The W-GDP PPE will be conducted in two phases: a Mid Term Evaluation (Phase 1) and a Final Evaluation (Phase II). Also under Phase I, the evaluation team will develop four field studies of select W-GDP activities and their surrounding contexts to provide insight into how a complex intervention is being implemented and the achievements or unintended effects to date. Each field study will provide deeper insights into the implementation of W-GDP activities by including the perspectives of three additional groups of stakeholders: beneficiaries, local partners, and critical associates. Any data gathered from local partners and beneficiaries will be triangulated with other data sources and drawn into the Midterm PPE. 

To assist in developing the case studies, Integra seeks a Logistics Expert based in Maputo, Mozambique to support a field study on the following W-GDP-funded Activity: Expansion of Engendering Utilities. Specifically, this Activity supports the expansion of USAID’s Engendering Utilities program to Mozambique. This expansion will allow USAID to increase gender equality and tangible women’s economic empowerment outcomes, such as women attaining new jobs, promotions, higher pay, and leadership positions in its partner utility company in Mozambique.

 

Scope of Work:

The Logistics Expert will support the country-based evaluation team, in country and remotely, to schedule and conduct interviews with key informants, and arrange travel as necessary. The position would be expected to schedule informant interviews, provide and assist in the instruction of using remote tele/video-conferencing software with informants and/or interviewees as needed, make and confirm travel arrangements if necessary (pending COVID-19 restrictions and/or precautions), and provide progress updates to the US-based evaluation team as necessary. They must be comfortable using video/teleconference software (e.g. Zoom, Google Meets, etc.) as well as making travel arrangements (i.e. arranging cars, drivers, lodging, etc.). 

This position will report to the evaluation team’s Operations Manager or her designee with an estimated level of effort of 15 days, starting November 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020. 

 

Tasks / Deliverables: 

The Logistics Coordinator will be responsible for the following task and/or deliverables, including but not limited to: 

  • Corresponding and scheduling calls with key informants;
  • Sending calendar invitations and associated reminders;
  • Maintaining a calendar or Google spreadsheet of appointments so that all members of the evaluation team can view in real time;
  • Sending instructions on use of tele/video-conferencing software to informants and/or interviewees as necessary; and
  • Providing inputs such as tables of informants interviewed, for example, to be annexed in the evaluation report. 

Qualifications: 

  • Fluency in English and Portuguese required;
  • Extensive experience coordinating logistics and scheduling as demonstrated by experience on similar assignments;
  • Proficient in the use of video/tele-conferencing software with the ability to instruct others as needing; and
  • Experience arranging travel (e.g. hotels, cars, drivers) in Mozambique.

To Apply, interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV to jobs@integrallc.com.  Please include “Logistics Expert” in the subject line of the e-mail.  No phone calls please.  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Position:  Senior Evaluation Expert

Project:  W-GDP Portfolio Performance Evaluation – Phase 1

Activity:  PepsiCo Partnership

Location:  West Bengal, India

 

Background:

Integra is seeking a Senior-level Evaluation Expert to assist in the implementation of a mid-term portfolio performance evaluation (PPE) of the White House-led Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative (W-GDP). The purpose of this evaluation is to help USAID better understand the attributes of the Round 1 W-GDP portfolio of activities, as well as the women’s economic empowerment (WEE) interventions, results, partnerships, and sustainability effects of these activities. It is being conducted under the USAID-funded Learning, Evaluation, and Analysis Project (LEAP III), per the request of USAID’s Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Office (GenDev).

The W-GDP PPE will be conducted in two phases: a Mid Term Evaluation (Phase 1) and a Final Evaluation (Phase II). Under Phase I, the evaluation team will develop four field studies of select W-GDP-funded activities to provide insights at the local level into the successes and challenges of the intervention’s implementation, identifying the achievements and/or unintended effects to date. Each field study will incorporate the perspectives of three groups of local stakeholders: beneficiaries, local partners, and critical associates. The data gathered by the local Senior-level Evaluation Expert from local stakeholders will be triangulated with other data sources and incorporated into the Midterm PPE. 

A sample case study can be found here. 

To assist in developing the case studies, Integra seeks a Senior Evaluation Expert based in West Bengal, India to support a field study on the following W-GDP-funded Activity: PepsiCo Partnership. Specifically, this Activity aims to demonstrate the business case for scaling women’s economic empowerment throughout PepsiCo’s agriculture supply chains. This partnership leverages a catalytic opportunity to economically empower women and strengthen PepsiCo’s sustainable approaches by strengthening women’s land rights, and women’s entrepreneurship and livelihood opportunities.

 

Scope of Work:

The Evaluation Expert will support the Evaluation Team in conducting key informant interviews (KIIs) alongside a second Evaluation Expert, coding and conducting analysis of data, and assist in drafting a 5-10 page field study. We anticipate this will include travel to various activity sites in country, to be determined in consultation with USAID. 

This position will report to the US-based Team Leader or her designee with an estimated level of effort of 25 days, starting November 1, 2020, through March 31, 2021. The position would be expected to conduct interviews in person and/or remotely depending on COVID-19 travel restrictions and safety precautions.

 

Tasks / Deliverables: 

The Evaluation Expert will be responsible for the following task and/or deliverables, including but not limited to: 

  • Participation in calls with the Team Lead, GenDev staff and implementing partner staff as necessary
  • Lead a subset of key informant interviews, taking notes as needed;
  • Contribute to the analysis of responses, qualitative and quantitative, and drafting the field study;
  • Participate in phone calls with Integra/LEAP III and USAID staff as needed; 

  • Participate in the evaluation team presentation and/or dissemination of findings with 
USAID, W-GDP and other stakeholders; and 

  • Other tasks as needed. 


Qualifications: 

  • Master’s Degree, plus 10 years of professional experience;
  • Degree(s) in one of the social sciences or international development with evidence of
    in-depth technical training in the area of MEL;
  • Demonstrated expertise in MEL design and delivery, assessments, data analysis, visualization, knowledge management, management consulting, capacity building, and/or training;
  • Knowledge and experience either in quantitative or qualitative research methods, with a strong understanding of qualitative data collection and analysis;
  • Professional experience either as a team lead or as key staff on MEL engagements, preferably in developing countries, with high quality resulting deliverables;
  • Must be based in West Bengal, India and have experience working on evaluations with USAID
  • Must have extensive experience conducting performance evaluations and developing associated survey instruments; and
  • Fluency in English, Bengali and Hindi. 

To Apply Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV to jobs@integrallc.com. Please include “ Senior Evaluation Expert” in the subject line of the e-mail. No phone calls please. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Position:  Logistics Expert

Project:  W-GDP Portfolio Performance Evaluation – Phase 1

Activity:  PepsiCo Partnership

Location:  West Bengal, India

 

Background:

Integra is seeking a Logistics Expert based in West Bengal, India to assist in the implementation of a mid-term portfolio performance evaluation (PPE) of the White House-led Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative (W-GDP). The purpose of this evaluation is to help USAID better understand the attributes of the Round 1 W-GDP portfolio of activities, as well as the women’s economic empowerment (WEE) interventions, results, partnerships, and sustainability effects of these activities. It is being conducted under the USAID Learning, Evaluation, and Analysis Project (LEAP III) per the request of USAID’s Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Office (GenDev).

The W-GDP PPE will be conducted in two phases: a Mid Term Evaluation (Phase 1) and a Final Evaluation (Phase II). Also under Phase I, the evaluation team will develop four field studies of select W-GDP activities and their surrounding contexts to provide insight into how a complex intervention is being implemented and the achievements or unintended effects to date. Each field study will provide deeper insights into the implementation of W-GDP activities by including the perspectives of three additional groups of stakeholders: beneficiaries, local partners, and critical associates. Any data gathered from local partners and beneficiaries will be triangulated with other data sources and drawn into the Midterm PPE. 

To assist in developing the case studies, Integra seeks a Logistics Expert based in West Bengal, India to support a field study on the following W-GDP-funded Activity: PepsiCo Partnership. Specifically, this Activity aims to demonstrate the business case for scaling women’s economic empowerment throughout PepsiCo’s agriculture supply chains. This partnership leverages a catalytic opportunity to economically empower women and strengthen PepsiCo’s sustainable approaches by strengthening women’s land rights, and women’s entrepreneurship and livelihood opportunities.

 

Scope of Work:

The Logistics Expert will support the country-based evaluation team, in country and remotely, to schedule and conduct interviews with key informants, and arrange travel as necessary. The position would be expected to schedule informant interviews, provide and assist in the instruction of using remote tele/video-conferencing software with informants and/or interviewees as needed, make and confirm travel arrangements if necessary (pending COVID-19 restrictions and/or precautions), and provide progress updates to the US-based evaluation team as necessary. They must be comfortable using video/teleconference software (e.g. Zoom, Google Meets, etc.) as well as making travel arrangements (i.e. arranging cars, drivers, lodging, etc.). 

This position will report to the evaluation team’s Operations Manager or her designee with an estimated level of effort of 15 days, starting November 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020. 

 

Tasks / Deliverables: 

The Logistics Coordinator will be responsible for the following task and/or deliverables, including but not limited to: 

  • Corresponding and scheduling calls with key informants;
  • Sending calendar invitations and associated reminders;
  • Maintaining a calendar or Google spreadsheet of appointments so that all members of the evaluation team can view in real time;
  • Sending instructions on use of tele/video-conferencing software to informants and/or interviewees as necessary; and
  • Providing inputs such as tables of informants interviewed, for example, to be annexed in the evaluation report. 

Qualifications: 

  • Fluency in English, Bengali and Hindi required;
  • Extensive experience coordinating logistics and scheduling as demonstrated by experience on similar assignments;
  • Proficient in the use of video/tele-conferencing software with the ability to instruct others as needing; and
  • Experience arranging travel (e.g. hotels, cars, drivers) in India.

To Apply Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV to jobs@integrallc.com. Please include “Logistics Expert” in the subject line of the e-mail. No phone calls please. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Position:  Logistics Expert

Project:  W-GDP Portfolio Performance Evaluation – Phase 1

Activity:  Producer Owned Women’s Enterprises (POWER)

Location:  Tamil Nadu, India

 

Background:

Integra is seeking an Logistics Expert based in Tamil Nadu, India to assist in the implementation of a mid-term portfolio performance evaluation (PPE) of the White House-led Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative (W-GDP). The purpose of this evaluation is to help USAID better understand the attributes of the Round 1 W-GDP portfolio of activities, as well as the women’s economic empowerment (WEE) interventions, results, partnerships, and sustainability effects of these activities. It is being conducted under the USAID Learning, Evaluation, and Analysis Project (LEAP III) per the request of USAID’s Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Office (GenDev).

The W-GDP PPE will be conducted in two phases: a Mid Term Evaluation (Phase 1) and a Final Evaluation (Phase II). Also under Phase I, the evaluation team will develop four field studies of select W-GDP activities and their surrounding contexts to provide insight into how a complex intervention is being implemented and the achievements or unintended effects to date. Each field study will provide deeper insights into the implementation of W-GDP activities by including the perspectives of three additional groups of stakeholders: beneficiaries, local partners, and critical associates. Any data gathered from local partners and beneficiaries will be triangulated with other data sources and drawn into the Midterm PPE 

To assist in developing the case studies, Integra seeks a Logistics Expert based in Tamil Nadu, India to support a field study on the following W-GDP Activity: Producer Owned Women’s Enterprises (POWER). Specifically, this Activity aims to build women-owned enterprises and connect them to national and international natural and biodegradable fiber products’ supply chains. Participants receive tailored professional assistance to grow the skills and networks needed as employees and entrepreneurs. POWER will also address restrictive social norms to increase support for women as entrepreneurs.

 

Scope of Work:

The Logistics Expert will support the country-based evaluation team, in country and remotely, to schedule and conduct interviews with key informants, and arrange travel as necessary. The position would be expected to schedule informant interviews, provide and assist in the instruction of using remote tele/video-conferencing software with informants and/or interviewees as needed, make and confirm travel arrangements if necessary (pending COVID-19 restrictions and/or precautions), and provide progress updates to the US-based evaluation team as necessary. They must be comfortable using video/teleconference software (e.g. Zoom, Google Meets, etc.) as well as making travel arrangements (i.e. arranging cars, drivers, lodging, etc.). 

This position will report to the evaluation team’s Operations Manager or her designee with an estimated level of effort of 15 days, starting November 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020. 

 

Tasks / Deliverables: 

The Logistics Coordinator will be responsible for the following task and/or deliverables, including but not limited to: 

  • Corresponding and scheduling calls with key informants;
  • Sending calendar invitations and associated reminders;
  • Maintaining a calendar or Google spreadsheet of appointments so that all members of the evaluation team can view in real time;
  • Sending instructions on use of tele/video-conferencing software to informants and/or interviewees as necessary; and
  • Providing inputs such as tables of informants interviewed, for example, to be annexed in the evaluation report. 

 

Qualifications: 

  • Fluency in English and Tamil required;
  • Extensive experience coordinating logistics and scheduling as demonstrated by experience on similar assignments;
  • Proficient in the use of video/tele-conferencing software with the ability to instruct others as needing; and
  • Experience arranging travel (e.g. hotels, cars, drivers) in India.

To Apply Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV to jobs@integrallc.com. Please include “Logistics Expert” in the subject line of the e-mail. No phone calls please. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Position: Democracy, Human Rights and Governance Short Term Senior Technical Advisor 

Location: Remote (with potential travel to Laos)

 

Integra is an innovative international development firm established in 2010 to bring creative solutions to 21st century challenges.  Headquartered in Washington, DC we use academically grounded analytical tools and private sector partnerships to address key development challenges in the areas of economic growth, agriculture and food security, gender and women’s empowerment, climate and environment, and information and communication technology.  Our work has resulted in effective project implementation and policy reforms in over 30 countries and has leveraged over one billion dollars in public and private sector funding.

 

Position Description

The short term senior technical advisor will lead the design and drafting process for the new Democracy, Human Right and Governance – Strengthening the Oversight Capacity of Provincial Assembly (SOPA) program for USAID/Laos.  The advisor will support USAID/Laos in drafting the concept note and program description, including any supporting documentation required for the procurement package.  Additional responsibilities include organizing and facilitating stakeholder engagement and/or co-creation processes, as necessary.

 

Responsibilities

  • Conduct preliminary review of the Government of Laos’ governance and parliamentary-related national policies, strategies, planning documents, and other relevant literature, as well as develop a list of stakeholders and key informants with whom to engage and consult. 
  • Facilitate stakeholder engagement activities, co-creation meetings with development partners and the Government of Laos, along with identifying and mapping development activities carried out by the National Assembly, donors, and non-governmental organization (NGO) partners.
  • Lead drafting process with USAID/Laos for the concept note for the SOPA program.
  • Prepare a Program Description/Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) or other relevant acquisition or assistance tool and supporting documentation for the procurement package.
  • Hold weekly meetings with the Health and Governance Office, to review progress, resolve any issues and coordinate the writing process.  
  • Coordinate across design teams to ensure the completion of key deliverables.  This includes management of logistics, writing meeting agendas, leading discussions, among other tasks, in collaboration with USAID/Laos and technical support teams.
  • Assist in presenting the Concept Note and/or Program Design to internal and external audiences.
  • Conduct a Rapid Political Economy Assessment (RPEA) to contextualize the effects of the political landscape on related Mission programming.


Qualifications

  • Significant experience in the technical design and writing of Local Governance and Parliamentary programs;
  • Effective team leadership, coordination and facilitation skills and the ability to work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary governance sector team (decentralization, local governance, rule of law, parliamentary, for example);
  • Advanced degree in governance preferred and strong analytical and communication (written and facilitation) skills.  The ideal candidate has employment history that demonstrates extensive writing experience, and an ability to craft information succinctly with a high degree of technical depth;
  • Extensive knowledge of parliamentary systems, local governance, key global governance interventions and trends, and substantial extensive experience designing programs; and
  • Extensive knowledge of USG governance programming and policies in Asia (preference for experience working on programs for Laos or similar settings in South East Asia).

To Apply Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV to jobs@integrallc.com. Please include “Democracy, Human Rights and Governance Short Term Senior Technical Advisor” in the subject line of the e-mail. No phone calls please. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

JOB DESCRIPTION FOR SENIOR ECONOMIC ADVISOR

Position: SENIOR ECONOMIC ADVISOR

 

USAID is seeking to place an experienced economic policy expert as an embedded Senior Advisor in the office of Timor-Leste’s Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs (MCAE). The Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs assists the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) in coordinating and supervising the members of Government responsible for implementing policies for economic governance areas including: the Ministry for Commerce, Tourism, and Industry; the Ministry for Agriculture and Fisheries; the Secretary of State for Employment and Vocational Training; the Secretary of State for Cooperatives; and the Secretary of State for the Environment. The MCAE also has oversight authority for 9 Government Autonomous Agencies and the state owned National Commercial Bank of Timor-Leste (BNCTL) Working with the Government of Timor-Leste, USAID has identified three broad baskets that capture the most pressing constraints to growth, diversification, and recovery: 1) Infrastructure, 2) Capacity Building, and 3) Business Enabling Environment.

The Senior Advisor will support MCAE in drafting policy options, policies, laws, regulations or protocols and advise on how to assess effectiveness of implementation efforts related to policies and regulations addressing identified constraints to efforts promoting a more diversified economy on its path to recovery and WTO accession.

USAID, through the Asia Emerging Opportunities mechanism, will bring onboard the Senior Economic Advisor and be responsible for supervision. As the Advisor works under the guidance of the Coordinator of Technical Team, the AEO team will ensure that the Advisor works collaboratively with both USAID and MCAE. Whenever appropriate, the Senior Economic Advisor will also work collaboratively with the Legal and Policy Advisor, the sector-specific Technical Specialists and the Technical Support Team.

 

Required Qualifications

  1. 15 years of experience in analysis, implementation, and/or development of economic policy;
  2. Expertise in economic policy as it relates to growth and diversification, in particular: prioritizing infrastructure options, expanding domestic commerce and trade; fostering entrepreneurship, increasing FDI and domestic investment, job creation, and economic inclusion for women and youth;
  3. Familiarity with the economics of international trade and the ASEAN and/or WTO accession process;
  4. Demonstrated ability to build relationships and create consensus between governmental and non-governmental stakeholders;
  5. Demonstrated ability to foster relationships across high-level government operating units and coordinate complex, policy-focused work;
  6. Familiarity with the economic policy and trade environment in the region;
  7. Public policy competency required in economic development, preferably in a governmental environment; and
  8. Bilingual English/Portuguese: Reading/Writing/Speaking.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Expertise on agricultural policy and natural resource management policy a plus;
  2. Familiarity with the US Government’s strategic and economic interests in the region, as defined by the Indo-Pacific Strategy;
  3. Experience working with USAID or other donor agencies or implementing partners on economic policy programs;
  4. Experience or familiarity working in Timor-Leste or a similar context; and
  5. Demonstrated experience in capacity building, coaching, mentoring and staff development preferably in a developing country environment.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Advise, mentor, assist and develop technical expertise of the MCAE in exercising its executive and governance functions, particularly in the areas of economy and development with a focus on the achievements of the following results:

  • Provide technical advice to the MCAE according to its mandate in policies and coordination processes in the areas of economy and development, as required;
  • Coordinate the drafting and submission of a Guide to Economic Reform and Growth (GRFE) for the period 2021 – 2023, with a focus on economic pillars and axes of reform needed to implement the Strategic Development Plan 2011 – 2030 (SDP);
  • Provide evidence-based advice to the MCAE, particularly in the areas of economy and development aligned with the Timor-Leste’s National Strategic Plan;
  • Provide technical guidance to relevant Focal Points of MCAE in conducting line Ministries coordination and in following-up on the recommendations arising from them;
  • Provide technical support to the MCAE to coordinate the line Ministries, Secretary of States and Autonomous Agencies which are under coordination of MCAE in the implementation of national plans, budgets and strategies related to economic  development;
  • Assists in analyzing National Economic Plan, Budget execution reports from the economic development perspective;
  • Support the MCAE in drafting technical opinions, analysis and reports, as required;
  • Engage with the MCAE and its coordinating entities to develop skills of staff, as required;
  • Advise the MCAE on international governmental best practices, in the areas of economy and development; and
  • Public policy competence required in economic development, preferably in a parliamentary environment.

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Team player with effective interpersonal skills
  • Energetic, positive and constructive attitude

 

To Apply Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV to jobs@integrallc.com. Please include “SENIOR ECONOMIC ADVISOR” in the subject line of the e-mail. No phone calls please. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Position: Water Management Subject Matter Experts

 

Location: Global

Integra is an innovative international development firm established in 2010 to bring creative solutions to 21st century challenges.  Headquartered in Washington, DC, we use academically grounded analytical tools and private sector partnerships to address key development challenges in the areas of economic growth, agriculture and food security, gender and women’s empowerment, climate and environment, and information and communication technology.  Our work has resulted in effective project implementation and policy reforms in over 30 countries and has leveraged over one billion dollars in public and private sector funding.

 

Activity Description

The USAID/Asia Technical Service (TS) office has requested assistance in presenting the findings of the Contributions of High Asia Run-off from Ice and Snow (CHARIS) project, run by the University of Colorado at Boulder, to a wider audience.  The technical team will conduct in depth desk research to inform capacity building and training materials for wider dissemination of CHARIS’ findings, working with stakeholders in Central Asia, such as regional institutions, government agencies, national institutions and other actors including dam and hydroelectric power plant operators.  Working closely with USAID, the AEO team will determine the best methodologies for disseminating the information, with each training building upon the lessons learned of the previous one.  The research will focus initially on Tajikistan and with the option to expand to other Central Asian countries, including Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and potentially Kazakhstan.  

This will be approached through a two-step process.  The AEO team will work with counterparts in Central Asia to first produce a desk review of CHARIS’ findings and other available data.  The next step will be the design and presentation of virtual trainings and capacity building activities based on the findings of the desk review.  The team will work with communications and training experts and USAID to design and implement the workshops, which may include webinars, videos, or virtual presentations.  A potential extension of the work may involve conducting workshops in other Central Asian countries, including Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and potentially Kazakhstan.

 

Specific Consultant Roles

We are looking for a team that can speak to the economic, social and health benefits of low glacial runoff in the region, capturing the effects on hydropower output, as well as on agriculture and animal husbandry, tourism and recreation, among others.  Integra seek candidates with expertise in the following technical sectors: Water Management, Hydrology and/or Hydropower.  

We expect this desk review to be a part time contract, over the span of six (6) months, with the understanding that the period of performance may change due to extenuating circumstances such as the Covid-19 pandemic.  As this activity will not involve travel, we are looking specifically for researchers with experience in water management in the Central Asia region.

 

 

To Apply Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV to jobs@integrallc.com. Please include “Expert JD Glacier and Water Use Expert” in the subject line of the e-mail. No phone calls please. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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