Position: Evidence Based Learning Contract – Chief of Party

Location:  Egypt

Integra is a small-business international development firm specializing in implementing demand-driven development analytics, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), and capacity-building projects. Our technical expertise encompasses agriculture and food security, economic growth, energy, climate resilience, environment and natural resources, and gender and social inclusion. We have provided analytical and M&E services to donor-funded projects for ten years, working across more than 50 different countries, impacting millions of stakeholders, and leveraging over $1.2 billion in public and private investment for development reforms.
Integra seeks a Chief of Party (COP) to lead and manage the anticipated USAID Egypt Evidence Based Learning Contract. This will be a full-time, key personnel position, pending award. The Contract will provide monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) support services and build the capacity of USAID/Egypt and implementing partner (IP) staff.
These technical services and capacity-building objectives include improving the use of Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA), supporting implementing the MEL aspects of USAID/Egypt’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS), and enhancing organizational effectiveness.

To these ends, the contractor will:

  • Provide technical support to strengthen reporting and MEL processes, supporting USAID/Egypt and IPs in timely, evidence-based decision-making and learning;
  • Investigate the key development hypotheses underlying CDCS Development Objectives (DOs) to generate learning and enable adaptation for subsequent program designs or updates to the CDCS and PMP;
  • Support evidence-based project and activity design via short and long-term technical consultants to conduct stakeholders consultations, research and analysis, and sectoral and cross-cutting assessments and desk studies.
  • Provide support to USAID/Egypt to improve organizational practices, business processes, and capacity for knowledge management, learning, and adaptation within USAID/Egypt’s staff;
  • Deepen coordination, collaboration, knowledge sharing, and synergy within the Mission and other key Stakeholders and IPs regarding program interventions, M&E, and lessons learned.
  • Provide organizational development services to strengthen leadership behaviors and build teams to ensure effective collaboration, innovation, and better impact.

Responsibilities

  • Lead Integra’s team and serve as the primary point of contact with USAID for day-to-day activity implementation and management matters.
  • Lead technical operations ensuring the project tasks are completed and project objectives are met.
  • Prepare and submit reports and deliverables per the contract.
  • Coordinate with USAID and liaise with key counterparts.
  • Assure all assistance provided under the contract, whether by international or local experts/personnel, is technically sound, appropriate, and addresses the needs.
  • Manage and supervise the work of all experts/personnel provided under the contract.

Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in economics, public policy, evaluation, or another relevant discipline.
  • Eight to ten years of experience assisting USAID in evaluations and assessments of similar size and scope in developing countries and comparable experience with learning and adaptive management.
  • A track record of successfully implementing projects in Egypt or the MENA region.
  • Familiarity or experience working with local or regional MEL organizations preferred, including strong knowledge of USAID’s CLA Framework and Program Cycle.
  • Strong familiarity with USAID policies and procedures.
  • Strong management, communication, writing, and interpersonal skills, including proven ability in quality assurance for technical, reporting, and other deliverables.
  • Exceptional proficiency in written and spoken English, with fluency in Arabic a significant plus.

To Apply, Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV to jobs@integrallc.com. Please include “USAID Egypt Evidence Based Learning Contract – Chief of Party” in the subject line of the e-mail. No phone calls please. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Position:  Short-term Consultant: Gender and Workforce Development Subject Matter Expert

USAID End-line Portfolio Performance Evaluation

Period of Performance: October 2022 – January 2023

Level of Effort: Approximately 30 days

Location:  Washington, DC and Remote Data Collection

Description: Integra Government Services International LLC is seeking a short-term consultant to serve as Team Leader in conducting an end line performance evaluation of USAID’s portfolio of women’s economic empowerment (WEE) activities. The purpose of the evaluation is to assess the initial 45 activities funded in 2018 and measure the extent to which these WEE activities achieved the intended goals, identify challenges and opportunities, and provide key learnings. The end line performance evaluation focuses on assessing the technical components of the portfolio, especially activity designs, interventions, partnerships, and results. USAID will incorporate the key lessons from this evaluation into the design and implementation of current and future WEE programs and policies. A mid-term performance evaluation was conducted in 2020, which included a quantitative and qualitative analysis, a desk review of nearly 300 documents provided by USAID and implementing partners (IP), data collected from online surveys and key informant interviews with USAID/Washington, missions, IP staff, and partners. It also included case studies of four WEE activities to obtain important feedback from beneficiaries and local partners located in multiple countries.

Position Summary: The Gender and Workforce Development Subject Matter Expert (SME), located in the U.S., is expected to guide measuring how gender inequalities affect labor market participation and economic growth. The candidate should be familiar with evidence-based approaches to improving women’s participation in the formal economy. This high-profile evaluation requires a candidate who has demonstrated technical expertise and evaluation experience for USAID and/or other USG agencies. The ideal candidate will possess a combination of gender and workforce development expertise; experience in survey design, data collection, and analysis, knowledge of relevant USAID policies; logic models and data visualization; and excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute written technical inputs to the overall evaluation design and survey tools, including the work plan, identification of key workforce development issues, a compilation of key informants,
  • Conduct key informant interviews and focus group discussions with women leaders, entrepreneurs, women-owned small-and-medium-sized enterprises, activists, influencers, bloggers, women-led business associations, and relevant non-government organizations.
  • Draft narrative text and data visualizations of findings, conclusions, and recommendations for presentations and the final report. Contribute to quality control of all technical work.
  • Participate in internal discussions with other team members and, as needed, with external partners.
  • Guide and coordinate the field studies carried out by the national evaluators.
  • Support Team Leader in the internal management of evaluation and other evaluation team members.

Qualifications:

  • A graduate degree in the social sciences emphasizing workforce development, labor market participation, and the business enabling environment.
  • Preferably ten years’ experience in the economic development, economic empowerment, and GEWE area conducting evaluations, performance monitoring, and research, in combination with program management, and the provision of technical assistance relating to the desired subjects.
  • Practical technical expertise gained through longer-term field-based assignments will be valued.
  • Knowledge and experience applying USAID’s guidance and tools relating to GEWE, the program cycle, evaluation, performance monitoring, and CLA.
  • Proven communication skills with the ability to produce high-quality reports.
  • Specialist expertise in working with Excel and databases, qualitative and quantitative software to code and analyze data; skills in Stata are desirable.
  • Outstanding team player and problem-solving skills.

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

Position:  Short-term Consultant: Women’s Economic Empowerment Evaluation Team Leader

USAID End-line Portfolio Performance Evaluation

Period of Performance: October 2022 – January 2023

Level of Effort: Approximately 40 days

Location:  Washington, DC and Remote Data Collection

Description: Integra Government Services International LLC is seeking a short-term consultant to serve as Team Leader in conducting an end line performance evaluation of USAID’s portfolio of women’s economic empowerment (WEE) activities. The purpose of the evaluation is to assess the initial 45 activities funded in 2018 and measure the extent to which these WEE activities achieved the intended goals, identify challenges and opportunities, and provide key learnings. The end line performance evaluation focuses on assessing the technical components of the portfolio, especially activity designs, interventions, partnerships, and results. USAID will incorporate the key lessons from this evaluation into the design and implementation of current and future WEE programs and policies. A mid-term performance evaluation was conducted in 2020, which included a quantitative and qualitative analysis, a desk review of nearly 300 documents provided by USAID and implementing partners (IP), data collected from online surveys and key informant interviews with USAID/Washington, missions, IP staff, and partners. It also included case studies of four WEE activities to obtain important feedback from beneficiaries and local partners located in multiple countries.

Position Summary: The Team Leader, located in the United States, is expected to guide measuring how gender inequalities women’s economic empowerment and economic growth. The candidate should be familiar with evidence-based approaches to improving women’s participation in the formal economy. This high-profile evaluation requires a candidate who has demonstrated technical expertise and evaluation experience for USAID and other USG agencies. The ideal candidate will possess a combination of strong management, technical expertise in gender, and conducting performance evaluations. The Team Leader must have experience with USAID evaluations and knowledge of gender policies. The Team Leader will coordinate a team of four to five consultants and oversee all operational details.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the main point of contact with USAID’s Gender Development Office (GenDev) and establish an essential relationship with USAID staff in Washington and Country Missions.
  • Direct evaluation team inputs and develop the overall evaluation design and survey tools, including the work plan, identifying key workforce development issues, a compilation of key informants.
  • Conduct key informant interviews and group discussions with USAID staff and IPs.
  • Assign and/or lead key informant interviews and focus group discussions with women leaders, entrepreneurs, women-owned small-and-medium-sized enterprises, activists, influencers, bloggers, women-led business associations, and relevant non-government organizations.
  • Draft all deliverables: evaluation work plan, survey tools and protocols, presentation of preliminary findings, final report and presentation of the final report of findings, conclusions and recommendations for presentations, and final report.
  • Oversee internal management of the evaluation including managing a diverse team, coordinate with the Home Office, Director of Research, and other team members.
  • Direct, guide, and coordinate the field studies carried out by the national evaluators.

Qualifications:

  • A graduate degree in the social sciences, economics, or other disciplines related to workforce development, entrepreneurship and finance, and the business enabling environment.
  • Preferably ten years’ experience in the economic development, economic empowerment, and GEWE area conducting evaluations, performance monitoring, and research, in combination with program management, and the provision of technical assistance relating to the desired subjects.
  • Practical technical expertise gained through longer-term field-based assignments will be valued.
  • Knowledge and experience applying USAID’s guidance and tools relating to GEWE, the program cycle, evaluation, performance monitoring, and CLA.
  • Proven communication skills with the ability to produce high-quality reports.
  • Specialist expertise in working with Excel and databases, qualitative and quantitative software to code and analyze data, skills in Stata are desirable.
  • Outstanding team player and problem-solving skills.

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

Integra, is a small-business international development firm, specializing in the implementation of demand-driven development analytics, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), and capacity building projects. Our technical expertise is broad, encompassing agriculture and food security, economic growth, energy, climate resilience, environment and natural resources, and gender and social inclusion. We have provided analytical and M&E services to donor-funded projects for 10 years, working across more than 50 countries, impacting millions of stakeholders, and leveraging over $1.2 billion in public and private investment for development reforms.

Job Description:

The GIS, Remote Sensing, and Land Information Specialist will serve as a consultant for Integra under the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Togo Threshold Program Advisory Services Contract, referred to as the Togo Threshold Oversight and Support (O&S) Project, to provide technical expertise, oversight, and support to MCC in implementing the Togo Threshold Program (THP). Under this five-year contract, Integra is currently supporting MCC in the preparation for the launch of the Threshold Program, including the preparation of the request for proposals, document reviews, and field missions as requested. When the THP commences, Integra will support MCC in the management and oversight of the Togo Threshold Program, including the review of technical deliverables.

OMCA (L’organisme de la mise en œuvre du Millennium Challenge Account -Togo) is the Togolese independent government body in charge of supervising and managing the implementation of the THP. Technical assistance contractors will be engaged to implement the program. In addition, multiple Togolese ministries and government entities will support the implementation of the Threshold Program.

The Togo Threshold Program consists of two projects: 1) The ICT Project and 2) the Land Reform to Accelerate Agricultural Productivity (LRAP) Project. The objectives of the ICT project are to improve access to high quality, reasonably priced ICT services in Togo via (a) increased competition among existing and future ICT service providers in the sector; (b) the creation and strengthening of an independent regulator that facilitates private sector participation; and (c) targeted investments and incentives, where necessary, to increase service in otherwise unprofitable areas. The LRAP project aims to improve land tenure security and increase investment in the agricultural sector. These goals are accomplished by (1) expanding access to formalized land that results from identifying and legitimizing customary land rights, (2) moving the legitimized rights into the formal system, (3) improving the system and governance that protects legitimate land rights, and (4) making access to land more inclusive by ensuring recognition of women’s rights.

LRAP consists of two key Activities: Activity 1 will support the development of implementing decrees for the new Land Code. Activity 2 will identify and test administrative models and processes that reduce the cost, complexity and constraints associated with the formalization smallholders’ existing customary land rights in rural Togo. Activity 2 will generate evidence-based knowledge on the types of land administration processes and systems that are both feasible and compatible with the new Land Code and the Togolese context. Activity 2 consists of four “land methodologies”, namely:

  • Methodology 1: Identification and mapping of rights relating to plots (identify, map customary land rights);
  • Methodology 2: Management of land information (manage legal and spatial land information at the local level);
  • Methodology 3: Land registration procedures (develop other instruments and procedures, less expensive and less complicated, to guarantee customary land rights);
  • Methodology 4: Management of land conflicts (manage and resolve customary land conflicts).

The knowledge from Activity 2 will inform the content of the implementation decrees developed under Activity 1. The two activities are closely linked and will take place in parallel.

The GIS, Remote Sensing and Land Information Specialist will be part of Integra’s team supporting LRAP. This position will report to the Togo O&S Team Lead and should keep in close contact with the LRAP Team Lead. LRAP will be a fast-moving project with a significant number of deliverables and activities going on simultaneously. Attention to details and managing tight turnaround timelines is key for this position.

In providing the requested services, Integra has assembled a team of experts and is seeking a GIS, Remote Sensing, and Land Information Specialist. The specialist will provide support in regard to land methodology 1 and land methodology 2. The specialist will assist MCC in:

  • Prepare memos for the technical assistance contractor detailing implementation instructions for deliverables, especially related to land methodology 1 and land methodology 2.
  • Review and comment on the technical assistance contractor’s deliverables (outline, draft and final deliverables), especially related to land methodology 1 and land methodology 2.
  • Provide input on documents and assist with other related tasks as needed.
  • Participate in regular meetings and calls as needed.
  • Collaborate and remain in regular communication with the Integra team.

In addition, the expert may be asked to review the qualifications and approach associated with GIS and land information systems provided in the technical proposals of firms that submit bids to become the Technical Assistance contractor for the LRAP project.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in RS/GIS, Geo-Informatics, and/or Computer science with application in NRM or Agriculture,
  • At least 5-7 years of experience working with/for MCC, USAID, DFID, the World Bank, or similar international donor organizations. Experience working with MCC is preferred, but not necessary.
  • Demonstrated experience with methodologies and issues for collection of spatial information associated with land property rights, particularly in African countries.
  • Experience or detailed knowledge of affordable and innovative technologies and systems (mobile, Geographic Information Systems, blockchain, Social Tenure Domain Model, Cadasta, etc.) for rural land administration and titling in the African context.
  • Experience or knowledge of affordable and innovative land information management systems in the African context
  • Experience working in Francophone Africa is preferred.
  • Experience working on land reform projects is required.
  • Fluent or proficient in French and proficient in English.
  • Strong ability to work as part of a team, prioritizing and multi-tasking under tight deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to travel to Lomé, Togo as needed (short-term).

This position provides short-term technical experience over a multi-year period, with an estimated level of effort of 30-40 person-days per year and is a global position.

To Apply, Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV to tmiles@integrallc.com.  Please include “GIS, Remote Sensing, and Land Information 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.

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.

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