Position: Team Lead / Senior Evaluation Specialist / APEC Specialist (This is for one or two positions based on candidate qualifications)

Location: Remote

Background:

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:

US-Support for Economic Growth in Asia (US-SEGA) is a six-year project designed to improve the policy environment for sustainable economic growth and prosperity, improve regional economic cooperation, sound management of institutions and good governance throughout the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) region and the Indo-Pacific, while also expanding markets for U.S. goods and services. The program has an office in Washington, D.C. and a presence in Singapore. US-SEGA implements activities through three components:

  1. Strengthening APEC
  2. Supporting Economic Growth Programs in the Indo-Pacific
  3. COVID-19 Crisis Response.

US-SEGA builds on past assistance provided to the region by the U.S. Government, to both APEC and USAID Missions, to achieve policy objectives. Through policy studies and assessments, target technical assistance, and capacity building, US-SEGA will advance sustainable economic growth, capture and disseminate best practices, and pilot innovative approaches and technologies.

Job Description:

We are recruiting for a Team Lead/Senior Evaluation Specialist and an APEC specialist. The ideal candidate would have all three capabilities; however we understand that this may be best met by two people.
These roles will be part of small team, up to three people (including team lead, one senior expert and one mid-level expert) to conduct a mid-term evaluation of the US-SEGA project. Specifically, the mid-term performance evaluation will examine whether, and to what extent, US-SEGA is meeting the objectives as articulated in the project’s foundational documents and M&E plan over the first half of the project,
and identify areas that can be refined or altered in the second half of implementation. The evaluation will use a standard design based on OECD/DAC principles of relevance, efficacy, efficiency and sustainability. Given the wide-ranging subject areas that US-SEGA has worked on, it will not be possible to conduct a completely comprehensive evaluation. The evaluation team will consult with USAID on which project activities to focus on within each component. These work streams are based on levels of investment and/or U.S. priority policy interests.
The proposed approach will consist of:

  1. Structured interviews with no fewer than 40 key stakeholders.
  2. Development of a case study documenting the outcomes of assistance to four combined economies (two for each component) or counterparts to allow for a deep-dive analysis of objective achievements, lessons learned, and development impact of SEGA interventions, based on interviews with key stakeholders.
  3. Review of US-SEGA’s M&E database outcome and output indicators to report overall levels of measured change.

Qualifications:

The Candidates will possess a master’s degree in economics, Statistics, or other Social Science degree in a relevant subject area.

  • At least eight – ten (8-10) years of experience leading research and evaluations in developing countries.
  • At a minimum, familiarity with the APEC region. Extensive experience with APEC required for APEC specialist.
  • Strong knowledge of USAID development policies and practices.
  • Subject expertise in the following areas is preferred: Business Enabling Environment, trade and investment, digital connectivity, energy, infrastructure, private
    sector engagement, market systems, and women’s economic empowerment.
  • Experiencing managing and/or participating in teams, maintaining project timelines and applying quality control measures to ensure timely and value deliverables for
    clients.
  • Excellent communication and organization skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, supervisory, and written and oral communication skills;
  • Professional fluency in English.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required.

Timeline:

The work is expected to begin in mid to late September.

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

Position: Private Sector Engagement Expert

Project: USAID, LEAP III

Activity: USAID/Armenia PSLA

Location: Armenia

Background:

Under the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Learning, Evaluation, and Analysis Project (LEAP III), it is anticipated that USAID/Armenia will request assistance in conducting a Private Sector Landscape Assessment (PSLA). The goal of the PSLA is to systematically examine opportunities and approaches to solve key development challenges by leveraging private sector resources and expertise. It is intended to serve as a resource both in current PSE efforts and to enable USAID/Armenia to define longer term engagement goals and potential opportunities through its Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS).

The PSLA for USAID/Armenia will focus on strategically mapping potential ways USAID can engage and collaborate with the private sector in tackling key development challenges. It will help the mission understand interests and priorities the private sector has that relate to the development challenges USAID seeks to address, and how USAID can leverage these interests to engage with specific actors; specific sectors/industries (and, to the extent feasible, individual companies) USAID should target to address the below development challenges; additional collaboration models that may be useful in approaching the challenges outlined, both building on those currently employed by the Mission or proposing new avenues; and how and in what circumstances USAID should engage additional interlocutors, such as Government of Armenia actors, in conjunction with private sector engagement.

When addressing a development challenge, the PSLA will help the Mission to consider the five key questions outlined in the Agency’s 2018 PSE Policy: Can the private sector solve this problem by itself? Could there be a market-based approach to addressing this challenge? What are the roles and interests of the private sector in addressing this challenge? Are there factors constraining the private sector from involvement and investment? Is there a role for USAID to help alleviate or eliminate these constraints?

Anticipated Responisiblities:

To assist in this effort, Integra seeks a locally-based PSE Expert to join the LEAP III team. The estimated level of effort for this position is 30-40 days. Tasks may include, but are not limited to:

  • Support initial desk research by providing any relevant material or research on private sector activity, economic growth, political or regulatory changes impacting the enabling environment in Armenia;
  • Prepare a draft list of targeted companies for interviews, including their sector, product/service, geographic location, and rationale for selection;
  • Contribute to the design/development of survey instruments and interview questionnaire(s) as needed;
  • Work with a local facilitator to schedule interviews with private sector stakeholders, to be conducted via Google Meet, Zoom, etc. depending on stakeholder preference;
  • Pending COVID-19 restrictions, conduct interviews with private sector stakeholders in person or via virtual video conferencing (to be determined) using the questionnaire designed by the team. This includes taking detailed notes on responses and findings, to be coded and analyzed by the team’s Data Analyst; and serving as local expert, providing protocol and translation support;
  • Participate in Mission consultations in Yerevan or remote as needed, discussing the draft list of companies, targeted sectors, rationale for selection to ensure that the Mission and activity team are aligned in priorities and approach;
    • Contribute to the analysis of findings and writing of the final PSLA report based on insights from interviews and drawing on experience in the private sector in Armenia. This may include building out potential strategic engagement models, and laying out short-term/action-oriented and long-term/strategic recommendations;
  • Work with the team to prioritize collaboration models that best fit within USAID strategic objectives and identify next steps/action items for USAID where possible; and
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Fluency in English and Armenian required;
  • Advanced degree in economics, business, international development, or another relevant discipline;
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in providing assistance to USAID and/or other international donors and clients;
  • Familiarity with USAID’s PSE Policy and strategy;
  • Experience working with USAID;
  • Experience in private sector engagement, private sector development, relationship and coalition building, corporate partnerships, and/or best practices in international business;
  • Experience in project management, leadership, and working as a member of team, with strong interpersonal skills;
  • Experience developing and executing workshops, trainings, and/or listening tours preferred;
  • Strong writing and communication skills, with experience in technical report writing; and
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise overall quality control, meeting high technical and editorial standards.

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

Position: Data Quality Assessment (DQA) Specialist

Project: USAID Learning, Evaluation, and Analysis Project (LEAP III)

Activity: USAID Power Africa

Location: TBD (most likely Remote Data Collection working from home)

Activity Description:

The USAID Power Africa Office has asked that Integra provide technical assistance for a Data Quality Assessment (DQA) of approximately 17 of their key indicators.

Job Description:

A DQA is a process to help USAID staff and implementing partners understand the strengths and weaknesses of their data and the extent to which the data can be trusted to influence management decisions. A DQA refers to USAID’s standard practice for assessing data quality, documenting any limitations in data quality, and establishing a plan for addressing those limitations. A DQA should be conducted to understand and document the extent that data meet or do not meet the five data quality standards documented in ADS 201.3.5.7:

1. Validity: Data should represent the intended result clearly and adequately.

2. Integrity: Data should have safeguards to minimize risk of bias, transcription error, or data manipulation.

3. Precision: Data should have a sufficient level of detail to permit informed management decision making.

4. Reliability: Data should reflect stable and consistent data collection processes and analysis methods over time.

5. Timeliness: Data should be available at a useful frequency, should be current, and should be timely enough to influence management decision making.

Power Africa will define about 15-20 Economic Growth Indicators to be reviewed and which partners the consultant will work with. The consultant will be responsible for:

1. Desk Review: Reviewing reporting data, PIRS, Mission Order for Monitoring, etc.

2. Field Review (may be done remotely): Verifying data, checking implementing partners’ understanding of the indicators.

3. Documentation: Completing the DQA Checklist and updating the indicators’ PIRS.

4. Mitigation Plan (as needed): working with the implementing partner and others to address data limitations.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

• Graduate degree in Statistics, Evaluation or a relevant, quantitative field preferred.
Experience:

• At least ten years of experience in monitoring and evaluation, preferably with experience working on USAID projects establishing M&E systems, finalizing results frameworks, PMPs, M&E plans, managing M&E databases;

• Extensive experience in conducting rigorous and evidence-based DQAs;

• Proven ability to review and update training materials and conduct trainings, findings dissemination sessions using DQA findings;

• Knowledge of the USAID ADS policy, guidance and requirements on DQAs;

• In-depth understanding of USAID performance management standards and guidelines;

• Experience working in at least two of the 22 countries in Africa where Power Africa is implementing activities;

• Fluency in spoken and written English; and

• Familiarity with Power Africa and the energy sector in Africa.

 

To Apply, Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV to tmiles@integrallc.com.  Please include “Data Quality Assessment (DQA) Specialist” in the subject line of the e-mail.  No phone calls please.  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Position:  Gender and Social Inclusion Specialist

Project:  MCC Togo Threshold Program

Activity:  Advisory Services

Location:  Global

Activity Description:

The Gender and Social Inclusion (GSI) 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. Under this five-year contract, Integra currently provides oversight and support to MCC for threshold implementation via assistance to establish the Togolese body that will oversee the Threshold Program, document reviews, draft contributions to requests for proposals for implementing partners, and field missions as requested. The work will include the management and oversight of the Togo Threshold project implementers for the ICT and land reform projects as described below and a review of terms of reference (TORs) and technical deliverables.

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. Integra provides oversight of the two implementers. This position will report to the Togo O&S Team Lead.

In providing the requested services, Integra has assembled a team of experts and is seeking a GSI Specialist. The specialist will assist MCC in ensuring that the needs of women and marginalized groups are considered. They are involved in and ultimately benefit from the activities within the Togo Threshold Program. Responsibilities for the GSI Specialist may include but are not limited to providing recommendations on integrating gender in scopes of work for TA contractors, providing inputs in partnership agreements, and reviewing monitoring and evaluation plans to facilitate successful implementation. Overall, this position will support the team in reducing the gender digital gap and assisting women and marginalized groups in participating in and benefiting from land reform activities and associated protections.

Qualifications:

  • At least a bachelor’s degree in one of the social sciences or international development with evidence of in-depth training in the area of gender or social inclusion; Master’s degree is preferred;
  • At least 10 years of experience working with/for MCC, USAID, DFID, the World Bank, or similar international donor organizations;
  • Demonstrated expertise in gender integration in monitoring and evaluation design and delivery, and project implementation;
  • Experience working in Francophone Africa is required. Experience in Togo is preferred;
  • Experience working on information and communications technology (ICT) projects is required;
  • Experience working on land reform projects is preferred;
  • Fluent in English and proficient in French;
  • Strong ability to work as part of a team, prioritizing and multi-tasking under tight deadlines;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; and
  • 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 days per year.

 

To Apply, Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV to khamilton@integrallc.com.  Please include “Gender and Social Inclusion Specialist” 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:  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.

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