SI Senior Qualitative Expert, USAID/Somalia Evaluation, Learning, and Monitoring Initiative Jobs in Kenya

SI Senior Qualitative Expert, USAID/Somalia Evaluation, Learning, and Monitoring Initiative Jobs in Kenya

Proposal Objective

  • SI is pursuing a bid for an upcoming USAID/KEA single holder award under an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract for the provision of Monitoring, Verification, and Reporting (MV&R) activities through the five-year USAID/Somalia Evaluation, Learning, and Monitoring Initiative Task Order.

  • The activity aims to verify and report on activities carried out by Implementing Partners (IPs) across Somalia, through the delivery of timely, analytical, qualitative, and quantitative information.

  • Through visits to USAID/Somalia supported activity sites.

  • The findings derived from monitoring and verification information must be backed with evidence and reported to USAID in a manner that allows activity managers to understand the successes and challenges on the ground quickly, and to take prompt action if needed.

    Position Summary

  • SI seeks a full-time Nairobi-based Senior Qualitative Expert to manage the development, collection, analysis, and presentation of qualitative information.

  • He/she will ensure qualitative data collection and analysis is a significant part of the MV&R process.

  • The Senior Qualitative Expert is expected to travel frequently to Somalia to directly interact with project beneficiaries through key informant interviews, focus groups, among other activities.

  • Additionally, the Expert will conduct ad hoc site visits or plan to conduct ad hoc qualitative research by USAID.


  • Provide technical leadership and oversight in drafting the qualitative sections of the MV&R reports for each round.

  • Develop (in consultation with USAID) tools and protocols to capture relevant qualitative data, which will yield rich qualitative information across each activity.

  • Orient USAID staff/field staff/subcontractors on the
    new/revised qualitative data collection tools, and protocols.

  • Review, analyze, and synthesize qualitative data to ensure logical inferences and conclusions are drawn from the findings.

  • Triangulate MV&R findings with routine program and evaluation data to provide further insight into program effectiveness and identify opportunities for learning.

  • Generate and disseminate synthesized reports and presentations tailored to the intended audience.

    Required Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in the field of evaluation, international development, or a related technical field.

  • At least five years of overseas experience in international development conducting qualitative research.

  • Must be technically proficient in at least one of the following fields: democracy and governance, economic growth, education, and stabilization.

  • Strong communication and presentation skills, including an ability to synthesize and explain complex information to stakeholders.

  • Prior experience in a high threat environment.

  • Excellent English writing skills and speaking ability; Somali language proficiency

  • Must have an understanding of Somali culture and operating environment.

  • Willingness and ability to travel to Somalia as needed.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; SI Senior Qualitative Expert, USAID/Somalia Evaluation, Learning, and Monitoring Initiative Jobs in Kenya

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