Social Impact Evaluation Team Member /Local Expert Youth Potential Activity Final Evaluation Jobs in Ethiopia

Social Impact Evaluation Team Member /Local Expert Youth Potential Activity Final Evaluation Jobs in Ethiopia

Closing date: 11 Sep 2019

Evaluation Team Member /Local Expert (M&E and Youth) Youth Potential Activity Final Evaluation

USAID/Ethiopia Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Service (EPMES) Activity, Ethiopia

Social Impact (SI) is an international development management consulting firm. SI’s mission is to improve the effectiveness of international development programs in improving people’s lives.

We provide a full range of management consulting, technical assistance, and training services to strengthen international development programs, organizations, and policies.

We provide services globally in the areas of monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, project, and program design, organizational capacity building, and gender and social analysis.

SI services cross-cut all development sectors including democracy and governance, health, education, the environment, and economic growth.

SI’s clients include US government agencies such as USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the US Department of State, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and non-profits.

In Ethiopia, SI implements the Ethiopia Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Service (EPMES) Activity of USAID.

The EPMES Activity provides monitoring and evaluation (M&E) services to the USAID/ Ethiopia Mission, which include external evaluation, performance monitoring technical support and improving capacity for learning and adapting.


Building the Potential of Youth is a five-year USAID-funded program, implemented by Save the Children and partner organizations, that promotes opportunities for young Ethiopians to contribute to the betterment of society positively.

POTENTIAL’s goal is for unemployed and underemployed Ethiopian youth ages 15-29 in rural areas and towns to attain the skills, knowledge, and social capital that lead to increased income and long-term economic self-sufficiency.

The program plans to directly reach 34,537 Ethiopian youth in six regions, helping them to have access to gainful employment.

Position Description:

Social Impact is seeking a Local Expert (M&E and Youth) to participate in an upcoming end line evaluation of a USAID activity Building the Potential of Youth.

The Team Member will work under the supervision of the Team Leader. The evaluation is expected to start towards the end of July and the level of effort (LOE) for this evaluation
is tentatively estimated at between 60 to 70 days.

This may be revised prior to the inception of this evaluation. The successful candidate will be notified about any changes in the LOE at the contracting stage.

The Local Expert will have the following duties and responsibilities.

  • Participate in the endline evaluation team planning meeting.
  • Review program background materials.
  • Participate in briefings with USAID/Ethiopia.
  • Contribute to design of data collection instruments (for example, for focus group discussions, key informant interviews, and semi-structured questionnaires).
  • Assist the Team Leader in recruiting data collectors as necessary.
  • Train and coordinate data collectors as necessary.
  • In consultation with the Team Leader, identify and mobilize focus group discussants and key informant interviewees; take notes of discussions and interviews.
  • Select respondents for the evaluation as necessary.
  • Check if questionnaires are properly field by data collectors.
  • Assist in oral interpretation of interviews (Amharic to English; English to Amharic).
  • Merge survey data and make data ready for analysis.
  • Assist team leader and other experts in data analysis and review of data quality.
  • Contribute written technical material (text and/or data presentations) to team internal products and the draft assessment report.
  • Assist in report editing.
  • Other activities as instructed by the Team Leader.


  • BA degree (MA/MSc. Preferred) in Educational Planning, Educational Psychology, Measurement and Evaluation, Sociology, Demography, Economics, Statistics or another related social science field.
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience; candidate should have strong understanding of project cycle management, evaluation design, and data collection and analysis techniques, survey coordination, and gender issues in Ethiopia.
  • Survey experience in projects implementing youth, livelihood, training, and employment, as well as familiarity with USAID development projects and evaluation policies, are desirable.
  • Sound technical and evaluation experience with youth workforce development projects.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office is required and experience with statistical analysis software (such as SPSS) and qualitative analysis software desired.
  • Fluency in English and Amharic is required; knowledge of additional local languages is an advantage.

    How to Apply:
    Apply directly on SI's website, here.

    Social Impact Evaluation Team Member /Local Expert Youth Potential Activity Final Evaluation Jobs in Ethiopia

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