Evaluation Team Leader, Performance Evaluation of USAID’s Advancing Kosovo Together (AKT) Project, Kosovo

Evaluation Team Leader, Performance Evaluation of USAID’s Advancing Kosovo Together (AKT) Project, Kosovo
Social Impact (SI) is a Washington, DC-area 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 and 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.
Proposal Objective:
The scope of this task order is to design and implement a mid-term performance evaluation of the AKT project, which aims to remove barriers that prevent the creation of avenues for cooperation and connection between the Government of Kosovo and Kosovo-Serb communities.
The purpose of this mid-term performance evaluation is to:
1) Evaluate the programmatic progress of the AKT program and its two separate implementing mechanisms - AKT-US Prime and AKT-LS.;
2) Identify strengths and weaknesses; and describe the effectiveness of the project;
3) Learn how efficient the separation of AKT into two implementing mechanisms was (e.g,. Contract and Cooperative Agreement, U.S. and local implementers) in terms of management time, resources, communication, and overall benefit) and what the benefits in the development activities were within the 16 Municipalities;
4) Provide key findings; conclusions and recommendations for the two AKT activities; and,
5) Provide recommendations for future activities
Position Description:
SI is seeking a short-term Evaluation Team Leader to design and lead the performance evaluation, provide quality assurance and control, and supervise the team members.
The period of performance is five weeks, and is anticipated to begin November 2016.
· Take specific leadership for the team.
· Finalize the evaluation design.
· Coordinate activities and arrange periodic meetings.
· Consolidate individual input from team members.
· Coordinate the process of assembling the final findings and recommendation into a high quality document.
· M.A. or Ph.D. in a related subject.
· Expertise on minority integration concepts.
· At least 10 years of experience in minority, community and municipal development concepts and development work in developing countries.
· Experience in evaluating democracy and governance activities.
· Excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as exceptional organizational and analytical abilities.
· Knowledge of USAID development concepts is encouraged, and experience in the Europe and Eurasia region is a plus.
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