Senior Evaluation Specialist Job Opportunities at Social Impact (SI) 2022


Senior Evaluation Specialist Job Opportunities at Social Impact (SI) 2022

Senior Evaluation Specialist, USAID Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Support Platform, Tanzania

Social Impact (SI) is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness. We work across all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, environment, and economic growth. Since 1997 we have worked in over 100 countries for clients such as US government agencies, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and nonprofits.

Proposal Objective:

Social Impact is preparing a proposal response for a five-year MEL support project with USAID/Tanzania to support the Mission’s monitoring, evaluation, and learning needs. Activities will include helping the Mission develop and operationalize a learning agenda including, developing and facilitating learning events, supporting performance monitoring efforts (DQAs, data collection, etc.), conducting evaluations and assessments of USAID’s activities in Tanzania, building MEL capacity among USAID staff and implementing partners, and other MEL related responsibilities.

Position Description:

SI is seeking a Senior Evaluation Specialist to provide technical assistance in designing evaluation scopes of work, managing evaluations, studies, and assessments, as well as data collection and analysis of performance information. The position is a full-time position for the duration of the five-year project, and will be based in Tanzania, contingent upon contract award.

**Please Note: Only Tanzanian citizens are eligible to apply.**


Serve as the lead on all evaluation and survey activities throughout the life of the activity, including scope of work development, evaluation management, data collection support, design of methodologies and protocols, data analysis and reporting writing support.

Oversee the collection and analysis of performance information, and will plan and manage evaluations, studies, and assessments.

Participate on evaluation teams, design evaluations and assessments.

Conduct activities to build Mission and IP capacity in evaluation methodology.

Guide efforts to improve USAID/Tanzania’s evaluations and evaluative processes, with the aim of making the Mission a leader in evaluation processes and evaluation information use.

Assist Mission Management in using information for decision-making and resource allocation.


Minimum of a Master’s degree in a field such as international development, statistics, economics or another relevant field.

A minimum of eight years of progressively professional experience in conducting evaluations, assessments, and studies within complex international development contexts. Preference for familiarity and/or experience on USAID Mission MEL Support contracts.

Knowledge and experience in performance and impact evaluation designs, methodologies, and practical applications, including baseline data collection methodologies.

Excellent qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills, including command in a qualitative data software program (Dedoose, NVivo, AtlasTi, etc.), and command of sampling methodologies, statistics, and software such as SPSS, STATA, R.

Experience leading training and building capacity in M&E.

Familiarity with USAID’s objectives, approaches, and operations, particularly as they relate to evaluations, is a plus.

Proficiency in written and spoken English.

Previous experience supporting USAID-funded contracts in a similar capacity preferred.

A commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive work and learning environment.

Come join our energetic and innovative team!  We offer you the opportunity to play a leading role in the growth of our company, work as part of a creative and committed team, and make a difference in the well-being of our world.

To learn more about Social Impact, please visit our website:

SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.


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