Dec 292017

Organization: Social Impact
Country: Mali
Closing date: 29 Jan 2018

Team Leader/Evaluation Specialist, Evaluation of the USAID Behavior Change and Communication Service Delivery Projects, Mali

Social Impact 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, the 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:

SI is preparing a proposal to conduct to a mid-term performance evaluation of two USAID/Mali-funded projects, High Impact Health Services (SSGI) and the Social Marketing and Behavior Change Communications (KJK). The SSGI award supports the delivery of a package of integrated malaria, family planning, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, nutrition, and water and sanitation services delivered at the regional, district, community and household levels. The KJK award covers capacity-building of local NGOs and Government of Mali (GoM) entities; social and behavior change communication (SBCC) activities; and social marketing of family planning, HIV/AIDS prevention, safe drinking water and safe motherhood products sold at commercial retail outlets and community pharmacies. These two programs work in tandem through a joint work plan in five regions (Kayes, Sikasso, Koulikoro, Mopti and Bamako) and the district of Gao (in the North) and are the centerpiece of USAID/Mali’s $69 million per year health program. The period of performance of the evaluation will be between four and six months.

Position Description:

SI is seeking a Team Leader/Evaluation Specialist who will be responsible for coordinating the activities of the evaluation.


  • Provide specific leadership and coordination of evaluation team; represent SI to USAID/Mali.
  • Finalize the evaluation design and methodology.
  • Coordinate fieldwork, data collection and qualitative/quantitative analysis, oversee the training of data collectors ensuring validity.
  • Develop and provide quality assurance on evaluation methods, data collection instrument development, data collection protocols, data management and analysis.
  • Consolidate and guide individual input from team members.
  • Coordinate the process of assembling the final findings and recommendation into a high-quality analytical document.
  • Provide key findings, conclusions and recommendations for the evaluation.
  • Lead all presentations and briefings.


  • Advanced degree in relevant subject area.
  • Demonstrated experience as Team Leader implementing evaluations and supervising team members on methods such as surveys, key informant interviews, and focus groups.
  • Proven evaluation leadership on USAID-funded health sector projects.
  • Expertise in USAID Evaluation Policy and other M&E policies and practices.
  • Significant evaluation expertise using mixed methods qualitative and quantitative methods and experience leading evaluation design and methodology.
  • Demonstrated experience evaluating or working in the public health sector in developing countries, including BCC.
  • Experience working in the region, particularly in Mali desirable.
  • Fluency in oral and written English and French.
  • Ability and willingness to travel throughout Mali, including in the North.

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.

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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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