Social Impact Job Vacancy: Team Leader, Governance in Action Programme - Kyrgyzstan

Team Leader, Governance in Action Programme, Kyrgyzstan
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:
Social Impact is preparing for an upcoming DFID funded proposal programme in Kyrgyzstan. The anticipated goal of the programme is to work with the Government in Action (GIA) programme to develop a monitoring framework and an evaluation strategy, and to finalize the log frame. The GIA programme will be focused on improving centre of government capability to implement policy priorities; building public financial management capacity; and Strengthening the links between citizens and their representatives.

Position Description:
SI is seeking a Team Leader to oversee the technical and managerial responsibilities for M&E team. S/he will provide technical leadership, quality assurance and oversight of all activities: verification, evaluations, monitoring and reviews, ensuring consistency across the team members.

  • Provide leadership, consistency and quality assurance to project teams throughout the activity. 
  • Provide technical expertise in democracy and governance, parliamentary, and political parties. 
  • Lead the development of all deliverables including finalizing the log frame, developing a monitoring framework, and an evaluation strategy. 
  • Coordinate, participate in, and oversee analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data. 
  • Consolidate technical input from team members and ensure that deliverables are met in a timely manner. 
  • Coordinate process of assembling the lessons learned, findings, conclusions, and recommendations in the evaluation reports. 
  • Respond to report comments from both SI headquarters and DFID. 
  • Lead the preparation and presentation of findings, conclusions and recommendations to DFID Kyrgyzstan.
  • Master’s degree and at least 12 years of relevant experience in M&E and/or technical advising in democracy and governance development programming, (or, Ph.D. and eight years). 
  • Demonstrated M&E technical skills including data collection and verification, annual and mid reviews, rigorous mid and final evaluation designs/methodologies, qualitative and quantitative data analysis, sector assessments. 
  • Prior experience working in Kyrgyzstan and understanding of the Kyrgyzstan country context, including key stakeholders in parliament, civil society, and political factions.
  • Familiarity with DFID project cycle, policies, regulations, and monitoring and evaluation methodologies and reporting requirements. 
  • Strong understanding of DFID’s Value for Money (VfM) concept and ability to develop VfM metrics.
  • Fluency in English required; Russian or Kyrgyz language proficiency (oral and written).
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: HERE

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.

Deadline: 01 May 2016

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