Team Leader, Final Evaluation of Expanding Maternal and Neonatal
Survival Project (EMAS), Monitoring and Evaluation**
Support Project (MESP), Indonesia
Company Profile: MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, DC metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI implements nearly 100 projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Colombia, and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with more than 80 organizations across all sectors of international development with clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the UNDP to national and local governments, NGOs, think tanks, foundations and universities.
In July, 2016, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded a five-year contract to Management Systems International (MSI) to provide monitoring and evaluation support (MESP) to USAID-sponsored development programs throughout Indonesia. In January 2017, MESP will support USAID/Indonesia to conduct a final evaluation of the “Expanding Maternal and Neonatal Survival (EMAS).” The EMAS program final evaluation aims to assess the efforts to reduce maternal and newborn mortality of the program and to inform future USAID investments in maternal and neonatal health (MNH).
MSI is seeking a health expert who will serve as a Team Leader for a final performance evaluation of the USAID/Indonesia Expanding Maternal and Neonatal Survival (EMAS) Project. The Team Leader will work closely with USAID/Indonesia, its implementing partners, government stakeholders and private sector representatives to carry out the evaluation.
The evaluation will last for approximately 13 weeks; field work will last approximately 8 weeks and take place during from January-March, 2017 in Jakarta including three weeks of travel to provinces outside of Jakarta. The Team Leader will oversee the development of the evaluation methodology and implementation plan prior to field deployment for data collection. Upon return to Jakarta, the assessment team, led by the team leader, will conduct data analysis in order to generate findings and write the evaluation report. The Team Leader is expected to present preliminary findings to the USAID/Indonesia mission.
Under the direction of the MESP Technical Director and Chief of Party, the team leader will supervise team members in all aspects of the evaluation including:
- Conduct desk review of existing documents (program descriptions, annual workplans and reports, etc.);
- Participate in a Team Planning Meeting (TPM) in Jakarta.
- Lead the team in finalizing the evaluation design and developing data collection instruments and data collection and analysis plans.
- Coordinate activities, meetings, and consolidating inputs from team members.
- Lead field work and make team assignments for field work.
- Assess and analyze qualitative and quantitative data, including for performance, benefits, and the impact of EMAS portfolio strategies.
- Debrief USAID/Indonesia on findings; write an evaluation report including findings, conclusions, and recommendations
- Undertake other tasks required for the successful completion of the study.
- Master’s degree in a health related or social sciences related field and 15 years of professional experience or a Ph.D. in a relevant field with at least 10 years of experience.
- Demonstrated experience leading/participating in health evaluations, preferably in maternal and child health for USAID supported projects.
- Knowledge of maternal and child health programs, USAID, USAID health programming, and USAID evaluation policy.
- Excellent personal communication and English writing skills.
- Fluent in quantitative and/or qualitative research methods.
- Experience working across cultures in complex environments.