Overview

Evaluation Team Lead

Mid-term Evaluation of USAID-funded Anti-corruption Activity

Afghanistan and remote

Overseas Strategic Consulting, Ltd. (OSC) is seeking a well-qualified Evaluation Specialist to lead implementation of the evaluation of a USAID-funded anti-corruption activity in Afghanistan. The assignment will include both remote and in-country work.

Program Description

The project is to evaluate the Mission’s primary anti-corruption activity that focuses on increasing transparency and accountability within institutions and systems of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA) and on strengthening the watchdog capacity of Afghanistan’s civil society organizations (CSOs) in public service delivery monitoring and anti-corruption advocacy campaigns.

OSC is conducting an external mid-term performance evaluation of the activity to assess the progress and achievements made towards the intended results, challenges/constraints preventing the project from achieving its expected results, and the way forward to improve the project performance in the remaining period.

Position Description

The Team Leader is a senior-level evaluation specialist with a minimum of a Master’s degree; preferably Ph.D., in Political Science, Social Science or a related subject area. The Team Leader must have at least 5 years of experience in evaluating anti-corruption programs. The preference is an evaluation expert with anti-corruption experience. The Team Leader must also be an excellent writer in English and have previous experience writing evaluation reports. He or she must be familiar with USAID evaluation policy and guidance included in the USAID Automated Directive System (ADS) Chapter 201. In addition, he or she must have a general understanding of development issues in Afghanistan. The Team Leader will be responsible for the development of the evaluation work plan and overall team coordination, including ensuring that team members adequately understand their roles and responsibilities, and for assigning individual data/information collection, and reporting responsibilities.

Qualifications:

§  Minimum of Master’s degree in political or social science (Ph.D. preferred)

§  Minimum of 5 years experience in evaluating anti-corruption programs

§  Familiarity of USAID evaluation policy and guidance included in the USAID Automated Directive System (ADS) Chapter 201

§  Demonstrated knowledge of Afghanistan systems and context

§  Demonstrated experience in leading program evaluations and managing international and local personnel

§  Experience working on USAID-funded projects

§  Excellent command of oral and written English

Submit your resume/CV, cover letter via email ([email protected]), Please reference “Evaluation Team Lead/Afghanistan” in the subject line.

OSC is committed to recruiting, employing, promoting, and retaining the best-qualified individuals without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

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About Overseas Strategic Consulting, Ltd (OSC)

OSC is at the core of successful initiatives in the economic, health, governance, and environment sectors around the world. OSC delivers effective, sustainable research, evaluation and strategic/behavior change communications solutions in the world’s most challenging environments, including: Afghanistan, Iraq, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Serbia, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia, Nigeria, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Jordan, and Egypt.