Lead Evaluator

Full Time

DevTech Systems, Inc. (DevTech) is an international consulting firm dedicated to development, with over 30 years of experience providing advisory services and technical assistance to government, private sector, and civil society stakeholders in more than 100 countries. We are a data-driven evidence-based organization that specializes in informing policy making by delivering focused data-driven evidence-based analysis products and services. DevTech’s core practice areas include Data Services; Public Financial Management, Knowledge Management and Data Analysis, Monitoring and Evaluation, Education, Gender and Youth, Security Transparency and Governance, and Energy and Environment.DevTech is seeking a Lead Evaluator for the CATALYZE EduFinance opportunity. The aim of the CATALYZE EduFinance mechanism is to improve the educational and learning outcomes in disadvantaged children and youth by mobilizing private capital for the non-state education sector. Under this mechanism, USAID is funding public-private sector partnerships (PPPs) and private sector activities in several countries (hereafter called “EduFinance activities”). Independent evaluations will be conducted of these EduFinance activities to determine if the goals and intermediate results have been met. Findings of the evaluations will be used to strengthen implementation and support adaptive management and learning of EduFinance activities and inform future activity design. In addition, the evaluations will be shared with key stakeholders, such as Congress and the EduFinance Community of Practice, to expand the body of evidence about Private Sector Engagement (PSE) initiatives strengthening development outcomes. The activities to be performed under this contract will take place in the following countries Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, South Africa, and Zambia.ObjectiveIndependent evaluations of the EduFinance activities will be conducted to determine if the goals and intermediate results have been met.Lead Evaluator(s) are responsible for conducting performance evaluations and preparing and finalizing the evaluation report. Lead Evaluator(s) shall have quantitative and qualitative research experience evaluating international development projects with subject matter expertise.Master’s degree or higherDemonstrated experience in designing and conducting social sector impact evaluations and assessments. Experience conducting the Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA). Experience using the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) assessment tool is highly desirable. Knowledge of evaluating public-private sector partnerships (PPPs) and private sector financing activities. Demonstrated experience in designing and conducting mixed method evaluations and using quantitative and qualitative data analysis methods.Knowledge of the local contexts and of the education systems of the countries where the partnerships is implemented.Ability to engage and direct local research teams including enumerators and assure data quality. Experience with conducting meta-analyses in which results of several evaluations are combined in order to determine overall trends Ability to produce a high-quality evaluation report that includes data visualizations. Excellent interpersonal skills; andFluency in written and spoken English.Preferred QualificationsDemonstrated experience in quantitative and qualitative research Experience working in Africa preferably in Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, South Africa, and Zambia.NOTE This job posting should not be construed to imply that the requirements are the exclusive standards of the position nor will it be the sole basis for any subsequent employee evaluations. Incumbents will follow any other instructions and perform any other related duties as may be required by their supervisor.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or other status protected by applicable law.

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