FINANCIAL ANALYST, WATER INFRASTRUCTURE EVALUATION

Social Impact, Liberia

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
7 to 10 Year
Closing Date for Applications: 
29th June, 2018


Job Description

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.

In Liberia, SI implements the Liberia Strategic Analysis (LSA) activity which provides USAID/Liberia with analytical and advisory services in support of strategic planning, project and activity design, performance monitoring and evaluation, and learning and adapting. LSA’s services cross-cut all development sectors including democracy and governance, health, education, the environment, and economic growth.

Project Objective:

USAID/Liberia has engaged LSA to conduct an external Midterm Performance Evaluation of a water infrastructure activity. This activity provides construction oversight, quality assurance, and capacity-building to the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) and local management entities to sustainably operate and manage the newly constructed systems. The purpose of this evaluation is to measure the effectiveness of construction, capacity building approaches, and cost sustainability. USAID/Liberia will use findings from the evaluation to inform more strategic investment in the sector.

The estimated start date will be September 3, 2018 through November 2018. The estimated LOE will be 43 days. 

Position Description: SI is seeking a Financial Analyst who will provide technical support to the evaluation team. The Financial Analyst will be working alongside three team members: Team Leader, Civil Engineer, and Evaluation Specialist.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform desk review and identify additional information required for analysis.
  • Provide technical expertise on cost-effectiveness analysis and support the Team Leader's efforts in evaluation design, methodology, and data collection instruments.
  • Schedule and interview key stakeholders and beneficiaries.
  • Provide ongoing analysis of qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Support the preparation and presentation of the key findings and recommendations to USAID/Liberia.
  • Write assigned sections of the draft evaluation report in coordination with the team members, taking into consideration feedback from the preliminary findings presentation.
  • Work collaboratively with team members throughout design, implementation, analysis, and report writing to complement each other's areas of expertise.

Qualifications:

  • Must be an economist with at least 8 years of financial or costing expertise related to infrastructure and urban water supply interventions in developing countries.
  • An advanced degree in a discipline related to Economics, Engineering, Construction, or research.
  • Demonstrated experience in the design of cost-effectiveness analysis, methodology determinations, and data collection instruments. Analysis will include budgets, M&E data, costing by outputs, and sector report data.
  • Previous experience developing findings, conclusions, and recommendations based on evidence.
  • Knowledge of USAID rules, regulations, and procedures is desirable.
  • Must have exceptional organizational, analytical, writing, and presentation skills.

Source:https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=SOCIIMPA2&cws=1&rid=2168


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