Social Impact, Liberia

Skill Required:, Monitoring and EvaluationProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
18th July, 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 legal and anti-corruption activity. This activity promotes a more effective and accountable formal justice sector through improved capacity of five legal institutions in Liberia. The purpose of this evaluation is to examine the appropriateness, performance, and sustainability of the intervention and identify best practices for the remaining years of implementation. USAID/Liberia will use findings from the evaluation to inform more strategic investment in the sector.

Position Description:

SI is seeking a Team Leader who will be responsible for coordinating the activities of the evaluation team. The Team Leader will be working alongside three team members: Economist, Rule of Law Specialist, and Logistics Coordinator.


  • The Team Leader will approve the final evaluation design, oversee the development of evaluation instruments, integrate the findings of team members, and coordinate preparation of the final reports.
  • Provide leadership for the team and coordinate activities as necessary.
  • Perform desk review and identify additional information required for analysis.
  • Provide technical expertise and lead efforts in evaluation design, methodology, and data collection instruments.
  • Schedule and interview key stakeholders and beneficiaries.
  • Coordinate team's ongoing analysis of qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Lead the preparation and presentation of the key findings and recommendations to USAID/Liberia.
  • Write the draft evaluation report with support from the team members, taking into consideration feedback from the preliminary findings presentation.
  • Respond to USAID comments on the draft report and submit a final report to LSA.
  • Work collaboratively with team members throughout design, implementation, analysis, and report writing to complement each other's areas of expertise.


  • Must have at least ten years of experience managing evaluations, collecting qualitative data, and conducting analysis with a background in rule of law or anti-corruption projects in developing countries.
  • A post graduate degree in law, public administration, management, research, or related field.
  • Knowledge of HICD in the legal sector is preferred.
  • Liberia-specific experience is strongly preferred.
  • Previous work experience in managing multi-disciplinary teams and designing and conducting USAID evaluations is required.
  • Knowledge of USAID rules, regulations, and procedures is desirable.
  • Must have exceptional organizational, analytical, writing, and presentation skills.


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