End-of-Term Performance Evaluation - Cultural Heritage Tourism (CHT) in Egypt
The QED Group, under the SIMPLE monitoring and evaluation project with USAID/Egypt, is seeking to engage the services of an international consultant specialized in monitoring and evaluation with experience to serve as leader of an evaluation team responsible for the design and implementation of an end-of-term performance evaluation of the USAID/Egypt Sustainable Investment in Tourism in Egypt (SITE) project. The consultant will serve as team leader and evaluator for the overall evaluation reporting to the Cairo-based SIMPLE Senior Evaluation Specialist or his designate. The evaluation is expected to take place from early February to end of April 2018 with an estimated level of effort of 70 work days (based on a six-day work week in Egypt) with 60 work days in Egypt.
The Tourism Team of the Economic Growth Office at USAID/Egypt is seeking an end of project performance evaluation of the Sustainable Investment in Tourism in Egypt (SITE) project. The evaluation will examine the effectiveness of two cooperative agreements, the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) and Ancient Egypt Research Associates (AERA). The evaluation will specifically focus on evaluating the interventions proposed and implemented at cultural heritage sites in Egypt by both awardees in response to the SITE Cultural Tourism Annual Program Statement (APS).
Findings of this evaluation will assist USAID in determining the human development and economic impact the interventions have had at the selected sites, and feed into future decision making in this sector. Findings will also help USAID determine if the interventions were effective in promoting better management of cultural heritage resources and enhancing the sites’ cultural tourism potential. USAID/Egypt will review and share the executive summary, final report and recommendations with both implementing partners, the Ministry of Antiquities, the Ministry of Tourism and the general public through posting on USAID Development Education Clearinghouse (DEC) online.
SIMPLE is seeking to engage the services of a senior international consultant specialized in evaluating cultural heritage and tourism projects to serve as team leader, collaborating with the SIMPLE evaluation team to design and conduct an end-of-term performance evaluation of USAID/Egypt’s Cultural Heritage Tourism (CHT) in Egypt project.
The consultant will serve as team leader and evaluator for the overall evaluation reporting to the locally-based SIMPLE Senior Evaluation Specialist or his designate. The senior international consultant will collaborate in designing and refining the mixed methods performance evaluation tools, analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, ensure that sound methodological and quality assurance practices are applied, incorporate generally accepted evaluation best practices, and use the evaluation’s findings to construct a comprehensive report as per USAID guidance.
The evaluation is expected to take place from early February to end of April 2018 with an estimated level of effort of 70 work days (based on a six-day work week in Egypt) with 60 work days in Egypt.
It is required that qualified candidates submit their resumes and completed USAID 1420 Biographical Data Forms through the QED website: https://careers-qedgroupllc.icims.com/jobs