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In August 2017, the USAID/West Bank&Gaza Mission has contracted The QED Group LLC to implement a five-year Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Project in the West Bank & Gaza (PMEP). The purpose of the project is to provide utilization‐driven, comprehensive performance measurement, planning, performance monitoring and evaluation (PM&E) services for the USAID/WBG Mission, and technical guidance to the Mission and its implementing partners (IPs). These services will enable USAID/WBG to fulfill its evaluation, reporting, performance monitoring and information-sharing obligations. PMEP will work with USAID to improve the efficiency of programs implemented by the Mission’s technical offices in diverse sectors, including but not limited to, community and roads infrastructure, private sector growth, justice enhancement, health, water and sanitation and energy. Support services include activity/project designs, assessments, evaluations, management information and reporting.
During January 2018-September 2018, QED, under the PMEP contract, plans to conduct four performance evaluations for four different USAID/WBG’s programs in sectors related to:
While final statements of work and overall evaluations purpose will be finally determined during the month of December 2017, the performance evaluations are expected to help USAID WBG assess the impact, sustainability and utilization of the implemented projects’ activities as well as encountered challenges, successful approaches, and opportunities for sector enhancement and new program design.
Audience and Intended Uses
The primary audience of the evaluation reports will be USAID/WBG. Secondary audiences, pending USAID concurrence, include the Palestinian Authority, implementing partners, and other stakeholders as deemed necessary by USAID.
PMEP is seeking to engage the services of senior international consultants specialized in conducting performance evaluations of similar or other relevant programs, including overall design, planning, strategy development, supervision, and implementation. Previous experience in conducting evaluations in the Middle East region is highly desirable. S/he will be an expert in designing and leading overall planning and data collection teams, analyzing data, summarizing findings, and compiling solid evaluation reports.
S/he will serve as team leader for the overall evaluation, reporting to the PMEP senior monitoring and evaluation specialist or her delegate. The team leader will be responsible for refining the proposed methods, designing data collection instruments/protocols, and coordinating assignments with short-term bi-lingual Palestinian evaluators/sector specialist/s for conducting key informant interviews, community service center observation and group discussions. The team leader will collaborate with the rest of the evaluation team members, PMEP staff and USAID/WBG staff in refining the mixed methods performance evaluation technical proposal, ensuring that a sound methodological and quality assurance approach is applied, incorporating generally accepted evaluation best practices, and using the evaluation’s findings to construct a Mission debrief and comprehensive draft and final evaluation report as per USAID guidance and QED quality standards.
Applicants for the aforementioned short- term assignments can explain their availability and area of interest among the above listed sectors/programs.
The team leader’s estimated level of effort is approximately 60 business days (6-day work week) over a 12-14-week calendar period.
To apply for this position please follow the following steps:
Please note that applications submitted by other means; or without resume and/or biodata will not be considered.
Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls please.
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