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Egypt is known to have a considerable mine and explosive remnants of war (ERW) problem affecting the socio-economic development of the North West Coast (NWC). The major source of the contamination with ERWs can be traced back more than 70 years to the World War II. According to figures of the Egyptian Army, nearly 16.7 million landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) are spread over a vast area of about 5,100 Km² in the NWC. This constitutes a major obstacle confronting the implementation of many of the development plans and causes continuous threat to local inhabitants in the governorate of Matrouh. USAID has supported the Executive Secretariat of Demining and Development (ESDD); supported reintegration of mine victims and developed mine education and victims advocacy programs in the region.
Purpose of Evaluation:
The purpose of this evaluation is to conduct an end-of-project performance evaluation of assistance provided to the ESDD, the effectiveness and sustainability of the interventions supported, and inform future programming. The evaluation is anticipated to look in particular at two components: 1) reintegration of mine victims with special emphasis on women; and 2) risk education programs and advocacy activities.
The Evaluation Team Leader will lead the evaluation and its team, and direct and/or conduct the following activities:
- Conduct desk review to prepare for the evaluation and to inform the design of this mixed methods performance evaluation
- Lead the development of the evaluation design documents, including: evaluation plan, data collection instruments, key informant and group discussion tools, data quality assurance plans, analysis plan and/or other relevant design documents. Data collection methods may include:
- Desk review of relevant documentation: USAID/Egypt will provide the Evaluation Team with soft or hard copies of the activity related documents immediately upon award, if not previously provided
- Key informant interviews
- Group discussions with beneficiaries and other counterparts and stakeholders
- In collaboration with evaluation team members, pilot the tools developed for the evaluation prior to fieldwork
- Direct as well as conduct interviews and site visits. Fieldwork will take place Marsa Matrouh and El Dabaa cities, both in Matrouh governorate
- Carry out research and analysis based on the USAID approved methodology; including reviewing and analyzing secondary documents, participating in key informant interviews, and conducting quality assurance controls over field data collection activities
- Lead and organize for analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data for the evaluation
- Supervise other evaluation team members in their activities for the evaluation
- Lead the preparation and presentation of preliminary findings, conclusions and recommendations (FCRs) for debriefings to USAID prior to departing from Egypt
- Prepare the draft and final results report (including executive summary and annexes); review these documents in light of QED and SIMPLE comments, comments from USAID/Egypt and the implementing partner
- Advanced degree in economics, finance, social science, development, or a related field
- Proven Evaluation Team Leader experience, including leading team in research and data collection efforts
- Minimum 10 years of relevant professional work experience, preferably at international development or humanitarian entities with specific and progressive experience in research, data analysis and other monitoring and/or evaluation related activities, including the use of quantitative and qualitative analytical tools and methods
- Demonstrated experience preparing final reports required; experience with USAID requirements preferred
- Excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively within a multi-cultural team
- Ability to be flexible and work well under pressure, dealing with competing priorities, in a fast-paced team environment
- Strong interpersonal skills and talent for productively interacting with a wide range of actors
- Proficiency in English and Arabic languages required. Work experience in Egypt required
- Experience in post-conflict evaluations is an advantage
- Experience in and demining victim reintegration evaluation work highly desired
To apply for this position please follow the following steps:
- Complete the online application.
- Attach your resume/CV.
- Click on this link to complete a USAID Biodata/1420 form, fill out the form, sign it, and attach/upload it to your application.
- You may also include other documents such as cover letter and/or a work sample.
- Submit your application, resume/CV, completed biodata, and any additional documents.
Please note that applications submitted by other means; or without either a resume/CV and/or biodata may not be considered. Only finalists will be contacted; no phone calls please.
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