The purpose of this evaluation is to determine how successful AWE is in meeting program aims. This evaluation will assess the impact of AWE on program alumnae and their businesses, determine if and how AWE furthers networks between participants and other ECA alumni, and identify best practices and lessons learned for future cohorts of the program. This will involve carrying out a series of Key Informant Interviews (KIIs), Small Group Interviews (SGIs) and one Case Study in five of the 24 countries, including Guatemala.
SI is seeking a Senior or Mid-Level Specialist who will be responsible for coordinating and implementing in-country evaluation activities in Guatemala. These evaluation activities will include KIIs, SGIs, and Case Study-related data collection. The Specialist will be working alongside an in-country Junior Evaluation Specialist and will be managed by the US headquarters-based Team Leader. They will also work in close collaboration with the headquarters-based Qualitative Research Specialist and the Women’s Economic Empowerment Specialist, also based remotely.
The expected period of performance is from mid-January through mid-March and will require 15 days of effort.
Local COVID-19 Protocols:
The SI AWE team will follow all local protocols to protect all in-country consultants and interviewees from the spread of COVID-19. If possible, interviews will be carried out face-to face, for which the in-country team may be required to travel to different parts of the country. If this is not possible due to COVID-19-related restrictions, the interviews will be conducted remotely. Final data collection methodology and implementation will be confirmed with the Team Leader prior to the start of KIIs and SGIs. SI’s priority is to ensure the safety of staff and evaluation participants.
The Specialist will:
- Review material related to the AWE program including evaluation design, methodology, and data collection instruments to become familiar with the program and assignment.
- Assist in finalizing evaluation tools, including ensuring methodological soundness, quality assurance, and contextual appropriateness.
- Participate in a remote training concerning evaluation tools and protocols.
- Lead KIIs, SGIs, and Case Study-related data collection with program alumnae and mentors, with note taking assistance from a Junior Evaluation Specialist. The Case Study will likely involve a set of qualitative interviews, observations at an entrepreneur’s business, and collection of selected business metrics.
- In collaboration with the Junior Evaluation Specialist, submit in-depth notes of each data collection event (e.g., KII, SGI, etc.) within 2 business days, providing quality assurance of all submitted notes, summaries, and deliverables.
- Assist as needed with follow-up with alumnae for ongoing qualitative data analysis.
- Collaborate with the remote Evaluation Team throughout design, implementation, analysis, and report writing.
- Must hold a degree in international development, business, gender & women’s studies, or a related field.
- Must have 7+ years of evaluation experience, including experience conducting KIIs and SGIs, and/or gender related assessments/studies.
- Proven experience and expertise in gender issues. Experience in women’s economic empowerment a plus.
- Proven experience managing and working in multi-disciplinary teams, both in-country and remotely, and designing and conducting qualitative research in Guatemala.
- Exceptional organizational, analytical, and English writing skills.
- Experience with qualitative data analysis and coding is a plus.
- English fluency required, including ability to write clear and concise reports and summaries. Spanish fluency required. Additional local language ability preferred.
- Familiarity with US Government (USAID, DOS, MCC etc.) evaluations and assessments is a plus.
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