The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through its Mission in Colombo, Sri Lanka, intends to procure an analytical service through a local research team. The purpose of this task is to conduct an in-depth political economy analysis of the Sri Lanka Government (SLG) more specifically on the Parliament, key ministries, independent commissions, and other relevant public and private sector institutions in Sri Lanka. The analysis should be structured so as to focus on the political economy for improving USAID engagement for efficient and effective governance. This analysis should include a mapping of the relevant public and private sector institutions and key civil society organizations that play a role in the systems and processes along with an analysis of the will and incentives of key leaders in these institutions to be change agents or champions of reform. The analysis will consider how these institutions and policies consider input and engagement by citizens, the media, and civil society, but is not intended to focus on the capabilities and constraints of non-state actors. The research findings will inform recommendations for priority entry points for USAID programming that are more likely to effective and efficient government.
Social Impact is seeking a Senior Researcher for a short-term contract to support USAID mission’s analytic work in Sri Lanka. The Senior Researcher will be working under the Team Leader of the evaluation team. Senior Researcher will be carrying out desk research, conducting interviews, providing detailed and organized notes to the Team Leader, providing analysis support to the team leader, and helping the team leader with reporting.
The Senior Researcher will be supporting the team lead on the evaluation. Senior researcher will work collaboratively to provide coordination, data collection, analysis writing and reporting help to the evaluation team.
The assessment level of effort is anticipated to be approximately 15 weeks in Sri Lanka. The approximate period of performance is November 2020-March2021. This position is open to candidates based in Sri Lanka.
- A graduate degree from an accredited university in social sciences or related fields.
- Minimum 8 years of experience in the field of policy research or related field.
- Strong analytical research background in the areas of political and economics.
- Good knowledge of Sri Lankan politics, institutions, and actors.
- Experience in conducting KIIs/interviews in person and remote.
- Knowledge of Political Economy Analysis is a plus.
- Fluency in English and Sinhala languages is required.
- Familiarity with USAID programming is preferred.
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