Social Impact (SI) has been contracted by USAID to design and implement an independent impact evaluation of its Early Reading Program (ERP) project in Haiti. The evaluation will be implemented over 2.5 years and will be comprised of 3 discrete data collection events: baseline (Fall 2017), baseline for a second set of schools (Fall 2018), and endline (Spring 2020). This position is solely for the endline data collection phase in Spring 2020.
The evaluation will follow a pre-post, longitudinal statistical matching design that involves collecting and analyzing baseline and endline data on program participants and comparing the performance of these participants to a control group. This design provides a measure of change in students’ academic achievement in participating schools regarding the primary learning indicator of reading/literacy. Learning tests will be administered to youth in Grades 1 and 2 in school, supplemented by qualitative data to better explain the nuances in quantitative data. The total sample size for the evaluation is anticipated to be a maximum of 7,200 students among 240 schools, 24 focus group discussions, and 28 key informant interviews. Data collection will occur in the departments of Port-au-Prince, Grand’Anse, Sud, Sud-Est, Nord, and Nord-Est.
SI is seeking a Survey Research Monitor (SRM) to provide integral support to the evaluation. The SRM will have varying responsibilities including advising on evaluation planning, coordinating the implementation of the evaluation, overseeing and managing data collection teams, and contributing to the final evaluation report. The SRM will be expected to start in mid-April 2020 and be available through June 2020, with an estimated 40 days of LOE. The SRM will report to the Team Leader and should be based in Haiti for the entirety of data collection (approximately 6 weeks in Apr-May 2020).
Local/CCN hires are strongly preferred for this position and are encouraged to apply.
Advise on evaluation design and planning.
Attend meetings and phone calls with SI HQ, SI Haiti, USAID, and IPs, as necessary
Liaise with local data collection firms, teams, and supervisors
Review data collection methodology, manuals, and tools
Participate in data collection training in Port-au-Prince in May 2020
Perform quality assurance oversight of quantitative and qualitative data collection, including but not limited to call-backs, accompaniment, and daily data verification
After data collection, assist with data cleaning and analysis as appropriate and necessary
Contribute to draft and final report writing
The SRM shall have a master’s degree in educational statistics, psychometrics, or other related education field, and will possess excellent writing and interpersonal skills. S/he shall be an expert in early grade reading instruction and analysis, with at least 7 years of experience in testing reading results in young children. Work experience in evaluation and with USAID will be an asset and fluency in both English and French are required. Haitian Creole is required
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