Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management Local M&E Specialists (two), USAID/Ethiopia Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Service (EPMES) Activity, Ethiopia
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The five-year $16.6 million Ethiopia Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Service (EPMES) activity aims to provide USAID/Ethiopia with project/activity external evaluation, performance monitoring and performance management support services in alignment with the USAID Automated Directives System (ADS) and Evaluation Policy. It is anticipated that this contract will assist USAID/Ethiopia and its partners to generate empirical data on project/activity implementation as well as foster learning and knowledge management to improve evidence-based project design and development programming in support of the Country Development and Cooperation Strategy (CDCS). The Contractor will provide support services at all stages of USAID’s program cycle. Specific services to be provided under this contract include implementation of external evaluations, as directed by the Mission’s Program Office and Development Objective Teams/Technical Offices; management and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) technical capacity building for implementing partners (IPs), select local organizations, and Mission staff on M&E best practices, data collection, data analysis and data quality assurance practices; support to technical offices to analyze geo-referenced data and produce maps with geographic information system (GIS) tools; and support to IPs and Mission staff for the ongoing use of the Agency’s portfolio management system(s), including AID tracker Plus (AT+), for active performance management. The expected results of this contract are to build internal and external M&E capacities of USAID staff and IPs to improve accountability and the use of empirical evidence for programming, learning and adapting at every stage of the project cycle.
Social Impact is seeking to recruit two short-term Ethiopian M&E Specialists with experience in conducting evaluations in Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management. Evaluation experience in most or all dimensions of CMDRR technical areas i.e. community-based resilience, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, participatory disaster risk assessment, natural resource management, early warning systems and livelihoods) in Ethiopia is required.
The Specialists are expected to serve as senior-level technical analyst on the final evaluation of a USAID-funded Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR) Project, which has two awards: REAAP AID-663-A-14-00006 and REVIVE AID-663-A-14-00005. The two consultants will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to conduct an evaluation of the USAID-funded Community-Managed Disaster Risk Reduction project (CMDRR) Activity. CMDRR Activity aims to sustainably increase resilience and reduce vulnerability of communities to current and future climate change and climate-related shocks and stresses in the most disaster-prone areas of Oromia region (West Harerghe and Bale Zones). The Specialists will work under the EPMES Activity. This assignment will take place in the activity sites in Oromia Region. The expected period of performance is from January to March 2017.
Applicants should indicate the technical areas of their expertise and the evaluation methods they are most experienced in (quantitative or qualitative).