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Senior Evaluation Specialist at Oxford Policy Management

Oxford Policy Management, an international development firm with a global reputation for excellence, has an exciting opportunity for a skilled individual to support a four-year USAID program in Tanzania as a Senior Evaluation Specialist.

The Senior Evaluation Specialist will oversee the collection and analysis of performance information, and will plan and manage evaluations, studies and assessments under this Contract. The Specialist will participate on evaluation teams, design evaluations and assessments, and conduct activities to build Mission and Implementing Partner capacity in evaluation methodology. S/he guides efforts to improve USAID/Tanzania’s evaluations and evaluative processes, with the aim of making the Mission a leader in evaluation processes and evaluation information use. S/he assists Mission Management in using information for decision-making and resource allocation.

Day to day responsibilities:

• Oversee evaluations, assessments and analyses of USAID implementation partners, including data collection methods and protocols, design of evaluation methodologies, and data quality audits

• Lead the design of performance and impact evaluations of USAID programs; including designing/overseeing evaluation materials, and managing data collection

• Manage evaluation and assessment teams

• Lead analysis of quantitative and qualitative M&E data

• Ensure consistent and transparent quality assurance over all tasks and functions

• Produce high-quality M&E reports and other deliverables, integrating and clearly interpreting quantitative and qualitative findings

• Support knowledge management, knowledge sharing and learning processes to improve the Mission’s programs in-country

• Participate in disseminating M&E findings, in print and /or in person, ensuring best practice for data visualization

• Build capacity in MEL and evaluation methodology

Required Qualifications

• A master’s degree in development, evaluation, statistics, economics, public policy, knowledge management, or related social science field;

• A minimum of eight years or progressively professional experience in conducting evaluations, assessments, and studies within complex international development contexts in at least one of the following areas: Health, Democracy and Governance, Preventing Conflict/Violent Extremism, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Economic Growth, Natural Resource Management, Education and/or Agricultural Development;

• Previous experience leading multiple international donor-funded evaluations, assessments, and studies;

• Strong economic, statistics, or econometrics skills preferred, such as experience with detailed, high-level data analysis, sampling, and design and implementation of quantitative household or enterprise surveys in developing country contexts;

• Understanding of and experience with USAID’s collaboration, learning and adapting (CLA) framework;

• Experience disseminating complex information in an accessible manner to high-level audiences;

• Excellent teamwork, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; strong presentation and facilitation skills;

• Fluency in English, written and spoken. Swahili – basic level not required but an advantage.

OPM is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. We have over 50 different spoken languages and 48 nationalities working with us. We would like to encourage applications from all protected groups so we can continue to develop our commitment, and be a place to work where a diverse mix of talented people want to join, stay, and deliver our vision.


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