Project Summary :
The Mozambique Monitoring and Evaluation Mechanism and Services (MMEMS) team provides on-the-ground support on performance monitoring, data verification, gender, impact evaluation, output, and environmental compliance, and collaboration, learning and adapting (CLA) assistance to USAID / Mozambique.
The MMEMS main office is in Maputo, with field offices in Quelimane and Nampula.
Please note : Only Mozambican citizens are eligible for this position
Position Summary :
Management Systems International (MSI), Mozambique Monitoring and Evaluation Mechanism Service (MMEMS), is seeking to hire a local consultant to serve as an evaluation specialist for the mid-term performance evaluation of SEMEAR (Sementes Melhoradas para uma Agricultura Renovada).
The evaluation is set to take place from o / a June to September 2019. The purpose of the SEMEAR mid-term performance evaluation is to improve activity implementation and inform future design.
The evaluation will seek to assess overall activity effectiveness, including any differences in the implementation experience within the Feed The Future (FTF) Zones of Influence (ZOI) targeted by the activity and how the activity has approached sustainability to date.
Work closely with the international Team Lead to conduct the evaluation in several provinces of Mozambique;
Contribute to the qualitative analysis;
Conduct document reviews
Scheduling of key informant interviews
Facilitate Focus Group Discussions;
Provide requested inputs and analytical guidance for design of the data collection instruments;
Conduct data collection as required, in accordance with the approved evaluation methodology that meets MSI and USAID quality standards;
Conduct and support the analysis of collected data to develop the findings, conclusions, and recommendations that will answer the evaluation questions;
Help draft and finalize the evaluation report in accordance with MSI and USAID quality standards;
Work collaboratively with all members to ensure adherence to the proposed design and schedule;
Provide support for debriefs to MSI, USAID and other stakeholders, as requested.
A Master s degree in the field of agriculture, economics, public policy, statistics, and / or other relevant field. A Bachelor’s degree and additional work experience will be accepted in lieu.
Experience leading evaluations, leading focus groups (of various sizes) and key informant interviews (KII).
Academic or professional training in performance evaluation design and implementation, including data collection and analysis.
Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in evaluations; designing methodologies, data quality assessments, data collection, data analysis, data verification and report writing.
Strong knowledge, skills, and experience in qualitative and quantitative evaluation tools.
Familiarity with USG policies, related to performance monitoring.
Familiarity with a diverse set of programming especially, agriculture, value chain analysis.
Previous work experience in the seed is preferable.
Able to review, interpret and reanalyze as needed existing data pertinent to the evaluation.
Fluency in Portuguese; good command of English.
Recent experience using technological innovations when conducting evaluations, such as tablets, smartphones, Fulcrum, etc.
Familiarity with Mozambican monitoring and evaluation community.
Familiarity with general Mozambican landscape : culturally, linguistically, historically, and economically.