QED GROUP

  • Kampala, Uganda

QED was built 18 years ago on the premise that integrating monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and knowledge management and learning (KM&L) concepts together would better prepare development organizations to effectively establish program improvements. At the time, combining these two areas of practice was relatively new and had not easily been done before. Back in 1998, QED was at the forefront in driving this idea forward, and ensuring development organizations were aware of how these integrated solutions could allow for truly transformative impact. Today QED is a global leader, continuing to pioneer insights and integrated innovations in M&E, KM&L, performance and sustainable investing, and project delivery.

QED GROUP Uganda
05/10/2019
Contract
Senior Project Support Manager - USAID Learning Activity Job Location UG Category Project Management Type Contract  Close Date 10/31/2019 Overview QED is a global consulting firm with more than 20 years of experience providing data-driven and insightful solutions in close to 100 countries. We are passionate about transforming lives through knowledge-based solutions. Leveraging deep expertise in monitoring, evaluation, global health, and learning, we help our clients collect, analyze, visualize, and ultimately use data in more effective ways. Our work maximizes results through the use of cutting-edge technologies and innovation, organizational development, and evidence-based decision-making. Project Background The purpose of the USAID Learning Activity (ULA) is to further strengthen USAID/Uganda performance and improve the performance of its implementing partners, with a focus on collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA), in order to enhance the impact and sustainability of USAID-supported contributions to Uganda’s development. The ULA will achieve this through three objectives: Collaboration:  Strengthened collaboration, both internally and with external stakeholders, enables USAID to better leverage expertise, learning and resources; and deepens local ownership. Learning:  Systematic learning, through applied research, monitoring and evaluation, informs and improves the relevance, quality and cost- effectiveness of programs and operations Performing:  Adaptive management of program implementation and meta-level interventions to improve the quality of USAID program outcomes. Position Background The Senior Project Support Manager will be responsible for overall USAID Learning Activity support to all five USAID/Uganda projects: resilience; demographics; market systems; health systems; and governance systems projects. S/he must support five USAID project managers/coordinators to facilitate cohesive project management through the use of collaboration, learning, and adaptation. S/he will supervise, mentor, coach, and train five project support specialists. S/he will lead relationship building and engagement with the ULA project support specialists and their respective projects and technical offices across the mission. S/he will support USAID directly by engaging or providing mentoring, coaching, and training services to USAID project managers. S/he will connect learning to adaptive management at the USAID project and strategy level. The Senior Project Support Manager will funnel project pain points, as needed, directly to the ULA Chief of Party so that they can be communicated to the ULA Contracting Officer’s Representative and the USAID/Uganda Office of Policy and Program Development (PPD). S/he will coordinate and promote ULA project support specialists’ input and engagement with other various ULA activities, including evaluations, assessments, and analyses, CLA, performing, and communications. S/he will provide overall project support and advisory services which enable USAID project management teams (PMTs) to manage projects effectively and cohesively, catalyzing continuous improvement, and galvanizing demonstrated project impact. Responsibilities The Senior Project Support Manager will manage a team of five (5) project support specialists who provide administrative support to USAID/Uganda and who train, coach, and mentor USAID/Uganda staff. S/he will be based in Uganda and work to support the USAID/Uganda mission and the five Social Science Advisors throughout the duration of the contract. The Senior Project Support Manager will work closely with USAID/Uganda project leadership.  Specifically, s/he will: Internal supervision, mentoring, coaching, training S/he will directly supervise, mentor, coach, and train a collaborative team of five project support specialists on the ULA Contract. S/he will be responsible for ensuring that ULA project support specialists support their respective USAID PMTs to track project progress toward their respective project purposes. S/he will ensure that project support specialists track all five project theories of change over the life of each project, monitor assumptions, and advise their respective PMTs on opportunities and challenges related to USAID’s achievement of key project outcomes. S/he will coordinate project support specialists to produce project progress reports for USAID. Relationship building, engagement As team leader for the ULA project management support function the Senior Project Support Manager will support project support specialists to develop strong relationships with their project teams and USAID personnel across through mission. USAID project management mentoring, coaching, training S/he will consult with USAID project managers to identify, plan, and execute project management and project monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) coaching and training activities, supported by ULA and external technical experts. S/he will coach USAID project managers to identify opportunities to catalyze change within USAID projects, applying learning to management decisions. S/he will support project managers within the mission understand and capitalize on the plethora of MEL and CLA support services available through ULA. Connecting learning to adaptive management at project and strategy level S/he must support USAID project informed decision making with appropriate knowledge collection and dissemination within and between projects. S/he will coordinate project support specialists and project management teams to share learning across projects and connect ULA evaluation, assessments, and analyses to project decision making. S/he will lead project support specialists to facilitate internal and external collaboration within and between USAID projects, as well as with external project partners and stakeholders. S/he will coordinate within the ULA and with various USAID technical teams to connect implementing partner CLA activities to project management and project learning agenda. S/he will coordinate within ULA, with PPD, and with the USAID/Uganda MEL group to monitor progress against project MEL plans and ensure projects are implementing the mission strategy and providing necessary monitoring, evaluation, and learning for the mission Performance Management Plan. Qualifications Bachelor's or Advanced degree in International Development, Project Management, Business Management or another relevant field. Understanding of USAID and development programming. At least four years experience in development management, field experience in sub-Saharan Africa a plus. Demonstrated experience supervising, coaching and/or mentoring staff. Previous experience with USAID-funded projects is highly preferred. Demonstrated strong leadership qualities. Excellent relationship skills. Familiarity with USAID compliance rules and regulations. Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills. English is required. How to Apply To apply for this position please follow the following steps: Complete the online application. Attach your resume/CV. Click on  this link to complete a USAID Biodata/1420 form , fill out the form, sign it, and attach/upload it to your application (leave the info in pink blank).  You may also include other documents such as cover letter and/or a work sample. Submit your application, resume/CV, completed biodata, and any additional documents. Please note that applications submitted by other means; or without either a resume/CV and/or biodata may not be considered. Only finalists will be contacted; no phone calls please. The QED Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. AA/V/D. Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Need help finding the right job? Learn more...
QED GROUP Kampala, Uganda
29/09/2019
Contract
Fraud Risk Assessment Consultant - USAID Learning Activity Job Locations UG-Kampala Category Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Type Contract Close Date 9/30/2019 Overview QED is a global consulting firm with more than 20 years of experience providing data-driven and insightful solutions in close to 100 countries. We are passionate about transforming lives through knowledge-based solutions. Leveraging deep expertise in monitoring, evaluation, global health, and learning, we help our clients collect, analyze, visualize, and ultimately use data in more effective ways. Our work maximizes results through the use of cutting-edge technologies and innovation, organizational development, and evidence-based decision-making. Uganda is one of the most corrupt countries in Africa and has the fastest growing population in the world. The country faces chronic poverty, food insecurity and government systems failing to deliver services, due to the high population growth, a stagnant economy, and a patronage system. To best determine how OFM can navigate the high-risk environment in carrying out their mandate of oversight and accountability of USG resources, a Risk Assessment was performed in 2016. The assessment focused on various business processes including governance structures or home office oversight, procurement systems, financial management, administrative and human resources processes, and project performance and monitoring. Key personnel were interviewed, existing controls and structures were reviewed, and the potential risk posed to U.S. Government funds was assessed. This assessment helped to focus the work of OFM over the course of the next three years. As USAID/Uganda rolls out the revised strategy and is concentrating on working closely with the Government of Uganda as well as local partners, OFM needs an updated assessment to direct our activities over the course of the next few years. Responsibilities 1. Complete an updated General Assessment of Risk for all active USAID-Uganda Implementing partners (including G2G partners).  Estimated LOE 10 days This assessment should consider significant objective factors such as the size and complexity of IP operations, the existence of IP policies and procedures, budget allocations for specific contract/agreement line items, regions of operation, and any history of fraud or misappropriation.  Identify project’s vulnerability to both internal and external fraud; focusing on the incentives, pressure and opportunities within and outside the program. Assess the potential for fraud to affect project’s ability to maintain operations and to understand where fraud could occur in each of the programs. Provide recommendations to enhance existing controls to mitigate identified fraud risks.   2. Perform Fraud Risk Assessments, which incorporates capacity building, based on the results of the general risk assessment covering all USAID-Uganda Implementing Partners, focusing on the IP’s identified as high-risk.  Estimated LOE 15 days of field work each plus 5 days for report writing. A series of detailed Fraud Risk Assessments of approximately eight (8) IP’s will be performed over a period of 12 months during FY2020, with the assistance of USAID Uganda OFM staff on each assignment.  Emphasis should be placed on new local partners as part of the PEPFAR local partner initiative. These reviews will be guided by a detailed Scope of Work which will be tailored to the activities being implemented by the partners and will allow for modification based on discoveries made during the assessments. The Contractor will use these reviews to train USAID FA staff on how to perform a risk assessment, as well as creation of the corrective measures and report.  Output will consist of internal reports for use by USAID-Uganda as well as corrective action reports for the relevant Implementing Partners. A discrete assessment of USAID staff will also be possible during this phase of the work plan since the consultant will be working closely with internal staff while performing the IP reviews. Any fraud uncovered during these reviews will be shared directly with RIG Kampala for further investigation by either the consultant or RIG staff.   3. Design a program to detect and prevent fraud in the local operating environment through training of USAID-Uganda staff and set-up of internal policies, procedures and tools. Estimated LOE 15 days including the training. A program will be developed for the prevention and detection of fraud in Ugandan IP’s based on best practice approaches but modified to consider the Ugandan context.  The output will consist of risk assessment tools, policies and procedures regarding USAID-Uganda IP reviews of IP operations, various Scopes of Work for reviews based on best practice as well as lessons learned in the Ugandan context, and finally training of USAID staff on how to make use of the various output to assure better management of risk in USAID-Uganda operations.  Training will also be provided to those internal USAID staff who will be taking part in the Fraud Risk Assessments, in addition to broader training for both Finance and Program staff. 4. Perform “targeted Fraud Risk Assessment of Implementing Partners where fraud has been determined as requested by IG or OFM. Estimated LOE 15 days per each IP, estimate 4 IPs overall. Qualifications Masters’ degree in development or a related field Minimum fifteen (15) years of experience conducting assessments, evaluations and research studies, to include government corruption and fraud Experience conducting assessments and analysis for USAID projects A proactive self-starter with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team; creative and resourceful under pressure Organized and detail-oriented Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English How to Apply To apply for this position please follow the following steps: Complete the online application. Attach your resume/CV. Click on this link to complete a  USAID Biodata/1420 form , fill out the form, sign it, and attach/upload it to your application.  You may also include other documents such as cover letter and/or a work sample. Submit your application, resume/CV, completed biodata, and any additional documents. Please note that applications submitted by other means; or without either a resume/CV and/or biodata may not be considered. Only finalists will be contacted; no phone calls please. The QED Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. AA/V/D. Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Apply for this job online Email this job to a friend   Share on your newsfeed Need help finding the right job? Learn more...
QED GROUP Kampala, Uganda
29/09/2019
Full time
GIS Specialist - USAID Learning Activity Job Locations UG-Kampala Category Technology & Innovation Type Regular Full-Time Close Date 10/31/2019 Overview QED is a global consulting firm with more than 20 years of experience providing data-driven and insightful solutions in close to 100 countries. We are passionate about transforming lives through knowledge-based solutions. Leveraging deep expertise in monitoring, evaluation, global health, and learning, we help our clients collect, analyze, visualize, and ultimately use data in more effective ways. Our work maximizes results through the use of cutting-edge technologies and innovation, organizational development, and evidence-based decision-making. The purpose of the USAID Learning Activity (ULA) is to further strengthen USAID/Uganda performance and improve the performance of its implementing partners, with a focus on collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA), in order to enhance the impact and sustainability of USAID-supported contributions to Uganda’s development. The ULA will achieve this through three objectives: Collaboration:  Strengthened collaboration, both internally and with external stakeholders, enables USAID to better leverage expertise, learning and resources; and deepens local ownership. Learning:  Systematic learning, through applied research, monitoring and evaluation, informs and improves the relevance, quality and cost- effectiveness of programs and operations Performing:  Adaptive management of program implementation and meta-level interventions to improve the quality of USAID program outcomes. Responsibilities The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist will work with the Learning team to enable systematic learning through research, monitoring, and evaluation which informs and improves the relevance, quality, and cost-effectiveness of USAID/Uganda programs and operations. The GIS Specialist will use GIS technology and geospatial analysis methods to support USAID/Uganda to incorporate geographic data and analysis into USAID planning, design, operational, and programmatic decision making. Responsibilities Include: Build and maintain GIS databases; collect and organize geospatial information for easy access and analysis; enter and clean data for accuracy Use GIS software to analyze spatial and non-spatial information; identify spatial relationships, display results of analyses, perform geospatial modeling or spatial analysis Create thematic maps for operational and programmatic purposes using both activity performance data and context data from secondary sources Identify, locate, and secure useful data for USAID/Uganda decision making Work with USAID/Uganda and its implementing partners (IPs) to collect and organize up-to-date geospatial location data for USAID activities Work with technical teams on evaluations, analyses, and assessments to collect field data, enter that data, and produce informative maps or supporting analyses Assist USAID/Uganda to design and integrate spatial data and related analyses into programmatic decision making Support communication initiatives with GIS information Other tasks as assigned Qualifications Bachelor’s degree and a minimum three years of technically relevant work experience required Experience in GIS data entry, manipulation, and presentation Thorough knowledge of ArcGIS or a similar GIS program; thorough knowledge of database management Experience working closely with or directly on USAID, USG, or other similar donor projects; understanding of USAID and development programming Knowledge of USG information management protocols and USG regulations preferred Strong information technology technical training and troubleshooting skills preferred Experience living and working in developing country environments Clear communication skills in both written and oral forms; accuracy and fluency in written and spoken English, additional fluency in any of Uganda’s local languages preferred Ability to work independently and excellent time management; proactive, ability to take on new tasks with little direction Collaborative, ability to work with colleagues and partners across sectors and outside traditional functional expertise in order to catalyze activity toward shared objectives Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite How to Apply To apply for this position please follow the following steps: Complete the online application. Attach your resume/CV. Click on this link to complete a  USAID Biodata/1420 form , fill out the form, sign it, and attach/upload it to your application.  You may also include other documents such as cover letter and/or a work sample. Submit your application, resume/CV, completed biodata, and any additional documents. Please note that applications submitted by other means; or without either a resume/CV and/or biodata may not be considered. Only finalists will be contacted; no phone calls please. The QED Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. AA/V/D. Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Apply for this job online Email this job to a friend   Share on your newsfeed Need help finding the right job? Learn more....
QED GROUP Kampala, Uganda
29/09/2019
Full time
Capacity Building Specialist - USAID Learning Activity Job LocationsUG-Kampala  Category Organizational Development Type Regular Full-Time Close Date 10/31/2019 Overview QED is a global consulting firm with more than 20 years of experience providing data-driven and insightful solutions in close to 100 countries. We are passionate about transforming lives through knowledge-based solutions. Leveraging deep expertise in monitoring, evaluation, global health, and learning, we help our clients collect, analyze, visualize, and ultimately use data in more effective ways. Our work maximizes results through the use of cutting-edge technologies and innovation, organizational development, and evidence-based decision-making. The purpose of the USAID Learning Activity (ULA) is to further strengthen USAID/Uganda performance and improve the performance of its implementing partners, with a focus on collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA), in order to enhance the impact and sustainability of USAID-supported contributions to Uganda’s development. The ULA will achieve this through three objectives: Collaboration:  Strengthened collaboration, both internally and with external stakeholders, enables USAID to better leverage expertise, learning and resources; and deepens local ownership. Learning:  Systematic learning, through applied research, monitoring and evaluation, informs and improves the relevance, quality and cost- effectiveness of programs and operations Performing:  Adaptive management of program implementation and meta-level interventions to improve the quality of USAID program outcomes. Responsibilities The Capacity Building Specialist will work on the Collaboration and Outreach team, and support the USAID Learning Activity’s effort to foster both internal and external collaboration which leads to greater development outcomes in Uganda. The Capacity Building Specialist will support, and over time may plan, initiate, and drive local system capacity building efforts which support USAID/Uganda development objectives. They will report to the Director of Collaboration and Outreach while working in partnership with the Learning and Performance Improvement teams to build the collaboration, learning, and adaptation capacity of local institutions in Uganda. Support local system capacity building Train and support host country counterpart collaboration fora members to deliberate and act without external facilitation Support USAID to partner with local universities and create an internship program in which students participate in monitoring, analytical, and other Contract activities Support USAID/Uganda to create and operationalize sustainable counterpart capacity at a Ugandan university, think tank, or similar research institution Support external collaboration Assist USAID to establish, facilitate, and support inter-organizational collaboration fora between USAID, GOU, NGO, and private sector host country counterparts Set up meetings and events; prepare presentations and information; take notes; track follow-up actions; provide logistics and support for conferences and public knowledge sharing events Assist USAID to strengthen government-to-government (G2G) partnerships, including inter-organizational communications, joint planning, and harmonized learning and adaptation Support internal collaboration Assist USAID to build collaborative relationships with and among IPs that enable successful implementation of its Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) Support various USAID activities through joint work planning Assist the Director of Performance Improvement to support mission-based capacity building which strengthens individual and organizational capacity Other tasks as assigned Qualifications Bachelor’s degree and a minimum three years of technically relevant work experience required Experience in capacity building, training, or mentoring professionals Experience organizing, facilitating, and supporting workshops, meetings, events Experience working closely with or directly on USAID, USG, or other similar donor projects; understanding of USAID and development programming Skills and experience in building partnerships and collaborative relationships Experience living and working in developing country environments Clear communication skills in both written and oral forms; accuracy and fluency in written and spoken English, additional fluency in any of Uganda’s local languages preferred Ability to work independently and excellent time management; proactive, ability to take on new tasks with little direction Collaborative, ability to work with colleagues and partners across sectors and outside traditional functional expertise in order to catalyze activity toward shared objectives Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite How to Apply To apply for this position please follow the following steps: Complete the online application. Attach your resume/CV. Click on this link to complete a  USAID Biodata/1420 form , fill out the form, sign it, and attach/upload it to your application.  You may also include other documents such as cover letter and/or a work sample. Submit your application, resume/CV, completed biodata, and any additional documents. Please note that applications submitted by other means; or without either a resume/CV and/or biodata may not be considered. Only finalists will be contacted; no phone calls please. The QED Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. AA/V/D. Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Apply for this job online Email this job to a friend   Share on your newsfeed Need help finding the right job? Learn more...
QED GROUP Kampala, Uganda
29/09/2019
Full time
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist - USAID Learning Activity Job LocationsUG-Kampala Category   Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Type   Regular Full-Time Close Date   10/31/2019 Overview QED is a global consulting firm with more than 20 years of experience providing data-driven and insightful solutions in close to 100 countries. We are passionate about transforming lives through knowledge-based solutions. Leveraging deep expertise in monitoring, evaluation, global health, and learning, we help our clients collect, analyze, visualize, and ultimately use data in more effective ways. Our work maximizes results through the use of cutting-edge technologies and innovation, organizational development, and evidence-based decision-making. The purpose of the USAID Learning Activity (ULA) is to further strengthen USAID/Uganda performance and improve the performance of its implementing partners, with a focus on collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA), in order to enhance the impact and sustainability of USAID-supported contributions to Uganda’s development. The ULA will achieve this through three objectives: Collaboration:  Strengthened collaboration, both internally and with external stakeholders, enables USAID to better leverage expertise, learning and resources; and deepens local ownership. Learning:  Systematic learning, through applied research, monitoring and evaluation, informs and improves the relevance, quality and cost- effectiveness of programs and operations Performing:  Adaptive management of program implementation and meta-level interventions to improve the quality of USAID program outcomes. Responsibilities The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will work with the Learning team to support USAID/Uganda efforts to improve systematic learning through monitoring and evaluation that informs and improves the relevant, quality, and cost-effectiveness of programs and operations. The M&E Specialist will provide monitoring, evaluation, and analytical assistance to various USAID/Uganda technical offices. The M&E Specialist will report to the Director of Learning.   Responsibilities Include: Assist USAID/Uganda to analyze partner reported data Support data quality assessments (DQAs) with planning, independent verification, and follow-up reporting Support evaluations, assessments, and analyses through design, implementation, and dissemination; review and contribute advisory services in the development of scopes of work (SOWs) for evaluations, assessments, and analyses Provide guidance and support on the use and appropriateness of various monitoring, evaluation, and learning methodologies; assess and offer guidance to improve USAID/Uganda monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) systems and capacities Review activity monitoring, evaluation, and learning plans and provide implementing partners with MEL guidance Assist in the drafting, editing, production, and submission of technical reports Assess mission progress toward achieving its strategic development objectives and intermediate results Provide M&E technical assistance and training so that learning activities are used to improve program implementation and decision-making Work with USAID’s implementing partners to ensure the timely and accurate reporting of partner data Other tasks as assigned Qualifications Bachelor’s degree and a minimum five years of technically relevant work experience required Experience conducting monitoring, evaluation, learning activities Experience with statistical analysis, quantitative methods, and qualitative methods Experience working closely with or directly on USAID, USG, or other similar donor projects; understanding of USAID and development programming Experience conducting routine program monitoring Experience conducting external evaluations Experience living and working in developing country environments Clear communication skills in both written and oral forms; accuracy and fluency in written and spoken English, additional fluency in any of Uganda’s local languages preferred Ability to work independently and excellent time management; proactive, ability to take on new tasks with little direction Collaborative, ability to work with colleagues and partners across sectors and outside traditional functional expertise in order to catalyze activity toward shared objectives Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite How to Apply To apply for this position please follow the following steps: Complete the online application. Attach your resume/CV. Click on this link to complete a  USAID Biodata/1420 form , fill out the form, sign it, and attach/upload it to your application.  You may also include other documents such as cover letter and/or a work sample. Submit your application, resume/CV, completed biodata, and any additional documents. Please note that applications submitted by other means; or without either a resume/CV and/or biodata may not be considered. Only finalists will be contacted; no phone calls please. The QED Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. AA/V/D. Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Apply for this job online Email this job to a friend   Share on your newsfeed Need help finding the right job? Learn more...
QED GROUP Uganda
12/09/2019
Full time
Value for Money Expert - Uganda Learning Activity Job Locations UG   Category Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Type Regular Full-Time Close Date 10/31/2019 Overview QED is a global consulting firm with more than 20 years of experience providing data-driven and insightful solutions in close to 100 countries. We are passionate about transforming lives through knowledge-based solutions. Leveraging deep expertise in monitoring, evaluation, global health, and learning, we help our clients collect, analyze, visualize, and ultimately use data in more effective ways. Our work maximizes results through the use of cutting-edge technologies and innovation, organizational development, and evidence-based decision-making. Project Background   The purpose of the USAID Learning Activity (ULA) is to further strengthen USAID/Uganda performance and improve the performance of its Implementing Partners, with a focus on collaborating, learning and adapting, in order to enhance the impact and sustainability of USAID-supported contributions to Uganda’s development. The ULA will achieve this through three objectives: Collaboration:  Strengthened collaboration, both internally and with external stakeholders, enables USAID to better leverage expertise, learning and resources; and deepens local ownership Learning:  Systematic learning, through applied research, monitoring and evaluation, informs and improves the relevance, quality and cost- effectiveness of programs and operations Performing:  Adaptive management of program implementation and meta-level interventions to improve the quality of USAID program outcomes Scope for value for money (VfM) economist The evaluation will examine those implementation approaches and adaptations that drove GAPP’s success and/or failure. USAID and DFID are interested in examining the effectiveness, efficiency, equity and economy (4Es) of the GAPP activity. Using the DFID Value for Money (VfM) approach the evaluation will examine the 4Es to determine the appropriateness of DFID support. Value for Money Assessment The Value for Money Assessment (VfMA) will be carried out as part of the evaluation and VfM evidence incorporated into the inception and final reports. The VfM piece will focus on value of the programme cost-benefit analysis highlighting how economical, efficient, effective and equitable the programme has been throughout the years - both from an organizational and programmatic point of view. This VfMA assessment builds on DFID’s Approach to VfM.  And while the VfM is measured by examining the “4Es” of economy, efficiency, effectiveness, equity, and sustainability, the most important measure for this VfMA relates to cost-effectiveness i.e. – the level of impact, relative to the size of the programme investment using the DFID approach to VfM and OECD-DAC evaluation criteria as a broad guide but recognizing the limitations of the data available. Value for money analysis assesses whether the program has bought inputs of the right quality and price (economy), how well inputs are converted into outputs (efficiency), what impact the outputs are having (effectiveness), and how much impact the project has had relative to the cost of the inputs (cost effectiveness). Responsibilities S/he will support the evaluation team in providing concrete evidence on value for money. The consultant will focus primarily on providing value for money assessment for three identified approaches and interventions for the GAPP activity. S/he will contribute to the design of relevant tools, collect data, prepare and participate in the writing the report. S/he will take a lead role on the team to conduct a value for money assessment covering the three identified activity approaches, and interventions. Qualifications Master’s degree in economics, finance, public policy or related disciplines from recognized university. Minimum 5 years of working experience in undertaking cost-benefit/effective/utility analysis and/or value for money studies with international development projects. Previous experience of providing management advisory services on value for money at international organizations or development agencies. At least 3 years of proven experience with the design and application of diverse VfM approaches is required. Previous involvement with and knowledge of donors including DFID or other bilateral agency that use VfM assessments, is an advantage How to Apply To apply for this position please follow the following steps: Complete the online application. Attach your resume/CV. Click on this link to complete a USAID Biodata/1420 form , fill out the form, sign it, and attach/upload it to your application (leave the info in pink blank).  You may also include other documents such as cover letter and/or a work sample. Submit your application, resume/CV, completed biodata, and any additional documents. Please note that applications submitted by other means; or without either a resume/CV and/or biodata may not be considered. Only finalists will be contacted; no phone calls please. The QED Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. AA/V/D. Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Need help finding the right job? Learn more...