Evaluation Team Leader- Zambia at Forcier


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  • Company: Forcier
  • Location: Zambia
  • State: Lusaka
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: Administrative/Secretarial Jobs in Zambia
Job Description
Job Description

Position: Evaluation Team Leader- Zambia

Location: Lusaka, Zambia with possible travel to field locations

Forcier is a multi-disciplinary research and monitoring & evaluation firm operating across Africa and the Middle East since 2011. Our core services include program evaluations, opinion polling, third party monitoring, and capacity building for UN Agencies, NGOs, governments and private sector clients operating in post-conflict and challenging environments. Forcier currently has offices in South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mozambique.

 

Job Description: Forcier seeks an evaluation expert for the Evaluation Team Leader position on an anticipated World Food Program (WFP) evaluation of a resilience building project of targeted smallholder farmers in 16 districts. The aim of the evaluation is to assess the extent to which WFP’s interventions under two projects contributed to building the resilience of the targeted smallholder farmers in the 16 districts of implementation. The evaluation will help to assess the performance of the two programs and associated interventions for accountability purposes.

The position will be on a contract basis and be based in Lusaka, Zambia with travel throughout the country. The position is open to international candidates but Zambian citizens are preferred. It is MANDATORY to have past WFP Evaluation experience for this role.

Responsibilities:

Provide technical and operational oversight to all aspects of the evaluation ensuring activities and deliverables are executed with quality and within time and budget requirements. Lead/manage evaluation, analysis, and assessment activities, including coordination and oversight of local partners engaged in these activities Design quantitative and/or qualitative data collection and analytical methods and tools to support evaluation design and implementation Ensure documentation and dissemination of findings, impact, innovations, and lessons learned Ensure that all activities are undertaken in full compliance with Forcier’s standard operating procedures, WFP policies and regulations, and local policies and laws.

Requirements Minimum of a Master’s degree in a social science, organizational development, development studies, or a related field highly preferred Minimum 8-10 years of evaluation experience in Zambia including WFP projects Prior experience as a WFP Evaluation Team Leader strongly preferred Experience designing and implementing various types of mixed-methods evaluations for agriculture/FSL preferred Experience working on agricultural resilience programming Significant data analysis skills, including command of statistics, sampling methodologies, statistical analysis software, and data validation techniques Extensive experience drafting and finalizing evaluation reports Experience applying systems thinking in evaluation design, participatory data collection methods, and protocols, and facilitating participatory data validation and analysis exercises Fluency in written and spoken English, good working knowledge of local languages is a plus Must be authorized to work in Zambia Zambian national preferred Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and G Suite applications Advanced executive function and task management (you should be able to manage multiple tasks with various deadlines and be able to allocate your time and efforts accordingly) Forcier isn’t the place for everyone. But for those who do find us to be a good fit, they can’t imagine being anywhere else. Our company operates with five immutable laws. If these don’t resonate with you, working with us probably won’t be a good fit for you. If they speak to you, you’ll find a new home with us.

? Be nice or leave. All our staff deserve to be treated professionally and with respect. Discrimination, racism, tribalism, sexism, and neo-colonialist language will not be tolerated. This applies to our clients as well.

? This is a stress-free zone. The places where we work are stressful enough, we don’t need to add extra pressure. Increasing stress increases the likelihood of errors. We all work to minimize stress together.

? We embrace a strong work ethic and a strong rest ethic. We believe that balance is critical to long-term success. We all work together to avoid burnout on our teams and ensure that team members have the opportunity to frequently and regularly take complete time off. We recognize the needs for every team member may be unique depending on their individual circumstances.

? Safety first. We never put staff or partners in harm’s way for any reason, and we do not ask staff to go places or complete work with which they do not feel personally comfortable – for any reason.

? Quality is paramount. We stand behind the integrity of our work. We don’t cut corners and we deliver the absolute best product possible every single time, both internally and externally.

 

Please submit both a cover letter and a CV.

You must answer the following questions as part of your cover letter for your application to be considered:

Why do you think you are a good fit for this role at Forcier? Describe how you carried out one of your previous WFP evaluation of agriculture/ FSL projects or closely related ones. Benefits Forcier aims to be an employer of choice in Zambia. As a result, we offer competitive daily rates as well as on-the-job training opportunities to attract and retain the best talent available.

Method of Application
Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here Closing Date : 25th May, 2022.
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