Senior Qualitative Expert
Camris
Nairobi, KE
1d ago

Overview

CAMRIS is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to development challenges through high-

quality, cost-effective program and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, we combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-

based best practices to improve development outcomes. We apply a customized, customer-centric business approach to offer greater value to our clients.

CAMRIS seeks a Senior Qualitative Expert for the upcoming Nairobi-based USAID / Somalia’s Monitoring, Verification and Reporting Support (MV&R) Activity.

This will be a five-year activity to holistically assist USAID Somalia in tracking and monitoring Implementing Partners’ (IPs) performance to ensure they are accomplishing the tasks they set out to achieve.

The USAID MV&R mechanism has four core activities :

  • Monitor, verify and report on activities carried out by IPs across Somalia, through site visits and the delivery of timely, analytical, qualitative, and quantitative information.
  • Conduct data quality assessments (DQAs) on IP indicator data by applying the five data quality standards (validity, integrity, precision, reliability, and timeliness).
  • Provide logistical and administrative support, and facilitation services when needed for USAID meetings with partners or other stakeholders as requested by USAID.
  • Provide continuous performance management support, including technical assistance and capacity building to USAID IPs and USAID staff.
  • This is a forecasted position and it is contingent upon contract award.
  • Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership and oversight in drafting the qualitative sections of the MV&R reports for each round.
  • Develop (in consultation with USAID) tools and protocols to capture relevant qualitative data, which will yield rich qualitative information across each activity.
  • Orient USAID staff / field staff / subcontractors on the new / revised qualitative data collection tools, and protocols.
  • Review, analyze, and synthesize qualitative data to ensure logical inferences and conclusions are drawn from the findings.
  • Triangulate MV&R findings with routine program and evaluation data to provide further insight into program effectiveness and identify opportunities for learning.
  • Generate and disseminate synthesized reports and presentations that are tailored to the intended audience.
  • Qualifications

  • At least 5 years of overseas experience in international development conducting qualitative research.
  • A bachelor’s degree in the field of evaluation, international development or a related technical field.
  • Technical proficiency in at least one of the following fields : democracy and governance, economic growth, education, and stabilization.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, including an ability to synthesize and explain complex information to stakeholders.
  • Prior experience in a high threat environment.
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