CAMRIS International is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and 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 the lives of people around the world. We apply a customized, customer-centric, cost-effective business approach to offer greater value to our clients and challenge the way things have always been done in our field.
CAMRIS clients include U.S. government agencies and multilateral and private organizations. Our core practice areas include public health, agriculture and food security, economic development, education, environment, humanitarian assistance, democracy and governance, and medical research.
CAMRIS seeks an Evaluation Team Lead for the upcoming USAID / Kenya and East Africa (USAID / KEA) Evaluations, Assessments, and Analyses program.
The USAID / KEA is seeking support in three areas : designing and implementing both quantitative and / or qualitative evaluation studies;
developing and delivering evaluation and assessment training to USAID, its implementing partners, and local institutions to support USAID EAA needs;
and build the capacity of local monitoring and evaluation (M&E) specialist to lead future activities.
This is a forecasted position and it is contingent upon contract award.
The Evaluation Team Lead will be responsible for overall management and functioning of all evaluation, assessment, and special study activities.
This includes the following :
Overseeing all aspects of evaluation, assessment and special study activities, such as planning, budgeting, staffing, design and implementation of each assigned activity.
Conducting evaluation (performance and impact, midline, and final, and whole-of-project) and analysis of issues related to the effectiveness and contribution of program and policy strategies that support Agency / Mission goals and objectives including informing the next generation of Country Development Cooperation Strategies (CDCS) and the East Africa Regional Development Cooperation Strategy (RDCS).
Evaluating and analyzing unexpected positive or negative consequences or impacts from various programs or activities, as the basis for mid-
course corrections or informing future activities;
Evaluating, analyzing and visualizing high-priority strategic issues which may be of concern to Agency managers or key Agency customers, including the Mission Director and the Administrator;
Identifying appropriate staffing levels.
Securing appropriate qualified staff.
Managing an internal local team of evaluation specialists, and external short-term consultants.
Providing relevant technical guidance.
Leading consultations with relevant USAID / KEA staff and implementing partners.
Identifying and executing appropriate agreed upon methodology, field work, research, reporting and deliverables.
At least ten (10) years of international development experience involved in either performance monitoring or evaluation.
Experience designing, conducting and managing impact evaluations.
Experience in designing, conducting, and managing baseline, midline, and end line surveys, sector assessments, studies, and analyses
Evidence of advanced evaluation design and advanced statistical analysis including multi-level modeling, propensity score matching, conducting power analysis for clustered evaluations and, fluency with a statistical software package desired.
Strong data analysis, English report writing, and presentation skills.
Able to effectively manage activities in a multi-cultural environment.
At least five (5) years of supervisory experience
Fluency in English required.
Fluency in French and Swahili preferred.
Must be a citizen of Kenya, Uganda, or Rwanda.
Experience working with USAID is preferred.
Experience working in East Africa is desired.