Assessment and Design Team Leader – USAID Inclusive Development Activity for Mission Support


Organization Name: NORC
Location: Washington, D.C., United States
Apply email: Not Specified
Start Date: 20 May 2022, 02:51 am
Closing Date: 10 Jun 2022, 12:00 am

JOB DESCRIPTION: Assessment and Design Team Leader – USAID Inclusive Development Activity for Mission Support*

*This position is contingent on funding

About NORC
NORC at the University of Chicago (NORC) has more than 75 years of experience carrying out analytical work, research, and high-quality surveys, and sets the standard in monitoring and evaluation of government programs and international development projects. Since its founding in 1941, NORC has been an industry leader with a distinguished record in the generation of unbiased, rigorous evidence to guide critical programmatic and policy decisions. NORC’s core competencies include designing and conducting rigorous program evaluations of development projects; conducting analytic research and sector assessments; designing and implementing large-scale surveys; transforming increasingly complex information into useful knowledge; and partnering with evidence users to ensure that evidence informs decision-making. In the past decade, NORC’s International Programs (INPRO) department has conducted over 250 research projects in 89 countries throughout the world and has emerged as a leader in generating and promoting the use evidence in the democracy, human rights, and governance and education sectors. INPRO implements several on-going research projects, including many in the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), infrastructure, and related sectors, and has developed close collaborative relationships with researchers, survey firms, and policy think tanks in numerous countries.

About the Position
NORC seeks a full-time Assessment and Design Team Leader to support the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Inclusive Development Activity for Mission Support (IDAMS) with the Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation (DDI).

The Assessment and Design Team Leader will be an executive with extensive management experience, strong communication and leadership skills, and a background in international development, particularly program design, evaluation, and learning. The position is contingent upon award.
IDAMS is a 5-year USAID task order to support USAID missions and DC based operating units to engage and support marginalized under-represented populations and/or people in vulnerable situations. This includes children in adversity, Indigenous Peoples, LGBTQI+ people, persons with disabilities, victims of torture and those with unmet mental health needs, and youth.

IDAMS will provide services across three components:
Component 1: Analyses to further inclusive development
Component 2: Technical assistance
Component 3: Monitoring, evaluation, focused research, and knowledge management on inclusive development topics and populations

Detailed responsibilities of this position are enumerated below. The expected start date for this position is October 1, 2022. The position will be based in Washington, DC.
• Lead diverse assessment teams
• Oversight and coordination of studies, evaluations, assessments, and technical assistance scopes of work
• Recruitment and management of team members and short-term technical experts and local data collection firms
• Lead NORC’s contributions to USAID/DDI’s efforts to deliberately draw contextual, programmatic, and operational learning from its monitoring, evaluation, and analytical and assessment efforts
• Facilitate the transformation of learning into adapting
• Other related duties as assigned.

• Minimum of a master’s degree in international development/studies, social sciences, evaluation, cultural anthropology, human rights, conflict mitigation/prevention, or public health
• Extensive applied analytical experience related to program design, evaluation and learning
• A minimum of 7 years knowledge and experience engaging on Inclusive Development (i.e., children in adversity, Indigenous Peoples, LGBTQI+ people, mental health, asylees/IDPs/migrants, persons with disabilities/physical rehabilitation/assistive technologies, racial equity, religious/ethnic minorities, youth)
• Understanding of inclusive development concepts and issues
• Experience working with, soliciting feedback from, and facilitating projects with members of the intended beneficiary population
• Knowledge and experience in performance evaluation designs, methodologies, and practical applications
• Experience in the design, testing, and deployment of data collection instruments (e.g., questionnaires and interview guides)
• Excellent team leadership, management, and communication skills
• Familiarity with USAID strategic planning and activity design preferred

Instructions for Application
Interested candidates should email a CV to AND by 5:00pm EDT Friday, May 6th. Please use the following subject line in your email: “IDAMS - Assessment and Design Team Leader” Note that this job description is for a PROPOSAL. The position will be conditional on NORC at the University of Chicago receiving funding.

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