Uganda: Mid to Senior Level Anthropologist, USAID/Uganda Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Contract

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Organization: Social Impact
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 28 Feb 2018

Mid to Senior Level Anthropologist, USAID/Uganda Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Contract, Uganda

Social Impact (SI) is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness. We work across all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. Since 1997 we have worked in over 100 countries for clients such as US government agencies, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and nonprofits.

Proposal Objective:

Social Impact is preparing a proposal response for the anticipated multi-million-dollar, five-year Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Contract in Uganda. The purpose of the Contract is to strengthen the performance of USAID/Uganda and its Implementing Partners (IPs) in collaborating, learning and adapting to improve the relevance, quality and sustainability of USAID-supported contributions to Uganda’s development.

Position Description:

SI is seeking a Mid to Senior Level Anthropologist to provide support and expertise to the USAID/Uganda and IP staff. S/he will be based in Uganda and work as part of a team of Social Science Advisors to serve as a source of expertise and guidance to USAID/Uganda throughout the duration of the contract.

Responsibilities:

· Serve as a source of expertise and advice to USAID/Uganda and IP staff on anthropologic and sociological theories, concepts and practices.

· Increase USAID/Uganda’s understanding of local context through rapid assessments, ongoing research and dialogue with Ugandan thought leaders.

· Coordinate with other subject matter experts and team members to provide a comprehensive perspective to USAID/Uganda’s learning.

· Draft SOWs for, help select, arrange meetings and site visits for, and deepen the work of visiting evaluation, analytic, assessment and activity design teams and individuals funded by USAID/Uganda.

· Facilitate collaboration among Ugandan thought leaders.

· Draft SOWs for, select, arrange meetings and site visits for, and deepen the work of visiting evaluation, analytic, assessment and activity design teams and individuals funded by USAID/Uganda.

Qualifications:

· At least a Master’s degree in Anthropology, Sociology or a related field.

· At least seven years of professional experience on behavior-based social sciences or applying social science, anthropology or sociology expertise to donor-funded development projects.

· Experience collaborating and coordinating with colleagues across bureaus, departments or organizations.

· Experience or familiarity with USAID is preferred.

· Experience in Uganda or East Africa is preferred.

· Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills. English is required.

To learn more about Social Impact, please visit our website: http://www.socialimpact.com

SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.

How to apply:

https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=SOCIIMPA2&cws=1&rid=1961

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