Current Recruitment at Social Impact (SI)

Social Impact: 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.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

Job Title: Senior Evaluation Specialist, Routine Immunization Contribution Analysis

Location: Nigeria

Overview

  • Through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s (BMGF) Africa-wide Monitoring, Learning, and Evaluation (MLE) Platform, Social Impact is undertaking a contribution analysis (CA) of the Nigeria Country Offices’ (NCOs) Routine Immunization (RI) portfolio.
  • The CA will utilize mixed methods to trace BMGF’s contributions to the routine immunization space in Nigeria.

Position Description

  • SI seeks a short-term Senior Evaluation Specialist with an expertise in immunization to support CA data collection and analysis. SI expects the Senior Evaluation Specialist to work collaboratively with the SI team to conduct the CA and craft the contribution story.
  • The Senior Evaluation Specialist will use their expertise related to immunization in Nigeria to support the development of qualitative instruments, review of secondary quantitative data and contribute to drafting of results. If possible, in person interviews will be carried out with stakeholder in Nigeria.
  • This position will report to the SI HQ Project Director and Project Manager, communicating with them regularly to ensure progress towards completion of deliverables. This position will be part-time from approximately May – June 2022.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct a desk review and interviews with internal and external BMGF NCO RI stakeholders.
  • Contribute to the development of interview guides that are grounded in an understanding of RI in Nigeria.
  • Conduct analysis of secondary quantitative, qualitative (interviews) and other data sources to establish the NCO RI contribution story.
  • Support the Project Director in the assessment of the NCO’s RI Theory of Change, and establishing causal linkages, assumptions, and gaps.
  • Contribute to the development and review of deliverables and respond to feedback.
  • Communicate regularly with the SI team and provide notes from all interviews as specified by SI.
  • Carry out other duties as assigned by SI.

Qualifications

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  • Master’s Degree in International Development, Public Health or a similar field with eight years of relevant experience; OR a Bachelor’s Degree with 10 years of relevant experience.
  • At least eight years of experience in RI monitoring and evaluation, and/or program design, data collection and analysis or research, of complex donor-funded programs is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise with multiple high-level stakeholders (e.g., clients, government officials and donors and others) is required
  • Demonstrated experience with the design and application of Contribution Analysis in evaluation and/or program assessment is preferred.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English is required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications is required.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

Job Title: Integrated Health Program Specialist, USAID Integrated Health Midterm Performance Evaluation

Location: Abuja (FCT) and Bauchi
Timeline: May 2022 – September 2022
Scope of Work: Integrated Health Program Specialist of Integrated Health Midterm Performance Evaluation

Project Objective

  • USAID / Nigeria has engaged the MEL Support Activity to conduct an external Midterm Performance Evaluation of an integrated health activity. This Activity aims to contribute to state-level reductions in child and maternal morbidity and mortality and to increase the capacity of health systems (public and private) to sustainably support quality primary health care (PHC) services.
  • The primary purpose of this mid-term performance evaluation is to determine whether the assistance is meeting the stated development objectives, and to inform the design of USAID’s next generation of healthcare interventions in Nigeria. It is intended to provide an independent examination of the overall progress and accomplishments of the Activity.
  • The estimated start date will be May 15, 2022. The evaluation is expected to last until September 2022, and the estimated LOE will be 30 days, maximum.

Position Description

  • SI is seeking an Integrated Health Program Specialist who will be supporting evaluation team’s effort.
  • Under the technical leadership of the MEL Support Activity, the Integrated Health Program Specialist will be working alongside one Team Leader and three Nigerian team members.
  • The Integrated Health Program Specialist will consult with the team and provide input to the deliverables throughout the duration of the evaluation.

Responsibilities

  • Contribute expertise and technical inputs to the work plan. Support the design of the evaluation, methodology, development of instruments, data collection, synthesis of data, presentations, and report.
  • Perform desk review and identify additional information required for analysis.
  • Schedule and interview key stakeholders and beneficiaries.
  • In consultation with the Team Leader, support team’s ongoing analysis of qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Support the preparation and presentation of the Inbrief and Out-brief to USAID/Nigeria and other stakeholders as requested.
  • Write assigned sections of the draft Evaluation report in coordination with the team members, taking into consideration feedback from the Out-brief presentation.
  • Support the Team Leader to respond to USAID comments on the draft report and prepare a final report.
  • Work collaboratively with team members throughout design, implementation, analysis, and report writing to complement each other’s areas of expertise.

Qualifications
The candidate is expected to have the following qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in Public Health, Health Economics, Demography/Population Studies, Sociology, Research, or related social science field. Medical Doctors preferred.
  • Minimum of six years of experience working in integrated service delivery programs in Nigeria with strong bias for primary health care systems.
  • Technical expert with experience implementing RMNCH, malaria and nutrition programs especially in the context of primary health care in Nigeria.
  • Demonstrate strong experience with understanding of socio-cultural context with implementation of health interventions in Northern Nigeria.
  • Good understanding of the Nigerian health system with demonstrable experience working with GON officials at the state and LGA levels.
  • Experience with data collection procedures, surveys, interview guides and analysis of data.
  • Strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written.
  • S/he must demonstrate high command of English language written and verbal fluency.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Program Evaluation Specialist, USAID Integrated Health Midterm Performance Evaluation 

Locations: Kebbi and Sokoto
Timeline: May 2022 – September 2022

Scope of Work

  • In Nigeria, SI supports Navanti to implement the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Support Activity which provides comprehensive MEL and Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) support to strengthen USAID/Nigeria’s results for increased learning and accountability and contribute to implementation of its Country Development Cooperation Strategy.

Project Objective

  • USAID/Nigeria has engaged the MEL Support Activity to conduct an external Midterm Performance Evaluation of an integrated health activity. This Activity aims to contribute to state-level reductions in child and maternal morbidity and mortality and to increase the capacity of health systems (public and private) to sustainably support quality primary health care (PHC) services.
  • The primary purpose of this mid-term performance evaluation is to determine whether the assistance is meeting the stated development objectives, and to inform the design of USAID’s next generation of healthcare interventions in Nigeria. It is intended to provide an independent examination of the overall progress and accomplishments of the Activity.
  • The estimated start date will be May 15, 2022. The evaluation is expected to last until September 2022, and the estimated LOE will be 37 days, maximum.

Position Description

  • We are recruiting a Program Evaluation Specialist who will be supporting evaluation team’s effort. Under the technical leadership of the MEL Support Activity, the Program Evaluation Specialist will be working alongside one Team Leader and three Nigerian team members.
  • The Program Evaluation Specialist will consult with the team and provide input to the deliverables throughout the duration of the evaluation.

Responsibilities

  • Contribute expertise and technical inputs to the work plan. Support the design of the evaluation, methodology, development of instruments, data collection, synthesis of data, presentations, and report.
  • Perform desk review and identify additional information required for analysis.
  • Schedule and interview key stakeholders and beneficiaries.
  • In consultation with the Team Leader, support team’s ongoing analysis of qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Support the preparation and presentation of the Inbrief and Out-brief to USAID/Nigeria and other stakeholders as requested.
  • Write assigned sections of the draft Evaluation report in coordination with the team members, taking into consideration feedback from the Out-brief presentation.
  • Support the Team Leader to respond to USAID comments on the draft report and prepare a final report.
  • Work collaboratively with team members throughout design, implementation, analysis, and report writing to complement each other’s areas of expertise.

Qualifications
The candidate is expected to have the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of five years of experience evaluating large and complex health programs and development programs, including baseline and mid-term studies of integrated health programs in Nigeria.
  • Advanced Graduate Degree in Public Health, Economics, Demography / Population Studies, Sociology, Research, or related Social Science field.
  • Strong background in qualitative data collection methods, including focus group discussions (FGD), key informants/ in-depth interviews (KII/IDI).
  • Advanced skills in quantitative data collection and analysis with the use of softwares such as Stata or R.
  • Skills in manipulating and exporting data from the District Health Information System (DHIS2) analytics and pivot tables will be an added advantage.
  • Good understanding of the Nigerian health system, especially at the primary health level.
  • Strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written.
  • S/he must demonstrate high command of English language written and verbal fluency..

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Senior Program Evaluation Specialist, USAID Integrated Health Midterm Performance Evaluation

Locations: Abuja (FCT) and Bauchi, Nigeria
Timeline: May 2022 – September 2022

Scope of Work

  • In Nigeria, SI supports Navanti to implement the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Support Activity which provides comprehensive MEL and Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) support to strengthen USAID/Nigeria’s results for increased learning and accountability and contribute to the implementation of its Country Development Cooperation Strategy.

Project Objective

  • USAID/Nigeria has engaged the MEL Support Activity to conduct an external Midterm Performance Evaluation of integrated health activity.
  • This Activity aims to contribute to state-level reductions in child and maternal morbidity and mortality and to increase the capacity of health systems (public and private) to sustainably support quality primary health care (PHC) services.
  • The primary purpose of this mid-term performance evaluation is to determine whether the assistance is meeting the stated development objectives and to inform the design of USAID’s next generation of healthcare interventions in Nigeria.
  • It is intended to provide an independent examination of the overall progress and accomplishments of the Activity.

Note: The estimated start date will be May 15, 2022. The evaluation is expected to last until September 2022, and the estimated LOE will be 51 days, maximum.

Position Description

  • SI is seeking a Senior Program Evaluation Specialist who will be supporting the evaluation team’s effort and ensuring a rigorous and high-quality evaluation. Under the technical leadership of the MEL Support Activity, the Senior Program Evaluation Specialist will be working alongside one Team Leader and three Nigerian team members.
  • The Senior Program Evaluation Specialist will consult with the team and provide input on the deliverables throughout the duration of the evaluation.

Responsibilities

  • Support the Team Leader to conduct all evaluation activities, including the evaluation design, methodology development of instruments, data collection, synthesis of data, presentations, and preparation of a final report with team contributions. Lead tasks as assigned.
  • Serve as the in-country point of contact for the evaluation if the Team Leader is unable to be physically present in Nigeria.
  • Contribute expertise and technical inputs to the work plan.
  • Perform desk review and identify additional information required for analysis.
  • Schedule and interview key stakeholders and beneficiaries.
  • In consultation with the Team Leader, coordinate the team’s ongoing analysis of qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Support the preparation and presentation of the In brief and Out-brief to USAID/Nigeria and other stakeholders as requested.
  • Write assigned sections of the draft Evaluation report in coordination with the team members, taking into consideration feedback from the Out-brief presentation.
  • Support the Team Leader to respond to USAID comments on the draft report and prepare a final report.
  • Work collaboratively with team members throughout design, implementation, analysis, and report writing to complement each other’s areas of expertise.

Qualifications
The candidate is expected to have the following qualifications:

  • A Master’s Degree in Public Health, Economics, Demography/Population Studies, Sociology, Research or related Social Science field.
  • Minimum of six years of experience working in public health and evaluation/research in Nigeria.
  • Three of these years should be in public health/social science research at a senior level.
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of the key performance indicators of integrated health programming.
  • Experience in health system strengthening, health financing and health policy reforms in Nigeria is strongly desired.
  • Strong background in qualitative data collection methods, including focus group discussions (FGD), key informants/ in-depth interviews (KII/IDI) and data transcription. Additional background in quantitative data collection methods is beneficial.
  • Good understanding of the contextual and operational challenges of health care delivery and the health system in Nigeria especially at the primary health level.
  • Strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written, to fulfil the technical and managerial responsibilities proposed.
  • S/he must demonstrate a high command of English language written and verbal fluency.
  • Experience facilitating and providing leadership in collaborative and participatory research with multiple stakeholders and donors.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

 

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Job Title: Team Leader, USAID Integrated Health Midterm Performance Evaluation

Location: Abuja (FCT), Nigeria
Timeline: May 2022 – September 2022
Scope of Work: Team Leader of Integrated Health Midterm Performance Evaluation

Project Objective

  • USAID / Nigeria has engaged the MEL Support Activity to conduct an external Midterm Performance Evaluation of an integrated health activity. This Activity aims to contribute to state-level reductions in child and maternal morbidity and mortality and to increase the capacity of health systems (public and private) to sustainably support quality primary health care (PHC) services.
  • The primary purpose of this mid-term performance evaluation is to determine whether the assistance is meeting the stated development objectives and to inform the design of USAID’s next generation of healthcare interventions in Nigeria. It is intended to provide an independent examination of the overall progress and accomplishments of the Activity.
  • The estimated start date will be May 15, 2022. The evaluation is expected to last until September 2022, and the estimated LOE will be 72 days, maximum.
  • Candidates are reviewed on a rolling basis; early submission is recommended.

Position Description

  • SI is seeking a Team Leader who will be responsible for the overall management of the evaluation team’s effort and ensuring a rigorous and high-quality evaluation. Under the technical leadership of the MEL Support Activity.
  • The Team Leader will be working alongside four Nigerian team members. The Team Leader will consult with and facilitate input from all team members throughout the duration of the evaluation.

Responsibilities

  • The Team Leader will oversee and lead on major evaluation activities, including the evaluation design, methodology development of instruments, data collection, synthesis of data, presentations, and preparation of the final report with team contributions.
  • Provide leadership for the team and coordinate activities as necessary.
  • Coordinate with USAID/Nigeria.
  • Oversee the work plan and ensure all team members are contributing expertise and technical inputs.
  • Perform desk review and identify additional information required for analysis.
  • Schedule and interview key stakeholders and beneficiaries.
  • Coordinate team’s ongoing analysis of qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Lead the preparation and presentation of the Inbrief and Out-brief to USAID/Nigeria and other stakeholders as requested.
  • Write the draft Evaluation report with support from the team members, taking into consideration feedback from the Out-brief presentation.
  • Respond to USAID comments on the draft report and prepare a final report.
  • Work collaboratively with team members throughout design, implementation, analysis, and report writing to complement each other’s areas of expertise.

Qualifications
The candidate is expected to have the following qualifications:

  • A Master’s Degree in Public Health, Economics, Demography, Sociology, Research, or related field.
  • Minimum of ten years of experience leading and conducting evaluations of public health programming ranging from health system strengthening, health financing and health policy reform etc., including demonstrable understanding of health system context in a low/middle income country.
  • Demonstrated experience in health financing or health promotion within the African context.
  • Strong background in designing or managing development assistance programs international conflict with West Africa expertise.
  • Demonstrated experience in public health capacity building and policy reform, with preference to those with considerable working experience in Nigeria with institutions and civil society organizations.
  • Experience in qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis.
  • Experience in preparing scientific, well-written technical reports and making verbal presentations, explaining issues in a clear and concise manner.
  • Oral and written communication and presentations skills in English.
  • Experience facilitating and providing leadership in collaborative and participatory research with multiple stakeholders and donors.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

Job Title: Integrated Health Program Specialist, USAID Integrated Health Midterm Performance Evaluation

Locations: Kebbi and Sokoto
Timeline: May 2022 – September 2022
Scope of Work: Integrated Health Program Specialist of Integrated Health Midterm Performance Evaluation

Project Objective

  • USAID / Nigeria has engaged the MEL Support Activity to conduct an external Midterm Performance Evaluation of an integrated health activity. This Activity aims to contribute to state-level reductions in child and maternal morbidity and mortality and to increase the capacity of health systems (public and private) to sustainably support quality primary health care (PHC) services.
  • The primary purpose of this mid-term performance evaluation is to determine whether the assistance is meeting the stated development objectives, and to inform the design of USAID’s next generation of healthcare interventions in Nigeria. It is intended to provide an independent examination of the overall progress and accomplishments of the Activity.
  • The estimated start date will be May 15, 2022. The evaluation is expected to last until September 2022, and the estimated LOE will be 30 days, maximum.

Position Description

  • SI is seeking an Integrated Health Program Specialist who will be supporting evaluation team’s effort.
  • Under the technical leadership of the MEL Support Activity, the Integrated Health Program Specialist will be working alongside one Team Leader and three Nigerian team members. The Integrated Health Program Specialist will consult with the team and provide input to the deliverables throughout the duration of the evaluation.

Responsibilities

  • Contribute expertise and technical inputs to the work plan. Support the design of the evaluation, methodology, development of instruments, data collection, synthesis of data, presentations, and report.
  • Perform desk review and identify additional information required for analysis.
  • Schedule and interview key stakeholders and beneficiaries.
  • In consultation with the Team Leader, support team’s ongoing analysis of qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Support the preparation and presentation of the Inbrief and Out-brief to USAID/Nigeria and other stakeholders as requested.
  • Write assigned sections of the draft Evaluation report in coordination with the team members, taking into consideration feedback from the Out-brief presentation.
  • Support the Team Leader to respond to USAID comments on the draft report and prepare a final report.
  • Work collaboratively with team members throughout design, implementation, analysis, and report writing to complement each other’s areas of expertise.

Qualifications
The candidate is expected to have the following qualifications:

  • A Master’s Degree in Public Health, Health Economics, Demography / Population Studies, Sociology, Research, or related Social Science field. Medical Doctors preferred.
  • Minimum of six years of experience working in integrated service delivery programs in Nigeria with strong bias for primary health care systems.
  • Technical expert with experience implementing RMNCH, malaria and nutrition programs especially in the context of primary health care in Nigeria.
  • Demonstrate strong experience with understanding of socio-cultural context with implementation of health interventions in Northern Nigeria.
  • Good understanding of the Nigerian health system with demonstrable experience working with GON officials at the state and LGA levels.
  • Experience with data collection procedures, surveys, interview guides and analysis of data.
  • Strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written.
  • S/he must demonstrate high command of English language written and verbal fluency.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Nigerian citizens are encouraged to apply.
  • Although interviews and selection will be performed on a rolling basis. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
  • Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.

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