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Vacancy title:
Evaluation Principal Investigator

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Social Services & Nonprofit ]

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Social Impact

Deadline of this Job:
Monday, May 01 2023 

Duty Station:
Within Tanzania , Dar es Salaam, East Africa

Date Posted:Monday, May 01 2023, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Position Description:
SI is seeking a Principal Investigator to support T-MELA with the Lishe Endelevu Endline evaluation.
The Principal Investigator shall be an English speaker evaluation expert with strong evaluation experience in the public health and nutrition sectors. She/he will lead the evaluation team through all stages of the evaluation, responsible for leading the team in generating all key deliverables including a Design Report, Draft Evaluation Report, Final Evaluation Report, and other key knowledge products. The Principal Investigator will conduct data collection in Tanzania along with a locally-based Co-Principal Investigator, Subject Matter experts and a data analyst. She/he will work under the guidance of the Senior Assessment and Evaluation Specialist in Tanzania and SI’s Project Director in Washington DC.


The Principal Investigator will:
• Line-manage the Evaluation Team collaboratively with the T-MELA’s Chief of Party and task 2 Team Lead.
• Lead desk review, initial stakeholder consultation, and identify additional information/analyses required.
• Lead the team to prepare and finalize evaluation design, methodologies, analysis strategies, work plan, and timelines to USAID and partners.
• Lead and oversee data collection efforts, consultation with implementing partners based upon research/logistical needs.
• Take responsibility for ongoing data analysis and iteratively develop findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
• Write the evaluation report in coordination with team members, taking into consideration feedback from a preliminary findings session
• Take the lead in preparation and presentation of the key findings, conclusions, and recommendations to USAID, key stakeholders, private sector, and research users following SI’s and USAID’s standards
• Take responsibility to lead the team to respond to USAID and USAID T-MELA’s comments and feedback and deliver high-quality deliverables that meet USAID and SI’s standards.


With support from USAID/T-MELA and team members, the Principal Investigator will be expected to take overall responsibility for the production and management of the following:
1. Final Evaluation Design: A detailed, full evaluation design and workplan following an initial consultation with USAID that will include chosen methodologies, and data collection tools.
2. Kick off meeting/Inbrief: A PowerPoint/Google Slides presentation summarizing the Inception Report for USAID/T-MELA and key partners prior to the launch of data collection.
3. Findings Conclusions and Recommendations (FCR) Matrix: An analysis tool through which data is triangulated and findings, conclusions, and recommendations specific to each research question are produced. Two FCR matrixes are expected, a preliminary document after the first full week of data collection, and a final matrix at the end of the data analysis period.
4. Outbrief: The team will present the key findings, conclusions, and recommendations to the wider USAID/Tanzania Mission through a PowerPoint/google slides presentation. The TL is expected to update this PowerPoint after the final report.
5. Draft Report: A draft report with fully developed findings, conclusions, and recommendations, no longer than 30 pages excluding annexes, will be submitted to the T-MELA COP who will submit to the USAID COR for T-MELA activity. The format will include an executive summary, table of contents, methodology, findings, and recommendations. USAID/T-MELA and key local stakeholders will provide comments on the draft report.
6. Final Report: The team will submit a final report that incorporates responses to USAID’s/partner’s comments and suggestions. The report will be submitted electronically in English. The report will be disseminated within USAID and key stakeholders.

Qualifications and Skills:
The Principal Investigator must have/hold:
• At least 10 years of senior-level experience working on evaluation is desirable, with extensive experience evaluating nutrition interventions required.
• A postgraduate degree in public health, nutrition, or a suitably related field
• Extensive experience in leading research teams and preparing high-quality documents.
• Experience in design of instruments for data collection for nutrition survey questionnaires including anthropometric measurements, KIIs, Focus Groups using diverse technology.
• Excellent oral communication and written skills in English is must.
• Demonstrated experience in communicating with local stakeholders at managerial and technical level.
• Experience working with international donors, especially USAID.
• Preferably, the applicant will possess experience conducting research or evaluation in the education sector in East Africa, Tanzania in particular.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 120

Level of Education:
Postgraduate Degree

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Job Info
Job Category: Data, Monitoring, and Research jobs in Tanzania
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: Monday, May 01 2023
Duty Station: Dar es Salaam
Posted: 17-04-2023
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 17-04-2023
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 17-04-2077
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