• Senior Qualitative Expert

    Job Locations KE-Nairobi
    # of Openings
    1
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    CAMRIS is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to 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 development outcomes. We apply a customized, customer-centric business approach to offer greater value to our clients.

     

    CAMRIS seeks a Senior Qualitative Expert for the upcoming Nairobi-based USAID/Somalia’s Monitoring, Verification and Reporting Support (MV&R) Activity. This will be a five-year activity to holistically assist USAID Somalia in tracking and monitoring Implementing Partners’ (IPs) performance to ensure  they are accomplishing the tasks they set out to achieve. The USAID MV&R mechanism has four core activities:

    1. Monitor, verify and report on activities carried out by IPs across Somalia, through site visits and the delivery of timely, analytical, qualitative, and quantitative information.
    2. Conduct data quality assessments (DQAs) on IP indicator data by applying the five data quality standards (validity, integrity, precision, reliability, and timeliness).
    3. Provide logistical and administrative support, and facilitation services when needed for USAID meetings with partners or other stakeholders as requested by USAID.
    4. Provide continuous performance management support, including technical assistance and capacity building to USAID IPs and USAID staff.

    *This is a forecasted position and it is contingent upon contract award. 

    Responsibilities

    • Provide technical leadership and oversight in drafting the qualitative sections of the MV&R reports for each round.
    • Develop (in consultation with USAID) tools and protocols to capture relevant qualitative data, which will yield rich qualitative information across each activity.
    • Orient USAID staff/field staff/subcontractors on the new/revised qualitative data collection tools, and protocols.
    • Review, analyze, and synthesize qualitative data to ensure logical inferences and conclusions are drawn from the findings.
    • Triangulate MV&R findings with routine program and evaluation data to provide further insight into program effectiveness and identify opportunities for learning.
    • Generate and disseminate synthesized reports and presentations that are tailored to the intended audience.

    Qualifications

    • At least 5 years of overseas experience in international development conducting qualitative research.
    • A bachelor’s degree in the field of evaluation, international development or a related technical field.
    • Technical proficiency in at least one of the following fields: democracy and governance, economic growth, education, and stabilization.
    • Strong communication and presentation skills, including an ability to synthesize and explain complex information to stakeholders.
    • Prior experience in a high threat environment.

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