✫✫ Job @ Social Impact, Inc Consultant/ Expert for Justice Sector Reform Assessment

Consultant/expert for Justice Sector Reform Assessment
Social Impact (SI) a Washington DC-area international development management consulting firm, is implementing the Bangladesh Democracy and Governance Program Evaluation (BDGPE) project funded by USAID/Bangladesh, whose objective is to provide assessment and evaluation services for the Office of Democracy and Governance (ODG) including democracy and governance sector assessments. ODG has requested BDGPE to carry out a mid-term performance evaluation of the Justice for All (JFA) program. JFA has three objectives: Strengthen legal aid service delivery by improving the effectiveness, visibility, and use of legal aid services at the District level to ensure equal access to justice for citizens; Improve judicial services delivered to the public by improving operational efficiency, procedural fairness, and professional capacity; and Increase legal literacy among target populations through legal awareness campaigns and the establishment of community-based support networks.  This performance evaluation will closely follow the approach and methods outlined in USAID’s most recent Evaluation Policy documents and will employ formats and reporting templates developed by SI.
SI is seeking a Bangladeshi consultant to serve as Team Member for the evaluation of the Justice for All (JFA) program implemented by the National Center for State Courts (NCSC), to be conducted in August-September, 2015. The Team Member will work under the direction of an international consultant (Team Leader), and alongside of a second international consultant. The Team Member will be responsible for in-country data collection, analysis and report drafting. It is expected that this position will require up to 30 days of LOE, of which about 20 days will be in the field.
  • Under the direction of the Team Leader, carry out preparation work prior to data collection activities, and provide inputs into the data collection methodology, following USAID Evaluation Policy guidelines;
  • Support the Team Leader in the preparation of the evaluation Work Plan and technical annexes in Word, following the template provided by SI;
  • Under the direction of the Team Leader, identify, collect and analyze documentary sources (JFA program documents, academic and policy research, GoB reports; reports by USAID and other donor program; surveys and assessments, etc.);
  • Under the direction of the Team Leader, conduct data collection in Dhaka and other sites in Bangladesh, to be determined in consultation with SI and USAID;
  • Take detailed field notes from KIIs, FGDs and other data collection activities analysis of data, for submission to SI in Word format;
  • Organize and facilitate FGDs and group interviews with JFA stakeholders and report on findings;
  • Under the direction of the Team Leader, draft inputs in Word for sections of the report and the required appendices; and
  • Respond to SI and USAID comments, and draft inputs for a final report for submission to USAID.
  • This position requires a Mid-level Evaluation Specialist with knowledge in different research methodologies and at least six (6) years of practical experience in research or program evaluation in the justice sector in Bangladesh;
  • LLM or JD qualifications or equivalent from a recognized university; and/or Post-graduate qualifications in a related field;
  • Specific technical experience in the field of justice sector reform or access to justice issues in Bangladesh, whether through primary research, policy analysis, program design and management, program evaluation, or sector assessments;
  • Proven experience on multi-person teams conducting justice sector assessment or evaluation assignments for USAID or other donor programs;
  • Practical experience in qualitative methodologies, in particular facilitation of FGDs and group interviews;
  • Ability to liaise with high level government officials, experts, academics, civil society and private sector leaders, etc.; and exceptional organizational and communications skills; and willingness to travel across Bangladesh.
Interested candidates may send their application with updated resume electronically tobdgpe@socialimpact.com  on or before 07 July 2015 (4 pm Dhaka Time). Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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