International Development Group
  • Short Term Technical Expert
  • Full Time

Subject Matter Expert

Company Description:

International Development Group LLC is an international development consulting firm that assists donors, governments, and the private sector to create and take advantage of opportunities for sustainable, broad-based economic development and poverty reduction. IDG provides entrepreneurs and policymakers with the practical tools needed to achieve real and measurable impact for their communities and countries. IDG assistance programs aim to build the capacity, skills, and knowledge of local individuals and institutions in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors, fostering synergies between local knowledge and international experience.

Position Description:

International Development Group LLC is seeking qualified candidates for the role of Subject Matter Expert to assist with multi-year, multi-country performance evaluations relative to the USAID Mission Bureau for Resilience and Food Security (BFS) portfolio of projects. These projects cover the areas of agriculture-led growth, resilience, food security, nutrition, water security, sanitation and hygiene. The evaluations may take place in any of the following regions: Latin America-Caribbean, Sub-Sahara Africa, Middle East and North Africa, Eastern Europe, Central and South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Indo-Pacific. This opportunity is contingent upon USAID's release of a request for proposal and IDG's award of the contract.

The Subject Matter Expert will be responsible for providing technical support to the performance evaluations to be implemented throughout this activity. They will also be responsible for providing technical matter expertise to the design, implementation, and analysis of evaluations and ensuring the quality assurance of data collected for subject matter areas.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the technical expert in required areas and provides input during the evaluation design and implementation.
  • Contributes to the development of the Inception and Evaluation Protocol Reports.
  • Assists the Team Lead in data collection and analysis for specific questions within area of expertise.
  • Adheres to protocol and ensures quality of data collected for their subject matter area.
  • Assists Team Lead in drafting and finalizing relevant sections of evaluation reports.

Qualifications:

  • At least six years of experience (with a postgraduate degree) implementing or evaluating agriculture-led growth, resilience, food security, nutrition, water security, sanitation and hygiene projects, or more than 10 years of hands-on experience should the subject matter expert not possess a postgraduate degree in one of the areas stated above;
  • Expertise in any of the following areas: agriculture-led growth, resilience, food security, nutrition, water security, sanitation, and hygiene projects in developing countries; and
  • Experience with and demonstrated capacity to evaluate well-established internationally acceptable development approaches
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