International Development Group
  • Proposal / Pending Award
  • BG
  • Full Time

Evaluation Team Leader

International Development Group (IDG), 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.

Project Description: The purpose of this contract is to conduct an Impact Evaluation of the forthcoming SME Development Activity in Serbia. The impact evaluation is expected to measure changes in development outcomes that are attributable to the SME development activity's interventions. This will allow for observing the differences in development outcomes between those subject to the Activity's interventions and those that are not, which, together with the cost-effectiveness analysis, will test the theory of change on which the SME Activity is based, as well as USAID/ Serbia's programing in economic development. Design and implementation of the evaluation will be closely coordinated with USAID/Serbia (the Mission) and the current Activity.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the primary liaison to USAID/Serbia and communicate effectively
  • Provide overall management of the impact evaluation and technical leadership support
  • Lead preparation of the evaluation workplan, field data collections, and presentation of the findings
  • Ensure high-quality data, analysis, and timely reporting
  • Deliver exemplary final reports to USAID

Required Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree (Masters/PhD) in evaluation, economics, or related discipline with an emphasis on economic development evaluation, SME development program evaluation
  • Minimum 10 years' experience and expertise leading, supervising, and managing economic development evaluation teams, including managing impact evaluations in the sector
  • Ability to work with various counterparts, implementing partners, and host country government stakeholders
  • Ability to travel to remote and challenging areas to conduct evaluation activities and provide technical expertise
  • Minimum 5 years of this experience in developing countries, and minimum 2 years' experience in the region (Serbia or the Balkans)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and teamwork
  • Superior written and oral communication skills in English

Serbian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

**IDG has issued policies essential for the safety and well-being of all staff, including requirements for all employees to be appropriately vaccinated or to have an approved exception/exemption on file. New employees will be asked to provide validation of full compliance of IDG's vaccination policies.

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