Impact Evaluation Objective:
Social Impact (SI) has been contracted by the Millennium Challenge Corporation to design and implement an impact evaluation (IE) of Millennium Challenge Account investments in Jordan. These investments were focused on improvements to the water and sanitation infrastructure in Zarqa and East Amman, coupled with the provision of treated wastewater to farms in the Jordan Valley. When combined, these improvements aimed to conserve fresh water for urban use by increasing the availability of cheaper treated wastewater for agricultural use.
The evaluation seeks to capture the system-wide impact of the infrastructure investments by gathering data on the water use and economic status of urban households and businesses, farmers, and water vendors. A matching design is used to compare urban areas which benefited from the infrastructure projects against similar areas which did not receive improvements. In the Jordan Valley, a natural experiment allows for comparison between farms situated in areas that received more treated wastewater as a result of the program against those in areas which were unaffected by the new infrastructure. The study began in 2012, and is expected to end in 2019.
Social Impact is seeking a full-time Field Coordinator to support SI’s evaluation team in Jordan for the remainder of the impact evaluation. This position is an excellent opportunity for those seeking to gain experience in large-scale surveying, data quality enhancement, stakeholder management, and research design and reporting. The assignment requires the Coordinator to be situated in Jordan, with an expected period of performance from November 1, 2017 to September 29, 2019.
Act as Social Impact’s representative in-country and liaise closely with evaluation stakeholders including Government of Jordan partners, United States Government partners, private companies, and project participants in Zarqa and Amman
Manage data collection activities and routinely communicate progress to Social Impact evaluation team
Support activities required for preparing for data collection events, including but not limited to: coordinating with data collection firms, helping to organize and support training of enumerators, supporting and monitoring pilot tests of questionnaires, revising data collection plans
Participate in data collection activities and data quality checks as needed
Contribute to reporting on data collection process, data analysis, and interpretation of findings
Actively participate in routine meetings and teleconferences (usually twice per week, and more often when needed) with the evaluation team
Provide occasional translation and other logistical support as requested by Social Impact
Bachelor’s degree with strong organizational and communication skills
Minimum 2 years of experience of program or research management; experience conducting and/or overseeing survey research is preferred
Exceptional interpersonal and relationship management skills; able to collaborate in a team but comfortable working without direct oversight
High attention to detail
Experience managing data, and prior knowledge of statistical software (e.g., SPSS, Stata, or R) is preferred
Comfortable working with a variety of stakeholder levels, including government officials, data collection staff, and beneficiary households
Motivated and able to take initiative
Experience working with international organizations or companies preferred
Flexible work hours; willing to join calls and meetings in evenings as needed
Fluency in English required
Fluency in Arabic required
Must have personal vehicle (car or motorcycle)
To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter at: https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=SOCIIMPA2&cws=1&rid=1778
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Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.