Evaluation consultant to conduct a project impact assessment

Voluntary Service Overseas
Closing date: 13 August 2017
Job Type: Paid
This consultancy will focus on and try to measure/assess a wide range of broad and strategic indicators, including project effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, performance, impact, sustainability and coverage.

About VSO

VSO is the world's leading development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. We are unique in the way we bring people together to share their skills and experience, generate insights and ideas and, most of all, take action against poverty and exclusion. It's a highly effective approach that works, and today is helping millions of people in some of the world's poorest communities lift themselves out of poverty.

Role Overview

‘Addressing Family and Sexual Violence in Papua New Guinea’ was the first investment by VSO PNG to address issues of family and sexual violence in Papua New Guinea. VSO PNG has continued working in this field both supporting the clinical response to FSV as well as prevention of FSV incidents. 

The objective of the project impact assessment is:

To assess the accomplishment of the objective and outcomes of the ‘Addressing Family and Sexual Violence in Papua New Guinea’ project and assess sustainable impact on project beneficiaries.

The impact assessment will provide a basis for accountability towards project beneficiaries, project partners and stakeholders and the donor. 

The assessment shall aim to identify any change resulting from project interventions, establish a causal connection between the change and the project inputs and measure the magnitude of the change. 

It will focus on and try to measure/assess a wide range of broad and strategic indicators, including project effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, performance, impact, sustainability and coverage.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Desired qualifications include: 

  • A tertiary degree in Development Studies, Sociology, Gender Studies, Demography and Population Studies or related fields from a recognised university. 
  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in impact evaluation with relevant sector experience 
  • Experience in the use and application of participatory approaches to assessments
  • Specialist knowledge of evaluation methodologies for health and gender interventions in developing countries;
  • Experience in design and development of impact assessment methods and data collection tools;
  • Excellent data collection and analysis skills, including experience in performing stakeholder and beneficiary interviews;
  • Strong facilitation and communication skills, with experience of working collaboratively with local teams of development professionals.
  • Understanding of or experience working in Papua New Guinea or the Melanesian region.

Application notes

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

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