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About AACS Consulting:

AACS Consulting is an international development consulting firm working with and serving domestic and foreign governments, organizations, companies, and communities across Afghanistan, Iraq, and Yemen. Combining global expertise and local insight, we use evidence-based, result-oriented approaches to meet the specific needs of our valued clients ranging from international giants to local organizations and firms across different industries in the public, private and aid sectors. Since our founding in 2009, among others, we have helped international donor agencies such as The World Bank, UN, USAID, development organizations such as DAI, AECOM, and Chemonics, and global corporate brands such as BBC, Monster Energy Europe, and Alokozai to achieve organizational objectives, improve efficiency and effectiveness, and have a lasting positive impact.

Our expertise lies in gathering data from varied sources using proprietary methodologies and translating it into meaningful insights and actionable information. Over the last decade, AACS Consulting has successfully and proudly served 120+ clients on a wide variety of 140+ projects spanning across multiple industries.

Job Description:

AACS Consulting is seeking to hire on an URGENT basis a skilled and experienced Evaluation Specialist who will provide oversight to our Research, M&E, and Survey projects in Afghanistan. The candidate must have advanced data analysis capabilities, excellent report writing skills, and the organizational skills required to manage evaluation undertakings. The Evaluation Specialist will work under the supervision of the Research and M&E Director.

 

Duties and Responsibilities, but not limited to:

  • Responsible for planning, design, and establishment of project monitoring and evaluation system and tools to collect information needed for the project design, internal management, and periodic reporting to the client/management;
  • Proactively and continuously contribute to the improvement of the technical design of M&E methodologies and instruments;
  • Plan, oversee and coordinate field data collection and work in coordination with Regional M&E Project managers to establish agency-specific M&E frameworks and/or systems, collect necessary data and undertake the necessary analysis of the data; Support the project in terms of data collection, data compilation, and play a key role in data analysis, reports preparation, data dissemination, and recording of project performance and achievements;
  • Undertake data analysis on statistical software, such as SPSS, and develop tables and charts, as per requirement;
  • Develop a wide range of appropriate project plans, M&E tools, and applicable procedures for monitoring, evaluation, and reporting;
  • Ensure timely collection, analysis, and dissemination of high-quality data through efficient utilization of available sources; put in place a strong data quality assurance mechanism and conduct regular data quality assessments;
  • Prepare professional, high-quality daily, monthly, quarterly and final reports for high-level audiences;
  • Lead and assist in the design and development of functioning ODK and KoBo databases and tools.
  • Review and analyze project process and identity, documents, and utilize lessons learned for improved project implementation;
  • Carry out high-quality research and draft superior quality research reports;
  • Draft progress reports on the implementation of AACS Consulting research projects;
  • Be the focal point for the internal consultations of research and M&E Projects.
  • Monitor and keep record of a research team with the comments received from the clients and any other party engaged with the project report review;
  • Draft short memos to produce research notes and case studies;
  • On daily bases team management and assigning tasks to them based on their role and responsibilities in AACS HQ and at the regional level;
  • Provide technical assistance and training to the AACS Consulting Staff to design, improve and/or manage project-level performance management plans;
  • Contribute substantively to the design and field testing of evaluation methodology, participatory data collection methods and protocols, data verification techniques, and other technical evaluation and analysis tasks conducted under the contract;
  • Manage the data collection efforts of project staff, enumerators, and surveyors, including ensuring the adequacy of data collection instruments, the feasibility of data collection plans, the timely collection of data (including surveyors), and the quality of data collected, analyzed, and reported to AACS Consulting clients;
  • Responsible for the design, quality, development, and completion of the assessments, analysis reports, and evaluations, and review of technical outputs;
  • Ensure that all monitoring and evaluation tasks are completed on time and are of high quality. Carry out additional tasks supporting AACS Consulting Research and M&E project goals and objectives as assigned by the Supervisor;
  • Undertake any other tasks assigned by Supervisor.

Job Requirements:

Required Skills and Experience

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy, Social Science, Development Economics, Engineering, Business Administration or related social science fields, (master’s degree is preferable)

 

Experience:

  • Minimum of 4-7 years of relevant experience in survey and Monitoring & Evaluation;
  • Experience in external and client relations;
  • Recent experience in supervising teams;
  • Experience and advanced knowledge of KoBo and ODK tools is highly required;
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office and SPSS (knowledge of STATA is an advantage)
  • Advanced knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages.

 

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English, Pashto, and Dari.

 

Core Competencies:

  • High level of spoken and written proficiency in English is a must
  • Ability to manage multiple, simultaneous projects and tasks while meeting deadlines
  • Ability to communicate professionally, effectively, and consistently with team members, clients, and partners
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong teamwork ethics, managerial and collaborative skills

Submission Guideline:

Interested candidates are requested to send their CVs in PDF format to vacancies@aacs-consulting.com  IMMEDIATELY and before August 15, 2022.

Note:

  1. Please mention the position and vacancy number in the subject line of your email (Evaluation Specialist – AACS-VA-161), otherwise, your application may not be considered.
  2. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis as applications are received.

Submission Email:

vacancies@aacs-consulting.com

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