Jul 252018

Organization: Social Impact
Country: Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Niger, South Africa, Zambia
Closing date: 07 Aug 2018

In-Country Coordinators, DoS Evaluation of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, Various

Social Impact is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness. We work across all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. Since 1997 we have worked in over 100 countries for clients such as US government agencies, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and nonprofits.

Proposal Objective:

Social Impact is preparing to bid on the upcoming U.S. Department of State Evaluation of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). Implemented by IREX, the YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training and networking and draws leaders from all 49 countries across sub-Saharan Africa.

The purpose of the evaluation is to examine the degree to which the U.S.-based components are meeting the program’s stated goals, as well as the program’s impact on advancing DoS strategic policy priorities. It is expected that the findings will provide critical information to assist the DoS, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the U.S. Congress, and others in formulating the best evidence-based decisions regarding future program planning and design, budget, and policy issues. The estimated period of performance is October 2018-March 2020.

Position Description:

SI is seeking multiple short-term In-Country Coordinators who will be responsible for liaising with key stakeholders in Sub-Saharan Africa, coordinating logistics, assisting the members of the evaluation team in communication and task completion and contributing to data collection. The ICCs will also be responsible for putting together an Alumni contact report and assisting the team with following up on survey responses. We are recruiting for ICCs who will assist the evaluation team as they conduct overseas data collection in four regions in Sub-Saharan Africa.

*Candidates living in Cameroon (Yaounde), Ethiopia (Addis Ababa), Kenya (Nairobi), South Africa (Johannesburg), Zambia (Lusaka), Ghana (Accra) and Nigeria (Abuja) are strongly encouraged to apply.*


  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, international affairs/relations or a related field.
  • Prior experience coordinating with respondents and partners – including youth, developing country governments, ministries, universities and/or local NGOs on behalf of implementation or evaluation teams.
  • Must be able to work independently, with minimal supervision, within the context of a larger team.
  • Experience handling logistics of data collection (setting up interviews, tracking completions, locating participants, identifying and setting up locations for interviews and focus groups, etc).
  • Experience with data entry and transcription of qualitative data preferred.

Come join our energetic and innovative team! We offer you the opportunity to play a leading role in the growth of our company, work as part of a creative and committed team, and make a difference in the well-being of our world.

To learn more about Social Impact, please visit our website:

SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.

How to apply:

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