Fresher USAID Project Careers – Local Evaluation Coordinator at NORC University of Chicago

Organisation: NORC,
University of Chicago
Project Name: USAID’s
Literacy Achievement and Reading Program (LARA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
NORC at the University of
Chicago is one of the largest and most highly respected social research
organizations pursuing high quality social science research that serves the
public interest both in the United States and internationally. Since its
founding in 1941, NORC has been an industry leader with a distinguished record
in the design, development, and implementation of survey and other data
collection methodologies, applying advanced statistical and other analytical
techniques to interpret social science data. NORC’s core competencies include
designing and conducting rigorous impact evaluations of development projects;
developing survey instruments; conducting analytic research; statistical
sampling; data preparation, collection, cleaning and management; and developing
survey-associated information technology.
About USAID LARA Project:
The Literacy Achievement and
Retention Program is designed to “improve key aspects of reading skills in both
English and three local languages in the early primary grades (Result 1); and
improve the retention of learners in the primary grades (result 2).”   The project seeks to improve retention of
learners in the primary grades through interventions to reduce school-related
gender-based violence (SRGBV) in schools. 
If awarded the contract, NORC will conduct a rigorous impact evaluation,
using experimental and/or quasi-experimental designs, and a performance
evaluation of the project.  The impact
evaluation will include a focus on the impact of reducing school-related
gender-based violence on student retention and literacy test scores.
Job Summary:  The Local Evaluation Coordinator will be part
of NORC’s evaluation team, serving a key coordinating role between the
implementer and evaluator. The incumbent will technically will support the
development of the Impact and Performance Evaluation designs; support the
design quantitative and qualitative research tools; conduct Key Informant
Interviews (KIIs) and Focus Group Discussions (FGDs); and support the senior
evaluators in data quality assessments and analysis.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should preferably hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, or
    equivalent experience in relevant field (education, statistics, research,
    development, economics, etc).
  • A
    minimum of two years’ related experience in project evaluation using
    quantitative and/or qualitative methods in developing countries,
    preferably in Uganda.
  • Prior
    experience working on School-Related Gender-Based Violence (SRGBV)
    projects.
  • Past
    exposure and experience in education projects focusing on literacy.
  • Past
    exposure and experience conducting qualitative interviews (KIIs and/or
    FGDs).
  • Prior
    experience with surveys is an added advantage
  • Past
    experience with USAID is an added advantage.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates who so wish to join NORC’s USAID LARA project in the
aforementioned capacity should send an updated CV and cover letter to: 

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