Team Lead/Senior Evaluation Specialist

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Team Lead/Senior Evaluation Specialist, Evaluation of USAID/South Africa Southern Africa Energy Program, Remote

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:

SI is pursuing a three month evaluation of USAID’s Southern Africa Energy Program (SAEP) to understand how effective the SAEP activity’s efforts were/are to increase electricity availability and access in Southern Africa by facilitating transactions and strengthening the enabling environment for private sector investment in power, with a focus on clean energy.

Position Description:

SI is seeking a Team Lead/Senior Evaluation Specialist to lead the evaluation design, methods, deliverables, and provide oversight of other team members.

Expected contract award date is December/January 2022. The Team Lead is expected to serve for 90 days over the period of performance.

**Please note: Citizens from any of the following countries are preferred applicants:  Angola, Botswana, Eswantini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zambia.**


  • Responsible for the evaluation design, analyzing evaluation data, presentation of findings and recommendations and writing the final report.
  • Oversee the coordination of activities, arrange periodic meetings, consolidate individual input from team members, and report regularly to the Power Africa MEL Team.
  • Supervise and lead team members across evaluation tasks to ensure timely completion.
  • Responsible for the evaluation throughout the performance period.


  • Must have a postgraduate qualification in Development Studies/Evaluation and/or Energy studies.
  • At least 12 years of senior level work experience in energy/development programs in developing countries.
  • Extensive experience in conducting evaluations and assessments.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.
  • Experienced in leading evaluation teams and preparing high quality documents.
  • Fluent in oral and written English. Preference for proficiency in Portuguese.
  • Experience in Southern Africa is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of USAID South Africa as a donor, their operational structure and evaluation strategy is highly 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.

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