Organization: Social Impact, Inc.
Local Specialist, Humanity United Brick Kiln Evaluation, Nepal
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.
Since 2011, Humanity United has supported programs to address forced, bonded and child labor in Nepal’s brick industry. These programs address two areas: In brick kilns – through the Better Brick Nepal (BBN) program, a market-oriented model that incentivizes behavior change among brick kiln owners and producers; and through the Building Better Futures (BBF) program in communities where kiln workers originate – to increase worker resilience against labor recruiters who offer predatory wage advances. HU is seeking a focused research and evaluation initiative to strengthen and inform the scaling of the BBN model. This initiative is intended to strengthen program monitoring approaches; better understand the motivations of kilns to participate and stay in the program; identify the program’s operational strengths and weaknesses; and assess what market options are available to brick kilns to sell their product.
SI is seeking a Local Specialist to support the planning and execution of the scoping trip during Phase I and conduct qualitative interviews alongside the Team Leader during Phase II. The Local Specialist will be called upon to provide contextual expertise relevant to the scoping trip as well as the program activities.
This activity’s total period of performance is expected to last from November 2018 – May 2019.
**Please note: only candidates with Nepali citizenship will be considered for this role!**
• During Phase I: participate in the planning and execution of the scoping trip and evaluation design, ensuring that contextual factors are factored in to the trip and activities.
• During Phase II: work alongside the Team Leader to conduct qualitative interviews with identified purchasers of bricks at local, national, and international, levels.
• Contact relevant officials and other entities and arrange interviews for the evaluation team.
• Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in economics or a related field required.
• Minimum five years of experience in evaluation and/or research, preferably within an economic or similar context.
• Experience working with international M&E teams is preferred.
• Experience handling logistics of data collection (setting up interviews, tracking completions, locating participants, identifying and setting up locations for interviews and focus groups, etc).
• Strong facilitation, writing and communication skills.
• Fluency in English required.