Land Evaluation Expert

Social Impact

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.

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Land Evaluation Expert, MCC Togo Land Reform Evaluation, Togo 

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 bidding on a proposal funded through the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Togo, to conduct an evaluation of the $35 million MCC Togo Threshold Program.​ The Program includes two projects:

  • The project for increased competition for the benefit of consumers, independent regulation, and expanded access in the ICT sector (ICT project) which aims to improve business efficiency, productivity, investment and economic growth through improved access to high quality ICT services at an affordable cost in Togo.
  • The Land Reform Project for Increasing Agricultural Productivity (LRAP project) with the objective of improving land tenure security for increased investment in the agricultural sector.

Position Description:

SI is seeking a Land Evaluation Expert Consultant to support in all phases of the upcoming evaluation of the MCC Togo Threshold program.

Position is contingent upon the award of the contract to Social Impact. Anticipated award date is fall 2024.

**Please note: Togo citizens are highly encouraged to apply.**

Responsibilities:

  • Provide sectoral expertise on land reform/land tenure to the evaluation team throughout all phases of the evaluation.
  • Support the evaluation team in implementing a rigorous performance evaluation design using quantitative and qualitative methods to answer the following evaluation questions:
    • EQ1: To what extent was the project implemented according to plan (in terms of quantity and quality of outputs)?
    • EQ2: Did the LRAP Project achieve its stated objective of improving land tenure security for increased investment in the agricultural sector? Why or why not?
  • Support the development of quantitative and qualitative data collection tools.
  • Participate in data collection.
  • Support the evaluation team in analysis and interpretation of quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Provide inputs to the evaluation report and results dissemination.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in economics, agriculture/rural land, statistics, or another field directly relevant to the evaluation.
  • A minimum of fifteen (15) years of relevant experience designing, implementing, and disseminating results of impact and/or performance evaluations of land reform projects, preferably through publication in peer-review journals.
  • Familiarity with common sources of secondary/administrative data on land reform, tenure, security and legislation.
  • Full professional fluency in written and spoken English and French.

Preferred:

  • Familiarity with the current landscape and regulatory framework around land governance, policy and legislation in Togo.
  • Experience conducting ex-post program evaluations of land tenure reform programs.
  • Experience conducting primary data collection in Togo.
  • Experience with the design and implementation of qualitative studies in a developing country context using a defined inquiry framework and qualitative analysis approaches.
  • Experience using qualitative analysis software.
  • Experience with research methods that help understand how institutions and power affect development outcomes (preferably related to land tenure security) such as political economy analysis, power analysis, and institutional ethnography.
  • Experience with social and gender research, particularly in the land sector needed.
  • Capabilities in Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Analysis.

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: http://www.socialimpact.com

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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