AO - Learning for All Project - P122700
Ministry of Education-Office of Planning, Research and Statistics (GEPE) | Published February 26, 2015 - Deadline March 13, 2015
Impact Evaluation Specialist
ANGOLA LEARNING FOR ALLPROJECT
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OFINTEREST
The Ministry of Educationof Angola has received financingfrom the World Bank toward the cost of the Learning for All Project (Project) and intends to applypart of the proceeds of the credit for consulting services.
The consulting services ("Services") include overseeing all ofthe work related to assessing the impact on student learning and service delivery indicators of variousinterventions under Angola's Learning for All Project. The Services includes designing and overseeing the implementation of theimpact evaluation, providing technical assistance to Angola's Project Management Team (PMT), coordinating with the SeniorMonitoring and Evaluation Specialist hired by the Project, working with the World Bank to adapt survey instruments, and supervisingthe work of an institution to be hired to collect the baseline and follow-up data. The duration of the Services is anticipated to be between 80 to 160 days for the firstyear.
(i) Liaison among members of the PMT, government representatives, local education stakeholders, and the data collectioninstitution to promote understanding of and support for the impact evaluation;
(ii) Support in-countrycapacitybuilding by training local hires and stakeholders in impact evaluation methodology, data collection, etc.;
(iii) Design the impactevaluation and establish the methodologies (experimental or quasi-experimental) to be used;
(iv) Adaptation andmodification of survey instruments and preparation of field work protocols/procedures;
(v) Supervision of the data collection activities and ensure the quality of the work ofthe institution(s) hired andfield staff to implement the data collection instruments for both thebaseline and follow-upexercises;
(vi) Training for field anddata entry staffand conduct random spot check of the activities to ensure quality;
(vii) Monitoring the implementation of the interventionsto be evaluated to ensure that theidentification strategy is not compromised, identify possibilities of mid-line and qualitative data collection, and plan thefollow-up data collection and entry;
(viii) Overseeing data cleaning and carry-out data analysis at the baseline and follow-upstages;
(ix) Dissemination of impactevaluation results;
The Ministry of Education of Angola invites eligible consultants("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide a recent CV and a coverletter which demonstrates that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.
The Impact Evaluation Specialist shall possess at least thefollowing qualifications and experience:
(i) Master's degree (PhD candidate preferred) in Economics, Education, Public Policy or other related field and 5-10 years ofrelevant work experience in conducting impact evaluations.
(ii) Previous experience (as demonstrated by relevant papers and/or reports) inleading the design and implementation of a rigorous impact evaluation in developing countries in education or related fields.
(iii) Previous experience in creating samples,designing surveys and supervising datacollection required.
(iv) Demonstrated understanding of the technical and logistical challenges involvedin designing and implementing school and household surveys.
(v) Demonstrated mastery of impactevaluation (experimental andquasi-experimental) methods.
(vi) Strong analytical(including econometrics and STATA/SPSS/R programming), data analysis, and writing skills.
(vii) Good interpersonal, problem-solving, organization and teamwork skills.
(viii) Excellent command of written and spoken Portuguese and English.
(ix) Knowledge of the Angolaneducation systemand prior experience working in Africa preferred.
The selection criteria are:
(i) Experience in leading the design and implementationof an impact evaluation in developingcountries in education or related fields.
(ii) Experience in creating samples, designing surveys and supervising datacollection.
(iii) Knowledge ofeconometrics and STATA/SPSS/R programming and data analysis
(iv) Knowledge of the Angolaneducation systemand experience working in Africa.
The attention of interestedConsultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers ofJanuary 2011which sets forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest.
Further information can beobtained at the address below. Expressions ofinterest must be delivered in a written formto the email address below by March 1, 2015.
Learning for All Project
Ministry of Education
Office of Planning, Research, andStatistics (GEPE)
Attn: Irene Cristina A.C. de Figueiredo, Director
Largo António Jacinto,MED building, 6th floor