Field Researcher / Local Youth Specialist

Social Impact (SI)

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.
Project Objective:
Under the Asia Learning Monitoring and Evaluation (ALME) program, the USAID/Sri Lanka������ Mission has requested Social Impact to complete a performance evaluation of a youth development program in Sri Lanka. The Analysis evaluation will be used to inform USAID���������s youth development programming in Sri Lanka.������
Position Description:
Social Impact is seeking multiple Field Researchers / Local Youth Specialists for this performance evaluation. The Youth Specialist will be responsible for supporti youth and political issues at all stages of the evaluation as well as conducting data collection with local stakeholders. This is a part-time consulting position.
**Please note: This is a local position. Only candidates with Sri Lankan citizenship will be considered.**

Advise and provide technical assistance during the evaluation in youth development, economic growth, youth populations, workforce development, and gender.������
Provide guidance and advice to the team on site selection for data collection as well as contributing general knowledge and expertise about gender and youth in Sri Lanka.������
Meet with the SI evaluation team at the designated sites at the times communicated by the Team Leader.������
Contribute to the draft and final reports as well as any other deliverables as determined by the Team Leader.������
Review the evaluation work plan, data collection tools, and other relevant documents as instructed in order to become familiar with the evaluation program.������
Support S collection during fieldwork, including notetaking and team debriefs.������
Contribute to preliminary data analysis and note synthesis as required. Data will be in the form of qualitative notes and transcripts, quantitative data, and relevant secondary data reports.


Bachelor���������s degree in development studies, social work, social science, or other relevant degree, with five years of relevant work experience, or a master���������s degree with three years of relevant work experience.
Extensive experience in youth development or youth programming, including understanding of youth cohorts that may be at risk for exclusion from development interventions.
Awareness of youth issues in the Sri Lankan context, including youth norms and how gender interacts with other identity elements.
Experience conducting quantitative and qualitative data collection including key informant interviews (KIIs), focus group discussions (FGDs), surveys, etc.
Understanding of the Sri Lankan country and political condevelopment challenges.
Strong oral and written English communication skills.

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.
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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.
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