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Outcome Harvesting Expert

Closing: Feb 21, 2022

2 months remaining

Published: Jan 12, 2022 (7 days ago)

Job Requirements

Education:

Diploma, Associate's degree

Work experience:

2 years

Language skills:

English

Job Summary

Contract Type:

Full time

This activity is expected to provide additional guidance and bandwidth to increase the number of overall outcomes harvesting interviews, and in turn, increase the number of overall outcomes harvested over a six-month period in 2022. The Outcome Harvesting Expert will collaborate with MEL Specialist to conduct 30 interviews and uncover 15 outcomes over a six-month period, aiming for five interviews per month.

The Outcome Harvesting Expert will collaborate with SoCha’s MEL Specialist to redesign the current outcome harvesting process, to develop an interview guide, to conduct 30 interviews, to substantiate outcomes through additional interviews or information from third-party sources, to analyze and classify outcomes, to develop findings, to facilitate reflection, to catalogue outcomes, and to deliver a final brief. 

Minimum qualifications and experience:
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience leading and/or executing outcome harvesting activities.
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience conducting informant interviews and conducting qualitative analysis.
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience assessing, analyzing, or evaluating organizational development activities is preferred.
  • Experience working in Uganda or East Africa is preferred.
  • Experience working with USAID or similar donor agencies preferred.
  • Excellent English writing skills.
  • Experience working remotely and conducting online meetings with stakeholders preferred


Responsibilities

This activity is expected to provide additional guidance and bandwidth to increase the number of overall outcomes harvesting interviews, and in turn, increase the number of overall outcomes harvested over a six-month period in 2022. The Outcome Harvesting Expert will collaborate with MEL Specialist to conduct 30 interviews and uncover 15 outcomes over a six-month period, aiming for five interviews per month.

The Outcome Harvesting Expert will collaborate with SoCha’s MEL Specialist to redesign the current outcome harvesting process, to develop an interview guide, to conduct 30 interviews, to substantiate outcomes through additional interviews or information from third-party sources, to analyze and classify outcomes, to develop findings, to facilitate reflection, to catalogue outcomes, and to deliver a final brief. 

Minimum qualifications and experience:
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience leading and/or executing outcome harvesting activities.
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience conducting informant interviews and conducting qualitative analysis.
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience assessing, analyzing, or evaluating organizational development activities is preferred.
  • Experience working in Uganda or East Africa is preferred.
  • Experience working with USAID or similar donor agencies preferred.
  • Excellent English writing skills.
  • Experience working remotely and conducting online meetings with stakeholders preferred


  • Review current outcome harvesting process and achievements, how they were identified, and by which ODA activities they were achieved.
  • Reflect on the previous outcome harvesting process and lessons learned.
  • Design the harvest and draft outcomes.
  • Meet with ODA staff and propose potential outcomes of ODA interventions.
  • Identify information needs, respondents, and questions focusing on change and influence. 
  • Interview informants to confirm potential outcomes or uncover unexpected outcomes.
  • Substantiate outcomes through third-party sources.
  • Classify outcomes according to interventions, organizational health domains, or ODA objectives.
  • Develop preliminary findings.
  • Facilitate learning sessions with ODA staff to review outcomes harvested, reflect on preliminary findings, and develop preliminary conclusions about the influence of ODA interventions on changes in organizational health domains.
  • Deliver a catalog of outcomes harvested and a brief of preliminary findings and conclusions. 


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