Team Leader and Senior Evaluation Methods/Implementation Specialist (Media Portfolio)




Resonance is an award-winning frontier market solutions firm based in Burlington, Vermont that helps a variety of donor, commercial and investor clients around the world to catalyze lasting impact. We envision a prosperous and just world of thriving markets, healthy ecosystems, and vibrant communities where business, governments and citizens work together creating a better world for all. Resonance seeks to catalyze large-scale social, environmental, and economic change by fostering new and dynamic forms of collaboration. We do this by fostering public-private partnerships, facilitating sustainable investment, and providing deep analytical insights in frontier markets. We strive to merge strategic insight with practical on-the-ground knowledge into an integrated approach that emphasizes results. We seek candidates who are ready to apply their analytical and problem-solving skills to some of our planet’s greatest challenges in an entrepreneurial, fun, and fast-paced environment. We are looking for passionate and committed people who can work in a highly collaborative environment to deliver results for our clients and stakeholders around the world.
Brief Description:
Resonance is currently seeking Senior Evaluation Methods/Implementation Specialist candidates to serve as Team Leader propose for an upcoming Department of State (DOS) Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) task order to conduct an outcome evaluation to : (i) understand the extent to which approaches led to expected changes, and whether any positive or negative unexpected changes occurred; and (ii) explore whether approaches led to sustainable effects.
The Senior Evaluation Methods/Implementation Specialist will be responsible for managing the overall evaluation effort and ensuring all deliverables are provided in a timely manner and are of sound quality. They will be responsible for preparing the evaluation design, proposed methodology, and data collection instruments in coordination with team and stakeholders. They will also oversee all work of mid-level evaluators and local consultants and prepare and draft reports to DRL, implementing partners, and other government officials and donors. If necessary, the senior evaluator may accompany mid-term evaluators with data collection on field assignments.
Serve as principal liaison with DRL, Resonance Home Office, implementing partners, and other donors to coordinate activities and achieve the goals and objectives of the activity.
Responsible for overseeing the work of the mid-level evaluator(s), including: desk review; data collection, such as key informant interviews; and data analysis. Oversee, mentor, and provide guidance to other staff members, as well as accompany mid-level evaluators to the field to assist with data collection when necessary.
Lead preparation of the evaluation design, proposed methodology, and data collection instruments. May travel to field sites regularly for monitoring and oversight.
Lead and conduct virtual data collection and virtual consultations with stakeholders and implementing partners.
Lead the preparation of appropriate analysis frameworks and techniques for data collection. Lead the development of the evaluation report.

Minimum of fifteen (15) years of working on and/or leading evaluations with a US Government foreign affairs agency (preferably DOS), international assistance organization, or non-governmental organization
Minimum of three (3) years of field experience working in one or more developing countries.
Demonstrated experience in evaluating programs focused on human rights, transitional justice and media evaluation.
Experience collecting data in restrictive environments (conflict/post-conflict) and/or with marginalized populations.
Experience in complexity aware evaluation techniques.
Knowledge of qualitative data collection techniques and impact evaluation methods specifically.
Demonstrated experience in liaising with high level representatives from both the public and private sectors.
Demonstrated experience managing cross-cultural teams
Proven ability to meet targets and deadlines
Knowledge of Urdu, Russian, Arabic preferred.
Master’s Degree (or higher) in business, international affairs, public administration, public policy, or a related field
Experience with virtual data collection methods.
Ability to travel up to 20% internationally or domestically on short notic

How To Apply

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three references to Please include “Team Lead, Senior Evaluator, Media Portfolio Evaluation” in the email subject line, and save documents (cover letter, resume, and references) in one PDF as ‘Last Name_First Name.pdf’. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please. Resonance is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Type: Contract