Two (2) Local Interpreters/Administrative Assistants, USAID/Burma Health Sector Capacity Development Evaluation/Assessment, Burma

organization: Social Impact
deadline: 28 Feb 2018

Two (2) Local Interpreters/Administrative Assistants, USAID/Burma Health Sector Capacity Development Evaluation/Assessment, Burma

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:

Social Impact is responding to a Task Order under our Asia Learning and Monitoring and Evaluation (ALME) contract to conduct two separate components under one mechanism: (A) An end-line performance evaluation of Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP); and (B) An assessment of institutional capacity building of Myanmar Department of Food and Drug Administration (DFDA) and Department of Health Planning (DHP). The purpose of this Task Order is to examine how USAID-supported programming has affected the development of Myanmar’s national capacity in several areas, specifically key dimensions of human and institutional capacity and commitment.

Component A of the Task Order – the end-line performance evaluation – aims to examine the extent to which MCSP’s interventions influenced the country’s capacity and systems for in-service training of health workers to improve availability and quality of maternal and newborn care services. The evaluation will analyze the effectiveness of the in-service capacity building approaches supported by MCSP.

Component B of the Task Order – the institutional capacity building assessment – aims to better understand and document the achievements, challenges and lessons learned from two USAID-funded institutional capacity strengthening activities: (1) Strengthening drug quality monitoring capacity of DFDA and (2) Implementation of the Myanmar Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) in 2015-2016 and associated support to the Ministry of Health and Sports as well as Department of Health Planning.

Position Description:

SI is seeking a Local Interpreter/Administrative Assistant to translate written materials such as key informant questionnaires and focus group discussions, as well as provide logistical support to the evaluation team. This position will be based in Burma, with an estimated period of performance of seven months.

**Please note: This is a local position. Only candidates with Burmese citizenship will be considered.

Responsibilities:

  • Translate development issues and concepts in Myanmar language among diverse groups.
  • Translate written materials and interpret during meetings, key informant interviews and and/or focus group discussions and other tasks.
  • Provide logistical support, including travel arrangements, meeting arrangements and other administrative tasks as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics or a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in translating development issues and concepts in Myanmar language among diverse groups.
  • Proven administrative and organizational skills to successfully support the evaluation team.
  • Fluency in spoken and written Burmese and English required.

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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