Social Impact is looking for an Analyst, USAID/Somalia’s Evaluation, Learning, and Monitoring Initiative (ELMI) Activity: Apply Now!!

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.

Social Impact is implementing USAID/Somalia’s Evaluation, Learning, and Monitoring Initiative (ELMI) Activity, which provides support for monitoring, evaluation, and program-related support services to USAID/Somalia (the Mission). The current USAID strategy for Somalia aims to build a durable foundation for a more stable, democratic, and prosperous Somalia in three primary technical areas: (1) democracy, stabilization, and governance; (2) social services; and (3) economic growth. USAID/Somalia is implementing approximately $60 million annually in activities across these three technical areas.

Position Description:

USAID/Somalia’s ELMI will develop an evaluative monitoring system to inform and improve programming contributing toward the achievement of the Mission’s Development Objective 1 (DO1). This DO1 Monitoring System (DO1MS) is based on coordination with USAID/Somalia and implementing partners (IPs) to identify data gaps at the DO-, intermediate result (IR)-, and activity levels on an ongoing basis.

SI is seeking short-term technical assistance to identify and perform a comparative analysis of the indices being used to measure key concepts (e.g., stabilization, participation, inclusion, fairness, voice, government responsiveness and performance, economic engagement, access to education, social cohesion, and conflict mitigation) within Somalia. The analyst will contribute to the development of key deliverables, including written reports and USAID presentations. This is a short-term consultancy with an estimated level of effort (LOE) of 7 days, and a period of performance from June 2024-July 2024

Please note this position is not based in Somalia, and there will be no required travel.


  • Review existing literature and verify that it is comprehensive to support the DO1MS development.
  • Document how each index defines each concept, measures (e.g., identify the individual variables making up each index) the concept, and operationalizes the concept. Identify the unit of analysis for each index/indicator making up the index.
  • Document the extent to which each index has been validated.
  • Organize the data for comparative analysis in an Excel file.
  • Identify areas of duplication, gaps, and unique contributions for each index. Based on these findings, develop recommendations for the ELMI team working on creating the DO1MS.
  • Write a brief report detailing the findings, conclusions, and recommendations.


  • Excel file of data
  • Report of findings
  • Presentation to USAID/Somalia


  • Advanced degree in a related field.
  • At least 5 years of experience
  • Expertise with index construction and analysis.
  • Familiarity with key concepts that the indices purport to measure, including stabilization, social cohesion, government performance, governance, etc.
  • Research methodologist preferred
  • Experience in Somalia preferred

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Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.

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Closing Date: 14 Jun 2024

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