Dec 232017

Organization: Social Impact
Country: India
Closing date: 29 Dec 2017

Logistician: Ex-post Evaluation of USAID/India’s Financial Institutions Reform and Expansion (FIRE-D) Activity

Social Impact (SI) is a Washington, DC-area international development management consulting firm. SI’s mission is to improve the effectiveness of international development programs in improving people’s lives. We provide a full range of management consulting, technical assistance, and training services to strengthen international development programs, organizations, and policies. We provide services globally in the areas of monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, project and program design, organizational capacity building, and gender and social analysis. SI services cross-cut all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. SI’s clients include US government agencies such as USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the US Department of State, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and non-profits.

Project Objectives:

Social Impact is a sub-contractor to ECODIT on the Water Communications and Knowledge Management (CKM) Project, a five-year task order under the Water and Development IDIQ (WADI) supporting the work of USAID’s Water Office in the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3/W). A key SI role in the CKM project is to conduct a series of performance evaluations of closed USAID-funded water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) projects to further USAID’s understanding of the extent to which the achievements of their WASH activities have been sustained, and reasons why these outcomes and activities have or have not been sustained. This position will be hired by ECODIT and managed by SI’s CKM M&E Specialist.

USAID funded the Financial Institutions Reform and Expansion- Debt and Infrastructure (FIRE-D) activity in India from 1994-2011. It was implemented by TCG International and Community Consulting International. The activity aimed to increase the participation of city governments, the private sector, and community organizations in the implementation and delivery of water and sanitation infrastructure and services while improving the ability of city and state governments to mobilize resources and increase their revenue. To achieve this, FIRE-D used an iterative process to identify problem areas and their underlying causes, and then to pilot approaches to the planning, design, and financing of urban infrastructure. The most successful projects were then expanded to state and national levels through policy reforms.

This performance evaluation will examine the long-term sustainability of FIRE-D’s approach, including its efforts to improve the policy environment; advise cities on reforms to governance and financial management of water and sanitation infrastructure; help cities leverage new mechanisms to finance infrastructure such as municipal credit ratings, municipal bonds, Urban Infrastructure Funds, and improvements in own-source revenue collection; and provide policy and training support.

Position Description:

Social Impact is seeking a short-term Logistician to support the FIRE-D Evaluation. Responsibilities include the following:

  • Arranging and confirming numerous meetings with Indian Government officials, utility managers, and other international development stakeholders. The Logistician must maintain a well-organized, updated schedule throughout the evaluation
  • Hiring drivers and cars
  • Arranging transportation and hotels
  • Conducting light background research to assist with evaluation planning—this will consist of locating/reviewing documents and briefly interviewing government and international development stakeholders as needed
  • Other administrative functions as requested

This assignment will take place in Delhi. The work will entail approximately 25 non-consecutive days between January-April 2018.


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • 3+ years of extensive experience in scheduling, administration, and logistics with international or Indian Government projects (e.g., administrative capacity on development projects, project management, monitoring and evaluation).
  • Basic budget monitoring and general ledger skills.
  • Excellent oral communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Fluency in English is required. Hindi fluency is desired.

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.

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

How to apply:

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