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NAZA - Nashville After Zone Alliance

External Evaluation

NAZA - Nashville After Zone Alliance

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Job Summary

NAZA is committed to ensuring that the impact of the project (Project design brief is in Annex 1) is measured both quantitatively and qualitatively. The evaluation process will be guided by four primary questions focused on NAZA service delivery mechanisms' effectiveness, efficiency, quality, and timeliness.  The primary goals for NAZA are to build capacity and share and adopt best practices and innovations related to:

  • The extent to which activities contribute to achieving the intended results
  • How well the resources are used while generating maximum value for the target group,
  • How well the activities meet the requirements and expectations of the target group,
  • The extent to which each task/activity is completed within the proposed timeframe, 

A consultant or evaluation agency will lead a mixed-methods assessment process using formative and summative qualitative measures. NAZA will embed the processes of monthly reflection and iterative learning to continue to adapt the project’s design and outcomes.

Job Responsibilities

NAZA seeks to evaluate the outcomes and the impact of the initiative at the end of the project as well as get technical assistance in designing the activities in a way that will lead to the desired outcomes through setting up a monitoring and evaluation plan for the project and tracking the progress of the activities/outcomes. For that purpose, NAZA seeks to contract an external partner to document the impact and needs for modifications as we advance. That would also be a reliable data source for IMLS to document and share the project's impact. This project is a 3-year initiative focused on piloting the implementation of the Vision for Holistic Youth Development supported through another IMLS grant.

NAZA seeks to evaluate the outcomes and the impact of the initiative at the end of the project as well as get technical assistance in designing the activities in a way that will lead to the desired outcomes through setting up a monitoring and evaluation plan for the project and tracking the progress of the activities/outcomes. For that purpose, NAZA seeks to contract an external partner to document the impact and needs for modifications as we advance. That would also be a reliable data source for IMLS to document and share the project's impact. This project is a 3-year initiative focused on piloting the implementation of the Vision for Holistic Youth Development supported through another IMLS grant.

Major Responsibilities include:

  1. Clarification of program goals and identification of measures of success
  2. Evaluation design and creation of data collection instruments
  3. Data collection, analysis, and reporting of project implementation
  4. Data collection, analysis, and reporting of project outcomes
  5. Complete evaluation report on project documenting achievements and impact of the program (final report by year 3)

 

Qualifications

Minimum requirements for the candidate:

  • Master’s degree in social sciences, education, human and organizational development or related discipline.
  • At least 5 years of consulting experience in strategy development (preferably in one of the related disciplines above) with a strong focus on equity.
  • Proven experience in designing and administering mixed-method data collection approaches (e.g. surveys and focus groups).
  • Professional skills of quantitative and qualitative data analysis and data informed planning.
  • Proven experience in designing theories of change, results framework, strategic plans, etc.
  • Excellent communication and professional writing skills.

Preferred Experience:

  • PhD;
  • Knowledge of or experience in youth development; Conflict management experience; and/or
  • Prior experience consulting with local government entities.

Additional Information

Benefits

None

How to Apply

Interested individuals/organizations must submit the following documents to Marvin Trotter at marvin.trotter@nashville.gov by 11/30/21:

  1. A complete proposal of the methodology for this task;
  2. Proposed timeline for implementing tasks listed on this SOW;
  3. List of previous evaluation projects completed with names of organizations;
  4. Resume/s of the evaluation person/staff;
  5. Detailed budget for the entire engagement (December 2021-October 2024)

Details

  • Date Posted: November 15, 2021
  • Type: Contract / Temp
  • Job Function: Analytics / Evaluation
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Salary Range: 40,000