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IIRR seeks development professionals interested in supporting evaluation activities with an international organization. Qualified women and persons from under-represented populations are encouraged to apply.

General Description

IIRR invites bids from qualified individuals and companies to serve in the capacity of Baseline Survey Consultant for IIRR-South Sudan’s project entitled Investing in Women in South Sudan (IIW-SS). The Consultant will be responsible for designing and implementing a methodology to collect baseline data in identified communities. The Consultant will also be responsible for preparing a baseline report that identifies areas of priority for addressing structural gender barriers and provides recommendations for agricultural technology options to pursue to inform the design of interventions. The baseline report will be utilized by the project team, community members, and additional stakeholders (e.g., government, partner NGOs) to understand the current status of, and gaps in, enhancing gender equality and economic inclusion intervention. The post reports to the Country Manager for South Sudan.

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare and deliver a baseline report which shall include details of the training conducted on gender climate-smart agricultural technologies in support of the reduction of gender-specific barriers for women in the priority value chains (sorghum, sesame, honey, shea butter, and groundnuts). The baseline report will identify areas of priority for structural gender barriers and which agricultural technology options to pursue to inform the design of interventions.
  • In consultation with project staff, develop a baseline survey methodology to capture the starting point of key elements against which project progress and impact will be measured.
  • Design baseline survey instrument, incorporating quantitative and qualitative data collection methods for robust baseline measures.
  • Identify supporting data sources and methods for survey design.
  • Facilitate focus group discussions and conduct key informant interviews with primary project participants and partners.
  • Carry out market assessment, conflict analysis, and threats to the 5 prioritized value chains.
  • Identify training needs for youth, women cooperatives, and local government staff who will be involved in implementing recommended value chains.
  • Identify potential risks and shocks to the 5 value chains and understand the level of knowledge of the target beneficiaries, including key stakeholders, about climate-smart agriculture practices.
  • Identify existing market structures and systems in project locations and recommend appropriate gender-sensitive climate-smart technologies.
  • Analyze and interpret primary data using SPSS statistical data analysis software.
  • Produce a final report of baseline findings and recommendations for dissemination to the IIRR team and Key stakeholders.


  • Bachelor’s degree required (Master’s degree preferred) in business administration, project management, social sciences or any other related area
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience in conducting development project/program evaluation
  • Experience in designing and conducting baseline surveys
  • Experience working with international NGOs, UN (United Nations) organizations, or government authorities
  • Skilled in digital data collection and use of appropriate tools for analysis and visualization; functional knowledge of SPSS software required
  • Ability to produce accurate and well-documented reports conforming to the required standards
  • Ability to clearly present ideas and concepts to various audiences. Excellent report-writing skills
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities
  • Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of view
  • Demonstrates a high level of professionalism and an ability to work independently and in high-pressure situations under tight deadlines
  • Fluency in English is required. The ability to communicate in the local language is a distinct advantage
  • Knowledge of the South Sudan context is strongly preferred
  • Applicants must have the legal right to work in South Sudan. IIRR is unable to sponsor work permits at this time.

Interested applicants who meet the above job criteria may send the following materials to the contacts listed below:

(1) cover letter (1-2 pages) that summarizes key competencies and skills relevant to the job
(2) curriculum vitae (3–5-page summary)
(3) technical and financial proposal for consultancy
(4) applicant’s contact information (telephone, email)
(5) contact email/phone numbers of at least two contactable references who are knowledgeable of the applicant’s experience copying

The closing date for applications is October 13, 2023, or until a suitable candidate is identified.

We will respond to short-listed candidates only.

IIRR is an equal-opportunity employer.