In-Country Coordinator & Translator

Social Impact
Peru
Full time Staff

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:

The U.S. - Peru Child Protection Compact Partnership (CPC) was signed on June 15, 2017, in Lima.  This four-year plan is aimed at bolstering current efforts of the Government of Peru (GoP) and Peruvian civil society to effectively prosecute and convict child traffickers, to provide comprehensive, trauma-informed care for child victims of these crimes, and to prevent child trafficking from occurring. The Peruvian Permanent Multisectoral Commission Against Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants (Multisectoral Commission) led the development of the partnership in negotiation with the U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP Office).

The TIP Office has contracted EnCompass, through its partner Social Impact, to conduct a mixed methods evaluation of the CPC Partnership. In support of this, using qualitative interviews with key stakeholders and review of law enforcement records, Social Impact will complete a baseline assessment with the objective of providing The TIP Office and the GoP information on the Peruvian government’s current response to child trafficking in Metropolitan Lima, the region of Loreto, and the region of Cusco while considering activities and data related to prosecution, protection, prevention, and interagency coordination. This assessment will also consider three fundamental anti-trafficking strategies: prosecution, protection and prevention, along with coordination of efforts. Ultimately, the TIP Office would like the data obtained from this first baseline assessment to enable them to measure CPC Partnership implementation progress in the three target regions, and to help plan interventions.

Position Description:

SI is seeking an In-Country Coordinator & Translator who will be responsible for liaising with key stakeholders in Peru, coordinating logistics, assisting the members of the Baseline Assessment Team (BAT) in communication and task completion, facilitating data collection, and providing interpretation services for the evaluation team as needed during data collection.

This support is anticipated to occur in two phases.  The first phase will begin immediately, to provide a few days of limited support during the design phase of the assessment. Support may include contacting potential respondents, translating tools, or providing feedback on the preliminary fieldwork schedule and logistics.

The second phase is anticipated to begin in August/September 2018, dependent on approval of the assessment design and timeline. During the second phase, the Coordinator will support preparations for data collection in setting up interviews, coordinating logistics, and translating interview protocols. The Coordinator will also travel with the BAT to provide translation services, maintain a detailed fieldwork schedule, and support travel logistics. This work is anticipated to take about 30 days, but is subject to change depending on the fieldwork schedule. 

** Please note:  This is a local position. Only residents of Peru will be considered.**

Responsibilities:

  • Advise the BAT on local context relevant to the evaluation goals, including the feasibility of the proposed fieldwork schedule;
  • Make, coordinate and confirm appointments for meetings, interviews, focus group discussions, etc. for the BAT;
  • Maintain and update the meeting schedule;
  • Make logistical arrangements as needed for in-country hotel accommodations, ground transportation, focus group discussions, etc.;
  • Support the BAT during data collection by providing consecutive interpretation as needed during focus group discussions (FGDs) or key informant interviews (KIIs);
  • Carry out other tasks as requested.

Qualifications:

  • Fluency in English and Spanish required, with any proficiency in Quechua preferred;
  • Prior experience handling data collection logistics (setting up KIIs, tracking completions, locating participants, identifying and setting up locations for KIIs and FGDs, etc.);
  • Prior experience providing consecutive translation, with evaluation experience preferred;
  • Familiarity with the CPC and related sectors of Peru is preferred;
  • Excellent organizational and coordination skills (e.g. arranging flight/hotel reservations, meeting schedules, transportation, and purchasing supplies);
  • Willingness to travel up to two weeks outside of home residence in Peru;
  • Available to provide limited support in July, and more intensive support immediately prior to and during fieldwork (anticipated August or September 2018);
  • Must be able to work independently, with minimal supervision, within the context of a larger team.

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.

Closing date: 
3rd August 2018