Local Expert

Local Expert, USAID/RDMA Thailand Deep South Evaluation, Thailand

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.

Project Objective:
Social Impact has been hired to conduct a participatory ex-post evaluation of its conflict mitigation and governance programming in Thailand’s Deep South to assess USAID/RDMA’s past interventions and craft joint recommendations for future interventions. This evaluation will inform a wide variety of stakeholders, including activity partners, beneficiaries, USAID/RDMA, USAID Washington, US Embassy in Thailand, Congress, and the broader peace and governance community. The evaluation will cover all interventions provided to civil society organizations (CSOs) and RTG agencies in the form of grants, subcontracts, and technical assistance through USAID/RDMA activities in Thailand’s Deep South from 2010 to present.

Position Description:
Social Impact is seeking a Local Expert who will be responsible for supporting the Team Leader on evaluation design, desk review, data collection, data analysis, and reporting for this evaluation. The Local Expert will have local conflict experience to apply to the Co-Creation Workshop, evaluation design, and data collection protocols. The Local Expert will be familiar with qualitative methodologies, such as key informant interviews and focus group discussions and will lead a sub-team during in-person data collection in various Deep South provinces. This role will also support the planning and delivery of a variety of workshops and presentations, and key deliverables such as reports and briefs.

The estimated period of performance is August 2023 through March 2024.

Please submit your CV in English for best consideration of your candidacy. CVs must not exceed a maximum of 10 pages.

*Please note, this position is based in Thailand and will require travel throughout Thailand as needed.*


  • Participate in local consultations and desk review to inform the evaluation design.
  • Lead one sub-team in qualitative data collection such as key informant interviews and focus group discussions; support with notetaking as needed.
  • Have a strong understanding of conflict mitigation in the region, including Thailand’s Deep South
  • Assist with data analysis, including coding.
  • Support the design (including materials, PowerPoints, etc.) and delivery of the Co-Creation Workshop, Recommendations Workshop, and other presentations on evaluation findings with experience on conflict mitigation in local context.
  • Provide written contributions to deliverables, such as the Evaluation Design Report, data protocols, Final Report, Briefs, and presentations.
  • Participate in an orientation and training for the assignment.
  • Work closely with SI HQ and Evaluation Team and communicate in a timely and effective manner with all project personnel.
  • Abide by SI standards of ethics and quality.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 8 years relevant experience, OR Master’s degree and 4 years relevant experience, OR PhD and 2 years relevant experience.
  • Strong background in conflict mitigation in the region, including Thailand’s Deep South.
  • Experience conducting qualitative data collection and analysis on donor-funded projects.
  • Prior experience conducting assessments, evaluations, or other research studies in the conflict sector.
  • Fluency in both Thai and English.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Thai.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to work independently to meet deadlines and adhere to high-quality standards.
  • Ability and willingness to travel within Thailand for data collection.
  • Work closely with SI HQ and Evaluation Team and communicate in a timely and effective manner with all project personnel.
  • Abide by SI standards of ethics and quality.

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.

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