QED is a global consulting firm with more than 20 years of experience providing data-driven and insightful solutions in close to 100 countries. We are passionate about transforming lives through knowledge-based solutions. Leveraging deep expertise in monitoring, evaluation, global health, and learning, we help our clients collect, analyze, visualize, and ultimately use data in more effective ways. Our work maximizes results through the use of cutting-edge technologies and innovation, organizational development, and evidence-based decision-making. The purpose of the USAID Learning Activity (ULA) is to further strengthen USAID / Uganda performance and improve the performance of its implementing partners, with a focus on collaborating, learning and adapting, in order to enhance the impact and sustainability of USAID-supported contributions to Uganda’s development. The ULA will achieve this through three objectives : Collaboration : Strengthened collaboration, both internally and with external stakeholders, enables USAID to better leverage expertise, learning and resources; and deepens local ownership. • Learning : Systematic learning, through applied research, monitoring and evaluation, informs and improves the relevance, quality and cost- effectiveness of programs and operations • Performing : Adaptive management of program implementation and meta-level interventions to improve the quality of USAID program outcomes. The USAID Integrated Child and Youth Development (ICYD) Activity is a five year contract (August 2020 – August 2025) administered by the office of Education, Youth and Child Development (EYCD) and implemented by the Education Development Center, Inc. EDC). The purpose of the Activity is to deliver basic education and OVC services to children and youth in target districts across Uganda by strengthening young people’s ability to critically engage with their environment, address their health and safety needs, and make it more likely to reach their potential. The Activity has three mutually reinforcing objectives : 1) Children and youth have improved learning outcomes; 2) Children and youth are protected, safe, and healthy in their homes, communities, and learning environments; 3) Youth practice positive behaviors and make informed decisions about their lives and relationships. The mid-term performance evaluation seeks to support adaptive management of ICYD Activity by offering insights into the implementation strengths, opportunities, challenges, and solutions to inform which interventions should be fortified and scaled up, modified, or dropped. This will help to increase the current Activity’s relevance to the Ugandan development context, its effectiveness in moving the needle towards the growth of its education system, and the efficiency of its operations, as well as provide information for future designs. The evaluation will focus on two ICYD’s objectives : • Children and youth have improved learning outcomes, • Youth practice positive behaviors and make informed decisions about their lives and relationships. The mid-term performance evaluation seeks to support adaptive management of the ICYD Activity by offering insights into the implementation effectiveness and efficiency of intervention approaches of the mechanism for the current and future activity designs. Period of Performance : May – August 30, 2023 Responsibilities : • Support the evaluation design, contribute to the development of evaluation instruments, assess findings, and prepare the final report • Serve as team member and work collaboratively with other evaluation members and ULA Deliverables : • In-Brief Meeting • Inception Report • Data Collection Debrief • Presentation of Preliminary Findings • Draft Evaluation Report • Final Evaluation Report • Action Brief • Debrief / Present Recommendations to Key Stakeholders Requirements : • Atleast eight years of experience working with education interventions for out-of-school youth in developing countries, preferably in Uganda • Advanced degree in Education Administration, Youth Development, Educational Research, Statistics, or related field and have extensive experience in evaluating education and youth programs • Experience in conducting both quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis • Required to familiarize themselves with USAID’s Evaluation Policy, USAID’s publication outlining a good evaluation report, and with USAID’s checklist for assessing an evaluation report • Strong familiarity with the political, economic, policy and educational context in Uganda • Knowledge of USAID rules, regulations, and procedures in the education sector is required

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