Consultancy – Economist/Financing for Development Expert/Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist

World Council of Credit Unions
  • Location
    Remote, Haiti
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Apply by
    Oct-20-2020
  • Posted
    Oct 09

Position description

Duration:  Estimated 20 days

Economist/Financing for Development Expert/Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

USAID Haiti Home Ownership and Mortgage Expansion (HOME) Program

The World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU), the apex association for global financial cooperatives, seeks qualified candidates to co-create a case study of Pay for Performance (P4P) or Pay for Results as a tool for development, particularly in the affordable housing sector under the USAID Home Ownership and Mortgage Expansion (HOME) program.

The Haiti HOME program works to address barriers to an adequate supply of affordable housing in Haiti, as well as demand challenges linked to the lack of access to housing finance. The HOME Program utilizes Pay for Performance incentives to catalyze private, local capital into commercially driven housing projects that are affordable for low and moderate-income households.

The purpose of this case study is to examine the ability of P4P to catalyze private sector investment to advance development objectives in the affordable housing sector, and to create long-term behavior change of development beneficiaries. This case study will demonstrate the pros and cons of the P4P tool, based on the HOME program experience, and will highlight successes where applying P4P to achieve program goals was determined a more efficient use of project funds than other traditional aid modalities. The case study will serve as a learning document to be shared publicly with partners and stakeholders.

Expectations:

  • Co-create and define with WOCCU the scope of the case study, research design, plan for case study report, and timeline.
  • Review existing program reports, program performance evaluation report, program P4P communication materials, and external P4P studies and resources.   
  • Conduct interviews with program staff, partners, and stakeholders as needed to enrich analysis and fulfill the scope of the case study.
  • Deliver the case study report within the agreed timeline.

Deliverables:

  • A work plan (recommended 5 pages in length) explaining the methodology and approaches for the case study, schedule of activities, and the layout of the case study report. The work plan will be approved by WOCCU before proceeding with implementation.
  • Case study report, per the agreed work plan layout.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 8 years of sector-specific expertise in mobilizing finance for development, incentive-based development approaches, and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated research experience and excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Experience working with USAID-funded programs and in-depth knowledge of USAID strategies for economic growth projects and funding mechanisms
  • Fluency in French is preferred but not required.

Application instructions

Candidates must submit:

  • Resume or CV
  • Cover letter/proposal detailing (a) relevant work experience and qualifications to perform this assignment, (b) anticipated approach, and/or understanding of this assignment, and (c) proposed rate
  • 2 references

Applications should be submitted by email to [email protected] with the subject line “pay for performance” by the closing date stated above. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact [email protected] 

The Consultant must comply with WOCCU and USAID rules and regulations

DISCLAIMER

This bid solicitation in no way obligates World Council of Credit Unions to award a contract, nor does it commit World Council of Credit Unions to pay any costs incurred in the preparation and submission of the application. World Council of Credit Unions reserves the right to vary any part of this bid solicitation at the time of award if it becomes necessary.