Data Quality Assessment (DQA) Experts Career Opportunities in Kenya - SoCha LLC


Job Title: Data Quality Assessment (DQA) Experts

Company Profile: SoCha (a word created by combining the terms Social and Change) is an independent Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (ME&L) firm that provides bespoke solutions to social challenges.

We are a veteran-owned small business, registered in the United States, and headquartered in Mauritius with staff support offices in Nairobi and Bangkok.

SoCha is structured to be nimble and flexible and currently supports multiple foreign assistance interventions across Asia and Africa.

Background: USAID Kenya and East Africa (USAID/KEA) contracted SoCha LLC to implement the five-year USAID Localization, Inclusion, and Sustainability Activity (LISA).

The activity aims to support USAID/KEA staff and stakeholders to be more efficient, effective, transparent, inclusive, and skilled in achieving development outcomes.

The LISA team will support USAID’s work to increase locally led, owned, and managed development outcomes.

It will utilize local expertise and seek to partner with local entities with in-depth knowledge and networks in Kenya and utilize this expertise strategically. Utilization of local expertise will focus on work objectives entailing close collaboration and interaction with local actors, including local indigenous organizations, counties, companies, institutions, and government.

To support the work of LISA, SoCha is seeking a qualified Data Quality Assessment (DQA) Experts.

Activity Background: LISA, implemented by SoCha LLC, seeks to engage Data Quality Assessment experts to provide overall technical guidance and support to assigned DQA activities. Applicants will be considered for work that is available immediately and over the next 12 months.

The following are the roles, responsibilities, requirements, and deliverables.

Roles and Responsibilities for DQA Experts:

The consultant will undertake the following tasks.

  • Provide technical guidance, support, and oversight of the activity, including coordinating DQAs planning with LISA and the relevant technical offices, organizing, and executing site visits, leading stakeholder interviews, and developing summary reports.
  • Update / develop as necessary data collection tools (including for site visits, collecting beneficiary feedback) and standing operating procedures (SOPs) to guide the data collection process.
  • Develop / update reporting templates (including for findings by Implementing Partner (IP), indicators, and/or summary reports by technical office.
  • Take lead in undertaking desk review of implementing partner reports, activity briefs, and other relevant documents related to data collection and management.
  • Support USAID A/CORs, Activity Managers and MEL point of contact with interviews with stakeholders, site-level data collection, and beneficiary spot-checks.
  • Lead data collection, analysis and writing findings reports by IP and summary reports of DQAs per technical office.
  • Utilize innovative methods to effectively communicate observations/key findings, lessons learned and recommendations to the mission/program staff.
  • Lead presentations of findings / key takeaways and recommendations to the Mission/ stakeholders, as requested.
  • Participate in regular check-in calls and debriefs with the Mission and LISA staff.
  • Other activities as agreed upon with LISA staff.

Required skills:

  • Master’s degree in Statistics, Economics, Monitoring and Evaluation, Health, Nutrition, or another relevant field from a recognized university.
  • 5+ years' experience working in monitoring and evaluation in the USAID context,
  • A firm grasp of USAIDs Automated Directives System (ADS) 201 policy and requirements on undertaking DQAs,
  • Extensive, demonstrated experience planning and conducting rigorous DQAs of USAID indicators,
  • Ability to diplomatically communicate and work effectively with a wide range of USAID implementing partners and stakeholders; and
  • Strong analytical and writing skills, with proven experience in synthesizing and analyzing data into summary and findings reports.


The following are illustrative of deliverables that will be required:

  • Review and analysis of relevant IP and stakeholder documents;
  • Developed/updated and approved data collection tools;
  • Developed and approved DQA implementation plan per technical office;
  • Final report(s) and presentation(s), inclusive of complete DQA checklist for each indicator and summary report of findings and recommendations per IP

Location: Various counties in Kenya as needed.

LOE or Contract Length: Contracts and Level of effort (LOE)vary and will be issued based on client requests. Average Length of contract: one to three weeks, with LOE between 7 to 30 days.

How to Apply:

Please submit your CV via THIS LINK and DQA report that you have had a significant role in writing (if available for distribution in the public domain).

Applications close 10, May 2023, application review will be on a rolling basis.