Economic Analyst / Costing Specialist

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Economic Analyst / Costing Specialist – Doniya Taabolo Impact Evaluation 

USAID Mali Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Platform

USAID Mali Mission requires the services of the Mali MEL Platform to conduct an Impact evaluation of the Doniya Taabolo Activity, a five-year Early Childhood education program aimed at improving children’s math achievement. The purpose of the baseline for this Impact evaluation is to identify the comparison group or areas and measure baseline indicators prior to project intervention and to set up a system for capturing program costs

Position Description

SI is seeking an Economic Analyst (EA) to lead the Cost Capture and Analysis of the Doniya Taabolo Impact Evaluation. International candidates who meet the specified qualifications are encouraged to apply. The tentative period of performance (POP) for this position is June 2024–January 2025 and the expected level of effort (LOE) is 15 days.


Under the supervision of the MEL Platform Chief of Party (COP) in Mali, the Specialist will work directly with the evaluation Project Director (PD) at SI-HQ, the Project Manager at the SI Mali MEL Platform in Bamako and the Team Lead to design and implement a cost reporting tool and cost analysis plan for this impact evaluation.

The EA is responsible for advising on the cost components of the evaluation, as well as contributing to the timely production of high-quality deliverables associated with this evaluation in conformity with this Scope of Work (SOW). Responsibilities include:

  • Lead desk review, initial stakeholder consultation, and identify additional information required for the cost analysis
  • Lead the development of the cost analysis planand design the cost data collection tools
  • Oversee the collection of cost data throughout the POP
  • Support data quality assurance and/or data cleaning of cost data
  • Conduct well-documented analysis of the cost effectiveness data
  • Write the related section in the evaluation report or as a stand-alone document in coordination with team members


  • Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of relevant work experience OR a Master’s degree and 8 years of relevant work experience OR a PhD and 4 years of relevant work experience
  • Proven experience as a cost analyst, cost specialist, or similar role for evaluations, preferably in the education sector
  • Familiarity with USAID’s cost reporting guidance and ADS 201 requirements for cost analysis in impact evaluations
  • Knowledge of accounting processes and software
  • Experience in data, operational and financial analysis
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to keep to a timeline
  • Knowledge or working experience in Mali preferred
  • Professional level English required; French proficiency is strongly preferred

The deadline for application is June 21, 2024.

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.

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SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of 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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