Team Leader – Midline Performance Evaluation of USAID’s

Alternatives to Charcoal Activity (A2C)



Over 75 percent of peri-urban and urban households in Zambia use charcoal as their primary cooking fuel source. Demand for charcoal is rising exponentially, propelling the over-exploitation of Zambia’s biodiverse forests and contributing significantly to greenhouse gas emissions that drive global climate change. USAID/Zambia’s Alternatives to Charcoal (A2C) Activity works to reduce dependence on charcoal as an energy source in Zambia by catalyzing the increased use of low emissions alternative technologies and fuels (ATFs). The A2C Activity is guided by an understanding of local market systems, strong private sector engagement, and a commitment to engaging youth and empowering women.

USAID has commissioned a midline performance evaluation with two key purposes: 1) Assess the performance of the USAID A2C Activity to date (including in the achievement of expected performance targets) and the extent to which the Activity is on track to achieve its intended results, and 2) Inform any mid-course corrective actions and adaptive management that can help to strengthen performance and address identified shortcomings. This evaluation will primarily employ qualitative methods, desk review, and potentially other innovative methods to answer specific evaluation questions.

Scope of Work

The Team Leader responsibilities include:

The tasks outlined above are subject to change and are indicative but not exhaustive for the role, and other tasks may be assigned by the Project Lead or their designee.

Minimum qualifications and experience

This position is open to local and international consultants. However, Zambian nationals are especially encouraged to apply.



How to apply

To submit your application, kindly provide your CV using the form provided below.

Position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been identified.


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