CONTRACTOR SCOPE OF WORK:  

POSITION:Research and Evaluation Consultant/ContractorEconomic Security and Domestic Violence Prevention 

(Please note this is a contractor/1099 and project-based opportunity) 

 

LOCATION:Remote  

CONSULTS WITH:National Director of Learning and Evaluation and Senior Vice President, Program and Strategy 

 

Project Opportunity:  

LIFT-Los Angeles is implementing an economic security program with the long-term goal of preventing domestic violence across two generations of program participants. To this end, LIFT seeks to hire an external research and evaluation consultant to evaluate how economic security gains or steps towards economic independence result in less domestic violence for both adults, and consequently, their children. The consultant will work collaboratively with the LIFT-LA project team and LIFT National Program Team to finalize the design of the program evaluation, collect, and analyze evaluation data, and summarize evaluation findings. 

 

LIFT’s main evaluation question is: To what extent can economic security interventions reduce the prevalence of risk factors for domestic violence?  How can LIFT integrate these learnings into our program design, the training of our coaches, and/or the data we are collecting? 

 

Project Timeline & Activities:  

The consultant will provide the following three deliverables in 2022. The final deliverable is due in December 2022, but LIFT is amenable to the contractor frontloading the work to complete this project before that date.  

 

1. Literature Review  

By June 30, 2022, conduct a robust literature review on well-being factors that are predictive or protective for domestic violence and the impact of a two generational approach on domestic violence prevalence. 

2. Well-Being Data Analysis and Report 

LIFT collects well-being survey data on a three-month cadence for all active members. By June 30, 2022, analyze well-being surveys completed with 250 LIFT members, focusing on variables found in the literature review as being protective or risk factors for domestic violence and report the prevalence of those factors for members’ baseline and most recent surveys for LIFT-LA members. LIFT seeks to determine whether existing well-being protective factors within our program are key mediators or moderators of impact on domestic violence prevention.  

3. Final Report and Recommendations 

By December 31, 2022, use member experiences as expressed during interviews (completed in 2021 and already packaged into an internal report), literature review findings, LIFT Theory of Change, and well-being survey analysis to inform how LIFT can provide interventions or adjust existing programming to promote protective factors or diminish risk of domestic violence.  

 

Requirements:  

  • Experience applying a racial equity lens to research and service delivery, with a background in quantitative research and data analysis
  • Proficiency in quantitative data analysis software 
  • Experience conducting literature reviews 
  • Working knowledge of social determinants of health and upstream approaches 
  • Working knowledge of domestic violence risk factors and prevention strategies a plus 
  • Experience developing and/or working with logic models and evidence-based program design  

 

About LIFT:  

LIFT is a national nonprofit whose mission is to invest in families to break the cycle of poverty. We connect hardworking parents and caregivers of young children to the people, tools, and resources they need to reach economic stability and mobility. We help them build the personal well-being, social connections, and financial strength to secure basic needs and achieve long-term goals and aspirations, like a safe home, living wages or a better education. LIFT operates in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C., communities with some of the highest rates of concentrated poverty. To learn more, visit www.whywelift.org. 

About The Blue Shield of California Foundation:  

Blue Shield of California Foundation funds existing two-generation practices that improve the lives of families and communities experiencing domestic violence or who are at-risk of family violence. Blue Shield of California has learned that practice-based evidence for innovative practices and approaches are necessary to address the needs of California’s diverse communities. This grant and funding intends to build practice-based evidence for culturally responsive and community-rooted practices that have the potential to disrupt the cycle of multigenerational violence. These are practices that have an emphasis on early childhood and two-generation outcomes.   

 

To learn more about the Foundation’s efforts please refer to the Blue Shield of California Foundation’s recent report, A Life Course Framework for Preventing Domestic Violence, published in February 2019. 

 

How to Apply: 

Submit a resume and one-page scope of work under the cover letter section with the number of hours and timeline you estimate for each deliverable, and your hourly rate. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; LIFT seeks to hire a contractor by the end of January 2022.  

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