Resilience Project/MEL Psychosocial Consultant

UG-Kampala
Category
Monitoring and Evaluation
Type
Contract
Close Date
10/31/2017

Overview

One aspect of resilience that is often neglected is psychosocial. This refers both to individual trauma and its effects, but also the effects on the household when family members suffer debilitating illnesses, or when households are uprooted due to natural or man-made disasters, among other situations. Psychosocial programming is often featured as part of humanitarian assistance (the Indian Ocean tsunami), or in post-conflict settings. The Resilience project team at USAID/Uganda would like to proactively consider these events and effects as part of the developing resilience monitoring, evaluation, and learning plan and prior to approval of the resilience project appraisal document (PAD). It is important to incorporate psychosocial programming and its effects on resilience as part of the overall theory of change and in discussions for considering metrics for activities within the PAD, associated with other PADs, and upstream within the mission performance management plan.

 

The USAID Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Program (also known as the Learning Contract), implemented by QED Group, LLC, is now supporting the USAID/Uganda Mission in developing both the Mission Performance Management Plan and the Resilience PAD Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plan. As such, the assistance of a Psychosocial Consultant to review current MEL, synthesize best practices, provide guidance, and develop or adapt indicators would direct contribute to the quality and cohesiveness of the Mission’s Resilience MEL plan.

Responsibilities

  • Synthesize best practices in psychosocial programmatic approaches into Resilience MEL Plan in concert with rMEL consultant
    • Draft brief narrative on how psychosocial factors affect individual, household, and community resilience
  • Provide guidance on best practices and best fit of M&E metrics and indicators within the Resilience PAD and MEL plan
  • Develop or adapt psychosocial trigger indicators

Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in psychology or relevant social science
  • At least 5 years experience designing, implementing and/or evaluating psychosocial programming in developing countries

How to Apply

To apply for this position please follow the following steps:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Attach your resume.
  3. Click on the link: Biodata AID1420-17, fill out the form, sign it, and attach/upload it to your application. You may also include other documents such as cover letter and/or a work sample.
  4. Submit your application, resume, completed biodata, and any additional documents.

Please note that applications submitted by other means; or without resume and/or biodata will not be considered.

Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls please.

 

Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
The QED Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. AA//V/D.

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