The QED Group, LLC

  • Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) Expert (Peru)

    Job Locations PE
    Category
    Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Close Date
    10/31/2018
  • Overview

    The QED Group is preparing a proposal to USAID for the upcoming Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning for Sustainability (MELS) opportunity to assist the USAID/Peru Mission as well as support the South American Regional (SAR) portfolio and client missions – USAID/Brazil and USAID/Paraguay in these areas. The primary objectives of the five-year MELS Activity are to provide technical and advisory services in planning, designing, conducting, disseminating, and learning from monitoring and evaluation of the Mission’s portfolios, in order to improve the achievement and sustainability of USAID’s development outcomes. In addition, this activity will support strengthened capacity in MEL among Government of Peru, USAID/Peru, and implementing partner (IP) staff.

    This position will be full time and based in Lima, Peru.

     

    *Position contingent upon contract award

    Responsibilities

    • Primarily responsible for delivering learning results and tracking adaptations for lessons learned;
    • S/he will provide vision and leadership to the mission’s “learning” agenda; ensure the quality, timeliness and technological sophistication of services related to improving the integrity and usefulness of USAID/Peru monitoring and reporting systems; ensure the quality, relevance, technological sophistication and timeliness of Contractor-provided evaluations, analyses and assessments; deepen USAID/Peru’s existing learning capabilities and introduce improved avenues to learning;
    • Leads Contractor contributions to USAID/Peru’s efforts to deliberately draw contextual, programmatic and operational learning from its monitoring, evaluation, analytical and assessment efforts; and facilitate learning’s transformation into adapting.
    • Promote CLA Activities for strategic collaboration in order to identify possible program and context gaps at the strategy level as well as offer periodic opportunities to reflect on progress, such as after-action reviews and partner meetings to inform on possible adaptation changes.
    • Conduct and lead meetings, workshops and presentations for USAID/Peru and other staff and outside stakeholders, as appropriate.
    • Support a series of workshops and conferences to convene USAID staff, implementing partners, and local stakeholders in order to discuss challenges, share best practices, and foster collaboration on specific topics related to USAID’s areas of intervention.
    • Support Mission staff in aligning policies, practices and processes with lessons learned.
    • Collaborate closely with and manage other activity staff
    • Ensure that all products and services meet USAID and QED quality expectations.

    Qualifications

    • A Master’s Degree in social sciences, statistics, or related fields.
    • At least 10 years of progressive experience in designing, implementing, and managing learning and adaptive management approaches at the Mission-level.
    • At least three years of experience in Latin America is strongly preferred.
    • At least five years of experience in developing and implementing knowledge management systems.
    • Excellent team management and interpersonal skills
    • Strong facilitation skills.
    • Excellent team management and interpersonal skills.
    • Fluency in spoken and written English and Spanish.

    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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