The QED Group, LLC

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

    Job Locations PE
    Category
    Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Close Date
    12/31/2018
  • Overview

    The QED Group, LLC, is a full-service international consulting firm committed to solving complex global challenges through innovative solutions. We are determined to provide all our clients with best-value services so they increase their efficiency, learning capacity, and accountability to the public in an ever more complex and interconnected world. Through Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning and Knowledge Management practice areas, QED is working to maximize our clients' return on investment through accountability, continuous learning, and sound management.

     

    We are currently seeking a Collaborating, Learning and Adpating (CLA) Expert to support the USAID/Peru Amazon Knowledge and Learning Platform. The overall objectives of the five-year program are to 1) support the adaptive management of USAID programs under the Amazon Vision, and 2) improve knowledge and evidence for the conservation of Amazon biodiversity and climate change mitigation services.

    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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