Call for CVs: Specialists in MEL, Adaptive Management, and Resilience

  • Senior-level
  • Posted on 23 December 2020
  • Ethiopia
  • Closing on 21 February 2021
  • Proposal

Job Description

LINC has been working on USAID-funded programming in Ethiopia for four years. LINC is preparing to respond to a new funding opportunity, a multi-year USAID-funded “Highlands Resilience Planform for Adaptive Learning” (R-PAL) activity. This is envisioned to be an agile learning, research and collaboration platform designed to facilitate joint action planning, enable adaptive management practices, and allow for evidence-based decision-making for resilience programming in the Ethiopian Highlands. The activity is anticipated to have four objectives, relating to coordination of implementing partner activities, research and evidence generation, CLA/adaptive management, innovation, and scaling. This call for experts in MEL, CLA, and Resilience is reflective of those priorities.

  • Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist

Responsibilities: Coordination of MEL documentation with implementing partners. Development and review of activity workplans. Refinement, analysis and reporting on indicators. Conduct data quality assessments, targeted research and evaluations. Development and refinement of learning agenda. Technical assistance and training to implementing partners in MEL plan development, monitoring systems and processes, and various research, data collection, and reporting practices.

Requirements: Advanced degree in a relevant field. A minimum of 10 years of technical experience in monitoring, evaluation, and learning. Advanced research skills, including data quality oversight, qualitative and quantitative analytical methods, and authoring evaluation reports. Excellent planning, management, and communication skills, ability to work in teams. Previous experience implementing USAID or donor-funded projects. Experience delivering training and technical assistance on MEL topics to local organizations is a plus. Fluency in English required.

  • Resilience Specialist

Responsibilities: Provision of subject matter expertise in resilience issues in the Highlands of Ethiopia. Develop and analyze learning documentation in resilience based upon field experiences. Aggregation of learning across multiple activities. Establishment and/or refinement of benchmarks for programmatic success. Identification of innovative practices and potential for scaling. Drafting of recommendations for enhanced resilience programming. Technical assistance and training in resilience best practice for implementing partners and other stakeholders.

Requirements: Advanced degree in a relevant field. A minimum of 10 years of experience providing technical expertise to resilience, food security, market systems programs in Ethiopia. An intimate knowledge of the Ethiopian development landscape, with particular regard to resilience programs. Experience leading research, training, and/or technical assistance to donor-funded resilience programs. Excellent planning, management, and communication skills, ability to work in teams. Previous experience implementing USAID or donor-funded projects. Fluency in English required.

  • Adaptive Management/CLA Specialist

Responsibilities: Provision of adaptive management/Collaborate, Learn, Adapt (CLA) expertise to R-PAL and other resilience projects undertaking resilience projects in the Ethiopian Highlands. Establish processes for adaptive management to be embedded into the activity. Facilitate learning events and processes, including Pause and Reflect activities. Training of implementing partners in CLA. Alignment of sometimes disparate stakeholders behind a common learning agenda.

Requirements: Advanced degree in a relevant field. A minimum of 10 years’ experience managing or providing CLA expertise to donor-funded projects. A minimum of five years’ experience training / facilitating large groups. Excellent planning, management, and communication skills, ability to work in teams. Previous experience implementing USAID or donor-funded projects. Fluency in English required.

Application Instructions

Send resume/CV to jobs@linclocal.org clearly indicating the appropriate position title in the subject line. Applications will be acknowledged, but only final candidates will be contacted. LINC LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

About the Organization

Background

LINC is a small business headquartered in Washington DC dedicated to strengthening local actors and systems. At LINC, we believe that a practical approach to engaging committed, capable local actors increases international development effectiveness and sustainability. Awarded USAID’s “Small Business of the Year” distinction in 2017, we are a team of reflective practitioners, passionate and energetic in our work, and committed to locally led development. We partner with major universities, foundations, local NGOs and consulting firms, USAID, and DFID among others. Our country experience spans Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. For more information on LINC, please visit www.linclocal.org

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