Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Coordinator

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Apply by 30 September 2018
Full-time staff position
Posted on 13 July 2018

Job Description

Position: Collaborating Learning and Adapting (CLA) Coordinator

Reports to: Training and Communication Director

Duty Station: Addis Ababa

Starting date: Immediately

Project: USAID/Ethiopia Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Service (EPMES) Activity, Ethiopia.

Who we are:

Social Impact (SI) is a Washington, DC-area international development management consulting firm. SI’s mission is to improve the effectiveness of international development programs in improving people’s lives. We provide a full range of management consulting, technical assistance, and training services to strengthen international development programs, organizations, and policies. We provide services globally in the areas of monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, project and program design, organizational capacity building, and gender and social analysis. SI services cross-cut all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. SI’s clients include US government agencies such as USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the US Department of State, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and non-profits.

Project Objective:

The Ethiopia Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Service (EPMES) activity aims to provide USAID/Ethiopia with project/activity external evaluation, performance monitoring and performance management support services in alignment with the USAID Automated Directives System (ADS) and Evaluation Policy. The contract assists USAID/Ethiopia and its partners to generate empirical data on project/activity implementation as well as foster learning and knowledge management to improve evidence-based project design and development programming in support of the Country Development and Cooperation Strategy (CDCS). EPMES provides support services at all stages of USAID’s program cycle. Specific services to be provided under this contract include implementation of external evaluations, as directed by the Mission’s Program Office and Development Objective Teams/Technical Offices; management and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) technical capacity building for implementing partners (IPs), select local organizations, and Mission staff on M&E best practices, data collection, data analysis and data quality assurance practices; support to technical offices to analyze geo-referenced data and produce maps with geographic information system (GIS) tools; and support to IPs and Mission staff for the ongoing use of the Agency’s portfolio management system(s), including AID tracker Plus (AT+), for active performance management. The expected results of this contract are to build internal and external M&E capacities of USAID staff and IPs to improve accountability and the use of empirical evidence for programming, learning and adapting at every stage of the project cycle.

Position Description:

The CLA Coordinator supports the Training and Communication Director and the CLA Advisor to develop and implement CLA strategy. Key tasks will include working with the technical leads to collect, synthesize, disseminate, and monitor application of learning among USAID and implementing partner staff.


  • Work closely with the EPMES technical team

  • Support the Training and Communication Director and the CLA Advisor to undertake CLA tasks

  • Support tasks in knowledge and best practices sharing across USAID sectors and activities

  • Coordinate and facilitate activities with consultants supporting CLA-related tasks

  • Work with the CLA team to develop training materials, including PowerPoint presentations and 2-pagers

  • Work with the CLA team to adapt training materials to meet specific USAID needs

  • As needed, provide programmatic and logistical support to the EPMES technical team


  • Master’s degree with at least 3 years of work experience, or a Bachelor’s degree with 5 years of work experience in Journalism, Communications, or Public Relations

  • Knowledgeable of USAID’s CLA approaches and tools


  • Experience supporting activities related to CLA

  • Solid skills in monitoring, evaluation, and learning

  • Excellent communication and report writing skills

  • Training facilitation and presentation skills

Come join our energetic and innovative team! We offer you the opportunity to play a leading role in the growth of our company, work as part of a creative and committed team, and make a difference in the well-being of our world.

To learn more about Social Impact, please visit our website:

SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

About the Organization

Social Impact is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness. We work across all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. Since 1997 we have worked in over 100 countries for clients such as US government agencies, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and nonprofits.

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