Collaboration, Learning and Adapting Advisor

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 24 May 2019

Job Description

Job Profile:

Counterpart International is currently seeking a Collaboration, Learning and Adapting Advisor (CLA) to support the anticipated Resilient Governance in Niger (RGN) opportunity, will serve as the leading governance activity of the USAID’s Resilience in the Sahel - Enhanced II (RISE II) project. RGN will address RISE II Objective 4: Enhance governance of institutions and organizations, sub IR 4.1: Improved performance of sub-national state institutions and sub IR 4.2: Strengthened local civil society and community based organizations. This is a full-time position. Nigerien Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Primary Responsibilities

The Collaboration, Learning and Adapting Advisor will be responsible for overseeing the program M&E/CLA team and leading all program CLA activities, including designing implementing the Monitoring, Evalution and Learning (MEL) Plan, developing learning and adapting tools and metholodologies, quality data collection processes documentation, analysis, and reporting. A core responsibility of the CLA Advisor will be to ensure that program learning is documented regularly and use to inform strategic and management program adaptation. This position requires experience leading CLA activities and applying adaptive management principles on USAID or other donor projects.



  • An advanced degree in a related field


  • Minimum of 8-10 years of progressively responsible experience in international development;
  • Previous experience managing CLA/MEL processes on donor-funded programs;
  • Experience working on USAID-funded programs highly preferred;
  • Knowledge of, and experience applying varied CLA methodologies is strongly preferred. These may include Complexity-Aware Monitoring and Evaluation, Developmental Evaluation, Most Significant  outcome, outcome harvesting etc…
  • Prior experience with governance programs strongly preferred;
  • Previous experience working in Niger and/or the West Africa region is highly desired;
  • Experience working effectively with government officials, non-governmental partners, and USAID and/or other donors; 
  • Experience working with diverse staff.


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English required;
  • Professional proficiency in French is strongly preferred

Note: Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

About the Organization

Counterpart International works to give people a voice in their own future through smart partnerships offering options and access to tools for sustained social, economic and environmental development. Counterpart's multi-sectoral capacity and experience offers beneficiaries direct access to in-house know-how in civil society and economic development, environmental resource management, health and social services, food security, sustainable agriculture and humanitarian aid. Counterpart currently manages a U.S. government-funded portfolio of $17 million and an annual distributions of $100 million in donated commodities, which supports community development activities in nearly 25 countries.

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