Director of Collaboration and Outreach - Uganda Learning Activity

  • Senior-level, Part-time staff position
  • Posted on 12 March 2020
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Job Description

Project Background

The purpose of the Uganda Learning Activity (ULA) is to further strengthen USAID/Uganda performance and improve the performance of its Implementing Partners, with a focus on collaborating, learning and adapting, in order to enhance the impact and sustainability of USAID-supported contributions to Uganda’s development. The ULA will achieve this through three objectives:

Collaboration: Strengthened collaboration, both internally and with external stakeholders, enables USAID to better leverage expertise, learning and resources; and deepens local ownership.
Learning: Systematic learning, through applied research, monitoring and evaluation, informs and improves the relevance, quality and cost- effectiveness of programs and operations
Performing: Adaptive management of program implementation and meta-level interventions to improve the quality of USAID program outcomes

Responsibilities:

The Director of Collaboration and Outreach will have primary responsibility for delivering the “collaboration” result of the Uganda Learning Activity through the following:
Oversee the Contractor’s events planning, facilitation, note-taking and related services

  • Work with the Director of Performance Improvement to strengthen the collaboration and networking skills of USAID/Uganda staff
  • Support USAID/Uganda’s thought-leadership efforts by strengthening USAID/Uganda relationships with Ugandan thought leaders and influence shapers, with the Ugandan media, and with actors in regional and international development fora
  • Ensure that USAID/Uganda-supported STIP grants are achieving results and adhering to best practices in transparency, accountability and grants management
  • Ensure that USAID/Uganda-supported STIP grants are, as much as possible, co-financed by private sector, other donor and other partners; and strengthen USAID/Uganda’s efforts to integrate innovation throughout its portfolio

Ugandan Nationals are highly encouraged to apply.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field of study, and at least five years’ experience in international development
  • Master’s Degree in a related field preferred
  • Eight years of direct experience managing communications, partnership-building, and/or grants management,
  • Three years’ experience managing project staff
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience with, setting up and managing cutting-edge communication tools, such as social media platforms, interactive websites, etc.
  • Preferably, demonstrated skills and experience in building partnerships with the private sector and other donors.
  • Preferably, at least three years’ experience living and working in developing country environments.
  • Previous experience on USAID-funded contracts.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

About the Organization

QED is a global consulting firm with more than 20 years of experience providing data-driven and insightful solutions in more than 90 countries. We are passionate about transforming lives through knowledge-based solutions. Leveraging deep expertise in monitoring, evaluation, global health, and learning, we help our clients collect, analyze, visualize, and ultimately use data in more effective ways. Our work maximizes results through the use of cutting edge technologies and innovation, organizational development, and evidence-based decision-making.

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