Learning Advisor

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Kampala, Uganda
Apply by 23 June 2018
Posted on 24 May 2018

Job Description

Overview

The purpose of the USAID/Uganda Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Program (also known as “the Learning Contract”) is to provide monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) support services and build the capacity of USAID/Uganda to implement USAID’s Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) approach to strengthen the implementation of the mission’s Country Development and Cooperation Strategy (CDCS). The goal of the program is to support USAID/Uganda in achieving its development results.

The purpose of this learning review is to provide and document information (learning) to USAID/Uganda’s Program office to support program planning and management for upcoming monitoring evaluation and learning activities. Additionally, addressing the questions posed will help documentation of the Learning Contract’s implementation experience to date. The learning review will capture contextual shifts, collaboration experience, decisions taken, and adaptations made. The learning review will help document the ‘how’ and ‘why’ around the core functions of the project to demonstrate to what extent the Learning Contract has met its objectives.

Responsibilities

The learning review is anticipated to be a facilitated exercise that makes it use of learning techniques to generate and capture the learning. The Reviewer should be knowledgeable about the design/or implementation of the Learning Contract and should maintain objectivity throughout the review. The Reviewer and the Learning Contract will agree on the methodology(ies) to be employed during the review, these may include and not limited to the following:


Document Review: Document review will be a core task in this learning review, the documents to be reviewed will include: Project scope, work plans, (quarterly and annual) reports, and bi-annual reflection reports, which will serve to capture and represent both the technical approaches and their rational, and results achieved over the course of the Learning Contract.

Learning Contract Staff (individual and group) engagement: The Reviewer will interact with the Learning Contract staff as individuals as well as a group to gain a deeper understanding of how the project was implemented, decisions made and turning points in the project life.


Key Informant Interviews: The Reviewer will hold interviews with key stakeholders of the Project, these include, the Learning Contract Activity Manager at USAID/Uganda i.e. AOR, representatives of Technical Offices at USAID/Uganda, a sample of representative of USAID/Uganda implementing partners (IPs), Government of Uganda, development partner representatives in Uganda.


Other learning tools: The Reviewer will use other learning tools as will be deemed necessary and agreed upon with the Learning Contract. Other learning tools will serve as complimentary data capture methods. For this learning review, it is anticipated that Reviewer will propose innovative methodologies and engagement processes that will ensure that the objective of this review at achieved.

Qualifications

A primary, single qualified Consultant is proposed to conduct this learning evaluation. S/he should have:

  1. An advanced (Master’s) degree or higher in public administration, organizational development or other field related to development studies with a focus on capacity building approaches
  2. At least 10 years’ proven experience conducting program assessments, evaluations and/or action research
  3. Demonstrated skill in quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis techniques, including strong synthesis, and writing and presentation capabilities
  4. Proven familiarity with non-traditional and innovative approaches to evaluating programs.
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.

About the Organization

The QED Group, LLC is a full-service consulting firm that provides practical solutions to social problems through sound analysis, proven management techniques, and creative implementation. We strive to use rigorous and proven methods to provide solutions to problems facing businesses and government. We are client-oriented and aim to provide total client satisfaction on every project. QED is on the General Services Administration's (GSA) Management, Organizational, and Business Improvement Services (MOBIS), Authorized Federal Supply Service Schedule Price List. This procurement vehicle allows QED to provide the highest caliber services, while making it easier for interested U.S. Government Agencies to make procurement decisions. Our GSA Contract Number is GS-10F-0405M and our Federal Supply Group is 874, Class R499. We offer the following services under GSA/MOBIS: Special Item Number 874-1: Consulting Services, Special Item Number 874-2: Facilitation Services, Special Item Number 874-3: Survey Services, and Special Item Number-4: Training Services. We are set up to accept credit card payments. Mission To provide excellence in our work and to encourage professionalism with passion. To develop innovative and effective solutions that foster efficiency. To provide solutions that encourage knowledge sharing and build partnerships across the public and private sectors. To provide a work environment that attracts, excites, and nurtures a diverse and committed staff with exceptional skills that knows how to listen and learn. Principles Client-centered, partnership-building, team-oriented, accountability for quality results, dedication to financial integrity and cost effectiveness, inspired and innovative, empowerment of others and respect for diversity, personal honesty, and promotion of a lifework balance.

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