QED is seeking a Collaboration, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Specialist for the USAID/Honduras Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) and Collaboration, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Activity. The CLA Specialist will provide a variety of technical support to USAID and its implementing partners that will enhance CLA systems. This position is contingent on QED being awarded the contract.
This anticipated project will assist USAID/Honduras with project and activity evaluation, performance monitoring, knowledge management, communications, and performance management support services in alignment with the USAID Automated Direct System (ADS) 201, USAID’s Evaluation Policy, and the Journey to Self-Reliance (J2SR). This activity will inform monitoring, evaluation, and learning throughout all stages of the Program Cycle, supporting USAID’s focus on adaptive management to increase developmental effectiveness, and emphasizing CLA approaches to ensure that programs are coordinated with others, grounded in a strong evidence base, and iteratively adapted to remain relevant throughout implementation.
This position is contingent on QED being awarded this project.
- Foster strong, collaborative relationships with key Mission stakeholders, serve as a convener for dialogue and learning around emerging issues, assist in identifying and responding to key learning issues, and coordinate efforts amongst implementing partners (IPs) working in common Development Objectives (DOs)
- Develop and implement a learning plan for the Mission Community of Practice and IPs that outlines key learning questions, stakeholders and their roles, and broad stakeholder engagement at multiple levels
- Support strategic communications, including producing publications and organizing public events with partners and other stakeholders
- Conduct process re-engineering, including assisting in negotiating change management around monitoring, evaluation, and learning related issues
- Lead facilitation, including facilitating processes and workshops; coordination among implementing partners and other collaborators with the greatest impact on results; and developing product plans for program adaptation
- Ensure that monitoring and evaluation information is shared and fully utilized through knowledge sharing and strategic learning processes to speed innovation and improve upon and bring new innovations to the Mission’s programmatic work in-country
- Master’s degree in field related to organizational learning or development assistance such as public, business, or development administration; knowledge management; political science; economics or development studies
- Minimum of eight years of demonstrated experience in strategic planning; monitoring and evaluation; project design; facilitation of learning; and knowledge management, including experience in applying learning to improve international development programs and systems change for adaptive management of development organizations or agencies
- Previous experience supporting USAID Missions in a similar capacity
- Demonstrated knowledge of USAID Evaluation Policy, CLA Framework, J2SR and other initiatives
- Experience working in Honduras or Central America
- Oral and written fluency English and Spanish required