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QED is a global consulting firm with more than 20 years of experience providing data-driven and insightful solutions in close to 100 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.
The purpose of the USAID 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 (CLA), 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.
We envision that with the support of project management specialists for each of the five USAID/Uganda projects respective project management teams (PMTs) will be empowered to proactively integrate USAID learning cycle processes into a cohesive project management approach which leads toward collaboration, learning, and adaptation (CLA) for improved development results. Further, the project management specialists will support USAID/Uganda in monitoring the work of implementing partners.
We anticipate hiring five project management specialists, one assigned to each of the five USAID projects:
- Resilience Project: health, HIV/AIDS, malaria, food security, conflict mitigation, climate change adaptation, environmental protection, and agriculture activities.
- Demographics Project: health, family planning, education, youth, HIV/AIDS, malaria, and economic productivity activities.
- Market Systems Project: agriculture, education, and health market systems activities.
- Health Systems Project: health system activities.
- Governance Systems Project: democracy, human rights, and governance activities.
Each project management specialist will be responsible for overall support to their respective assigned project(s). S/he must support the USAID project management team and project managers/coordinators to facilitate cohesive project management through the use of collaboration, learning, and adaptation. S/he must support the USAID PMT to track project progress toward its project purpose. S/he must support USAID PMT informed decision making with appropriate knowledge collection and dissemination within the project. S/he will track the overall project theory of change over the life of the project, monitor assumptions, and advise the PMT on opportunities and challenges related to USAID’s achievement of key project outcomes. S/he will facilitate internal and external collaboration with the project and other USAID projects, as well as with external project partners and stakeholders. S/he will provide overall project support and advisory services which enable USAID PMTs to manage the project effectively and cohesively, catalyzing continuous improvement, and galvanizing demonstrated project impact. S/he will work collaboratively within a team of project management specialists on the USAID Learning Activity, led by a Senior Project Support Manager.