Learning and Adaptive Management Specialist – USAID Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Project 138 views1 applications


Background

The Mitchell Group, Inc. (TMG) partners with its clients – developing countries, donor agencies, and private corporations – and assists them in implementing an array of management solutions to ensure that valuable, finite resources are used in the most efficient ways possible. TMG is a global consulting firm providing data-driven and insightful solutions in developing countries. TMG is passionate about transforming lives through knowledge-based solutions. Leveraging its expertise in performance measurement and management including learning, to help clients collect, analyze, visualize, and ultimately use data in more effective ways. This includes the use of innovations, cutting-edge technologies and evidence-based decision-making.

Overview

TMG is seeking a Learning and Adaptive Management Specialist candidate for the upcoming USAID-funded Ethiopia Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Activity.

This anticipated project will assist USAID/Ethiopia with project and activity evaluation, performance monitoring, knowledge management 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 TMG being awarded this project. **Please note: This is a local position. Only candidates with Ethiopian citizenship will be considered. **

Responsibilities:

The Learning and Adaptive Management specialist will have the following responsibilities:

Learning

  • Design and/or facilitation of learning events, workshops, strategic dialogues
  • Build capacity for adapting to new learning and changes in context through effective approaches
  • Conduct assessments, special studies, and analyses in support of learning needs identified by clients
  • Presentation of monitoring and evaluation data in a way that is tailored to the learning needs of key stakeholders
  • Development of learning plans and/or agendas

Collaboration

  • Convene stakeholders across USAID/Ethiopia, national stakeholders, implementing partners to promote increased dialogue and joint planning
  • Facilitation of review, co-design workshops for implementation activities or projects

Adaptive Management

  • Assess capacity of USAID/Ethiopia, national stakeholders, implementing partners to manage adaptively and identify structural and/or institutional barriers to adaptive management
  • Application of management solutions to enable USAID/Ethiopia, national stakeholders, implementing partners to manage with greater agility
  • Scenario planning and context monitoring

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Use of non-traditional M&E techniques for adaptive management, such as Most Significant Change, Outcome Mapping, Outcome Harvesting
  • Advise on M&E approaches in different context settings

Job Requirements

Qualifications:

  • Academic experience in a relevant field (e.g. management, international development)
  • Five years of experience in monitoring, evaluation, and/or organizational development
  • Demonstrated ability to work across and adapt to different cultures
  • Demonstrated experience in making data accessible to a non-technical audience
  • Demonstrated use of non-traditional M&E techniques for adaptive management (e.g. Most Significant Change, Outcome Mapping, Outcome Harvesting, Developmental Evaluation)

Desired Qualifications:

  • Three years of experience facilitating learning events and/or discussions around evidence

How to Apply

Interested Applicants shall submit application letter and  CV clearly indicating the Position through e mail: [email protected]  on or before October 30, 2020.

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For more than 30 years, The Mitchell Group has provided practical solutions that meet a diverse array of client needs.TMG has done this by forming strong local and global partnerships to complete project goals successfully and efficiently. TMG's history of solving client challenges has given us a solid foundation upon which we built the platform for our work in sustainable development. Our staff is made up of expert international development practitioners from a variety of fields and backgrounds.

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Background

The Mitchell Group, Inc. (TMG) partners with its clients – developing countries, donor agencies, and private corporations – and assists them in implementing an array of management solutions to ensure that valuable, finite resources are used in the most efficient ways possible. TMG is a global consulting firm providing data-driven and insightful solutions in developing countries. TMG is passionate about transforming lives through knowledge-based solutions. Leveraging its expertise in performance measurement and management including learning, to help clients collect, analyze, visualize, and ultimately use data in more effective ways. This includes the use of innovations, cutting-edge technologies and evidence-based decision-making.

Overview

TMG is seeking a Learning and Adaptive Management Specialist candidate for the upcoming USAID-funded Ethiopia Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Activity.

This anticipated project will assist USAID/Ethiopia with project and activity evaluation, performance monitoring, knowledge management 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 TMG being awarded this project. **Please note: This is a local position. Only candidates with Ethiopian citizenship will be considered. **

Responsibilities:

The Learning and Adaptive Management specialist will have the following responsibilities:

Learning

  • Design and/or facilitation of learning events, workshops, strategic dialogues
  • Build capacity for adapting to new learning and changes in context through effective approaches
  • Conduct assessments, special studies, and analyses in support of learning needs identified by clients
  • Presentation of monitoring and evaluation data in a way that is tailored to the learning needs of key stakeholders
  • Development of learning plans and/or agendas

Collaboration

  • Convene stakeholders across USAID/Ethiopia, national stakeholders, implementing partners to promote increased dialogue and joint planning
  • Facilitation of review, co-design workshops for implementation activities or projects

Adaptive Management

  • Assess capacity of USAID/Ethiopia, national stakeholders, implementing partners to manage adaptively and identify structural and/or institutional barriers to adaptive management
  • Application of management solutions to enable USAID/Ethiopia, national stakeholders, implementing partners to manage with greater agility
  • Scenario planning and context monitoring

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Use of non-traditional M&E techniques for adaptive management, such as Most Significant Change, Outcome Mapping, Outcome Harvesting
  • Advise on M&E approaches in different context settings

Job Requirements

Qualifications:
  • Academic experience in a relevant field (e.g. management, international development)
  • Five years of experience in monitoring, evaluation, and/or organizational development
  • Demonstrated ability to work across and adapt to different cultures
  • Demonstrated experience in making data accessible to a non-technical audience
  • Demonstrated use of non-traditional M&E techniques for adaptive management (e.g. Most Significant Change, Outcome Mapping, Outcome Harvesting, Developmental Evaluation)
Desired Qualifications:
  • Three years of experience facilitating learning events and/or discussions around evidence

How to Apply

Interested Applicants shall submit application letter and  CV clearly indicating the Position through e mail: [email protected]  on or before October 30, 2020.
2020-10-31

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