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Local Learning Specialist, USAID Ethiopia Resilience Platform for Adaptive Management (R-PAL)

Location: Ethiopia

Description

Local Learning Specialist, USAID Ethiopia Resilience Platform for Adaptive Management (R-PAL), Ethiopia

Social Impact is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness. We work across all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. Since 1997 we have worked in over 100 countries for clients such as US government agencies, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and nonprofits.

Proposal Objective:

SI is pursuing a five-year Highlands Resilience Platform for Adaptive Learning (R-PAL) project to lead learning within USAID’s $740 million Transitioning into Graduation through Enhanced Resilience (TIGER) Project. R-PAL will enable TIGER’s collective impact serving as a coordination focal point and streamlining collaboration across its partners, and providing relevant research to the TIGER Learning Agenda. R-PAL will serve as a catalyst to drive project learning that will make TIGER  more efficient, effective, transparent, and skilled at achieving development outcomes through the use of evidence, adaptive management techniques, and Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) practices and principles.

Position Description:

SI is seeking a Local Learning Specialist to support CLA activities on the project. This is a full-time position, expected to be based in Addis Ababa for the duration of the contract.

Anticipated start date would be summer 2021.

**Please Note: This is a local position. Only Ethiopian candidates are eligible to apply. **

Responsibilities:

  • Assist USAID and IP staff in developing project and activity level AMELPs, PMPs, DQAs, indicators and targets, and performance reviews.
  • Support data collection efforts from data systems and project-level M&E plans, and conduct original data collection, reviewing, and advising on collection methodologies.
  • Support the mission in conducting annual reviews of PMP indicators.
  • Contribute to Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) and other learning activities with the Local MEL Lead.

Qualifications:​

  • Master’s degree or higher in international relations, economics, political science, public policy, or a relevant field.
  • At least five years of experience in the design and management of MEL plans and learning across activities on an international development project.
  • Demonstrated understanding of USAID's Collaboration, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) framework and approaches.
  • Familiarity with designing and measuring against gender-sensitive indicators preferred.
  • Exceptional proficiency in written and spoken English.

Come join our energetic and innovative team!  We offer you the opportunity to play a leading role in the growth of our company, work as part of a creative and committed team, and make a difference in the well-being of our world.

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SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.




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