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Capacity Building Lead, USAID/Sahel Monitoring, Reporting, and Capacity Strengthening (MRCS) Project, Senegal

Location: Senegal

Description

Capacity Building Lead, USAID/Sahel Monitoring, Reporting, and Capacity Strengthening (MRCS) Project, Senegal

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 bid for an upcoming Request for Task Order Proposals (RFTOP) under the EVAL-ME II Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract for the provision of monitoring, reporting, and capacity strengthening services through the USAID/Sahel MRCS project. The activity will aim to verify and report on activities carried out by Implementing Partners (IPs) across the Sahel region through the delivery of timely, analytical, qualitative, and quantitative information through visits to USAID/Sahel Regional Office (SRO) supported activity sites. The findings derived from monitoring and verification information must be backed with evidence and reported to USAID in a manner that allows activity managers to quickly understand the successes and challenges on the ground, and to take prompt action, if needed. In addition, this activity will aim to provide extensive MEL capacity strengthening support both to USAID/SRO and IPs throughout the region.

Position Description:

SI is seeking a full-time Capacity Building Lead to oversee capacity building and training activities to implementing partners and USAID/SRO Mission staff under this project. The position will be full-time over the five-year duration of the project and will be based in Dakar.

**Please note: This is a local position. Only candidates with Senegalese citizenship will be considered.**

Responsibilities:

  • Support the development and implementation of the activities related to training and capacity building in monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL).
  • Establish and implement a capacity building platform to build the capacity of USAID/SRO staff and select stakeholders to perform high-quality performance monitoring and verification.
  • Provide training to build the capacity of local implementing partners and government officials to improve the effectiveness of performance management, projects, and MEL plans using best practices.
  • Facilitate strong collaboration, learning and adapting practices, including techniques for gathering, organizing, disseminating, and applying knowledge throughout the program cycle.
  • Develop a comprehensive plan that outlines key learning and knowledge management questions, stakeholders and their roles, and broad stakeholder engagement at multiple levels.
  • Foster strong collaborative relationships with key stakeholders, serve as a convener for dialogue and learning around emerging issues, and coordinate efforts among partners.
  • Assist and play a role in the production of reports, such as quarterly and annual reports, training manuals and reports arising out of its activities as required by USAID.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in social sciences, communications, or relevant area.
  • Minimum of eight years of experience in MEL, with significant experience leading MEL capacity building and training at the organization and individual level.
  • Demonstrated skills in capacity building and MEL methodologies and approaches, especially under USAID-funded projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with IP counterparts and government officials.
  • Demonstrated leadership and mentoring abilities.
  • Prior experience building capacity of USAID Mission staff in MEL preferred.
  • Oral and written fluency in English and French.

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