Learning Specialist, USAID / Nigeria Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity (MELA)

Country: Nigeria
Organization: Social Impact
Closing date: 31 Jul 2020

Learning Specialist, USAID / Nigeria Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity (MELA)

Social Impact (SI) 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:

The anticipated scope of the five-year project is to support USAID/Nigeria staff and partners to implement more efficient, effective, and transparent activities by improving: (1) USAID and Implementing Partner’s (IP) capacity to achieve expected results; (2) USAID’s understanding and tracking of activity and project performance; and (3) Mission and activity ability to collaborate, learn, and adapt (CLA). The anticipated award of this contract is Spring 2021.

Position Description:

SI is seeking a Learning Specialist to support on CLA activities for the project. The position will be full-time over the duration of the project and will be based in Abuja.

*Please note: Only candidates with Nigerian citizenship will be considered.*

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 CLA 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.

  • Strong oral and written English language skills required.

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.

To learn more about Social Impact, please visit our website: http://www.socialimpact.com

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.

How to apply:

Link to job posting: https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=SOCIIMPA2&cws=39&rid=3134

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