EnCompass seeks Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) Specialist candidates for an anticipated five-year United States Agency for International Development (USAID) monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) program in Nepal. The anticipated USAID/Nepal Monitoring, Evaluation and Leaning (MEL) Activity is expected to be a follow-on to a current contract that assists the Mission in planning, designing, conducting, disseminating, and learning from more rigorous monitoring and evaluation of development activities aligned to the Mission’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy and development objectives.
The CLA Specialist will lead the development of knowledge management and learning activities and facilitate a culture of collaborative and adaptive management. The CLA Specialist will work to ensure that data collected and evidence generated are disseminated to and applied by MEL project stakeholders for more effective development programming.
The position will be full-time and be based in in Kathmandu, with travel throughout the country. Citizens of Nepal are encouraged to apply.
Position Duties and Responsibilities
- Oversee collaborative dialogue and learning among USAID, implementing partners, and other stakeholders around emerging issues, facilitate reflections on the implications of new learning, and assist in responding to key learning findings
- Work closely with the USAID Nepal MEL team to develop and maintain a knowledge management system for learning and adapting of development programs
- Ensure evaluation information is shared and effectively used through knowledge sharing and strategic learning processes to adapt and improve programming as well as bring new innovations to the Mission’s work
- Develop a learning agenda, with activities and best practices that promote learning, to meet USAID Nepal goals and manage the promotion and use of the learning agenda
- Establish, build, and maintain collaborative relationships with stakeholders relevant to the learning needs of USAID Nepal MEL, to include implementing partners and government of Nepal stakeholders
- Support strategic communications activities, when necessary, including publication dissemination and events with stakeholders
- Employ strong collaboration, learning, and adapting (CLA) practices throughout the work
- Academic Qualifications
- Graduate degree in international development, organizational development, social science, or a related field preferred
Experience and Skills
- No less than five (5) years leading organizational learning, change management, monitoring and evaluation activities
- Experience supporting USAID funded activities preferred
- Prior experience in Nepal and/or the region required
- Strong communication, supervision, and management skills required
- Fluency in written and spoken English is preferred
- Proficiency in Nepali preferred
- Citizens of Nepal are strongly encouraged to apply