CAMRIS International is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, we combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world. We apply a customized, customer-centric, cost-effective business approach to offer greater value to our clients and challenge the way things have always been done in our field.
CAMRIS is accepting applications from mid- to senior-level organizational learning and knowledge management specialists who are available and interested in a six-month to two-year postings to contribute to the strengthening of collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA) at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). This is an exciting opportunity with a competitive package, to be directly involved in building the capacity of USAID to strengthen the discipline of development and improve development outcomes.
Learning Fellows will be members of a technical assistance (TA) team that manages the Expanding Monitoring and Evaluation Capacities task order (MECap) for the Office of Learning, Evaluation and Research in USAID’s Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning. MECap bolsters capacity in USAID missions and operating units to plan for, undertake, and use high quality M&E to achieve better development outcomes. It does this by providing technical expertise and support that strengthens the capacity of USAID staff in M&E skills, extends LER’s ability to communicate and collaborate with external M&E practitioners and USAID staff, and provides the Agency with improved access and capabilities to apply state-of-the-art practices. MECAP coordinates closely with other PPL/LER and Agency awards and utilizes a facilitating and mentoring approach in all of its work.
Background on CLA
Strategic learning and collaboration are fundamental to an adaptive approach to development. By embedding collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA) throughout the Program Cycle, USAID aims to strengthen our programming and maximize development outcomes. A learning-focused and adaptive approach helps ensure that our programs are coordinated with others, grounded in evidence, and adjusted as necessary to remain relevant and effective throughout implementation.
A systematic and deliberate approach to CLA includes:
Learning Fellows will serve as an Advisor for Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) within USAID operating units. They are meant to supplement rather than substitute for existing Agency capacity, particularly in cases where surge capacity is needed to meet unanticipated demand, or where an operating unit has been unable to fill a position with the requisite expertise. Fellows will fill a critical gap by working with USAID teams to develop high quality products and processes that will serve as solid examples, models and guidance for future staff, as well as build the capacity of the staff involved in the process so that they are prepared to take the lead.
The specific tasks to be accomplished by a Fellow will be determined to some extent by the needs of a specific operating unit but will most likely include:
CAMRIS International offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits.
CAMRIS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.