CAMRIS International seeks a Learning Assessment Team Leader for an initial five to six week long consultancy on our ongoing five year United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Nepal Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Activity. No travel is envisaged for this consultancy. This consultancy has the potential for follow-on work.
The MEL Activity supports achievement of USAID Nepal’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy development objectives by assisting the Mission in planning, designing, conducting, disseminating and learning from more rigorous monitoring and evaluation of development activities. This includes designing and implementing both quantitative and qualitative evaluations and assessments, as well as providing expert analysis and technical assistance to USAID Nepal’s programs.
The Learning Assessment Team Leader shall lead the design and delivery of a learning brief in each of the mission’s five CDCS cross cutting themes: resilience, youth, integrated governance, GESI, and private sector engagement. The briefs will be approximately two to five pages each and provide key findings, conclusions and recommendations derived from qualitative and quantitative (as needed) data coding and analysis.
The purpose of each brief is to provide a snapshot of the Mission’s work carried out within the CDCS period (2014 to 2018) in each area and reflect on overall success (such as integrating GESI in projects/activities. To place activities in context, outside knowledge may also be brought into the analysis to the extent possible in the form of best practice within the USAID system and the development community more broadly. The Mission would like these briefs to:
The consultant will build on pre-existing draft learning briefs, and may potentially involve re-coding or analyzing existing qualitative data. We envisage the Team Leader will be supported by a team of two to three mid to senior level M&E and learning specialists, but the team leader will have the opportunity to propose innovative teaming approaches and team structures. The tentative timeframe of the assignment is four to six weeks starting from the third week of April through the end of May 2018. The five final learning brief deliverables are due by June 1, 2018.
Qualified candidates will be required to submit a relevant writing sample, preferably a learning/KM/CLA assessment for USAID or a similar international development donor. Candidates must also be prepared to furnish three professional references.