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USAID Nepal Learning Assessment Team Leader

USAID Nepal Learning Assessment Team Leader

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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:

  1. serve a primarily internally audience to demonstrate what has been learned on these themes;
  2. inform planning processes including designing new project/activity as well as CDCS, and improve KM within the Mission; and
  3. serve as briefing materials for incoming staff to transfer knowledge as staff transfer into the Mission or new national staff are hired.

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.


  • Provide technical guidance and strategic support to the assessment team, including designing an effective approach to complete the technical work.
  • Provide oversight and management of the assessment team, delegating tasks as appropriate.
  • Lead the process of drafting and finalizing the assessment design, work plan, data collection tools (as needed), report and any required dissemination materials such as a power point presentation.
  • Steer effective communication with the A/CORs, relevant USAID Nepal, implementing partner(s), and any external stakeholders.
  • Develop a comprehensive, but simple code book.
  • Code and analyze both quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Coordinate closely with CAMRIS Kathmandu and headquarters staff.
  • Ensure quality and timely delivery of all work products.


  • Advanced degree in one or more fields related to KM or organizational learning such as knowledge management, political science, economics, international development, evaluation, library science, information management, or a relevant field.
  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible, professional-level experience in learning, evaluation, knowledge management, and/or CLA.
  • Past experience assessing qualitative and quantitative data and developing findings, conclusions and recommendations grounded in coded evidence and data.
  • Must possess strong qualitative data coding and analysis skills, and be familiar with qualitative software such as NVivo, Dedoose, etc.
  • Demonstrated capacity to translate complex data analyzed from multiple sources into a brief, user friendly format to inform decision making.
  • Deep understanding of CLA and KM good practice at USAID.
  • Expertise in conducting trainings and capacity building to USAID staff on the topic of learning, CLA and/or KM is a plus.
  • Exceptional communications and interpersonal skills, including written, verbal presentation, and facilitation skills applied within multi-cultural settings.
  • English fluency (speaking, reading and writing).