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Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) Advisor - USAID/Uganda MEL Activity

Bixal

Research, Teaching & Training

NGO, NPO & Charity UGX Confidential
2 months ago

Job Summary

The ideal candidate is a solution-oriented, resourceful, engaged, Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) professional with USAID experience. The CLA Advisor will provide guidance, technical leadership and technical oversight on all CLA assignments.

  • Minimum Qualification: Masters
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

What Will You Do?
Bixal seeks a Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) Advisor for a USAID Uganda MEL Activity. This program will enhance USAID/Uganda’s program effectiveness through knowledge-sharing, and adaptive management to improve programmatic decision-making in the country.

The ideal candidate is a solution-oriented, resourceful, engaged, Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) professional with USAID experience. The CLA Advisor will provide guidance, technical leadership and technical oversight on all CLA assignments. The CLA Advisor will provide expert level support and advice on how to incorporate learning into ongoing activities, how to effectively share and use data and learning for decision-making, and how to operationalize adaptive management.

Important note
This is a full-time proposal position contingent on contract award.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, oversee and improve systems and processes for ongoing learning, continuous improvement, and adaptive management including learning agendas, pause and reflect activities, and lessons learned documentation.
  • Analyze and synthesize key results, learning, and achievements into knowledge products suitable for different audiences and stakeholders to effectively convey accomplishments and results.
  • Support design and delivery of learning events and discussions for Mission staff and partners using a facilitative approach.
  • Support selection of innovative approaches for implementation and learning in activities, including Collaborating Learning Adapting (CLA), problem-driven iterative adaptation, continuous quality improvement, action learning, and appreciative inquiry.
  • Lead efforts to strengthen coordination and collaboration (between Implementing Partners (IP), USAID, Donor community, Government ministries at the central and state level and Other Stakeholders) around common development goals.
  • Lead stakeholder engagement initiatives, peer-to-peer learning events and communities of practice, and other capacity strengthening initiatives to support enhanced collaboration and adaptive management practices among various activities and sectors.
  • Lead and support adaptive management, external stakeholder engagement, stakeholder capacity strengthening design and implementation for identified work plan priority activities.
  • Develop stakeholder-informed tools and resources to support Adaptive Management practices by the Mission staff and IPs for Mission activities.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in international development, social sciences or a related field.
  • Minimum 10 years of progressive professional experience in international development, international relations, knowledge management, monitoring and evaluation (or a related field)
  • At least 5-7 years of experience leading CLA activities on USAID-funded projects.
  • Recognized expert in USAID’s approach to collaborating, learning and adapting
  • Excellent communicator with strong emotional intelligence and people skills.
  • Excellent trainer and committed to capacity building approaches.
  • Demonstrated experience designing and facilitating learning events and workshops.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with USAID’s CLA Framework and Maturity Model and related guidance on CLA approaches.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-country and multi-cultural setting as demonstrated by past experience.
  • Fluency speaking, reading and writing in English.

Please note that candidates selected may undergo a background investigation and, if applicable, meet eligibility requirements for suitability.

Bixal is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. It ensures equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within our organization and beyond.

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