Serve as Review point of contact, linking ULA Activity Leadership Team and QED Home Office.
- Minimum Qualification:Bachelor
- Experience Level:Senior level
- Experience Length:7 years
QED is a global consulting firm with more than 20 years of experience providing data-driven and insightful solutions in close to 100 countries. We are passionate about transforming lives through knowledge-based solutions. Leveraging deep expertise in monitoring, evaluation, global health, and learning, we help our clients collect, analyze, visualize, and ultimately use data in more effective ways. Our work maximizes results through the use of cutting-edge technologies and innovation, organizational development, and evidence-based decision-making.
The purpose of the USAID Learning Activity (ULA) is to further strengthen USAID/Uganda performance and improve the performance of its implementing partners, with a focus on collaborating, learning and adapting, in order to enhance the impact and sustainability of USAID-supported contributions to Uganda’s development. The ULA will achieve this through three objectives:
- Collaboration: Strengthened collaboration, both internally and with external stakeholders, enables USAID to better leverage expertise, learning and resources; and deepens local ownership.
- Learning: Systematic learning, through applied research, monitoring and evaluation, informs and improves the relevance, quality and cost- effectiveness of programs and operations
- Performing: Adaptive management of program implementation and meta-level interventions to improve the quality of USAID program outcomes.
The short-term HR Consultant will align the organizational structure of ULA staff to effectively support the Mission develop and implement their CDCS learning agenda and performance monitoring plan development.
Period of Performance
September 2022 – October 2022
Level of Effort
Approximately 18 days LOE.
- Preliminary report summarizing key findings from the documents reviewed, outlining the framework for this assignment – including timelines, stakeholders, etc.
- Word document with compiled and synthesized notes from interviews/workshops conducted
- Draft JDs/SOWs for all full-time staff in Word format
- Draft ULA organogram in Word and PDF format
- Final JDs/SOWs for all full-time staff in Word format
- Final ULA organogram in Word and PDF format
- Final 1-2 page report outlining key findings, actions, and recommendations for next steps – including suggestions on activity tracking/staff utilization moving forward)
Primarily, the Associate will develop an updated staffing structure for ULA, working closely with the FO and HO. Additional responsibilities will include:
- Serve as Review point of contact, linking ULA Activity Leadership Team and QED Home Office.
- Work closely with ULA Field Office Human Resources department to update ULA structure.
- Review key staffing structure documents, including our HR policies, in relation to the CDCS Results Framework and ULA design to identify possible adjustments to ULA structure.
- Facilitate small group discussions with ULA staff (e.g., pillar teams and other sub-teams) as needed.
- With input from the ULA team, propose and implement options for organizational reconfiguration (i.e., update position titles, clarify roles and responsibilities and update position descriptions, and lines of reporting), that specifically address identified opportunities/gaps in services/products/collaboration.
- Receive feedback from key stakeholders and integrate revisions as needed.
- Required bachelor’s degree in Development Studies, Human Resources, or other relevant field.
- 7 years minimum of related experience in the field of human resources in Uganda.
- 5 years of experience in the field of development, preferably USAID experience.
- Experience working closely with or directly on USAID, USG, or other similar donor projects.
- Experience working with Ugandan government ministries, preferably concerning health programs, and implementing partners in Uganda.
- Understanding of USAID and development programming in Uganda. Understanding of development partner and Uganda government development landscape, key stakeholders, and potential USAID partners within respective project focus areas.
- Strong analytical skills and a deep attention to details.
- Clear communication skills in both written and oral forms. Accuracy and fluency in written and spoken English, additional fluency in any of Uganda’s local languages preferred.
- Ability to work independently and excellent time management.
- Ingenuity, ability to generate ideas for a variety of activities, propose new courses of action, suggest appropriate, mitigated risks.
The QED Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. AA/V/D. Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
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