USAID Project Jobs – Training and Adult Learning Specialist at QED Group, LLC

Organization: QED Group, LLC
Project: USAID/Uganda
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Project
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Knowledge
Management & Organizational Learning Advisor
About QED:
The QED Group,
LLC is a full-service international development firm that provides practical
solutions to social problems through sound analysis, proven management
techniques, and creative implementation. We focus our efforts on two core
practice areas: Monitoring & Evaluation and Knowledge Management. We work
with U.S. agencies and overseas governments, international donors,
private-sector clients, and PVOs/NGOs in more than 80 countries around the
world. Key clients include USAID, the U.S. Department of State, the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the
U.S. Trade and Development Agency.
About USAID Project:
USAID/Uganda Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning project (Learning Contract) is
the five-year organizational program support vehicle through which USAID/Uganda
will pursue realizing its development objectives within the complicated and
shifting Ugandan development context. 
The purpose of the Learning Contract is to provide monitoring,
evaluation and learning support services and build capacity of USAID/Uganda to
implement USAID’s Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting methodology to
strengthen the implementation of USAID/Uganda’s Country Development Cooperation
Strategy and enhance USAID’s organizational effectiveness.
Job Summary: The Training
and Adult Learning Specialist will report to the KM/OL Advisor and help build
M&E and CLA capacity among USAID, implementing partners, and other
development stakeholders by leading trainings and facilitating events. The
overall purpose of this position is to support The Learning Contract’s work in
promoting improvements in M&E in a way that leads to learning, developing
capacity building approaches that help to streamline how M&E and learning
work together, and coordinating learning and development modalities that
connect monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) in a more rigorous way.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Manage learning events at the Mission or elsewhere.
Build a stronger interface between implementing
partners and the Mission to enhance coordination and quality of M&E and
Provide basic training on the foundations and
expectations of good MEL.
Assist with data collection and analysis of The
Learning Contract’s performance through its monitoring, evaluation, and
learning plan.
Build the skills of implementing partner and Mission
staff on CLA approaches, tools, practices
Provide coordination on developing capacity building
objectives and appropriately structured processes that facilitate achievement of
these objectives, including:
o   Preparing
course or learning activity concepts/designs and structure (draft block schedule/macro
design of topics and sequencing).
o   Identifying
topic areas of greater and lesser emphasis for each capacity building activity.
o   Determining the
necessary tools, templates, and other resources.
o   Assisting with
sourcing recommended presenters/speakers.
o   Preparing
documentation on case examples implementation experience.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the USAID QED Group Training
and Adult Learning Specialist employment opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s
degree or higher in a relevant discipline.
A minimum of five years’ experience in designing,
implementing, and evaluating organizational and professional development
opportunities in an international development environment.
Proven exposure and experience in working with
USAID, development agencies, implementing partners, or government entities
involved in progressive monitoring and evaluation and/or knowledge management
Prior experience using various modalities to support
adult learning, behavioral change, and organizational learning, as well as
successful approaches to capacity building and follow-up.
Excellent public speaking skills with effective and
clear verbal communications.
Ability to make decisions without close supervision;
must be accurate, efficient, and self-motivated.
Proven ability to work both independently and as a
team member cooperating with other administrative and program personnel.
Fluency in English required, knowledge of Swahili,
Luganda, Swahili, and/or other local languages is an advantage.
Broad knowledge and understanding of Uganda’s
M&E landscape of donor organizations, implementing partners, and other
stakeholders such as the Government of Uganda and the private sector preferred.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested Candidates who meet the above criteria should send
their CV, Cover letter and Bio Data Form, download here,
expressing interest to with the subject
line as “ATTN: Training and Adult Learning Specialist.”
Deadline: Friday, 15th January, 2016 by
5:00 pm
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