Collaboration, Learning and Adaptation Officer USAID Project Jobs – Mercy Corps

 

Job Title:    Collaboration, Learning and
Adaptation Officer

Organization:  Mercy
Corps

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to: CLA
Manager

 

About US:

Mercy Corps has been
present in Uganda since 2006, focusing its interventions on economic and
agricultural development, maternal child health and nutrition, governance,
conflict management and humanitarian response. In 2017, Mercy Corps had an
impact on almost 1 million beneficiaries in Uganda through our work focusing on
building resilience and enabling economic growth, improving opportunities to
attain better health and nutrition, and improving governance and conflict
management. Common themes include community engagement, inclusive development,
gender, and working in partnership with local government, the private sector
and civil society actors.

 

About USAID Project:

The $41 million
USAID Food for Peace Activity (Apolou) and the $5 million USAID Resilience
Challenge Fund (RCF) Activity support agriculturalists, agro-pastoralists, and
pastoralist households living across the districts of Amudat, Kotido, Kaabong,
Karenga, and Moroto in Karamoja.

 

Job Summary:  The Collaboration, Learning and Adaptation
(CLA) Officer will work under the CLA function of Apolou`s Monitoring,
Evaluation and Learning (MEL) unit with supervision from the CLA Manager. The
CLA Officer will focus on generating, synthesizing and fostering the use of
evidence centered around the three Learning Themes of the Activity; 1. Market
Systems leading to Resilient Households and Communities; 2. Youth in an
Evolving Landscape; and 3. Scaling-up / Multiplying Impact. S/he will work
closely with Apolou/RCF implementation and technical teams, partners, and other
stakeholders to co-design, implement and manage learning activities aimed at
increasing Apolou`s impact on food and nutrition security. The CLA Officer will
be actively involved in qualitative research methods, intervention quality
monitoring, evidence based communications and organizing and leading district
level reflection meetings with Apolou/RCF Activity team members. S/he will be
responsible for disseminating findings and recommendations to prove the
effectiveness of the Activity, influence stakeholders and to inform new
initiatives.

 

Key Duties and
Responsibilities:

·       
Under the
supervision of the CLA Manager, lead evidence generation, synthesis and use
activities in the assigned implementation location(s)

·       
Conduct
qualitative and quantitative inquires as presented in the Activity`s Learning
Agenda

·       
Work in
collaboration with the MEL team to ensure that monitoring data is effectively
used to inform programming and decision making

·       
Work
closely with Technical teams to implement intervention quality monitoring
systems. Conduct monthly intervention quality monitoring analysis

·       
Conduct
scheduled and ad-hoc reflection meetings with technical sector leads and
district implementation team leads to promote the use of evidence and
application of adaptive management

·       
Build
the capacity of team members and/or enumerators in conducting qualitative data
collection

·       
Support
in analyzing, reporting and interpretation of adaptive management workflows

·       
Disseminate
findings from Apolou`s Research papers, Learning briefs, Impact briefs, Inquiry
reports and other evidence based communication pieces

·       
Work in
collaboration with Research Partners to disseminate research learnings and
recommendations to team members, beneficiaries and other relevant audiences.

·       
Other
duties as assigned.

Finance &
Compliance Management

·       
Ensure
compliance with donor and Mercy Corps regulations related to food security
programming.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in economics, social science or
related field.

·       
Three
years of experience in monitoring, evaluation and learning of nutrition, food
security, agricultural livelihoods or value chain development programs or
applied research.

·       
Proven
application of qualitative research methods is required

·       
Demonstrated
experience in summarizing and simplifying complex information and communicating
it to the targeted or diverse audiences; experience with advocacy pieces
preferred; excellent presentation skills

·       
Strong
computer literacy with a full knowledge of MS Office applications.

·       
Experience
using qualitative data analysis software e.g. Nvivo, MAXDQA, Dedoose is
preferred

·       
Demonstrated
attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work
independently and cooperatively with team members.

·       
Strong
team coordination, listening, and consensus building skills.

·       
Fluent
in both spoken and written English. Fluency in spoken N’Karamojong and/or Pokot
preferred.

·       
Experience
working on USAID programs preferred;

·       
Able to
drive a motorbike safely, valid license.

·       
Success
Factors

·       
The
successful CLA Officer will combine exceptional reporting, facilitating and
presentation skills and experience in qualitative research methods. S/he will
have an ability to think creatively about operationalizing and improving the
CLA plan of the program. Multi-tasking, prioritizing, problem solving and
simultaneous attention to detail as well as strategic vision are essential. The
most successful Mercy Corps staff members have a strong commitment to teamwork
and accountability, thrive in evolving and changing environments and make
effective written and verbal communication a priority in all situations.

 

NB: Mercy Corps is
an equal opportunity employer; Qualified female candidates are strongly
encouraged to apply.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply online at the link below.

 

Click
Here

 

Deadline: 14th December 2020

 

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