Call for CVs for Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Trainers

Amman, Jordan
Contracted
Mid Level

USAID Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity 

USAID Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity (the Activity) is designed to ensure USAID’s activities in Jordan achieve their intended results through monitoring and evaluation, strategic assessments, and Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA). The Activity helps USAID/Jordan create a dynamic learning environment among development actors which is focused on innovation, quality, and knowledge sharing. The Activity provides capacity building, learning opportunities, and trainings to USAID/Jordan Implementing Partners, USAID/Jordan Staff, the Government of Jordan (GOJ), local monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) Organizations, and MEL professionals aimed at building an effective, self-reliant, and sustainable  MEL ecosystem in Jordan. Based on identified needs, the Activity team conducts trainings on MEL, organizational development, and other topics as professionals and organizations identify similar needs.

The Activity is currently building a roster of international and local MEL trainers to oversee future trainings that will strengthen the capacity of the GOJ, local firms, IPs, USAID staff, and professionals to implement MEL initiatives. The MEL trainers will support the Activity by delivering trainings using several methods such as classroom, virtual, and working groups, all while applying a “learn-by-doing” approach for different stakeholders in the MEL ecosystem. 

Specific Tasks of the Trainer(s)

The USAID Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity invites interested experts to apply for this open opportunity to establish a pool of trainers for potential MEL Trainings and workshops covering topics such as:

  • Activity Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plans
  • Theory of Change
  • Indicators and Performance Indicator Reference Sheets (PIRS)
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Quantitative Data Collection and Analysis
  • Qualitative Data Collection and Analysis
  • Data Visualization
  • Report Writing
  • Strengthening Evaluation Capacity: Skills Building for Evaluation Leaders
  • Evaluation and Learning Plans
  • Managing Evaluations
  • Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA)
  • Causal Logic - Adaptive Management

Under this Scope of Work, the trainer(s) may perform the following tasks:

  1. Agree with the Activity and USAID/Jordan on the specific objectives of each training course.
  2. Prepare PowerPoint presentations (training material) in English and/or Arabic (depending on target audiences) to be shared with the Activity for review and delivered during training courses.
  3. If needed: Review MEL Plans and Performance Indicators to obtain a better understanding of the training needs of each organization, incorporating this information as real-world examples during training PowerPoint presentations and exercises.
  4. Coordinate with the Activity regarding any specific requirements prior to the training course, such as the need for flip charts, handouts, special stationary, etc.
  5. In cooperation with the Activity, prepare a Training Evaluation Form based on the agreed-upon training course objectives.
  6. Deliver the stipulated training courses.
  7. Develop the training report.

Sample Deliverables

  1. Training delivered, supported by attendance sheets
  2. Training or workshop materials (PowerPoint presentation, training exercise planning documents)
  3. Attendance Sheets on Survey Monkey
  4. Training Evaluation Form on Survey Monkey
  5. Training Report

Trainer Qualifications

We are looking for CVs with the following experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in international development or a related field
  • Experience with designing and facilitating interactive learning experiences, designing curricula, and using blended learning and innovative technologies
  • Experience with adult learning
  • Experience in various training delivery methods including web-based and webinars
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in monitoring, evaluation, and learning including data collection and analysis
  • Previous experience with the USAID
  • Excellent communication and training skills
  • Excellent English and Arabic (if applicable) language skills

Interested candidates should submit their CVs and a cover letter outlining their experience and interest.

For candidates applying for positions based in Kaizen's office in Washington, DC, we utilize career.place to mitigate bias in the recruitment process. Upon submitting an application, candidates will receive an email from career.place, prompting them to go through the anonymous screening. In order to be considered for a role, candidates must respond to career.place and proceed with the application. We do not currently use career.place for project positions outside of the United States.

At Kaizen, A Tetra Tech Company, we find strength in our diversity. We are committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive working environment in which everyone has an equal opportunity to fulfill their potential. We know that we can only do development differently if we are open to and inclusive of new and unique perspectives. We encourage candidates of all abilities, ages, gender identities and expressions, national origins, races and ethnicities, religious beliefs, and sexual orientations to apply. Further, we urge parents and non-parents, married and unmarried, those from different or non-traditional educational backgrounds, and persons of all other diverse identities or experiences to apply. Kaizen is an equal opportunity employer.

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