Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Webinar Trainer

  • Amman, Jordan
  • Temporary
  • Mid Level

The Kaizen Company is seeking a Jordan-based consultant to design, develop, and present webinars related to monitoring, evaluation, and learning.

I. Background

About The Kaizen Company

The Kaizen Company (Kaizen) is an international development consulting firm and an incubator for innovative, scalable solutions that address emerging market challenges and opportunities. Our proven solutions catalyze locally driven organizational and institutional performance improvements and establish communities of practice that facilitate peer-to-peer learning and the achievement of shared goals. We aspire to transform the nature and impact of development assistance and work to strengthen organizations and institutions through innovative approaches to organizational development, reform, and change.

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity Overview

USAID’s Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity (the “Activity”) works with implementing partners, local institutions working in monitoring and evaluation, and the Government of Jordan to ensure USAID’s activities in Jordan achieve their intended results through monitoring and evaluation, strategic assessments, collaborating, learning, and adapting.

The Activity trains and guides monitoring and evaluation specialists, technical staff and senior management within USAID/Jordan and implementing partners to help them carefully and effectively monitor and evaluate achievements against their intended results. The activity will also support the Government of Jordan, local firms, academia, NGOs and professionals to develop their ability to manage monitoring and evaluation of programs, to develop a cadre of local experts, thereby removing the need for USAID monitoring and evaluation assistance in the future. Coordination with local institutions will create a monitoring, evaluation, and learning community of practice to support the long-term sustainability of this work in Jordan.

As part of this technical support to the Activity’s stakeholders, the Activity will hold two webinars during March and April 2022 to maintain partner engagement. The contractor chosen to hold these two webinars should choose a topic that is the same or similar to one of the topics from the list below identified during a survey that were sent to Mission and IPs staff.  The top four topics in the list below received the highest votes in the survey.

 

Topics

1

Monitoring and Evaluation in the Development World after COVID-19

Top Four Topics

2

New Evaluation Approaches

3

Use of Triangulation in Qualitative Research

4

Utilizing Evaluation Findings

5

Remote Monitoring and Evaluation during COVID-19

 

6

Working with your Client to Make your Evaluation Feasible

 

7

DID Technique (Difference In Difference Regression)

 

8

Highlighting Evaluation Challenges and Best Practices during COVID-19

 

9

Community Learning Through Data-Driven Discovery

 

10

Data/Information Visualization and Presentation

 

11

Sampling Methodologies: Importance Of Confidence Intervals and Cluster Sampling

 

12

Learning Products and Dissemination Approaches

 

13

Utilization of Activity Monitoring for Adaptive Management

 

14

Learning Questions and a Learning Agenda

 

15

Effective Facilitation of Virtual Meetings

 

16

Challenges and Opportunities in this Virtual World

 

17

Communication Tools and Skills for Remote Program Implementation

 

18

Effective Tools for Measuring Organizational Change Management and Transformation

 

19

Effective Tools and Practices for Measuring Change in Social Norms and Practices

 

20

MEL Practices in Government Operations

 

 

II. Objective of the Consultancy

The objective of this consultancy is to:

  • Design, develop and present materials on topics related to monitoring, evaluation, and learning in collaboration with the Activity.
    • The presentation will be recorded in a controlled studio before the webinar.
    • The trainer in collaboration with USAID and the Activity will assist the video production agency in developing infographic illustration based on the narrative presented.
  • Introduce the recorded session during a 1.5 to 2-hour webinar and facilitate the post session discussion.

III. Target Audience

These webinars will be targeting all professionals working in the monitoring, evaluation and learning capacity in Jordan. See below:

  • The USAID/Jordan Mission
  • The USAID Implementing Partners
  • The Government of Jordan
  • Local MEL Organizations
  • MEL Professionals and community

IV. Specific Tasks

Under this Scope of Work, and with very close collaboration with the Activity team, the consultant(s) shall perform, but not be limited to, the following tasks:

  1. Design and develop materials for the agreed upon MEL topic in two formats: Power Point Presentation and Microsoft Word narrative form. If the learning materials are presented in English language, then an Arabic subtitling will be provided, and vice versa.
  2. Prepare questions and discussion drivers to be presented during the webinars.
  3. Work with the Activity technical team during the revision stages of the presentations until material is approved by the Activity and USAID.
  4. Work with the video producer and the Activity communication team to present the sessions in a controlled studio and facilitate data transfer into an accessible and straightforward animated/infographic representation.
  5. Be physically available in the studio 4-6 hours per day for at least 4-5 days to record the sessions.
  6. Co-facilitate a learning session conducted by the Activity to present the recorded video and manage discussions during and after the session. 

V. Consultancy Timeframe

Unless otherwise specified in writing, this will be a 24-day consultancy for the two webinars combined. The following time frame will govern the timing of the completion of this consultancy:

Task

Deadline

March Webinar

Kick-off meeting with the Activity team

January 9, 2022

First Draft of Training Material Due

January 16, 2022

Second Draft of Training Material Due

January 23, 2022

Submit final draft of the training material

January 30, 2022

Shooting for Webinar

Jan 31 - Feb 3

Assist with infographic development by providing advice

Feb 4 - Feb 12

Facilitate a learning session to present the recorded video and manage after-session discussion

March 1, 2022

April Webinar

Kick-off meeting with the Activity team

January 13, 2022

Development of the training material (1st draft)

January 20, 2022

Revising the training material (2nd draft)

February 3, 2022

Submit final draft of the training material

February 10, 2022

Shooting for Webinar

Feb 21 - Feb 24, 2022

Assist with infographic development by providing advice

Feb 25 - March 9

Co-facilitate a learning session to present the recorded video and manage after-session discussion

April 4, 2022

 

VI. Consultant Qualifications

The Consultant(s) shall have the following minimum qualifications to be considered for this consultancy:

  • Specialized knowledge that may be applied to performance of the SOW.
  • Experience in performing training and webinars.
  • Experience with the USAID Activities or Donors projects is highly desirable.
  • At least 6 years’ experience as a monitoring and evaluation professional.
  • Previous experience developing and delivering monitoring and evaluation curricula or training materials.
  • Previous experience facilitating monitoring and evaluation training workshops.
  • Knowledge of USAID MEL guidelines and approaches, including USAID guidelines on developing monitoring and evaluation plans, indicators, targets, and baselines, is a plus.
  • Strong group facilitation skills with the ability to conduct highly participatory training sessions is a plus.
  • Experience providing MEL technical assistance to USAID implementing partners or Mission is preferred.
  • Good understanding of research methodologies, program evaluation and data collection approaches.
  • Strong oral and written Arabic and English communication skills.

Please submit applications prior to December 22, 2021.

 

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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