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Jordan Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity (MELA) Overview
MELA is designed to ensure USAID’s activities in Jordan achieve their intended results through monitoring and evaluation, strategic assessments, and USAID’s Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting approach (CLA). Kaizen will help USAID/Jordan create a dynamic learning environment among development actors, focused on innovation, quality, and knowledge sharing. Through the Kaizen Accelerator, a rapid procurement mechanism, a cohort of Jordanian firms will work with Kaizen's MELA team to successfully deliver activities while simultaneously strengthening their management and compliance systems. The Kaizen approach will provide USAID with high-quality MEL services across its portfolio, build the capacity of local MEL institutions, and ensure programs meaningfully incorporate local participation. The MELA team will ensure program sustainability by building the technical and institutional capacity of one or more local firms that can manage the follow-on MEL Activity in the future.
Jordan/MELA is recruiting five short-term Local Data Collectors to assist with the verification and quality control of reported data through the USAID/Training for Employment Activity (TEA). The verification of data is designed to ensure that information received from TEA partners is accurate. Quality checks will include a systematic review of individual beneficiary records against the implementing partner’s reports by verifying data against invoices from TEA partners. The objective of the systematic review is to help USAID approved invoices and to understand the available evidence on TEA interventions to help guide programmatic efforts to increase employment and employability among youth in Jordan.
The USAID Training for Employment Activity (TEA) addresses the mismatch between employers’ needs and job seekers’ skills by providing market-driven career and technical education programs linked to specific job opportunities. Through this programming, Jordanian and Syrian youth with strong motivation and limited financial resources will secure long-term employment, and employers will gain entry-level employees who are ready to contribute to their organizations’ success on their first day of work and are motivated and able to retain their jobs. Employers will also benefit from decreased time and cost of hiring by participating in the program. The TEA program is in partnership with three local vocational training institutes, namely the Technical Vocational Training Academy (TVTA), Luminus Technical University College (Luminus), Jordan Education for Employment (JEFE). All three partners offer instructional programs or courses that focus on the skills required for a particular job function or trade. In vocational training, the education prepares students for specific careers, disregarding traditional, unrelated academic subjects.
Local Data Collector: Responsibilities and Tasks
The Local Data Collectors will report to and work closely with the Gender and Inclusion Advisor overseeing the TEA data verification process. The Local Data Collectors will review and verify personal information of beneficiaries, training information, and employment information. The Local Data Collectors will undertake the data verification process by conducting phone calls with the beneficiaries according to the lists provided by USAID. Data Collectors will be trained in phone survey techniques and protocols and will be given a set of questions in Arabic to collect data consistently. S/he will submit daily reports to the Gender and Inclusion Advisor on the status of the data verification process.
Expected Level of Effort (LOE) is 6 days with a daily rate of 98.33 JOD.
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