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Technical Expert - USAID YouthPower Activity Learning Study

BACKGROUND

Global Communities with the Kaizen Company (Kaizen), Partners for Good (PfG), and The Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD), hereinafter referred to as the USAID YouthPower team, was awarded the 5-year Task Order on March 26, 2017 by USAID/Jordan. USAID YouthPower is expected to contribute to USAID/Jordan’s Development Objective #3: Social sector quality improved. In particular, it will contribute to Sub-IR 3.2.3: Improved opportunity, well-being, and civic engagement for youth.

ACTIVITY OVERVIEW

Jordan MELA is recruiting a Technical Expert to support the Learning Study for SAID/Jordan’s YouthPower Activity.

The objective of this Learning study is to support USAID/Jordan in building on the lessons learned from the YouthPower activity to better understand what YouthPower activities worked and what did not work. In addition, the learning study findings will help USAID/Jordan develop conclusions and recommendations to inform future activity design in youth and related sectors, in line with USAID’s CDCS Results Framework and DOs. The findings will also contribute to identifying effective youth interventions which can be supported by local communities and local NGOs.

Learning Study Technical Expert:

Roles and Responsibilities:

The consultant will assist in the implementation and finalization of the YouthPower Learning Study under the direction of YouthPower.  The consultant will co-lead this assessment under the supervision of the YouthPower MEL Director. They will take part in the desk review phase, assist with developing and testing data collection instruments and reviewing sampling plans, work on drafting an Inception Report, support field data collectors during data collection, and will lead the evaluation of data analysis (both quantitative and qualitative). They will also work with the YouthPower and MELA to prepare the draft assessment report, revise the Final Report and support the YouthPower and MELA in preparing a Presentation of Findings for USAID.  The consultant will report to the YouthPower MEL director and will coordinate with the MELA point of contact. They will work closely with YouthPower staff and will coordinate with the MELA Point of Contact

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline.
  • At least 10 years of experience in MEL or other relevant disciplines. 
  • At least 5-7 years of experience in designing and conducting assessments and/or evaluations.
  • USAID knowledge strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience designing assessment methodology, including evidence reviews, qualitative and quantitative data collection, analysis, and reporting.
  • Experience implementing and coordinating surveys, key informant interviews, focus group discussions, observations and other assessment methods that assure reliability and validity of the data.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills,
  • Proven experience writing assessment/evaluation reports (samples will be requested).
  • Excellent writing, communication, and analytical skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to keep to a timeline.
  • Experience working in the region; Jordan is desirable.
  • USAID project experience preferred.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English and Arabic.
  • An advanced degree monitoring and evaluation or related degree

Timeline

Must have availability beginning in June through September 2021.

In an effort to mitigate bias in the recruitment process, Kaizen is utilizing Career.place, an anonymous candidate screening process for all of our HQ based roles. 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.

At The Kaizen 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. The Kaizen Company is an equal opportunity employer.

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