The Jordan Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Activity (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 is helping USAID/Jordan create a dynamic learning environment among development actors, with a focus on innovation, quality, and knowledge sharing. Through the Kaizen Accelerator, a rapid procurement mechanism, a cohort of Jordanian firms work with Kaizen's MELA team to deliver activities while simultaneously strengthening their management and compliance systems. The Kaizen approach provides USAID with high-quality MEL services across its portfolio, builds the capacity of local MEL institutions, and ensures programs meaningfully incorporate local participation. The MELA team ensures program sustainability by building the technical and institutional capacity so that one or more local firms can manage the follow-on MEL Activity in the future.
In 2017, USAID/Jordan commissioned a large-scale survey of Jordanian adults (“General Population Survey” or “Survey”) to collect Mission project/activity performance data. (See the full report here.) USAID/Jordan designed this Survey to support its learning and decision making by providing a better understanding of the context in which its projects/activities are implemented, offering its implementing partners data which were critical to their activity planning and implementation, as well as exploring determinants of indicator performance from the Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) 2013-20.
MELA’s predecessor project, the Monitoring & Evaluation Support Project (MESP), administered this Survey between June and September 2018, surveying nearly 12,000 Jordanians with approximately 95 questions.
USAID/Jordan intended at that time to administer this Survey periodically in order to identify changes over time. USAID/Jordan recently requested MELA to conduct a second round of the General Population Survey. This second round of the Survey will explore determinants of indicator performance from the CDCS 2020-25 across the following Development Objectives:
MELA is seeking a Senior Quantitative Data Analyst to oversee the activities of the vendor which will collect data, analyze the data, and prepare tables and graphs depicting the findings. This assignment is for approximately
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