Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Activity (MELA)
Scope of Work for Short-Term Technical Assistance (STTA)
Team Leader for USAID/Jordan General Population Survey
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 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.
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.) The goal of the Survey was to develop measures addressing six Mission performance indicators from the following Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) 2013-20 Development Objectives (DO).
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 and exploring determinants of indicator performance, as well as to offer its implementing partners data which are critical to their activity planning and implementation. Since USAID/Jordan intended at that time to administer this Survey periodically in order to identify changes over time, it also included in the first Survey a set of learning agenda questions to inform subsequent Survey rounds.
MELA’s predecessor project, the Monitoring & Evaluation Support Project (MESP), administered the first rounds of this Survey between June and September 2018, surveying nearly 12,000 Jordanians with approximately 95 questions, and analyzed the data between October and early 2019.
USAID/Jordan recently requested MELA to conduct a second round of the General Population Survey. So, MELA is now seeking a Team Leader on a short-term basis to lead its design and implementation, including leading a team of consultants and/or subcontractors for data collection, analysis, and reporting.
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