Training Specialist USAID Jordan Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity (MELA)

Jordan
Full Time
Experienced

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.

About Jordan MELA

The Jordan Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity (MELA) is designed to ensure United States Agency for International Development (USAID) activities in Jordan achieve their intended results through Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning (MEL), strategic assessments, and USAID’s Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting approach (CLA). The Activity helps USAID create a dynamic learning environment among development actors focused on innovation, quality MEL practices, and knowledge sharing. Through the Activity Accelerator, a rapid procurement mechanism, a cohort of Jordanian firms work with the Activity team to successfully deliver projects while simultaneously strengthening their management and compliance systems. This approach provides USAID with high-quality MEL services across its portfolio, builds the capacity of local MEL organizations (LMOs), and ensures USAID programs meaningfully empower and enhance local participation. The Activity team ensures program sustainability by building the technical and institutional capacity of one or more local organizations to be capable of managing the MEL contract that follows the Activity.

Background and Objectives

The Training Specialist will support capacity building, learning opportunities, and trainings for the Activity. This is a local field office position open to Jordanian Nationals or those eligible to work and already based in Amman, Jordan. The Training Specialist will report to and work closely with the (CLA Lead) developing Training and Capacity Building Plans. S/he will support strengthen the capacity of the Government of Jordan (GoJ) organizations, local firms, Implementing Partners (IPs), USAID staff, and professionals to implement MEL initiatives.  S/he will work closely with the MEL team in scoping discrete tasks for firms to engage in the Activity services aimed at building an effective, self-reliant, and sustainable MEL ecosystem in Jordan.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities and tasks will include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop Activity Training and Capacity Building Plans. This would include general Mission and IPs staff trainings as well as GoJ and LMOs capacity building activities;
  • Develop customized MEL training approaches for GoJ entities, based on USAID requests, Needs Assessments, or other demand-driven assignment.
  • Design and facilitate trainings, workshops, and events to build Mission, IPs, LMOs, and GoJ organizations’ capacity in managing activities. This would include, but not limited to, the following:
    • Coordinating with the Operations Team and the Strategic Communications Specialist regarding training logistics (venue booking, registration sheet preparation, training evaluation form preparation, training certificates preparation, person hours of training tracking, etc.).
    • Developing PPT presentations and other handouts needed for the training courses and coordinating with the Strategic Communications Specialist regarding branding;
    • Engaging with the Gender and Inclusion Specialist on trainings and events to ensure alignment with USAID’s policies, procedures, and best practices;
    • Delivering/outsourcing training courses;
    • Sending follow-up emails to trainees, which would include training evaluation form, training material used during the sessions, and any information related to the assignments they are required to complete (if any);
    • Support in data analysis of training inputs (e.g., number of trainees, types of stakeholders, level of satisfaction, etc.) to support adaptive management in training delivery;
    • Supporting the Activity in conducting “pause and reflect” sessions;
    • Developing working groups reports and learning documents;
    • Implementing performance standards and report against indicators.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Communications, Social Sciences, or a related field;
  • Experience in designing and facilitating interactive learning experiences and designing curricula using blended learning and innovative technologies;
  • Experience in various training delivery methods including web-based and webinars;
  • Excellent training or learning event facilitation, presentation and communication skills,
  • Strong background in MEL processes and knowledge of USAID MEL tools and requirements;
  • Able to confidently engage with staff at all levels to define needs and expectations, collaborate on projects, and communicate results;
  • Strong proficiency in written and spoken English and Arabic;
  • Jordanian National or valid work permit and currently based in Amman, Jordan.

Preferred Experience

  • Minimum 8 years of demonstrated experience in designing, implementing, and managing learning and adaptive management approaches with USAID or other organizations;
  • At least 1-2 years working in a developing country with diverse staff;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the USAID CLA Framework, tools, and approaches is a plus

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