Kaizen, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. metro area 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.
The USAID-funded Highlands Resilience Platform for Adaptive Learning (R-PAL) will support agile learning, research, and collaboration with implementing partners and USAID/Ethiopia to facilitate joint action planning, enable adaptive management practices, and allow for evidence-based decision-making in the Ethiopian Highlands. R-PAL will directly support, assess, and collaborate with USAID’s Transitioning into Graduation through Enhanced Resilience (TIGER) Project, a $740 million project consisting of multiple resiliency, food security, and livelihood activities with multiple implementing partners. Support provided under R-PAL will include assistance in implementing collaboration, adaptation, and learning (CLA) activities with USAID’s implementing partners and mission staff; rapid assessments; research and evidence generation, synthesis, and communication; and capacity building to help USAID’s partners improve and scale their activities.
The project counts with four objectives: (1) Collaboration and coordination with implementing partners, (2) Investments informed by learning, evidence, and research, (3) Adoption of adaptive management processes based on evidence and research, and (4) Early adoption and scaling of innovative programming based on rigorously tested approaches.
The Director of Community Engagement and Adaptive Management will be responsible for leading and managing R-PAL’s community of practice; supporting and leading learning and workshop facilitation; developing, managing, and leading collaborative adaptive management activities with USAID partners; and will manage staff to support R-PAL Objectives one and three. The Director of Community Engagement and Adaptive Management will be based in Ethiopia. The role of the Director of Community Engagement and Adaptive Management is to help R-PAL ensure USAID’s partners and staff have a constructive, collaborative platform to improve their activities, learn from each other, and incorporate research and best practice to increase impact.
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