Specific Challenges to be Addressed by this Consultancy
The USAID Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity was awarded in February 2020 with its first purpose to support USAID in monitoring and evaluating its Activities in Jordan to achieve their intended results. The second purpose is to create a robust Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) ecosystem in Jordan by building the capacity of local organizations to provide MEL services for USAID and other donors.
To help achieve that, the USAID Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity developed an Accelerator Program that aims at promoting inclusive economic development in Jordan. The Accelerator Program will allow USAID to procure MEL services from the Accelerator’s cohort of Local MEL Organizations (LMOs) while they simultaneously strengthen their technical and organizational capacities to ultimately graduate to bid on USAID opportunities on their own.
This started with self-administered Organizational Capacity Assessment (OCA) that LMOs undertook with the purpose of identifying their strengths and gaps, and coming up with Action Plans that will help them bridge those gaps.
The OCA covered the following aspects of an LMO:
Twelve LMOs qualified to join the Accelerator Program of which nine opted to undertake the OCA evaluation. These nine organizations will receive technical and organizational support from the USAID Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity based upon the results of their evaluation, which will be incorporated into an Action Plan. The support will be tailored to each organization individually.
Objective of this Consultancy
The objective of this assignment is to have the consultant use his/her subject matter expertise to implement part(s) of the Action Plans developed for the nine LMOs. This might include conducting training and one-on-one coaching sessions in specific areas, developing missing policies and procedures, etc. Trainings and webinars will be employed when there are general skill gaps that can be addressed through these approaches. Otherwise, customized capacity building interventions will be designed and implemented to meet the needs of each LMO.
Specific Tasks of the Consultant
Under this Scope of Work, the consultant shall perform, but not be limited to, the following tasks:
Note: Tasks related to capacity building interventions other than those included in Tasks 4 and 5 above will be identified on a case-by-case basis.
Task 4: Training and Coaching Sessions
Task 5: Policies and Procedures Documentation
Note: Deliverables related to capacity building interventions other than those included in the table above will be identified on a case-by-case basis.
Please note that:
Relationship with the Activity
The consultant shall report to the Senior Organizational Development Specialist at the Activity who shall also act as the Liaison Officer between the consultant, LMOs, and the Accelerator team at the Activity.
Timeframe for the Consultancy
The timeframe for this consultancy is from October 2021 to September 2022 and will be agreed upon in greater detail after the tasks are identified and incorporated into the Scope of Work.
LOE for the Consultancy
The LOE for the consultancy should be agreed upon with the consultant on a case-by-case basis. However, it is estimated that each LMO will need around 5 days of LOE, with a maximum of 5 LMOs per consultant, i.e. a maximum of 25 LOE in total.
The consultant shall indicate which of the following main areas s/he has the expertise in, which will qualify him/her to work with LMOs to enhance their organizational capacities:
Note: The consultant can choose more than one area if s/he possesses the required expertise in multiple capacities.
To be considered for this consultancy, the consultant shall have the following minimum qualifications:
The CV submitted by the consultant should not exceed 3 pages in total and should focus on highlighting his/her expertise in the area(s) s/he is applying for.
Please apply by September 9, 2021.
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