Technical Advisor (Performance) – Uganda Learning Activity at QED

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  • Company: QED
  • Location: Uganda
  • State: Uganda
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: NGO Jobs in Uganda

Job Description

QED is a global consulting firm with more than 20 years of experience providing data-driven and insightful solutions in close to 100 countries. We are passionate about transforming lives through knowledge-based solutions. Leveraging deep expertise in monitoring, evaluation, global health, and learning, we help our clients collect, analyze, visualize, and ultimately use data in more effective ways. Our work maximizes results through the use of cutting-edge technologies and innovation, organizational development, and evidence-based decision-making.

Project Background The purpose of the USAID Learning Activity (ULA) is to further strengthen USAID/Uganda performance and improve the performance of its implementing partners, with a focus on collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA), in order to enhance the impact and sustainability of USAID-supported contributions to Uganda’s development. The ULA will achieve this through three objectives: • Collaboration: Strengthened collaboration, both internally and with external stakeholders, enables USAID to better leverage expertise, learning and resources; and deepens local ownership. • Learning: Systematic learning, through applied research, monitoring and evaluation, informs and improves the relevance, quality and cost- effectiveness of programs and operations • Performing: Adaptive management of program implementation and meta-level interventions to improve the quality of USAID program outcomes.

Position Background Technical Advisor (Performance) is responsible for supporting the Director of Performance to drive the anticipated 2021-2025 CDCS design and implementation processes in the form of analysis, research, literature reviews, and other knowledge products. This person will also support in balancing the performance pillar workload by co-facilitating and designing thoughtful processes in collaboration with the CLA specialist to improve CLA and knowledge management products and practice.

Responsibilities • Fully support the Performance pillar in document creation and documenting evidence of adaptive management lessons and key takeaways for USAID technical offices, the program office, and IPs (e.g., summative reports, presentations, case studies, facilitation plans, toolkits, agendas, templates/forms, surveys, training curricula, roadmaps, etc.) • Lead the development of learning plans from the anticipated CDCS while implementing cross-office learning initiatives like the Mission Learning Platform, youth integration, and private sector engagement • Provide technical assistance in developing facilitation plans in support of the Learning and Collaboration pillars • Responsible for spearheading innovative approaches to engage and strengthen IP learning platforms, such as COVID-19 IP adaptation meetings and MEL Superweek clinics • On a routine basis, work with the M, E&L team to ensure periodic (weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually) review of Key Performance Indicators for different project focus areas, paying attention to USAID requirements at various points in time as the project implementation and life-cycle evolves • Assist the Chief of Party and Director Performance to manage and track various technical program-related tasks coming to their respective desks, prepare technical briefs and presentations to ensure that the tasks are addressed in a timely manner • Perform additional duties as assigned by the Supervisor & COP or the Employer

Qualifications • Master’s Degree in International Development, Project Management, Development Studies or Business Management or another relevant field • A least 6 years of professional work experience, including at least 3 years of relevant professional experience project planning & Management of development activities • Understanding of USAID and development programming • Demonstrated experience supervising, coaching and/or mentoring staff • Previous experience with USAID-funded projects is highly preferred • Demonstrated strong leadership qualities • Excellent relationship skills • Familiarity with USAID compliance rules and regulations • Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills. Command of excellent written English is required

To apply for this position please follow the following steps: • Complete the online application. • Attach your resume/CV. • Click on this link to complete a USAID Biodata/1420 form , fill out the form, sign it, and attach/upload it to your application. • You may also include other documents such as cover letter and/or a work sample. • Submit your application, resume/CV, completed biodata, and any additional documents.

Please note that applications submitted by other means; or without either a resume/CV and/or biodata may not be considered. Only finalists will be contacted; no phone calls please. A submitted application to QED in response to a position on a bid or proposal, indicates your agreement to be included in our submission to the client at least on an illustrative named basis. The QED Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. AA/V/D. Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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