USAID Learning Project Jobs – Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) Research Consultant at QED Group

Organization: QED Group,
LLC
Project: USAID/Uganda
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Project
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About QED:
The QED Group, LLC is a
full-service international development firm that provides practical solutions
to social problems through sound analysis, proven management techniques, and
creative implementation. We focus our efforts on two core practice areas:
Monitoring & Evaluation and Knowledge Management. We work with U.S.
agencies and overseas governments, international donors, private-sector
clients, and PVOs/NGOs in more than 80 countries around the world. Key clients
include USAID, the U.S. Department of State, the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Trade and
Development Agency.
About USAID:
USAID/Uganda will approach the
development and launch of its Next CDCS as an opportunity to engage all staff
in the process of learning from past experience, surveying the current context,
and incorporating both proven/existing approaches that work, as well as new,
enhanced approaches based upon the specific needs of Uganda’s people, and
USAID’s areas of core competency. USAID Uganda will put attention to maximizing
the value of the process of preparing the next CDCS, taking advantage of key
activities to sharpen staff expertise and engage cross-functional teams across
the Mission, as well as value in achieving an approved finished product, a new
strategy that launches October 1, 2016. The Program office will be taking the
lead in developing the next CDCS and QED/the Learning Contract will support the
program office in a variety of ways, including:
  • Work
    plan Design;
  • Analytics,
    Evaluations, Learning Activities, Reviews;
  • Convening,
    Facilitating;
  • Speaker
    series;
  • Secretariat
    and Project Management Support.
Job Summary: The primary
objective of this Research position is to provide services for research
requests that will cover a wide range of governance, economic and social
development, conflict, and humanitarian topics. The researcher must have the
flexibility and willingness to engage rapidly with a variety of subjects.
Researcher must quickly understand and clarify clients’ needs, consult with a
wide range of experts, carry out online research, and prepare clear,
comprehensive, and policy-relevant reports.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Work
    with existing Learning Contract staff and STTA and USAID/Uganda to
    identify research topics and carry out online research;
  • Prepare
    and submit summary reports and synthesis of existing studies;
  • Responsible
    for developing and designing communication products.
  • Suppoer
    in tracking of the learning agendas and advice on what reports/synthesis
    or pieces of information that should be provided to advance the learning
    agenda;
  • The
    researcher is obligated to work within the required deadlines and be
    available to QED/The Learning Contract and USAID/Uganda for comments and
    corrections;
  • Oversee
    and ensure alignment with other Learning Contract activities and team
    members.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The
    ideal candidate should preferably hold a University degree in
    international development or related field that has an international
    policy orientation. Educational background should support providing
    communications, research, and development aptitudes;
  • Broad
    knowledge and understanding of development with two to three years prior
    experience working in development, program management, and/or community
    improvement, preferably in a field context;
  • Exceptional
    written and oral communication skills, project management
    skills/experience and a highly collaborative self-starter, who is willing
    to take initiative and work with little supervision, while synthesizing
    diverse views into a shared vision and broad engagement;
  • Ability
    to thrive and maintain sensitivity in diverse and challenging work
    environments;
  • Able
    to make a 3-month commitment, subject to extension based upon performance.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested Candidates who meet the above criteria should send their CV, Cover
letter and Bio Data Form, download here,
expressing interest to qed.recruitment.me.specialist@gmail.com with the subject
line as “ATTN: Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS).” Only qualified
applicants will be contacted.
Deadline: 10th September, 2015 by 5:00pm.
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