USAID Senior Technical Advisor for Regional Development Careers – QED Group, LLC

Organization: QED Group, LLC
Project: USAID/Uganda
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Project
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: the Learning Contract
– Brian Ramsey, Research and Learning Advisor
Duration: October 2017-June
2018
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 Project:
The USAID/Uganda Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning project (Learning
Contract) is the five-year organizational program support vehicle through which
USAID/Uganda will pursue realizing its development objectives within the
complicated and shifting Ugandan development context.  The purpose of the Learning Contract is to
provide monitoring, evaluation and learning support services and build capacity
of USAID/Uganda to implement USAID’s Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting
methodology to strengthen the implementation of USAID/Uganda’s Country
Development Cooperation Strategy and enhance USAID’s organizational
effectiveness.
Job Summary: The Senior Technical
Advisor will support the USAID Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Program Learning
Contract by coordinating the Northern Uganda Regional development processes and
results towards a fully developed regional strategic investment plan. The Technical
Advisor will act as a liaison between USAID, the Learning Contract, and all
partners working in concert with the Northern Uganda Regional Forum, including
the Ministry of Local Government, Ministry of Finance, Planning, and Economic
Development, and the Office of the Prime Minister. The Technical Advisor will
function as the senior technical oversight of Learning Contract support to
USAID regional development efforts in northern Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·        
The Technical Advisor will coordinate input from
relevant central and local governments, regional and local stakeholders, USAID
and development partners.
·        
The incumbent will use leverage and relationships
to achieve strategic outputs
·        
He will be responsible for mentoring, training,
and facilitating leadership development and capacity building processes with
the steering committee and other stakeholders.
·        
The Technical Advisor will manage Learning
Contract research interns to adequately collect data and evidence that can
inform and support steering committee decision making.
Key Deliverables: Lead
steering committee toward a fully developed regional strategic investment plan



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:  
  • Extensive understanding of the political
    context of northern Uganda including familiarity with academic networks, institutions,
    key leaders, actors and relevant community structures and organizations. Ideal
    candidates will both have relationships and be able to build those which
    catalyze the development process.
  • Appropriate knowledge, skills, and
    attitudes to drive a participatory, local development agenda.
  • Demonstrated experience mentoring leaders and
    building leadership capacity
  • Strong oral and written communication
    skills
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 thelearningcontract.recruit@gmail.com
with the title mentioned in the subject line.
Deadline: 15th November 2017 by 5:00pm Ugandan Time

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