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USAID’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Project, Nepal
CAMRIS International is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, we combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world. We apply a customized, customer-centric, cost-effective business approach to offer greater value to our clients and challenge the way things have always been done in our field.
CAMRIS clients include U.S. government agencies and multilateral and private organizations. Our core practice areas include public health, agriculture, and food security, economic development, education, environment, humanitarian assistance, democracy and governance, monitoring, evaluation and learning, and medical research.
CAMRIS International implements USAID/Nepal’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Activity a five-year project. The Nepal MEL Activity assists the Mission in planning, designing, conducting, disseminating, and learning from more rigorous monitoring and evaluation of development activities. This includes designing and implementing both quantitative and qualitative evaluations and assessments, as well as providing expert analysis and technical assistance to USAID/Nepal’s programs. The Nepal MEL Activity has three major components:
- Component 1: Support greater rigor and coherence in USAID/Nepal’s M&E efforts
- Component 2: Design and conduct analyses, evaluations, surveys, studies, and assessments
- Component 3: Support improved knowledge management within the Mission
In support of the CAMRIS-implemented, USAID/Nepal Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Activity, we seek a Team Lead for the upcoming baseline assessment of the Integrated Watershed Management Activity (IWMA). The two-year IWMA in Nepal has an overall goal of improving water security, access, and equity of use through integration of USAID activities. IWMA requires four key deliverables: 1) Integration Plans for Lower Karnali and Rangun Khola Watershed; 2) MEL Plan for each watershed; 3) Organization and facilitation of quarterly planning/review sessions; and 4) Semi-annual and annual progress reports.
The purpose of this baseline assessment is to understand how a mechanism designed to support ongoing USAID/Nepal activities in targeted geographical areas helps improve coordination and integration with those other activities and how it contributes to improving water security and watershed management. As part of the baseline assessment, MEL also may be requested to oversee collection of data for individual indicators. The indicators required to be collected by MEL remain under discussion as of this posting.
- Provide leadership, technical guidance, and strategic support to the assessment team under the supervision of the CAMRIS Kathmandu MEL office.
- Lead the process but involving other team members and MEL to draft and finalize with the assessment design, data collection instruments, data analysis plan, data collection plan, and workplan.
- Provide quality control and respond to technical input from CAMRIS for all assessment deliverables.
- Develop a draft and final report, revise the report based on internal and external input, and develop a comment-response matrix.
- Develop PowerPoint presentations for USAID/Nepal and implementing partners on assessment findings, conclusions, and recommendations, revise based on internal input, and present presentation to stakeholders.
- Steer effective communication with other team members, the AOR/CORs, relevant USAID/Nepal and implementing partner staff, and external stakeholders.
- Coordinate closely with CAMRIS Kathmandu and HQ staff.
- Ensure quality and timely delivery of all deliverables.
- A graduate degree in a relevant field
- At least 8 years of experience in monitoring, evaluation, and learning.
- Cross-cutting experience across several of the relevant issues studied including water security, public health, well-being and economic growth, environmental sustainability, political stability, and disaster risk reduction.
- Significant experience involving collecting and analyzing data broadly across water quality and water security issues is highly desirable.
- At least five years of experience leading assessments for USAID, and familiarity with current USAID evaluation policy and guidance preferred.
- Experience in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies with some background in statistics and qualitative methods. This experience should include the development of research questions and critically examining the validity of results frameworks or theories of change.
- Experience assessing watershed management projects, preferred.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
- Writing samples from recent assessments, evaluations, or reports and three professional references will be requested.
Interested qualified applicants are requested to apply through the following link by 20th October 2018: