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  • Posted: Dec 30, 2020
    Deadline: Jan 15, 2021
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  • SoCha (a portmanteau of Social and Change) is an independent Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (ME&L) firm that provides bespoke solutions to social challenges. Since our inception in 2010, we have grown from a consortium of globally-recognized experts who specialize in evaluating the effectiveness of development assistance, to a full-fledged ME&L services...
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    Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Specialist

    Background: To support USAID/Kenya and East Africa (KEA) to advance what self-reliance means for Kenya and the broader region and to align programming toward promoting self-reliance outcomes, SoCha LLC implements a two-year mission support program (optional third year) to enable USAID to pivot into this journey to self-reliance (J2SR).

    The Mission Support for the Journey to Self-Reliance Pivot (MSP) supports USAID/KEA to understand context, align programs, collect data, understand complexity, and apply learning to program adaptation.

    Scope of Work:

    As a member of the MSP Organizational Development team, the MSP Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) Specialist will:

    • Coordinate and facilitate CLA discussions with DO/project teams and other stakeholders for the development of the Mission’s CLA Plan (as part of the Mission’s broader performance
      management plan), pulling together inputs in order to prepare a draft for the Mission’s review
    • Track progress on the CLA Plan and support its implementation
    • Review Implementing Partner (IP) Activity CLA Plans at the request of USAID
    • Lead CLA capacity building and training activities for Mission staff, IPs and other Mission stakeholders (e.g., local development organizations)
    • Facilitate Pause & Reflect activities and After-Action Reviews (AARs)
    • Work with USAID to coordinate the Mission’s CLA Champions group meetings and share new and timely CLA resources with them
    • Lead on CLA Case Study development
    • Work with MSP’s Performance Quality Improvement team to advise on Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning for Adaptive Management (MEL4AM) approaches
    • Support exit interviews of departing Mission staff
    • Support development of learning agendas, implementation of the learning activities included in the learning agendas (including learning events) and track progress
    • Support data analysis on the CLA index and other OD-related activity MEL plan indicators
    • Coordinate status updates on Mission Office goal progress

    Deliverables for each multi-day

    • Design and facilitation of CLA training
    • Development of CLA agendas/strategies for USAID and implementing partners
    • Facilitation support for the CLA Champions Group
    • CLA Plan for the Mission PMP
    • CLA Case Studies
    • Support for high performing teams

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in organizational development, communications, social sciences, or a related field. Master’s is preferred.
    • At least five years of experience with CLA, organizational learning, change management, monitoring and evaluation, communications and/or knowledge management in the international
      development sector.
    • Familiarity with USAID’s objectives, approaches and operations, particularly as they relate to the Program Cycle and CLA’s role in it.
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with local professionals, international donor organizations, civil society and private sector, host country government counterparts, and other
      implementing partners in developing countries.
    • Experience designing and delivering learning events.
    • Experience with designing and facilitating meetings and trainings.
    • Must be a legal resident of Kenya.
    • Excellent communication skills and strong proficiency in written and spoken English.

    LOE or Contract Length: The CLA Specialist is a full-time position and is expected to start working in January 2021 for a period of approximately 10 months through Mid October 2021. There is also potential for a 1-year extension if USAID exercises the third option year on the MSP contract.

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    WASH Expert Facilitator

    Background: To support USAID/Kenya East Africa seeks to advance what self-reliance means for Kenya and the broader region.

    To support USAID/KEA to align programming toward promoting self-reliance outcomes, SoCha LLC implements a two-year (optional third year) mission support program to enable USAID to pivot into this journey to self-reliance (J2SR).

    The Mission Support for the Journey toSelf-Reliance Pivot (MSP) supports USAID/KEA to understand context, align programs, collect data, understand complexity, and apply learning to program adaptation.

    To better understand and develop innovative solutions with public, private, for-profit, and nonprofit partners USAID/KEA released a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) in November 2020.

    This BAA is a competitive and collaborative process that guides how USAID will co-create activities in western Kenya to address water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) challenges. Local and international partners will be invited to participate in a series of workshops to be held in February 2021.

    USAID requests the assistance of the Mission Support for the Journey to Self-Reliance Pivot (MSP) to work with USAID/KEA to design and execute two multi-day virtual co-creation workshops with stakeholders.

    Scope of Work: The MSP program, implemented by SoCha LLC, seeks a consultant to serve as a short-term co-creation facilitator to support USAID WASH activity co-creation workshops. MSP seeks to engage a WASH Expert Facilitator to collaborate with MSP staff and USAID/KEA to design, plan, and execute two separate multi-day virtual co-creation workshops to address WASH challenges in western Kenya.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    To plan and execute two separate multi-day virtual co-creation workshops the WASH Expert Facilitator will collaborate with MSP staff to

    • Support the USAID/KEA WASH team to develop and finalize two multi-day workshop agenda;
    • Prepare detailed facilitation plans for the workshops, and continuously update facilitation plans as the workshops progress;
    • Prepare workshop materials, including workshop session slides, instructions, participant worksheets;
    • Consolidate workshop presentations from participants and produce overall workshop slide decks, including integration of Mentimeter or similar participation tools where appropriate;
    • Prepare and host virtual workshop meeting spaces (share links with USAID);
    • Facilitate the overall workshops, including question and answer sessions and group discussions, control break out rooms;
    • Assist MSP and the workshop rapporteur to gather appropriate workshop outputs as required to assemble the workshop proceedings report, and
    • Conduct two after-action reviews to reflect on lessons learned and advise USAID on future co-creation workshops.

    Deliverables for each multi-day

    • Workshop materials: slides, worksheets
    • Workshop session facilitation
    • Workshop after-action review

    Qualifications and experience

    • Experience in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH).
    • Experience designing and facilitating activity or project design workshops preferred; experience designing and facilitating donor and stakeholder workshops required.
    • Experience working with USAID.
    • Experience in East Africa, Kenya preferred.
    • Understanding of USAID program cycle and USAID activity design processes.
    • Experience working with and securing sensitive information.
    • Bachelor’s degree in related field, Master’s preferred.
    • Five years or more of professional experience working in the development sector preferred.
    • Experience designing and facilitating virtual workshops and meetings is highly preferred.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

     

    To lodge an application, please lodge CV via the following links below

    Applications closes on the 15th January 2021

    For any other queries please email us at: [email protected]

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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