Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting Specialist – Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal 177 views

Job Openings Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting Specialist – Nepal: Job Description

EnCompass seeks Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) Specialist candidates for an anticipated five-year United States Agency for International Development (USAID) monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) program in Nepal. The anticipated USAID/Nepal Monitoring, Evaluation and Leaning (MEL) Activity is expected to be a follow-on to a current contract that assists the Mission in planning, designing, conducting, disseminating, and learning from more rigorous monitoring and evaluation of development activities aligned to the Mission’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy and development objectives.

The CLA Specialist will lead the development of knowledge management and learning activities and facilitate a culture of collaborative and adaptive management. The CLA Specialist will work to ensure that data collected and evidence generated are disseminated to and applied by MEL project stakeholders for more effective development programming.

The position will be full-time and be based in in Kathmandu, with travel throughout the country. Citizens of Nepal are encouraged to apply.

Position Duties and Responsibilities

Essential functions:

Oversee collaborative dialogue and learning among USAID, implementing partners, and other stakeholders around emerging issues, facilitate reflections on the implications of new learning, and assist in responding to key learning findings

Work closely with the USAID Nepal MEL team to develop and maintain a knowledge management system for learning and adapting of development programs

Ensure evaluation information is shared and effectively used through knowledge sharing and strategic learning processes to adapt and improve programming as well as bring new innovations to the Mission’s work

Develop a learning agenda, with activities and best practices that promote learning, to meet USAID Nepal goals and manage the promotion and use of the learning agenda

Establish, build, and maintain collaborative relationships with stakeholders relevant to the learning needs of USAID Nepal MEL, to include implementing partners and government of Nepal stakeholders

Support strategic communications activities, when necessary, including publication dissemination and events with stakeholders


food security

global health

human rights

knowledge management

knowledge sharing

monitoring and evaluation

primary health care

strategic communication

Employ strong collaboration, learning, and adapting (CLA) practices throughout the work

Position Requirements


Academic Qualifications

Graduate degree in international development, organizational development, social science, or a related field preferred

Experience and Skills

No less than five (5) years leading organizational learning, change management, monitoring and evaluation activities

Experience supporting USAID funded activities preferred

Prior experience in Nepal and/or the region required

Strong communication, supervision, and management skills required

Fluency in written and spoken English is preferred

Proficiency in Nepali preferred

Citizens of Nepal are strongly encouraged to apply

Job Requirements


About Company

EnCompass LLC is a women-owned, small business consulting firm working in International Development, and offering innovative and customized solutions for leadership, capacity strengthening, technical assistance, and monitoring and evaluation. We have experience in more than 70 countries and a team of more than 100 staff and 1,200 experts around the globe. We partner with government and multilateral agencies, nonprofit organizations, and corporations around the world, offering thought leadership, rich diversity, and technical expertise in global health, inclusive development, education, human rights, and food security.

Founded in 1999, EnCompass began as a virtual organization supporting clients and implementing work through a network of staff and expert consultants. Today, we have more than 110 full-time staff and a Global Consulting Network, our vetted database of specialists, through which we engage, on average, 200 consultants each year. In early 2017, EnCompass opened its first international office in Addis Ababa for Transform: a Primary Health Care project. In 2019, we set up our second field office in Lima, Peru. We maintain a full-time staff presence in Benin, Ethiopia, Germany, Great Britain, Peru, and Uganda.

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