Collaboration, Learning, and Adaptation Specialist, Lebanon MEPL, Beirut, Lebanon 267 views

Job Description

EnCompass seeks a Collaboration, Learning, and Adaptation (CLA) Specialist for an upcoming five-year United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Monitoring and Evaluation Program for Lebanon (MEPL) activity. The purpose of this activity is to supplement the monitoring and program management efforts of USAID/Lebanon staff; and to verify, monitor and support USAID program performance in Lebanon.

The MEPL activity will provide USAID/Lebanon with utilization-driven support in the areas of project/activity monitoring, evaluation, research, organizational learning, and knowledge management. The primary goal of this activity is to improve performance management at all levels to help the Mission meet Agency requirements, make better informed strategic and management decisions, and advance USAID learning on effective development approaches.

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.

This position is based in Beirut, Lebanon. This role is currently a live proposal. The vacancy will be subject to award.

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/Lebanon team to develop and maintain a knowledge management system for learning and adapting of development programs

Ensure program 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/Lebanon’s goals and manage the promotion and use of the learning agenda

For all activities, ensure clear objectives are set, resources are coordinated, and feedback loops to adjust approaches as necessary are in place

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

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

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

Position Requirements


Academic Qualifications


change management

food security

global health

human rights

inclusive development

knowledge management

knowledge sharing

local government

monitoring and evaluation

organizational development

performance management

primary health care

strategic communication

A Master’s degree in a social science, organizational development, development studies or a related field highly preferred

Experience and Skills

Minimum of four (4) years of demonstrated experience leading organizational learning, change management, and/or M&E; Senior candidates should have at least seven (7) years of demonstrated experience

Strong familiarity with USAID’s CLA practices; familiarity with USAID’s Evaluation Policy preferred

Understanding of knowledge management as it relates to USAID programs an asset

Ability to work with host-country governments at different levels

Strong communication, supervision, and management skills required

Working knowledge of and experience with USG-funded program management, policies, regulations and procedures

Familiarity with USAID/Lebanon Mission is preferred

Superior skills in written and verbal English required

Proficiency in Arabic is desirable

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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