Gender and Inclusion Advisor USAID Jordan Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Activity (MELA)

Amman, Jordan
Part Time
Experienced

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The Kaizen Company (Kaizen) is an international development consulting firm and an incubator for innovative, scalable solutions that address emerging market challenges and opportunities. Our proven solutions catalyze locally driven organizational and institutional performance improvements and establish communities of practice that facilitate peer-to-peer learning and the achievement of shared goals. We aspire to transform the nature and impact of development assistance and work to strengthen organizations and institutions through innovative approaches to organizational development, reform, and change.

Jordan Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MELA) Overview

Jordan Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (the Activity) is designed to ensure USAID’s activities in Jordan achieve their intended results through monitoring and evaluation, strategic assessments, and USAID’s Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting approach (CLA). Kaizen will help USAID/Jordan create a dynamic learning environment among development actors, focused on innovation, quality, and knowledge sharing. Through the Kaizen Accelerator, a rapid procurement mechanism, a cohort of Jordanian firms will work with Kaizen's MELA team to successfully deliver activities while simultaneously strengthening their management and compliance systems. The Kaizen approach will provide USAID with high-quality MEL services across its portfolio, build the capacity of local MEL institutions, and ensure programs meaningfully incorporate local participation. The Activity team will ensure program sustainability by building the technical and institutional capacity of one or more local firms that are capable of managing the follow-on MEL Activity in the future.  

Responsibilities and Tasks

Kaizen is currently looking to recruit a Jordanian short-term Gender and Inclusion Advisor to provide support to the Activity on an as needed basis. The position would include up to 120 nonconsecutive days of in person support to the Activity in Amman, Jordan over a 24-month period (up until December 2024). The Gender and Inclusion Advisor will support the Deputy Chief of Party throughout program implementation to ensure social, gender, and inclusion analysis is included in all program facets. They will work to mainstream gender and inclusion throughout the project activities and coordinate with all partners and stakeholders to measure results accordingly. 

Responsibilities and tasks will include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate with all Activity partners and stakeholders to design monitoring approaches, data collection instruments, data analysis and other MEL practices that support measuring demographic-disaggregated results (e.g., sex, age, disability) accordingly, to support intervention adaptation in including gender equity, inclusiveness, and other mandatory factors
  • Develop guidance on how to monitor the progress of activity-level MEL to ensure gender and inclusion is mainstreamed throughout interventions
  • Improve the Activity’s ability to incorporate budgeting for gender and social inclusion consideration into its assignments and interventions
  • In coordination with the Senior Trainer and CLA Specialist, train local organizations and IP’s on how to include gender and inclusion in their MEL practices and adaptive management approaches in line with USAID guidance and policies.
  • Design resource materials that address issues of gender and social inclusion budgeting and analysis
  • Provide training sessions, coaching, and mentoring interventions to build the capacity of Activity staff in gender and social inclusion, as needed
  • Review high-level Activity deliverables (e.g., learning documents, evaluation or assessment reports, data collection tools, action plans) to ensure gender-sensitivity and inclusive development approaches have been integrated

Qualifications

  • Advanced university degree in gender studies, international development, education, or related field
  • At least eight years of progressively responsible relevant work experience
  • USAID knowledge strongly preferred, with understanding of USAID’s ADS and policies regarding gender, youth, and inclusive development  
  • Experience in designing evaluation and monitoring systems that incorporate capacity development
  • Experience in programs related to gender and youth equality

For candidates applying for positions based in Kaizen's office in Washington, DC, we utilize career.place to mitigate bias in the recruitment process. Upon submitting an application, candidates will receive an email from career.place, prompting them to go through the anonymous screening. In order to be considered for a role, candidates must respond to career.place and proceed with the application. We do not currently use career.place for project positions outside of the United States.

At Kaizen, A Tetra Tech Company, we find strength in our diversity. We are committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive working environment in which everyone has an equal opportunity to fulfill their potential. We know that we can only do development differently if we are open to and inclusive of new and unique perspectives. We encourage candidates of all abilities, ages, gender identities and expressions, national origins, races and ethnicities, religious beliefs, and sexual orientations to apply. Further, we urge parents and non-parents, married and unmarried, those from different or non-traditional educational backgrounds, and persons of all other diverse identities or experiences to apply. Kaizen is an equal opportunity employer.

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