QED is a global consulting firm with more than 20 years of experience providing data-driven and insightful solutions in close to 100 countries. We are passionate about transforming lives through knowledge-based solutions. Leveraging deep expertise in monitoring, evaluation, global health, and learning, we help our clients collect, analyze, visualize, and ultimately use data in more effective ways. Our work maximizes results through the use of cutting-edge technologies and innovation, organizational development, and evidence-based decision-making.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has a requirement to expand the breadth of USAID’s education priorities via services procured under Leading through Learning Global Platform (LTLGP). The LTLGP requirement is designed to support knowledge sharing, tool development and professional development iteratively as USAID’s education programs evolve, building knowledge and evidence. LTLGP will provide a way to cultivate learning networks in the areas of ensuring education programming is inclusive of marginalized populations; higher education; education systems strengthening (including public and private actors); and other relevant education areas. As USAID’s education priorities evolve and shift, the Contractor will continually adapt to new priorities and provide flexible, innovative solutions for building knowledge and developing skills, and sector-wide sharing of evidence-informed practices in the education sector.
For this 5-year expected program, candidates located in the Washington, DC metropolitan area are preferred.
Position is contingent upon award.
- Play a leadership role – contribute to strategic decisions, manage client and partner relationships, and supervise staff
- Scope virtual or in-person networks – collaborate with LTLGP and USAID to identify objectives, audiences, constraints, key deadlines/milestones, measures of success, and any deliverables and/or reports that will be required
- Actively engage network members and other key stakeholders – build relationships to understand individual and organizational goals, expertise, challenges, and motivations
- Facilitate in person and online networks – help members define and agree to rules and norms for working collaboratively and outline roles for members. Ensure members stay on track when pursuing their learning agendas and developing knowledge products by monitoring workplans and agreed-upon timeframes
- Solicit input from USAID, network members, and other stakeholders – collaborate, maintain feedback loops, conduct comprehensive interviews, and/or administer surveys as needed to inform design and continuous improvement
- Manage knowledge capture and sharing– prepare speakers and participants to ensure the quality presentations and active discussion; collaborate with LTLGP colleagues to create supporting materials, including slides, handouts, and other collateral as needed; and ensure the timely and complete capture of discussions that occur
- Work collaboratively with peers to ensure alignment and cohesion
- Think outside the box – identify and share more creative, efficient and effective ways to engage audiences and facilitate sharing and collaboration
- Get things done – ensure that quality work is delivered on time
- Seven years’ experience working in education and/or international development
- Five years’ experience in facilitation, training, professional development, knowledge management, and/or organizational learning
- Strong facilitation skills with demonstrated experience in Network Design; Network Launch; Organizational Learning; Broader Group Engagement; Network Learning; and Industry Engagement
- Strong communications skills to liaise effectively with USAID Mission, Project Management Team, Learning Network participants and other stakeholders
- Demonstrated expertise in international education fields and cross-cutting issues defined in the USAID Education Policy (2018)
- Understanding of USAID policies, programs and award management; Adaptive management and operational planning expertise
- Demonstrated expertise engaging new partners, and managing, convening, and communicating with complex networks of partners
- Ability to receive facility access clearance (Security Clearance)
- Master’s degree in a related field
- Proficiency in French, Spanish, and/ or Arabic preferred
To apply for this position please follow the following steps:
- Complete the online application.
- Attach your resume/CV.
- Click on this link to complete a USAID Biodata/1420 form, fill out the form, sign it, and attach/upload it to your application.
- You may also include other documents such as cover letter and/or a work sample.
- Submit your application, resume/CV, completed biodata, and any additional documents.
Please note that applications submitted by other means; or without either a resume/CV and/or biodata may not be considered. Only finalists will be contacted; no phone calls please.
A submitted application to QED in response to a position on a bid or proposal, indicates your agreement to be included in our submission to the client at least on an illustrative named basis.
The QED Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. AA/V/D. Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.