The upcoming USAID Urban Resilient Water Security, Sanitation and Hygiene (UR-WSSH) aims to promote sustainable and climate-resilient water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and water resources management (WRM) policy in urban and peri-urban areas, and to strengthen the evidence base for decision making for host governments at local, regional and national levels. The activity will generate new evidence and allow USAID to address critical knowledge and learning gaps related to achieving the goal of increasing the availability and management of safe water and sanitation for the world’s most vulnerable.
The activity will be organized around the following three technical components:
- Component 1: Establish and support strategic engagement and partnerships to ensure local and broader relevance of research and uptake and use of evidence;
- Component 2: Generate high-quality evidence against gaps identified in the WftW Implementation Research Agenda;
- Focus Area 1: Enabling environment for water and sanitation policies and regulations
- Focus Area 2: Small and informal service providers
- Focus area 3: Source water protection and diversification for resilient urban water supplies
- Component 3: Provide short-term and on-demand technical assistance to support USAID/Mission WASH and WRM research, learning, evaluation and analytics across the program cycle.
SI is seeking a full-time Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Services Lead for the USAID UR-WSSH project. This MEL Services Lead will be responsible for leading Component 3 of the project, overseeing design and implementation of on-demand technical assistance to support research, learning, evaluation and analytics across the program cycle. This position will be based in Washington, DC, and will manage STTA consultants.
- Oversee and manage the provision of MEL services, ensuring timely and high quality services
- Lead and/or substantively contribute to many of the varied MEL and CLA services that might be requested (which includes the full range of MEL services- from impact and performance evaluations to implementation research to sectoral analyses to monitoring support to learning facilitation and strategic support)
- Ensure high quality services and deliverables, providing quality assurance across tasks
- Support the overall activity team in the creation of its Activity Monitoring and Evaluation Plan, identifying indicators, collecting data, and integrating learning throughout the activity
- Manage and oversee STTA consultants, as needed.
- Master’s degree or higher in economics, urban planning, engineering, public health, global development, environmental science, or another related field.
- At least 10 years of relevant, demonstrated technical experience
- Substantial experience in monitoring & evaluation, learning (MEL) and/or research, particularly in the WASH sector
- Substantial experience working in a developing country context
- Substantial experience in WASH, particularly urban WASH and WRM, governance or regulation, institutional development and ecosystem services.
- 2 years demonstrated excellence in management and leadership position in WASH, WRM or other development context
- Previous experience with activities of a similar size and scope
- Demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of government, civil society, donor and multilateral counterparts.
- Excellent oral and written communications skills in English; foreign language proficiency (particularly in French or Arabic) a plus.
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