SI is responding to a Service Request under the Asia Learning and Monitoring and Evaluation (ALME) contract to procure support for the development of USAID/Cambodia’s second generation Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS 2.0) (2020-2025), particularly in completing requirements under Phase 1 and Phase 2 of CDCS development as per the proposed updates to USAID Automated Directive System (ADS) 201.
USAID/Cambodia staff, with the leadership of a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Fellow, have conducted extensive consultations, an initial literature review, and key analyses in preparation for launching CDCS 2.0. Consultations have included a broad range of stakeholders reached through key informant interviews, focus group discussions, field visits, surveys, open forum events, and social media polling. USAID/Cambodia is using NVivo and other tools to qualitatively analyze consultation notes and findings. There will also be consultations continuing throughout January and the beginning of February 2020.
The initial literature review included a synthesis of key findings and excerpts from outside research and studies, as well as USAID-funded assessments and evaluations. Finally, USAID/Cambodia completed the required 118/119 Tropical Forest and Biodiversity Assessment and is in the process of completing a Youth Assessment to inform the CDCS. A Gender and Inclusive Development Analysis will be conducted following the drafting of the new CDCS Results Framework.
The contractor staff level of effort will be critical to complement the work done thus far and to help USAID/Cambodia complete all of the requirements for Phase 1 and Phase 2 of CDCS development.
Deliverables related to notetakers are the following:
- Facilitation of learning sessions and of a workshop where Mission staff will develop the new CDCS Results Frameworks; and,
- Documentation of learning and progress on the draft Results Framework development (this will include synthesis of notes from Results Framework Workshop in a format that will facilitate the development of the CDCS Phase 2 Results Framework Paper).
The period of performance is expected to be January from 2020 to May 16, 2020. The Lead Facilitator along with a Co-Facilitator will prepare and implement learning sessions and a Results Frameworks workshop in late April/early May, and document their findings soon after. Note takers will support in-country (Phnom Penh) sessions and workshops.
Position Description SI is seeking notetakers to serve as team mmebers for this activity. The team will include a Lead Facilitator, a Co-Facilitator, two researchers, and two notetakers. Both notetakers are required to already reside in Cambodia.
The notetakers will be responsible for attending the Results Frameworks workshop in late April/early May 2020 in addition to learning sessions before and after this workshop, to compile in-depth notes of all activities and support the development of a final report.
- A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline.
- Excellent organizational, synthesizing, and analysis skills, and experience in supporting strategic planning.
- General familiarity with USAID and USAID ADS 201 and CDCS development requirements.
- Must have a good understanding of development issues in Cambodia.
- Strong Khmer and English language skills in both written and verbal communications required.
- Must reside in Cambodia.
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