Learning Analyst, Highlands Resilience Platform for Adaptive Learning (R-PAL), Addis Ababa

Management Systems International (MSI)

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Addis Ababa
Posted 1 week ago

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Local Staff

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Learning Analyst Highlands Resilience Platform for Adaptive Learning (R-PAL) Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Company Profile:

MSI a Tetra Tech Company is a Washington D.C. metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) institutional development public sector management governance and anti-corruption. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan Kenya Indonesia Syria Pakistan Afghanistan Ukraine Colombia and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field MSI has partnered with organizations across all sectors of international development to support clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program to national and local governments nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) think tanks foundations and universities. For more information on MSI please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com .

Project Summary:

The USAID-funded Highlands Resilience Platform for Adaptive Learning (R-PAL) will support adaptive learning research and collaboration with implementing partners and USAID/Ethiopia to facilitate joint action planning enable adaptive management practices and allow for evidence-based decision-making in the Ethiopian Highlands. R-PAL will directly support assess and collaborate with USAID’s Transitioning into Graduation through Enhanced Resilience (TIGER) Project a $740 million project consisting of multiple resiliency food security and livelihood activities with multiple implementing partners. Support provided under R-PAL will include assistance in implementing collaboration adaptation and learning (CLA) activities with USAID’s implementing partners and mission staff; rapid assessments; research and evidence generation synthesis and communication; and capacity building to help USAID’s partners improve and scale their activities.

The project has four objectives: (1) Collaboration and coordination with implementing partners (2) Investments informed by learning evidence and research (3) Adoption of adaptive management processes based on evidence and research and (4) Early adoption and scaling of innovative programming based on rigorously tested approaches.

**Only Ethiopian citizens are eligible to apply**

Position Summary:

The Learning Analyst will report to the Director of Research and Learning (DRL) to support RPAL’s research and learning support to Highlands partners. The learning analyst will be responsible for supporting the development and implementation of methods and protocols for reanalysis of implementing partner data and findings supporting targeted assessments provide research support and translating research conducted by R-PAL and others. The Learning Associate will be responsible for tracking and reporting on R-PAL’s Activity Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Plan (AMELP). This position will be full time and based in Addis Ababa. Ethiopian nationals are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the implementation and dissemination of research (basic applied research empirical methods QCA Social network Analysis) in the Ethiopian Highlands region.
  • Translate research into fit for purpose data informing diverse sets of audiences.
  • Collect relevant data and ensure accuracy of R-PAL AMELP.
  • Support the development and implementation of research and learning agendas including creating content for technical dissemination products supporting analysis and presenting learning material.
  • Develop and support the development of content that translates research for events workshops peer-to-peer learning and on-going communication and support of USAID partners to improve technical and CLA capacity
  • Coordinate with other R-PAL staff to create and provide inputs for collaboration learning and adaptation products as needed.
  • Supervise consultants leading specific/targeted research activities.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social science international development statistics or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Three (3) years of experience in research and learning roles ideally in international development programs.
  • Demonstrated experience supporting monitoring evaluation and learning activities including managing MEL plans collecting and analyzing data and communicating key findings.
  • Proficiency with research methods both qualitative and quantitative.
  • Strong presentation skills conveying content and processes in coordination with partners for key events and priorities.
  • Strong critical thinking and analysis skills including the ability to close gaps test assumptions and approaches while addressing pertinent challenges.
  • Creativity in presenting information and offering innovative solutions.
  • Proven experience utilizing and presenting data to varying audiences for driving decision-making.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Amharic are required.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

Reasonable Accommodations: MSI is dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations during the application process please email email protected with Reasonable Accommodations in the title. Our recruitment team looks forward to engaging in an interactive process to provide reasonable accommodations for candidates.

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  • Support the implementation and dissemination of research (basic applied research empirical methods QCA Social network Analysis) in the Ethiopian Highlands region.
  • Translate research into fit for purpose data informing diverse sets of audiences.
  • Collect relevant data and ensure accuracy of R-PAL AMELP.
  • Support the development and implementation of research and learning agendas including creating content for technical dissemination products supporting analysis and presenting learning material.
  • Develop and support the development of content that translates research for events workshops peer-to-peer learning and on-going communication and support of USAID partners to improve technical and CLA capacity
  • Coordinate with other R-PAL staff to create and provide inputs for collaboration learning and adaptation products as needed.
  • Supervise consultants leading specific/targeted research activities.

  • Bachelor’s degree in social science international development statistics or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Three (3) years of experience in research and learning roles ideally in international development programs.
  • Demonstrated experience supporting monitoring evaluation and learning activities including managing MEL plans collecting and analyzing data and communicating key findings.
  • Proficiency with research methods both qualitative and quantitative.
  • Strong presentation skills conveying content and processes in coordination with partners for key events and priorities.
  • Strong critical thinking and analysis skills including the ability to close gaps test assumptions and approaches while addressing pertinent challenges.
  • Creativity in presenting information and offering innovative solutions.
  • Proven experience utilizing and presenting data to varying audiences for driving decision-making.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Amharic are required.

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