Facilitation Expert

CAMRIS International’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Nepal Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Project supports the achievement of USAID/Nepal’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy development objectives by assisting the Mission in planning, designing, conducting, disseminating and learning from more rigorous monitoring and evaluation of development activities. This includes designing and implementing both quantitative and qualitative evaluations and assessments, as well as providing expert analysis and technical assistance to USAID/Nepal’s programs.
Under the MEL project, CAMRIS will conduct a learning summit among USAID/Nepal staff and implementing partners (IPs) to promote a culture of collaboration, learning, and influencing among participants. The learning summit objectives are as follows:
  • Provide an opportunity for USAID and implementing partners to learn about new directions and priorities for M&E and learning in USAID.
  • Share good practices, lessons learned, and challenges with respect to monitoring, evaluation, and learning with USAID/Nepal.
  • Provide an update on ADS revisions and a forum to discuss implications.
  • Provide an update on USAID Nepal’s MEL Project, its current and future activities, and the support that IPs can receive from the project.
We seek a facilitation expert for up to five days level of effort. The facilitation expert will assist in the design and development of the learning summit agenda, activities, macro and script. Candidates must be available in late August/early September 2016. This position will be based remotely, and will not require travel. The key responsibilities of the facilitation expert include:
  • Provide expert guidance and strategic support to shape participatory learning summit agenda and activities.
  • Support drafting and finalizing the learning summit macro and script.
  • Coordinate closely with CAMRIS’ Kathmandu and headquarters staff to develop and refine learning summit deliverables.
  • Ensure quality and timely delivery of all work products.
  • An advanced university degree, PhD preferred, in social sciences such as communications, anthropology, education, business, economics, journalism, international affairs, or a relevant degree.
  • Minimum of 10 years of facilitation experience, including demonstrated experience facilitating large events for more than 150 participants.
  • Deep subject matter expertise in facilitation and training good practice, including participatory approaches and techniques such as open space, gallery walk, appreciative inquiry, visioning exercises, innovative ice breakers, etc.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of adult learning techniques.
  • Knowledge of recent MEL developments at USAID in the collaboration, learning and adapting (CLA) and knowledge management space.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills in English. O