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Trainer, Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Training Project

Company Overview

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project Overview and Role

Palladium is currently seeking experienced trainers who have practical performance monitoring and evaluation field experience to teach basic and/or advanced level courses.

The first scheduled training under this recruitment will be held on December 5-9, 2016 in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Summary of Project
Palladium is providing support to USAID's Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning, Office of Learning, Evaluation and Research (USAID/PPL/LER) to deliver performance monitoring and evaluation training courses for USAID and implementing partners. The training focuses on the practical skills necessary for monitoring program and project progress and commissioning, managing, and using evaluation results to inform strategies and project design and foster Agency learning.

Responsibilities

Palladium is seeking experienced trainers who have practical performance monitoring and evaluation field experience to teach basic and/or advanced level courses. Trainers must have conducted evaluations of development programs and be familiar with the relevant Automated Directives System (ADS) policies of USAID. As available, trainers will co-lead five-day courses multiple times a year. These courses will be for an audience of around 20-30 participants that include USAID program, project and activity managers and will take place in the Washington, D.C. area or at USAID Missions overseas. Trainers may be asked to provide input on course design and provide after-action reports on training sessions. When travelling to Missions, trainers may also be required to provide in-country logistical support.

Requirements

  • Minimum of five years'experience conducting evaluations for development or humanitarian assistance programs.
  • Demonstrated listening and facilitation skills and knowledge of adult learning principles required.
  • Excellent dynamic communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work within different cultural environments.
  • Strong knowledge of USAID monitoring and evaluation policies and the program cycle,including ADS 200 and 201.
  • Master's degree in a related field preferred.
  • Must be extremely dependable and flexible.
  • Please indicate your availability to train at the December 5-9, 2016 training in the Washington, DC metropolitan area in your application.