Guatemala: Senior Learning Specialist, USAID/Guatemala Metrics Program, Guatemala

Organization: Social Impact
Country: Guatemala
Closing date: 30 Apr 2017

Social Impact (SI) is a Washington, DC-area international development management consulting firm. SI’s mission is to improve the effectiveness of international development programs in improving people’s lives. We provide a full range of management consulting, technical assistance, and training services to strengthen international development programs, organizations, and policies. We provide services globally in the areas of monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, project and program design, organizational capacity building, and gender and social analysis. SI services cross-cut all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. SI’s clients include US government agencies such as USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the US Department of State, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and non-profits.

Proposal Objective:

Social Impact is preparing for a proposal for the USAID/Guatemala Metrics Project. The purpose of Metrics would be to support improvement of USAID/Guatemala systems, capacity, and processes for monitoring, learning, and evaluation design, to better understand and document programmatic outcomes, adapt current projects, comply with USAID regulations and requirement, rapidly report progress, better use evidence in project design, and generally contribute to the learning and adaptation agenda at USAID/Guatemala. The anticipated period of performance is for five years for an estimated amount of $10 – $15 million.

Position Description:

SI is seeking a Senior Learning specialist to support technical oversight of all learning activities under the USAID/Guatemala Metrics Project. This position will be based in Guatemala City for the duration of the project.

* *Please note: This is a local position. Only candidates with Guatemalan citizenship will be considered. **


  • Facilitate strong collaboration, learning and adapting practices, including techniques for gathering, organizing, disseminating and applying knowledge throughout the program cycle.
  • Develop a comprehensive plan that outlines key learning and knowledge management questions, stakeholders and their roles, and broad stakeholder engagement at multiple levels.
  • Spearhead the design and implementation of institutional learning activities including seminars, events, briefings and after actions reviews.
  • Assist key stakeholders in adopting and strengthening systems and processes that foster learning and knowledge-sharing, and inform future programming.
  • Foster strong collaborative relationships with key stakeholders, serve as a convener for dialogue and learning around emerging issues, and coordinate efforts among partners.


  • Advanced degree in social sciences, evaluation services, business management or other related disciplines required.
  • At least eight years of international experience in applying evaluation and assessment findings, performance data and other evidence to adaption of existing and design of new USAID projects.
  • Demonstrated experience developing performance indicators across multiple sectors and for cross-cutting areas.
  • Familiar with standard USAID indicators and capable of developing customized indicators and capable of developing customized indicators.
  • Previous experience working closely with local government partners across all levels to accomplish project objectives.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively coordinate with other USG or donor-funded projects.
  • Ability and willingness to travel throughout Guatemala to attend to contract implementation tasks.
  • Fluency in English required and professional proficiency in Spanish required.

Come join our energetic and innovative team! We offer you the opportunity to play a leading role in the growth of our company, work as part of a creative and committed team, and make a difference in the well-being of our world.

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SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.

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