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Collaboration, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Advisor, Kamwenge, Uganda

Collaboration, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Advisor, Kamwenge, Uganda

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IMPAQ International (IMPAQ) is seeking a long-term Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Advisor for a USAID Food for Peace (FFP) funded activity in Uganda. The activity will work with 50% vulnerable Ugandan households and 50% in the Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement in Kamwenge to decrease food insecurity, improve nutrition and achieve sustainable livelihood security.

The Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Advisor, in conjunction with the Monitoring and Evaluation team and the Research and Learning Facilitator, will be responsible for the design, implementation and technical quality of collaborating, learning, adapting, knowledge management activities on the project. The selection of final applicant is subject to USAID approval.




  • Collaborate with IMPAQ personnel, the prime organization, and the external evaluator to support the design of the activity’s research activities; support efforts to identify key research questions and support the design of studies provide evidence on best practices and lessons learned, provide evidence to make programmatic decisions and/or adaptations, contribute to the larger body of evidence related to the graduation approach;
  • Develop, refine, and implement a robust learning agenda for continuous learning, collaborating, and adapting for project staff, partners, donors, host country government counterparts and other stakeholders;
  • Coordinate stock-taking exercises such as pause-and-reflect sessions, before action reviews, after action reviews, and opportunities to give and receive stakeholder feedback;
  • Oversee the compilation and dissemination of information from M&E data and stakeholder feedback on successful and promising approaches, lessons learned and other program results to local, national and regional-level intergovernmental bodies, donors, partners and other stakeholders. Promote forums which facilitate collaboration, learning and action as a result of this information among these actors;
  • Build capacity of staff, implementing partners, government counterparts, and other stakeholders in program monitoring and evaluation, data collection and management, and CLA methods as necessary;
  • Coordinate CLA activities with local and international partners, including annual surveys, case studies, stakeholder workshop to refine approaches.



  • At minimum Master’s Degree in international development, quantitative research, statistics or other area clearly relevant to data analysis and impact analysis preferred;
  • 5-7 years’ experience in international monitoring, evaluation, CLA, knowledge management, and research efforts for large USAID-funded programs;
  • Proven track record of work monitoring and evaluation, data quality assessments, data validation, data audits, data collection, with particular focus on supervising and monitoring data collection activities;
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with host country government personnel, stakeholders, NGO partners, and international donor agencies;
  • Demonstrated expertise in qualitative data collection, in-depth knowledge about qualitative sampling, and experienced in using interviews, focus groups, and interactive tools to generate qualitative information and analysis;
  • Prior experience with USAID FFP activities and projects is a plus, including strong conceptual knowledge about theories of change, logic model, food and nutrition security indicators, M&E plan, data quality assurance, data utilization, and gender and youth integration into M&E, experience working in refugee populations;
  • Excellent English writing and speaking (S/4 and R/4 levels at least) as well as presentation skills. Excellent organizational and administrative skills and ability to multitasks under tight time constraints/deadlines;
  • Deep familiarity with Uganda, and willingness to live in Western Uganda, specifically in Kamwenge District.

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