General Call for Consultants: Education, Research, and Learning Experts

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Last update: Mar 24, 2023 Last update: Mar 24, 2023


Deadline: Jun 30, 2023
Location: Africa, Asia, Europe Non EU 27, Latin America and the Caribbean, USA Africa, Asia, Europe Non EU 27, Latin America and the Caribbean, USA
Organization: EnCompass LLC
Job type: Contract, 12 months +
English English
Work experience: Min 5 years
Date posted: Mar 23, 2023


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Position Description

EnCompass LLC is seeking Education, Research, and Learning Experts for an anticipated USAID project focused on strengthening the USAID education sector’s reporting and decision-making through improved access to,use, and integration of data and evidence produced locally/nationally, regionally, and globally to contribute to USAID’s Center for Education’s objectives. The purpose of this open call for consultants is to expand our pool of

experts applicable to this work.

We are specifically looking for consultants with expertise in learning recovery; primary, secondary, and early childhood education; education in conflict/crisis settings; youth workforce development; post-secondary (vocational and higher education); alternative education; adult basic education; local literacy and numeracy assessments; local language education; ICT integration; pre-service training, and teacher professional development; strengthening systems to build resilience at individual/school/government levels; facilitating evidence ecosystems and inclusive education; and universal design, and other related areas.  

Short-term and long-term technical assistance support may include: Design and implementation of timely, relevant, and actionable evaluation, research, and analytical services; stakeholder engagement and capacity building; data collection, analysis, and dissemination; policy support; gender and social inclusion analysis; and technical advisory support services.

Qualified applicants will ideally have experience supporting USAID or other donor-funded education projects and have demonstrated experience supporting the analysis of education outcomes in development programming.

Positions will be long-term or short-term consultancies and based on client requirements. Assignments may require travel.

Position Requirements

Academic Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in international development, education or another field relevant to the activity preferred. Additional years of relevant experience may be considered equivalent to an advanced degree.

Experience and Skills

  • At least five years of experience in the relevant area of expertise
  • Experience gathering and analyzing education-related data and synthesizing and reporting on findings to build an evidence base
  • Experience implementing donor-funded projects, including with USAID, USG, or UN agencies, foundations, and private sector clients; experience with donor-funded education projects is preferred 
  • Experience in maintaining relationships with a broad range of stakeholders such as host-government counterparts, donors, implementing partners, and private sector entities
  • Experience conducting analyses, e.g., qualitative and quantitative, labor market, cost-benefit, impact evaluation, and others.
  • Familiarity with policies and procedures of donor-funded activities
  • Excellent command of the English language, as well as excellent written and oral communication skills; working proficiency in French, Spanish, or another language is a plus

How to Apply

Please upload your resume using the green "+Select Resume" button, complete your name and contact information, and then copy/paste your cover letter into the space provided. Qualified applications will be reviewed and considered on a rolling basis.

Please clearly list the following in your CV and / or in your Cover Letter:

  • Countries in which you have experience working
  • Sectors and topic areas in which you have experience (from the list of topics above)
  • Country in which you currently reside 
  • Your daily rate (please specify currency)
  • Which donor agencies or international funders you have experience working with, including any USAID experience

 Closing Date is Ongoing

EnCompass LLC is a progressive Equal Opportunity Employer. We promote, celebrate, and support a diverse and inclusive organizational culture and workforce. We are committed to providing all of our employees with an environment free from discrimination and harassment, where all are treated with dignity and respect. We do not tolerate, and explicitly prohibit, discrimination or harassment of any kind, at any time, in all aspects of employment. This includes recruitment, hiring, promotions, disciplinary measures, terminations, compensation, benefits, social and recreational programs, and training. EnCompass also does not tolerate retaliation against individuals who report discrimination or harassment. Our continuing commitment to the principle of Equal Opportunity Employment for all means all employment decisions are based only on the job requirements, the candidate’s qualifications, and the needs of EnCompass as a business—not on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, belief, sex (including pregnancy and related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability status, veteran status, genetic information, HIV status, family/marital/parental status, or any other status protected by the laws and regulations in the jurisdictions where we work.

For US based positions: The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified.

The incumbent must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle and prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands and to seek supervisory assistance as appropriate.

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