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  • Posted: Sep 10, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • SI was founded upon the growing global desire-and pressure-to make international development more effective in improving people's lives. The world's most pressing challenges-widespread poverty, HIV/AIDS, environmental degradation, civil war and conflict-call for new ways to manage societies and social and economic change. Foreign aid is increasingly a cat...
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    CLA Mapping Facilitator, USAID / Nigeria MELSA

    Project Objective

    • Social Impact is a subcontractor under the USAID/Nigeria Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Support Activity (MELSA). Under MELSA, the USAID/Nigeria Mission has requested that Social Impact conducting a CLA Mapping and Action Planning task. MELSA, in close collaboration with the Program Office (PRO), will lead the mapping and deliverables.
    • An effective CLA strategy is based on first understanding an organization’s current practices that support strategic collaboration, continuous learning, and adaptive management – both the successes and challenges – and then defining practical steps to achieve them. The CLA Framework and Maturity Matrix can facilitate this self-assessment and action planning process. The CLA Maturity Tool is a set of cards that offer illustrative examples of what CLA looks like at different stages of maturity; when missions use the tool, staff are engaged in conversations that help define priorities and next steps to strengthen learning processes.
    • The CLA maturity tool is designed to focus internally on Missions but will be adapted for this initial exercise to include IPs and serve mostly as an introduction to the tool.
    • Eventually, the exercise should evolve to include a more detailed, internal mapping of USAID/Nigeria CLA practices, aligning them with the Mission’s Performance Management Plan (PMP)
    • CLA Plan and identifying opportunities to embed CLA more effectively in ongoing Program Cycle processes.

    Position Description

    • Social Impact is seeking a CLA Mapping Facilitator to serve as the lead of a small team in this activity. The CLA Mapping Facilitator must have a track record of facilitating the design of similar projects and activities with multi-disciplinary participants. 
    • This is a part-time consulting position requiring five to seven days of work in September 2021, including travel to Abuja to facilitate the workshop on September 23rd.  


    • Assist with the dissemination of a CLA survey to Mission and IP staff prior to the MEL Community of Practice meeting.
    • Analyze data collected from the survey for presentation during the workshop.
    • Coordinate and manage logistics and planning for the workshop including up to 100 participants.
    • Serve as lead facilitator for a two-hour CLA Mapping introduction for the MEL Community of Practice.
    • Compile feedback from workshop participants on short and medium-term priorities to inform a high-level CLA Action Plan for the Mission.
    • Develop a CLA Mapping Brief following the workshop to provide results from the survey, workshop, and best practice application of the CLA maturity tool.


    • Bachelor’s Degree and at least eight years of experience in a relevant discipline.
    • Significant prior experience leading strategy development and facilitating workshops.
    • Previous work experience with USAID Missions and implementing partners.
    • In-depth knowledge and expertise in the CLA framework, including experience conducting CLA Mapping exercises.
    • Exceptional organizational, analytical, writing, and presentation skills. 
    • Fluency in English, particularly in speaking and writing.
    • Work experience in Nigeria and/or other West African countries preferred.

    Method of Application


    • 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.
    • To learn more about Social Impact, please visit our website:
    • 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.
    Interested and qualified? Go to Social Impact (SI) on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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