Scope of Work: STTA on Integrated Programming Learning and Change Management
Background: USAID / Kenya is currently developing its 2020-2025 Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS).
Based on the current vision, goal, and identified development objectives within that CDCS, the strategy is expected to require integrated program planning.
Although USAID / Kenya and other regional missions have developed and implemented strategies with integrated programming in the past, few USAID missions have been able to effectively manage such strategies with broad success.
USAID / Kenya seeks to learn from the successes and failures of integrated program management and implementation throughout the agency.
Ultimately, USAID / Kenya seeks to initiate a process of informed organizational learning and change management, so that it might effectively implement its 2020-2025 CDCS.
USAID / Kenya requests the Mission Support for the Journey to Self-Reliance Pivot (MSP) activity to support the mission to learn, adapt, and improve programs and operations.
Objectives: MSP aims to assist USAID/Kenya to learn from past experiences with organizations implementing integrated programming.
In addition, MSP aims to assist USAID/Kenya to initiate a plan to develop the organizational structure, processes, culture, and policies to effectively implement its CDCS.
Therefore, MSP seeks to engage a short term technical assistance (STTA) consultant or team of consultants to review lessons learned, analyze USAID/KEA programming and operations, and develop an organizational learning and change management plan to implement the 2020-2025 USAID/KEA CDCS.
Responsibilities / tasks
- Review lessons on integrated programming at USAID and similar organizations.
- Analyze USAID/KEA programming and operations in relation to requirements to effectively manage their 2020-2025 CDCS.
- Recommend programming and operations changes to USAID/KEA to effectively manage the 2020 – 2025 CDCS. This may include, but is not limited to, PAD management; roles and responsibilities for programmatic decision-making; Mission organization for program management and decision-making; how to “do business differently” as determined in the 2020-2025 CDCS, including county engagement and private sector engagement.
- Share lessons learned on integrated programming, analysis of USAID/KEA, and recommendations with USAID/KEA and USAID/Washington internal stakeholders.
- Develop an organizational learning and change management plan to implement programming and operations changes at USAID/KEA.
- An analysis of USAID/KEA programs and operations with recommendations on changes needed to implement an integrated strategy.
- An organizational learning and change management plan to implement the 2020 – 2025 CDCS.
Consultant or team requirements
Preferred knowledge, skills, and experience
- Experience working closely with at least one USAID program office at a USAID Mission
- Knowledge of USAID policies, procedures, and regulations, especially regarding project development, project management, activity design, and activity management
- At least five years of experience working in international development
- A Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred
- Interview and informant information sourcing skills
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Knowledge of more than one of USAID technical sectors
- Organizational learning and change management knowledge and experience
- Ability to form trust with internal stakeholders
A team of more than one consultant may be selected. Consultants with the majority of preferred knowledge, skills, and experience are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
Interested candidates must CLICK HERE to submit their CV by the end of day, Friday March 13, 2020.