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Social Impact is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness.


Senior Learning Specialist, USAID/Guatemala Metrics Program

Location: Guatemala


Senior Learning Specialist, USAID/Guatemala Metrics Program

Social Impact is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness. We work across all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. Since 1997 we have worked in over 100 countries for clients such as US government agencies, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and nonprofits.

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. The period of performance is expected to be from January 2018 to December 2022.

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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