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Research & Learning Director (Georgia)

Position:  Research & Learning Director

Location: Georgia

Position Status: Full-Time

Apply by: September 25, 2023

About LINC

LINC is a mission-driven US-based small business committed to supporting local organizations leading their own development. We do this by implementing programs and delivering consulting and training in the areas of systems thinking, monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL), capacity-strengthening, and collective action. The recipient of USAID’s Small Business of the Year award in 2017, we are a team of reflective and passionate development professionals. Our country experience spans Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Europe. For more information on LINC, please visit www.linclocal.org.

Position Description

LINC is seeking a Research & Learning Director for the planned USAID/Georgia Data-Driven Collaborating and Adapting Activity. This program will use a transformational, human-centered approach to enable USAID/Georgia to more effectively function as learning organization by creating new knowledge products; analyzing and synthesizing existing data; facilitating Collaboration, Learning, and Adapting (CLA); carrying out performance/impact evaluations, assessments, and other data collection/analysis tasks; and supporting and expanding USAID’s organizational strengthening efforts.

The Research & Learning Director will lead data collection, evaluation, assessment, and secondary analysis and synthesis of existing analytical products and use a human-centered approach to developing new learning products to support USAID/Georgia in more effectively functioning as a learning organization.

This is a full-time position contingent upon USAID award.

**This position is only open to Citizens of Georgia**


  • Oversee evaluation, analyses, and assessments throughout the life of the activity, including data collection, design of evaluation methodologies and participatory data collection methods and protocols, as well as data quality verification techniques.
  • Responsible for the design, quality, and final deliverables of all evaluation reports and any evaluations, assessments, surveys, and studies.
  • Responsible for design of the evaluation methodology and participatory data collection methods and protocols for both performance and impact evaluations.
  • Work with the Chief of Party to share evaluation information and support its uptake and use through knowledge sharing and strategic learning processes to speed innovation.
  • Draft technical scopes of work for and supervise the performance of consultants and subcontractors.
  • Coordinate and provide evaluation technical assistance to USAID, implementing partners, and partner organizations.

Skills and Qualifications

Successful candidates should have:

  • A Master’s degree in monitoring and evaluation, agriculture, statistics, or business administration.
  • Minimum eight years of demonstrated experience in research, monitoring, and evaluation methodologies (i.e., both quantitative and qualitative data collection, processing, and analysis).
  • Demonstrated experience in monitoring and evaluation and USAID’s collaboration, learning, and adapting (CLA) approach, including using MEL activities to inform project implementation.
  • Demonstrated experience developing learning/knowledge products for various audiences.
  • Prior experience working in Georgia required.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Georgian.

Application Instructions

Please send your resume/CV to jobs@linclocal.org by September 25, 2023, with the subject line “Georgia CLA Research & Learning Director.” No phone calls please. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. LINC LLC is an equal opportunity employer.