The USAID-funded Marawi Response Project (MRP) supports people and families who were internally displaced by the 2017 Marawi siege, resulting from armed conflicts between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and ISIS-inspired militants in Marawi (Lanao del Sur), Philippines. USAID selected PLAN International to implement the activity, which lasts from September 2018 to September 2021.
USAID/Philippines designed MRP in line with its medium-term strategic goal to support the reintegration or return of internally displaced persons (IDPs), particularly those with an uncertain likelihood of returning to Marawi. Work toward USAID/Philippine’s medium-term strategic goal has been conducted in two phases.
Completed in mid-2019 through the joint efforts of various partners, the first phase focused on addressing the early recovery needs of displaced individuals (Objective 1) and their transition to social and economic stability (Objective 2). The second phase focused on continuing the pursuit of transitioning to social and economic stability (Objective 2) and establishing the conditions for local governments and communities in and around Marawi to address their long-term rehabilitation needs (Objective 3) through the Marawi Response Project. MRP thus became USAID’s primary Marawi response effort, integrating and building upon various new and ongoing USAID/Philippine’s activities operating in and surrounding Marawi. The lessons learned from MRP are essential to guiding USAID’s interventions in similar contexts.
The purpose of CLAimDev is to bolster the capacity of USAID/Philippines to effectively lead and practice collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA), which has the broader goal of enhancing USAID’s development effectiveness. Panagora Group, the implementing partner, will closely work with USAID/Philippines to integrate CLA principles into the Mission’s work. ClaimDev covers an implementation period of five years, 2020-2024.CLAimDev embeds a measure that will steer collaboration between internal and external stakeholders to adopt a culture of continuous learning and adaptive management to achieve greater development impact. It will play a key role in measuring and monitoring progress in the U.S. -Philippines development partnership. Through collaboration with the Program Office and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) champions, CLAimDev will facilitate knowledge sharing processes in implementing the 2019-2024 Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS); disseminating key development results and best practices to the Philippine government and other development partners; and recommending opportunities for programmatic adaptation so that USAID can strategically support the Philippines in its journey to self-reliance.
CLAimDev aims to:
|Core Task||On-Demand Task|
Provide logistics and support for CLA events.
Provide on-the-job coaching and mentoring for USAID staff on CLA.
Deliver training and coaching for USAID on collaborative leadership approaches.
Support USAID in managing communities of practice.
Provide large leadership enhancing opportunities such as staff retreats and team building exercises.
Procure and administer leadership development curriculum and coaching materials.
Support USAID Performance Management Plan (PMP) revisions and updating.
Help refine the Mission’s Learning Agenda.
Assist in development and refinement of cross-cutting indicators and contextual indicators.
Identify and utilize a secure, web-based Portfolio Management solution.
Contribute to Scope of Work development for evaluation and research activities.
Provide technical inputs to internal evaluations led by USAID staff.
Conduct external assessments, evaluations and other researches.
Monitoring and evaluation activities in NPEs.
Design and/or refine a targeted mission CLA capacity-building approach.
Coach and support USAID to infuse CLA practices into existing mission processes.
Analyze trends of high- level PMP indicators.
Conduct meta-analyses of evaluations and research inside and outside of USAID.
Communicate findings and recommendations from analyses.
Recommend possible opportunities for adaptive management to USAID.
Facilitate annual reviews of project theories of change.
Facilitate discussions with USAID and implementing partners to inform adaptive management based on NPE findings.
Support the documentation and dissemination of lessons learned and good practices.
Share best practices with Health CLA and Local Works activities.
Develop GIS maps.
Support the documentation of lessons learned and good practices.
Support mid-course and end-line 2019-2024 CDCS stock-taking.
Coordinate, facilitate, and arrange logistics for meetings.
Coordinate, manage, and facilitate periodic evidence-sharing summits.
Organize logistics for project and activity co-design workshops.
CLAimDev Contracting Officer’s Representative
Office of Program Resources Management
US Agency for International Development
CLAimDev Chief of Party
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