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USAID/Zambia Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Platform (Z-MELP II) Contract

Project dates: 2024-2029

Client type: U.S. Government

Key topics: Learning and Capacity Strengthening, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research, Organizational Development, Technical Assistance

Related Country(ies): Zambia

Region: Sub-Saharan Africa

EnCompass has been awarded the five-year USAID/Zambia Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Platform (Z-MELP II) contract, establishing a company presence in southern Africa. EnCompass will partner with SoCha LLC , the implementer of Z-MELP I, to continue the successful provision of services for USAID in Zambia. The project team will also collaborate with local organizations, including universities, to ensure that efforts are grounded in the local context and leverage the capacity of the Zambian workforce. 

Z-MELP II will equip USAID/Zambia, its implementing partners, and local country stakeholders with the tools and expertise necessary to enhance the performance and impact of Agency programming in the country. Additionally, EnCompass and its partners will provide demand-driven technical assistance, analytical services, and logistical support to ensure that the Mission can effectively engage, analyze, and communicate the impact of its initiatives. 

The Z-MELP II contract includes an internship program for 12 young and emerging evaluators (YEEs) per year. The program offers a full scholarship to attend an EnCompass Learning Center (ELC) course, providing invaluable training and development opportunities to the next generation of evaluators. The project will operate a Learning Hub Facility, known as “The Hub,” located near the U.S. Embassy in Lusaka. This facility aims to foster Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) through in-person and virtual meetings and conferences, and guarantee that USAID/Zambia has access to sufficient multimedia communication and technology tools and services. 

Photo by: Heifer International on Flickr

Courtney Carr

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Courtney Carr is EnCompass’ Communications Specialist, supporting the internal and external messaging and communications initiatives. She brings her knowledge and skills in writing, social media, video production, event planning and television news and radio production to the position. Before joining EnCompass, Ms. Carr worked at Community Science as a business development coordinator. She received her BA in Broadcast Journalism at Pennsylvania State University and holds a MA in Strategic Communication from American University.

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