Key Qualifications and Characteristics:
The Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Advisor/Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will serve in a leadership role for LSA managing all aspects related to CLA and program planning analysis. He or she will lead LSA’s overarching strategy for CLA and ensure effective integration between CLA activities and M&E activities. The CLA Advisor/DCOP will work closely with USAID to optimize the use of knowledge sharing and improve strategic learning processes within the Mission as well as with implementing partners and Government of Liberia stakeholders. In addition, the Advisor will provide leadership and management support to the project in the absence of the Chief or Party with assistance on financial matters from the Finance and Administration Manager. The CLA Advisor/DCOP will oversee the assembling, synthesizing and communicating information to mission staff and IPs. The CLA Advisor/DCOP will oversee the CLA Coordinator in organizing Knowledge sharing events, including working with USAID’s Communities of Practice (CoPs). The CLA Advisor/DCOP will also supervise the Strategic Analysis Specialist in project design training.
- Develop resources to create, capture, organize, translate, share, and apply knowledge to improve USAID Liberia’s programs.
- Build capacity of Mission and IPs for adapting to new learning and changes in context through effective approaches
- Coordinate knowledge capturing, sharing and strategic learning to speed innovation and bring new innovations to the Mission’s programmatic work in country.
- Assist the Mission in stakeholder engagement and cross-sector learning with other donors, government and academic institutions, the Government of Liberia and implementing partners.
- Review, assess and strengthen systems and processes that promote and facilitate efficient learning and knowledge-sharing
- Align learning agendas, knowledge gaps and LSA research activities.
- Design research in support of USAID programming needs, using new and innovative data collection methods.
- Build relationships with other donors, academic institutions and Government of Liberia institutions to collect, categorize and manage new relevant research.
- Track best practices in knowledge management and adult learning to incorporate new or improved learning tools and approaches into the overall Mission’s CLA program in collaboration with the CLA Coordinator.
- As assigned, gather and disseminate knowledge and information on best practices for high priority, cross-cutting Mission activities, such as human and institutional capacity development, youth development/empowerment and opportunity, and gender equality.
- Assume a leadership role in identifying critical knowledge gaps and needs related to key strategic risks and assumptions identified in the Mission’s CDCS, including political dynamics and commitment in relation to Liberia’s development policies and goals.
- Lead program planning analysis and coordinate/oversee research, planning, higher level contextual analysis, and other investigations prioritized in the Mission’s CLA Agenda This would further entail assisting USAID staff with planning future programs and activities.
- Work with the COP and Senior Advisors, ensuring that monitoring, evaluation and learning information is shared and fully utilized through knowledge sharing and strategic learning processes.
- Providing strategic leadership for the growth of KMP, in collaboration with the LSA Team.
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About the Organization
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.