Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Advisor, USAID/Ethiopia Highlands Resilience Platform for Adaptive Learning (R-PAL)

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 23 February 2021

Job Description

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About the Position

Dexis is seeking an experienced Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Advisor for an upcoming multi-year regional contract with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Ethiopia Mission. The Highlands Resilience Platform for Adaptive Learning (R-PAL) project will support the USAID TIGER Project - both its staff and its key stakeholders - to be more efficient, effective, transparent and skilled in achieving development outcomes through the use of evidence, adaptive management techniques, and Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) practices that enable increased resilience for the chronically vulnerable in the Highlands.

This is a long-term position expected to start in late 2021. The position is contingent upon contract award. Local nationals are encouraged to apply.

  • Implement adaptive management techniques and CLA practices.
  • Coordinate, plan, and implement institutional learning activities relevant to the achievement of the USAID/ Highlands Resilience Platform for Adaptive Learning Activity and USAID’s goals and objectives.
  • Facilitate trainings and processes between implementation partners, USAID and others. Communicate with training experts in finalizing the training materials.
  • Facilitate learning events and processes.
  • Develop learning agendas to inform future activity design and adjustments to current implementation.
  • Track best practices in knowledge management and adult learning to incorporate new or improved learning tools and approaches.
  • Gather and disseminate knowledge and information on best practices for high priority, cross-cutting Mission activities.
  • Serve as a resource for organizational change management within USAID Missions.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a field relevant to development assistance, such as international affairs, public administration, development studies, or other related field.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible, professional work experience in knowledge management, organizational learning, analysis, facilitation, and strategic communications.
  • Experience facilitating learning, collaboration, and organizational change management.
  • Experience organizing and leading trainings and workshops on organizational learning and knowledge management, with USAID, implementation partners, and other participants.
  • Fluency in English (written and verbal).

Preferred Requirements:

  • Advanced degree preferred.
  • Familiarity with monitoring & evaluation, and systems thinking preferred.

Are you looking for a company that offers meaningful program assignments and opportunities to develop professional skills and expertise? At Dexis, staff are empowered to be part of the decision-making process and collaborate with colleagues and management across the company to satisfy our clients. We create transparency in our operations with our clients and employees; and we offer our people opportunities to grow and challenge themselves in meaningful ways. Dexis follows a “find a way or make a way” business directive, and we’re paving the way for innovative management solutions in the global development and security assistance arenas worldwide. As a Dexis employee you will be challenged, empowered, and mentored. That’s how Dexis goes “all in.” How will you?

If you are passionate about this opportunity, submit your application by clicking the apply for this job online button.

Only those applicants who meet the above criteria will be contacted for interview.

Dexis is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran of the US Armed Forces.

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