• Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 20 November 2020
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Job Description

CARE seeks a Collaboration, Learning, and Adaptation Lead for an anticipated USAID/Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance Resilience Food Security Activity (RFSA) in Mozambique.

This position is subject to project award and funding and is anticipated to be based in Maputo or Nampula. International relocation and allowances may be available.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Partner closely with all staff, including the Deputy Chief of Party/Food Security Technical Coordinator, Community Visioning Lead, and Monitoring & Evaluation Lead, to ensure collaboration and learning synergies with other activities in the applicant’s selected implementation area.
  • Ensure the DFSA’s activity includes active, intentional and adaptive learning within and across its multi-sectoral interventions, serving as an integral participant in incorporating all Refine and Implement (‘Refinement’) activities into implementation This includes but is not limited to USG, host country government, international donors, multilateral organizations and private sector investments.
  • Improve peer-to-peer learning, knowledge sharing and application, activity-based capacity strengthening, and evidence and data utilization in support of adaptive management both within and beyond initial refinement.
  • Ensure appropriate and continued coordination and joint planning with other USAID and donor activities (specifically the USAID food security and resilience portfolio), host government initiatives, and private sector engagement. (Given the significant number of humanitarian and development activities planned and ongoing in the intended activity area, USAID expects significant time and expertise to be dedication to the coordination of activities.)
  • Engage project stakeholders in gathering information and lessons emerging from program implementation and ensuring quality communications to external stakeholders.


  • Master’s degree or PhD in a relevant field plus a minimum of three years of work experience or a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years of relevant work experience required.
  • Demonstrated experience in organizational and peer-to-peer learning, capacity strengthening, and collaborative learning and adaptation.
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating learning and knowledge sharing processes, in establishing and managing dynamic feedback systems to capture experiential learning and unintended consequences, and fostering collaboration across teams or organizations is required.
  • Experience working on a USAID-funded program or bi-lateral donor agency projects, is an advantage but not a requirement. Experience working with food security programs and/or other development or humanitarian programs is an advantage. Experience working is low-resource settings is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain partnerships and productive working relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated commitment to principles of Gender Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and PSEAH (safeguarding) as evidenced in previous management positions and programming.
  • Ability to translate complex and complicated ideas into easily accessible and understandable concepts and/or messages
  • Excellent, high-level, demonstrated written and oral communications skills in English is required. Willingness to learn Portuguese or Spanish required.
  • Ability to travel to program areas as may be required and as the security situation allows.

About the Organization

At CARE, we seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live with dignity and security.

This has been our vision since 1945, when we were founded to send lifesaving CARE Packages® to survivors of World War II. Today, CARE is a global leader in the movement to eradicate poverty. In 2016, CARE worked in 94 countries and reached 80 million people with an incredible range of life-saving programs. We also put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. We seek dynamic, innovative thinkers to further our mission. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.

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