CARE seeks a Collaboration Learning and Adapting Lead for an anticipated $60M USAID/Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) Development Food Security Activity (DFSA). This activity will improve food security and resilience of communities in conflict-affected areas through strengthening local systems and community participation in up to four regions of Mali: Mopti (all communes), Tombouctou (all communes), Gao (Gao and Ansongo cercles), and Segou (Niono cercle)
This position is subject to project award and funding.
International allowances and relocation may be available.
- Partner closely with all staff to ensure collaboration and learning synergies with activities in the implementation areas.
- Ensure the DFSA’s activity includes active, intentional and adaptive learning within and across its multi-sectoral interventions. This includes but is not limited to USG, host country government, international donors, multilateral organizations and private sector investments.
- Serve as a integral participant in all Refine and Implement (‘Refinement’) activities.
- Improve peer-to-peer learning, knowledge sharing and application, activity-based capacity strengthening, evidence and data utilization, and collaboration, learning and adapting (CLA) 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 Mali 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 and Diversity, 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.
- Professional proficiency in French is required.
- Ability to travel to program areas in Mali as may be required and as the security situation allows.
About the OrganizationCARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of HIV, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives.
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