Data Visualization and Information Specialist, USAID Amazon Knowledge Learning Platform (AKLP)

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Peru
Apply by 30 June 2018
Senior-level , Long-term consulting assignment
Posted on 14 May 2018

Job Description

Data Visualization and Information Specialist, USAID Amazon Knowledge Learning Platform (AKLP), Peru

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.

Proposal Objective:

USAID/Peru is looking to contracting a firm to support the adaptive management of USAID programs under the Amazon Vision and to improve knowledge and evidence for the conservation of Amazon biodiversity and climate change mitigation services.

Position Description:

SI is seeking a Data Visualization and Information Specialist to provide, full-time support on the USAID Amazon Knowledge Learning Platform based in Lima, Peru. The period of performance is anticipated to be five years, beginning in February 2019.

**Please note: This is a local position. Only candidates with Peruvian citizenship will be considered.**

Responsibilities:

  • Develop resources to create, capture, organize, translate, share, and apply knowledge to improve USAID/Peru, Brazil, Colombia programs.
  • Coordinate knowledge capturing, sharing and strategic learning within the Mission, Government of Peru, AKLP, and USAID implementing partners
  • Develop high-impact electronic and print learning and communication approaches, messages, and materials.
  • Coordinate, plan, and implement institutional learning activities relevant to the achievement of USAID/Peru CDCS goals and objectives, such as special studies, pause and reflection activities, after-action reviews, briefings, communities of practice, learning events, and/or seminars
  • Assist the Mission’s CLA Advisor in strengthening systems and processes that promote and facilitate efficient learning and knowledge-sharing.
  • Track best practices in knowledge management and learning to incorporate new or improved learning tools and approaches into the overall Mission’s CLA program.
  • Synthesize evidence and experiences from various literature sources to support continuous learning across USAID projects and activities.
  • Lead the development of a system for monitoring the application of learning in project and activity implementation practices.
  • Collaborate closely with the MEL teams to generate continuous learning.
  • Share knowledge and best practices across USAID technical offices and implementing partner activities.
  • Identify and manages external consultants recruited to undertake work related to collaboration, learning, and adapting.
  • Lead the development of training materials, guidelines, and PowerPoint slides, ensuring that these materials are adapted to meet specific needs of target groups.
  • Conduct training and facilitate workshops and meetings.
  • Periodically conduct assessments and case studies to generate evidence and identify best practices and learning gaps.
  • Organize and manage learning events.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in journalism, communication, public relations, or another related field.
  • Knowledgeable about USAID’s Collaboration, Learning, and Adapting strategy and resources
  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant experience.
  • Knowledge of, and experience with USAID’s Collaboration, Learning, and Adapting resources.
  • Solid expertise in developing training and communication materials.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Experience working in USAID-funded activities or projects.
  • Outstanding capacity to provide constructive feedback, foster collaboration, and promote adapting of leaning to implementation practices.
  • Knowledge of research, monitoring, and evaluation.
  • Experience in web design and content production is a plus.
  • Proficiency in relevant desktop publishing software.
  • Experience in organizational capacity development.
  • Excellent planning, critical thinking, decision-making, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to create positive working relations with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Spanish required.

Come join our energetic and innovative team! We offer you the opportunity to play a leading role in the growth of our company, work as part of a creative and committed team, and make a difference in the well-being of our world.

To learn more about Social Impact, please visit our website: http://www.socialimpact.com

SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.

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.

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