Institutional Learning Manager

Washington, DC, District of Columbia, United States
Apply by 4 July 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 7 June 2018

Job Description

PHI is seeking an experienced and talented senior professional to join the Sustaining Technical and Analytic Resources (STAR) project as Institutional Learning Manager. The Project is supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Global Health (GH) Bureau. Its purpose is twofold: (1) Through individual fellowships, STAR will help strengthen the capacity of diverse American and LMIC health professionals at all levels to make innovative contributions to global health (GH); and (2) STAR will create ground-breaking opportunities for both US and LMIC GH academic institutions and other groups, including professional associations, to create systems for open-access knowledge sharing, resulting in effective partnerships. STAR’s individual and institutional participants are contributing to the development of self-sustaining systems and tools that will produce global citizens with the full spectrum of relevant health competencies.

The Institutional Learning Manager (ILM) leads the refinement of STAR’s academic partnerships learning strategy. S/he will manage the identification of institutional participants for the STAR project’s “Collaboration Laboratory,” including the development of learning experiments, systems, and tools. S/he will measure institutional collaborations by embedding a monitoring, evaluation and learning plan in the partnership’s learning strategy that measures the quality of knowledge-sharing experiments, their successes, barriers and lessons learned. The ILM works closely with the Communications Coordinator to refine key messages, materials and activities to ensure synergy between “Collaboration Laboratory” experiments and recruitment materials. See below for additional details.

Institutional Learning Manager:

  • Refine the Academic Partnerships Learning Strategy to support the STAR project’s open access knowledge-sharing goals
  • Provide technical support to STAR project partners and institutional participants to develop and test knowledge sharing and partnership models, including leading the development of related materials and tools
  • Design, refine and manage the STAR project’s learning and knowledge management platforms and databases
  • Lead community engagement, content creation and management of the “Collaboration Laboratory”
  • Support an enabling environment that actively promotes learning, creativity, and a commitment to dialogue/sharing among LMIC and US-based academic institutions
  • Lead the development of Academic Partnerships and Communications (APC) team’s contributions to annual reports and workplans
  • Actively collaborate with the Communications Coordinator to ensure synergy between “Collaboration Laboratory” experiments and other communications materials
  • Keep abreast of new institutional learning approaches, tools and resources
  • Present STAR/USAID learning and knowledge management approaches, data, and tools at relevant conferences, consortium meetings, GH professional association events and workshops
  • Contribute to the mentorship of the Communications Coordinator for continuous project improvement and alignment with USAID/STAR’s goals
  • Other duties as assigned

Our ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in Knowledge Management, Strategic Communications, or Adult Learning preferred.
  • A minimum of 6 years of experience in knowledge management and organizational learning (in addition to educational experience)
  • At least 3 years’ experience creating and managing a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) strategy and/or plan.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in the following areas is strongly preferred: managing web platforms and online communities, e-learning and training, facilitation of groups, meetings, and events (both online and in-person), and managing and supporting communities of practice.
  • Experience working in or with communities from low and middle income countries (LIMCs)
  • Advanced proficiency with content management software such Drupal 8.4 or above, Apache, HTTP Server, MariaDB Server, and PHP scripting language a plus!

Important Information:

  • This is a full time (40 hours/week) position based in Washington, D.C.
  • This job requires light domestic and/or international travel
  • This job is eligible for PHI’s full suite of benefits including but not limited to medical, dental, and vision coverage, health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts, and generous paid time off

How to apply:

  • To apply for this opportunity, submit your cover letter, resume and supporting documents via this link
  • In your cover letter, please describe the extent of your related experience and why you feel you are an excellent candidate for this position

Thank you for your interest in working with us at PHI. Should you have any questions regarding this job opportunity, email our hiring team at We look forward to hearing from you!

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About the Organization

The Public Health Institute (PHI) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally and internationally. PHI was distinguished as one of the top 50 “Best Non-profit Organizations to Work For” by the Non-Profit Times in a national search.

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