The Mission encourages the Offeror to consider recruiting qualified Liberian nationals for key personnel positions to build local capacity in Liberia. The Contractor will deploy the COP and DCOP in Monrovia within 30 days from the contract award date. All other key personnel will be deployed in Monrovia within 60 days of the contract award date. All key personnel must have fluent (Level IV) English language proficiency.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
● Develop resources to create, capture, organize, translate, share, and apply knowledge to improve USAID Liberia’s programs.
● Build capacity for adapting to new learning and changes in context through effective approaches.
● Coordinate knowledge capturing, sharing and strategic learning to speed innovation and bring new innovations to the Mission’s programmatic work in country.
● Coordinate, plan, and implement institutional learning activities relevant to the achievement of USAID/Liberia’s CDCS goals and objectives, such as special studies, pauses and reflection activities, after action reviews, briefings, and communities of practices, learning events and/or seminars.
● Assist the Mission’s CLA Coordinator in strengthening systems and processes that promote and facilitate efficient learning and knowledge-sharing.
● Track best practices in knowledge management and adult learning to incorporate new or improved learning tools and approaches into the overall Mission’s CLA program.
● As assigned, gather and disseminate knowledge and information on best practices for high priority, cross-cutting Mission activities, such as human and institutional capacity development, youth development/empowerment and opportunity, and gender equality.
● In collaboration with the Chief of Party and other senior LSA staff, assume a leadership role in identifying critical knowledge gaps and needs related to key strategic risks and assumptions identified in the Mission’s CDCS, including political dynamics and commitment in relation to Liberia’s development policies and goals.
● Lead program planning analysis and coordinate/oversee research, planning, higher level contextual analysis, and other investigations prioritized in the Mission’s CLA Agenda. This would further entail assisting USAID staff with planning future programs and activities.
EDUCATION, REQUIREMENTS, AND MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
The Knowledge Management Advisor (KMA) will assist the Mission’s Collaborating, Learning and Adapting Coordinator in assembling, synthesizing and communicating information and analysis to Mission staff, IPs, and other Liberian development partners. The KMA must have an advanced degree in a field relevant to development assistance, such as international affairs, political science, sociology, economics, statistics, business, public administration, development studies, organizational development, communications, or a closely related field.
In addition, the successful candidate must have a minimum of five years of progressively responsible, professional work experience in institutional learning, research, analysis, knowledge management and communication. A strong background in analysis and evaluation of development assistance programs and experience in the application of statistical methods is desirable. This position requires individual initiative, self-direction, and strong inter-personal skills. The selected individual must be computer literate and possess superior oral and written communication skills.