Knowledge Management (KM)/Collaborative Learning and Adaptation (CLA) Specialist

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Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 10 August 2018

Job Description

Position Overview:

IBTCI is recruiting for a

Position Overview:

IBTCI is recruiting for a Knowledge Management (KM)/Collaborative Learning and Adaptation (CLA) specialist for an anticipated USAID Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Project (MEL) in Madagascar. The mission-wide platform will provide MEL services to USAID/Madagascar and its implementing partners (IP). The specialist will report to the Chief of Party and Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist. This position is contingent upon award and approval. This position is contingent upon award.

Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Build capacity for adapting to new learning and changes in context through effective approaches.
  • Facilitate collaborative planning sessions to finalize learning activities that address learning questions at the Mission.
  • Coordinate knowledge capturing, sharing and strategic learning to speed innovation and bring new innovations to the program.
  • Expand the network of professionals and institutions that collaborate on performance management and evaluation tasks for the contract.
  • Synthesize the findings from evaluations, assessments, and other sources for use in USAID project designs, communications, stakeholder coordination, and reporting.
  • Lead training tasks, and efforts to ensure evaluation findings and recommendations are transparent and distributed to relevant stakeholders.
  • Monitor the integration of project best practices and lessons learned in ongoing USAID project implementation, communications, and reporting.
  • Provide capacity building to USAID/Madagascar staff, inter-agency stakeholders, and implementing partners, on knowledge management concepts. Other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong background in evaluation and analysis of development programs, preferably initiatives funded by USAID.
  • At least five years’ experience in knowledge management, organizational learning and/or strategic learning, preferably in an international development context.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced and changing environment.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be willing to work and travel throughout Madagascar, including northern border states.
  • Experience in strategic planning, project design, institutional learning and/or knowledge management.
  • Previous experience working in Madagascar under USAID or other international donor programs.
  • Fluency in English, Fluency in French required.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal, analytical, and training skills.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Social Sciences, International Affairs, International Development, Policy Analysis, Economics, Public Administration.

Supervisory Responsibility: This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Working Environment: Work is typically performed in an office environment.

Physical Requirements: This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 20 lbs.

Travel: Travel throughout Madagascar is required.

No phone calls, please. All candidates will be acknowledged, but only final candidates for activities will be contacted.

IBTCI is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable anti-discrimination laws. We prohibit and do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment.

for an anticipated USAID Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Project (MEL) in Madagascar. The mission-wide platform will provide MEL services to USAID/Madagascar and its implementing partners (IP). The specialist will report to the Chief of Party and Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist. This position is contingent upon award and approval. This position is contingent upon award.

Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Build capacity for adapting to new learning and changes in context through effective approaches.
  • Facilitate collaborative planning sessions to finalize learning activities that address learning questions at the Mission.
  • Coordinate knowledge capturing, sharing and strategic learning to speed innovation and bring new innovations to the program.
  • Expand the network of professionals and institutions that collaborate on performance management and evaluation tasks for the contract.
  • Synthesize the findings from evaluations, assessments, and other sources for use in USAID project designs, communications, stakeholder coordination, and reporting.
  • Lead training tasks, and efforts to ensure evaluation findings and recommendations are transparent and distributed to relevant stakeholders.
  • Monitor the integration of project best practices and lessons learned in ongoing USAID project implementation, communications, and reporting.
  • Provide capacity building to USAID/Madagascar staff, inter-agency stakeholders, and implementing partners, on knowledge management concepts. Other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong background in evaluation and analysis of development programs, preferably initiatives funded by USAID.
  • At least five years’ experience in knowledge management, organizational learning and/or strategic learning, preferably in an international development context.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced and changing environment.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be willing to work and travel throughout Madagascar, including northern border states.
  • Experience in strategic planning, project design, institutional learning and/or knowledge management.
  • Previous experience working in Madagascar under USAID or other international donor programs.
  • Fluency in English, Fluency in French required.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal, analytical, and training skills.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Social Sciences, International Affairs, International Development, Policy Analysis, Economics, Public Administration.

Supervisory Responsibility: This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Working Environment: Work is typically performed in an office environment.

Physical Requirements: This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 20 lbs.

Travel: Travel throughout Madagascar is required.

No phone calls, please. All candidates will be acknowledged, but only final candidates for activities will be contacted.

IBTCI is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable anti-discrimination laws. We prohibit and do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment.

About the Organization

International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over one hundred countries and implemented over two hundred projects. IBTCI serves government agencies, private sector companies, and several donor agencies. IBTCI specializes in Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) across many sectors including, but not limited to, conflict and crisis, democracy and governance, economic growth, education, environment, and global health.

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