Knowledge Management Specialist, USAID/Honduras Monitoring and Evaluation Support for Collaborative Learning and Adapting (MESCLA 2.0), Tegucigalpa, Honduras

  • Posted on 22 April 2021

Job Description

Proposal Summary:

USAID/Honduras MESCLA 2.0 is an anticipated project that will serve as a follow-on to a current contract that supports the Mission and its partners with more strategic and results-oriented approaches to monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL). MESCLA 2.0 will design and implement evaluations, studies and assessments by providing expert analysis. This project will provide USAID/Honduras with project and activity evaluation, performance monitoring, knowledge management, communications and performance management support services in alignment with the USAID’s Evaluation Policy and the Journey to Self-Reliance (J2SR). This is expected to be a five year project.

Position Summary:

MSI is seeking a qualified Knowledge Management Specialist to serve on the anticipated MESCLA 2.0 project. This position entails holding primary responsibility for creating and overseeing knowledge management systems needed to organize and share information within the USAID/Honduras Mission. This is a full-time position based in Tegucigalpa. Honduran local nationals are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop resources to create, capture, organize, translate, share and apply knowledge to improve USAID/Honduras MEL efforts.
  • Build capacity for adapting to new learning and changes in context through targeted approaches.

· 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.
  • In collaboration with the Chief of Party and other senior staff, assume a leadership role in identifying critical knowledge gaps and needs related to key strategic risks and assumptions.
  • Develop resources and learning products to create, capture, organize, translate, share and apply knowledge to improve USAID Honduras’s programming.
  • Lead program planning analysis and coordinate/oversee research, planning, higher level contextual analysis and other investigations prioritized in the Mission’s CLA Agenda.
  • Coordinate, plan, and implement institutional learning activities relevant to the achievement of USAID/Honduras’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.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of five (5) years of work experience in institutional learning, research, analysis, knowledge management, communication or a similar field.
  • A master’s degree in a field relevant to development assistance, such as international affairs, political science, sociology, economics, business, public administration, development studies, organizational development, communications, or a closely related field is preferred.
  • Familiarity with analysis and evaluation of development assistance programs.
  • Computer literacy and strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of direct experience creating knowledge management products including experience with training products, websites, implementation plans, theories of change, or similar products.
  • Prior work experience in Honduras preferred.
  • Familiarity with international development projects. USAID experience preferred.
  • English language fluency required and Spanish proficiency preferred

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

Reasonable Accommodations: MSI is dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations during the application process, please email MSI.Dept.HRRecruiting@tetratechinc.onmicrosoft.com with “Reasonable Accommodations” in the title. Our recruitment team looks forward to engaging in an interactive process to provide reasonable accommodations for candidates.

About the Organization

Company Profile:

MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Kenya, Indonesia, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Colombia and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with organizations across all sectors of international development to support clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program to national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

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