Senior Technical Advisor, Learning Solutions

United States
Apply by 10 August 2018
Posted on 11 July 2018

Job Description

RTI International•s International Development Group seeks an experienced and dynamic Senior Technical Advisor for Integrated Learning Solutions (ILS) practice, to provide a range of learning and advisory services, and technical assistance to USAID-funded clients.• RTI International has been USAID•s training program development partner for over a decade. Our team is committed to this partnership effort to transform USAID into a learning organization. The Integrated Learning Solutions (ILS) team designs competency-based programs that blend facilitator-led sessions, e-learning, retreats, coaching, and knowledge management. Job Summary Senior Technical Advisor will provide senior level management and technical assistance to Integrated Learning Solutions projects and assigned USG clients. S/he will be responsible for overall project performance to client requirements and satisfaction, and in conformance with RTI policies, procedures and guidelines. May perform the role of a Project Manager as needed. The position will report to the Director for Integrated Learning Solutions. • Specific Responsibilities Technical Leadership for Current and Future Portfolio Needs• - Conduct periodic agency-wide needs assessments, as requested. - Perform outreach and communication activities for programs and recommend learning-related solutions, tools and systems (e.g. developing content for website, learning strategy, etc.). - Provide strategic guidance and facilitation support to senior level working groups. - Lead the development of learning strategies and identification of learning and performance improvement best practices. - Assist with research, planning, design and implementation of learning activities. - Coordinating and working with the ILS Director to identify and discuss agency wide learning solutions strategy. - Draft and/or contribute to blogs, technical articles, papers, reports on key training and facilitation topics. - Draft and/or contribute to presentations, seminars and workshops on international development topics. - Identify opportunities that will contribute to the growth of ILS practice. - Perform business development tasks: maintaining relationships with the client, coordinating meetings, developing technical and cost approaches, making bid/no bid recommendations, identifying and securing teaming partners.• - Contribute or lead the development of technical proposals, white papers, or concept notes in response to client needs. - Engage in additional business development activities as needed. Senior Project Management - Responsible for project management schedules, budget, and contractual deliverables. - Maintain relationships with key sector partners (large and small business), consultants, and stakeholders. - Ensure project documentation, deliverables and data are maintained consistently in accordance with policies and standards for RTI/ILS. - Draft report sections for external clients and Professional Development initiatives within the ILS portfolio. - May directly supervise Chief of Party and/or Project Management Team staff (Project Coordinators, Project Associates, etc.). - Mentor, and develop staff within the technical portfolio. - Perform other duties as assigned.
Required Skills and Qualifications: Education and Experience Bachelor•s Degree in relevant social science or related field and 20 years of related work experience; or Master•s Degree in relevant social science or related field and 15 years of related work experience; or - Experience in project management, administration and operational support in international development. - Demonstrated experience in designing, facilitating and evaluating tailored learning activities, across a variety of themes, forums and stakeholders. - Experience working with project management teams and matrix environment.• - Proven technical experience with applicable technical area (e.g. adult leaning, learning best practices)• - Management experience required.• Field supervisory management preferred. - Experience supporting and working with small businesses to implement projects preferred. • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities - Advanced understanding of Professional Development strategies within an international development context.• - Proven ability to manage and support complex portfolios. - PMP course work or certification preferred.• - Advanced proficiency in project operational management and support skills and abilities. - Proven ability to work across technical and operational areas within practice area and division. - Expert knowledge in project management practices in international development. - Strong client relationship management skills and abilities.• - Strong report writing skills and abilities. - Advanced knowledge and skill with MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel. - Excellent ability in communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills. - Excellent interpersonal skills and ability.•

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