Senior Technical Advisor, Learning Solutions

United States
Apply by 10 August 2018
Senior-level
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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