Technical Learning Coordinator

Washington, D. C., District of Columbia, United States
Apply by 15 April 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 16 March 2018

Job Description

Since 1963 and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development, and food security to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil societies. ACDI/VOCA has approximately 50 projects in 30 countries and total revenues of approximately $174 million.

We are searching for a Technical Learning Coordinator that will be responsible for providing highly proficient primary support to Technical Learning and Applications (TLA) Division activities, generating information and assisting in the development of organizational and practice area initiatives, with on-going support of TLA’s Market Systems and Empowerment and Resilience (including content areas of gender, nutrition, youth, and social and behavior change) technical teams, participation in TLA projects and new business proposals, as well as development and packaging of tools and approaches.


Primary activities include but are not limited to: maintain and contribute to development of TLA communication and knowledge management tools; support tool development with research, formatting, editing and tracking functions; facilitate development of training sessions on technical and operational issues; compile and distribute scheduling, technical and M&E to facilitate effective TLA engagement in project reviews; research and generate background reports quickly, tailored to specific needs, including LEAP project M&E data, desk research for projects and proposals, etc.; coordinate tasks with Project Assistants assigned to provide services for the TLA division; may be required to travel to projects, to engage in the pilot testing of tools; prepare and submit procurement and contract paperwork to A&C; support TLA specialists with the collation, analysis and reporting of monitoring and evaluation data; contribute to organizational and practice area improvements by serving on task forces; and collect approval signatures necessary for authentication, notary, power of attorney and other forms.

In addition, this position will be responsible for tracking TLA engagement in proposal capture and preparation phases. They will conduct proposal-specific or general research, on topics related to potential or actual proposal efforts, such as competition, potential partners, country context or technical issues affecting potential program implementation. Also, they will support new business activities pre-solicitation by networking with partners and consultants, collecting preliminary documentation, and tracking potential new business leads. The Technical Learning Coordinator will serve as a proposal coordinator and generate and present technical and financial (budgets) information in a compelling format requiring minimal correction. They will also contribute to writing proposal sections for new proposals and support efforts in acquiring business with alternative models.


Minimum Qualifications require a Master’s degree in International Development, Agriculture, Economics, Health or other related field. Additional years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of an advanced degree. Minimum of two years of experience, including overseas work, in international development or related field. Experience with multi-media applications, Excel, Word, Power Point and other Microsoft programs. Demonstrated excellence in oral, written and reading comprehension abilities. Fluency in English required, additional language skills, including French or Spanish are desired. Ability and willingness to travel internationally.

About the Organization

ACDI/VOCA is a private, nonprofit organization that promotes broad-based economic growth and the development of civil society in emerging democracies and developing countries. Offering a comprehensive range of technical assistance services, ACDI/VOCA addresses the most pressing and intractable development problems. Driven by the goal of adding value to local enterprise, which underlies prosperity and stability, ACDI/VOCA works in five main practice areas: * Agribusiness * Enterprise Development * Financial Services * Community Development * Food Security The ACDI/VOCA Difference ACDI/VOCA has a proven record of development success dating back more than 45 years. This experience coupled with operational integrity, technical expertise and the ability to operate at scale means that clients and partners can always expect positive results from ACDI/VOCA. ACDI/VOCA is also distinguished by its: * identity as a nonprofit that means business * proficiency at grassroots, self-help organizing * private sector and market orientation * dedication to beneficiary gains in income, jobs and savings * leadership in value chain approaches to enterprise development * legacy of lasting institutions and organizations * vast talent bank * experience working on a regional/global scale * network of U.S. and international partners * systems approach to technical solutions and operations * grants-management capacity * cutting-edge approaches to fragile/failing states, trade capacity building, public-private partnership, information and communications technology and integrated HIV/AIDS programming * experience with large indefinite quantity contracts (IQCs)