The Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) Advisor is a senior member of the project team and serves as a lead for tasks in areas that include as synthesis of learning information, convening workgroups to review lessons and results from monitoring and analytic activities, and working with USAID and partners to identify data needs and share lessons related to the achievement of program objectives.
Specific tasks may include : identify and test challenges related to development theories of change; fill critical gaps in technical understanding related to the achievement of development objectives, and;
ensure learning is disseminated, understood and applied.
Serve as subject matter expert and focal point for CLA tasks and initiatives.
Identify and fill knowledge gaps in USAID and IP programs, including challenges and information gaps related to theories of change in strategies and activity designs.
Design and manage learning symposia and other events to promote knowledge and learning for USAID and implementing partners.
Execute training and capacity building tasks to ensure CLA and performance management efforts by partners are more effective.
Provide training and reviews of USAID and partner learning plans.
Capture results and measure impacts from project activities and develop mechanisms to disseminate those lessons and integrate the lessons in development programming.
Master’s degree in a social science, development studies or related field preferred.
Five (5) years of direct experience in one or more of the following fields : monitoring & evaluation, organizational capacity building, organizational development or training.
Three (3) years of experience designing and delivering training or other learning sessions for adult audiences.
Proven ability to lead teams and to work collaboratively with colleagues and counterparts.
Strong self-initiative : ability to implement and manage program activities proactively, without waiting for instructions.
University degree in a relevant subject.
Strong English language speaking and writing capabilities.
Open communications style.
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
MSI is an EEO / AA / ADA Veterans Employer.