Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Advisor, USAID/Ethiopia Highlands Resilience Platform for Adaptive Learning (R-PAL), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Dexis Consulting Group (Dexis)

Contract
Addis Ababa
Posted 1 week ago

Job Features

Job CategoryProject Management(NGO/International Org)

Collaborating Learning and Adapting (CLA) Advisor USAID/Ethiopia Highlands Resilience Platform for Adaptive Learning (R-PAL)

Job ID : 2021-2455

# of Openings : 1

Job Locations : ET

Job Area : Implementation and Management Solutions

Clearance Level : Not applicable

Type : Proposal

About Us

Are you passionate about driving programs focused on foreign assistance? Do you want to be part of an organization that offers meaningful assignments and opportunities to expand your skills and expertise? At Dexis you will experience a corporate culture of inclusiveness fairness and trust. You will be given the means and mentorship needed to succeed and your creativity will be rewarded.

About the Position

Dexis is seeking an experienced Collaborating Learning and Adapting (CLA) Advisor for an upcoming multi-year regional contract with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Ethiopia Mission. The Highlands Resilience Platform for Adaptive Learning (R-PAL) project will support the USAID TIGER Project – both its staff and its key stakeholders – to be more efficient effective transparent and skilled in achieving development outcomes through the use of evidence adaptive management techniques and Collaborating Learning and Adapting (CLA) practices that enable increased resilience for the chronically vulnerable in the Highlands.

This is a long-term position expected to start in late 2021. The position is contingent upon contract award. Local nationals are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities

  • Implement adaptive management techniques and CLA practices.
  • Coordinate plan and implement institutional learning activities relevant to the achievement of the USAID/ Highlands Resilience Platform for Adaptive Learning Activity and USAID’s goals and objectives
  • Facilitate trainings and processes between implementation partners USAID and others. Communicate with training experts in finalizing the training materials.
  • Facilitate learning events and processes.
  • Develop learning agendas to inform future activity design and adjustments to current implementation
  • Track best practices in knowledge management and adult learning to incorporate new or improved learning tools and approaches
  • Gather and disseminate knowledge and information on best practices for high priority cross-cutting Mission activities
  • Serve as a resource for organizational change management within USAID Missions

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant work experience and a bachelor’s degree or nine (9) years of relevant work experience without a bachelor’s degree. Relevant experience entails working in complex high-speed and/or challenging field operations
  • A minimum of two (2) years of supervisory experience
  • At least three (3) years of experience in managing USAID or other bilaterally funded projects in the region and dealing with a similar subject manner.
  • Financial management experience including budgeting financial management (tracking reporting and accounting) and procurement
  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills with demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively with a wide range of staff and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience in effectively backstopping and supporting long- and short-term consultants
  • Fluency in English (written and verbal)

Preferred Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a field relevant to development assistance such as international affairs public administration development studies or other related field. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible professional work experience in knowledge management organizational learning analysis facilitation and strategic communications
  • Experience facilitating learning collaboration and organizational change management
  • Experience organizing and leading trainings and workshops on organizational learning and knowledge management with USAID implementation partners and other participants
  • Familiarity with monitoring & evaluation and systems thinking preferred
  • Fluency in English (written and verbal).

Are you looking for a company that offers meaningful program assignments and opportunities to develop professional skills and expertise? At Dexis staff are empowered to be part of the decision-making process and collaborate with colleagues and management across the company to satisfy our clients. We create transparency in our operations with our clients and employees; and we offer our people opportunities to grow and challenge themselves in meaningful ways. Dexis follows a find a way or make a way business directive and we’re paving the way for innovative management solutions in the global development and security assistance arenas worldwide. As a Dexis employee you will be challenged empowered and mentored. That’s how Dexis goes all in. How will you?

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Only those applicants who meet the above criteria will be contacted for interview.

Dexis is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race color religion sex sexual orientation age national origin citizenship physical or mental handicap or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran of the US Armed Forces.

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  • Implement adaptive management techniques and CLA practices.
  • Coordinate plan and implement institutional learning activities relevant to the achievement of the USAID/ Highlands Resilience Platform for Adaptive Learning Activity and USAID’s goals and objectives
  • Facilitate trainings and processes between implementation partners USAID and others. Communicate with training experts in finalizing the training materials.
  • Facilitate learning events and processes.
  • Develop learning agendas to inform future activity design and adjustments to current implementation
  • Track best practices in knowledge management and adult learning to incorporate new or improved learning tools and approaches
  • Gather and disseminate knowledge and information on best practices for high priority cross-cutting Mission activities
  • Serve as a resource for organizational change management within USAID Missions
  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant work experience and a bachelor’s degree or nine (9) years of relevant work experience without a bachelor’s degree. Relevant experience entails working in complex high-speed and/or challenging field operations
  • A minimum of two (2) years of supervisory experience
  • At least three (3) years of experience in managing USAID or other bilaterally funded projects in the region and dealing with a similar subject manner.
  • Financial management experience including budgeting financial management (tracking reporting and accounting) and procurement
  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills with demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively with a wide range of staff and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience in effectively backstopping and supporting long- and short-term consultants
  • Fluency in English (written and verbal)
  • Bachelor’s degree in a field relevant to development assistance such as international affairs public administration development studies or other related field. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible professional work experience in knowledge management organizational learning analysis facilitation and strategic communications
  • Experience facilitating learning collaboration and organizational change management
  • Experience organizing and leading trainings and workshops on organizational learning and knowledge management with USAID implementation partners and other participants
  • Familiarity with monitoring & evaluation and systems thinking preferred
  • Fluency in English (written and verbal).

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