Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting Specialist

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Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting Specialist

  • Post Date:May 23, 2024
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  • Career Level Specialist
    Qualification Master’s Degree
    Experience 5-10 Years
  • Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

Location: Harare, Zimbabwe with travel in the country at times.

SoCha LLC is preparing a response to provide Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) and technical services to the USAID/Zimbabwe Mission under an anticipated MEL activity. The anticipated objectives of the Activity will be to assist the Mission with strategy and activity-level performance monitoring, evaluation, and learning, improve knowledge management, enhance the use of data and evidence in programmatic decision-making, and improve the Mission’s and implementing partners’ MEL capacity.

SoCha is seeking a qualified individual to fill the role of Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Specialist. This position will be full-time and based in Harare. This role is for a proposal position and is contingent on award and funding.

Scope of Work

Responsibilities of the CLA Specialist will include:

  • Track progress on the Mission-wide CLA Plan and support its implementation.
  • Review Implementing Partner (IP) Activity CLA Plans at the request of COR/AORs.
  • Lead CLA capacity building/training activities for Mission staff, IPs and other Mission. stakeholders (e.g., local development organizations). This includes supporting curriculum and materials development and facilitating the activities.
  • Facilitate pause & reflect activities and After-Action Reviews (AARs).
  • Work with USAID to coordinate the CLA Champions group meetings and share new and timely CLA resources with them.
  • Lead on CLA case study development, conducting information collection and knowledge capture activities and drafting knowledge products.
  • Work with the SoCha technical team to advise on Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning for Adaptive Management (MEL4AM) approaches.
  • Support knowledge capture and exit interviews of departing Mission staff.
  • Support development of learning agendas, implementation of the learning activities included in the learning agendas (including learning events) and track progress.
  • Support data analysis on CLA index and other organizational development-related AMELP indicators.
  • Coordinate status updates on Mission Office goal progress.
  • Event management of Mission commissioned events.
  • General facilitation and rapporteur support.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree in organizational development, communications, social sciences, business management or a related field.
  • At least five (5) years of experience with event management, facilitation, CLA, organizational learning, adaptive management, change management, monitoring and evaluation, communications and/or knowledge management in the private sector or international development sector.
  • Strong facilitation skills with experience designing and delivering learning events, meetings, and trainings.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with local professionals, international donor organizations, civil society and private sector, host country government counterparts, and other implementing partners in developing countries.
  • Professional communication skills and strong proficiency in written and spoken English.

Position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been identified.