Since 1963 and in 148 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 designs and delivers technical and management solutions in agriculture, economic growth, and resilience to promote economic prosperity and social inclusion.
Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Director, Myanmar
ACDI/VOCA is seeking a CLA Director for the USAID Agriculture and Food Systems Development Activity (AFDA) in Myanmar. AFDA facilitates the transformation of agriculture and food systems by increasing productivity, inclusiveness, and competitiveness of the agricultural market system in the zone of influence (ZOI) such as Kachin State, Shan State, Mandalay Region, Sagaing Region and Magway Region.
The CLA Director will centralize many of the critical project support components that, collectively, influence CLA within a project, and better enable sustainable and effective project outcomes; this includes oversight of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning unit. The CLA Director will facilitate cross-component learning and collaboration, overseeing the project functions of communications, training, and behavior change, and leveraging these various functions to advance CLA efforts throughout the technical implementation teams. They will work closely with the M&E Manager to ensure performance data is relevant and useful and is analyzed regularly to enable reflection, adaptation, and continuous improvement. They will develop adaptive management processes and tools that facilitate purposeful experimentation and pivots in strategy and tactics based on planned experiments. Additionally, the CLA Director will lead training on CLA for staff and partners and continually adapt and improve the project’s CLA Plan.