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Job Title: Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Specialist
Department/Location: Bridgetown, Barbados
Reports To: Project Director
Type: Regular Full-Time
Classification: This is a managerial, exempt level position and is not eligible for overtime pay.
Overview: IBTCI is seeking a Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Specialist to provide technical and advisory services to assist the USAID Mission in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean (USAID/ESC) in monitoring, evaluation, learning and reporting of results. The total estimated period of performance for this Task Order is expected to be five years, from spring 2021 to spring 2026. This position is contingent upon award.
Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:
- Develop, refine, and implement a robust learning agenda/framework for continuous learning, collaborating, and adapting for project staff, partners, donors, host country government counterparts and other stakeholders;
- Build capacity of staff, government counterparts, and other stakeholders in program monitoring and evaluation, data collection and management, and CLA methods as necessary;
- Facilitate collaborative planning sessions to finalize learning activities that address learning questions of relevance to key stakeholders;
- Coordinate knowledge capturing, sharing and strategic learning to speed innovation and bring new innovations to the program;
- Synthesize the findings from evaluations, assessments, special studies, and other sources for use in USAID project designs, communications, stakeholder coordination, and reporting;
- Oversee the compilation and dissemination of information from both quantitative and qualitative data on successful and promising approaches, lessons learned and other program results to local, national and regional-level intergovernmental bodies, donors, partners and other stakeholders;
- Promote forums which facilitate collaboration, learning and action as a result of this information.
- Provide capacity building on knowledge management, actionable learning, and adaptive management approaches;
- Participate in field research including data collection and analysis;
- Assist with the development and completion of the following deliverables: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Plan, Quarterly Progress Reports, and Annual Performance Report.
- Assist with conducting briefings with USAID and other stakeholders, when necessary;
- Participate with other team members in tasks such as data triangulation, presentations, and report writing;
- Adhere to USAID, IBTCI, and local rules, regulations, and standard operating procedures (including USAID FARS and ADS);
- Adhere to IBTCI project communication protocol;
- Other duties as assigned.
- At least 5 years’ experience in knowledge management, organizational learning, and/or strategic learning, preferably in an international development context;
- Experience in strategic planning, project design, institutional learning and/or knowledge management;
- Prior experience with USAID activities, including strong conceptual knowledge of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) and how that ties into USAID’s CLA framework;
- Demonstrated skill and experience in facilitating groups, meetings, and events (both online and in-person), resulting in collaborative decision-making, agreed upon action items/priorities, and strong outcomes.
- Strong oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal, analytical, and training skills;
- Proven track record of evaluation of capacity strengthening activities at institutional and community level;
- Strong analytical, synthesis, report writing, and presentation skills and ability to deliver on time;
- Fluency in spoken and written English.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in organizational learning, knowledge management, or other related area of expertise; Master’s degree preferred.
- Strong background in evaluation and analysis of development programs, preferably initiatives funded by USAID;
- Expertise in working with a variety of stakeholders, including host country government personnel, NGO partners, international donor agencies and other stakeholders;
- Demonstrated experience in qualitative data collection, and experienced in using key informant interviews, focus groups, and interactive tools to generate qualitative information and learning from the data;
- Sectoral work in climate change, youth and workforce development, disaster and emergency preparedness, gender analysis, and/or government capacity strengthening;
- Experience working on development projects in the Caribbean.
Working Environment: Work is typically performed in an office environment, with short-term periods for data collection in the field.
Physical Requirements: This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 20 lbs.
Supervisory Responsibilities: This position may have supervisory responsibilities.
Travel: This position may start remotely but may convert to an in-country position when COVID-19 restrictions allow it. Travel eventually will be required on a needs-basis to any or all of the following countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago.
Work Authorization: Must be authorized to work in Barbados.
About the Organization:
IBTCI has been in business since 1987. We specialize in Monitoring, Evaluation, Research & Learning (MERL), Institutional Support (IS), Financial & Risk Management (FRM), Supply Chain Management & Procurement (SCMP); Social & Behavior Change (SBC) and Capacity Building. We provide these services across many sectors including, but not limited to, agriculture, resilience & food security, conflict & crisis, democracy & governance, economic growth & trade, education, energy & Infrastructure, environment & climate change, global health & WASH and humanitarian and disaster assistance. At IBTCI, our colleagues are encouraged to collaborate and be part of the solution while getting the tools and guidance needed to grow and support our clients’ missions.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
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