QED is a global consulting firm with more than 20 years of experience providing data-driven and insightful solutions in close to 100 countries. We are passionate about transforming lives through knowledge-based solutions. Leveraging deep expertise in monitoring, evaluation, global health, and learning, we help our clients collect, analyze, visualize, and ultimately use data in more effective ways. Our work maximizes results through the use of cutting-edge technologies and innovation, organizational development, and evidence-based decision-making.
QED’s full time Learning Event and Knowledge Exchange Lead will provide guidance, management, and oversight in the areas of knowledge generation and capture, learning events (in-person and online), training, and strength the project and our clients’ capacity to deliver and engage in learning activities in the U.S. and throughout the world. The position will be dedicated to USAID’s Feed the Future Knowledge, Data, Learning and Training (KDLT) project. The project’s objective is to improve the USAID Bureau for Food Security (in transition to the Bureau for Resilience and Food Security, or RFS) capacity for and quality of knowledge-sharing, data management and analysis, organizational learning, and training in support of adaptive management of Feed the Future in alignment with the Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS). Activities through KDLT will provide RFS, Feed the Future Missions, interagency partners, and implementing partners with concrete support and tools to capture, share, and access knowledge that helps to improve the effectiveness of Feed the Future programs, leading to strengthen resilience, improved nutrition and reduced poverty in Feed the Future target countries.
The Learning Event and Knowledge Exchange Lead for KDLT will work closely with other project result leads to ensure optimal integration across the learning spectrum. This position will report to the Senior KM/OL Advisor and directly supervise staff engaged in KM, events, and training as well as engage with USAID subject matter and KM experts in such areas as international agriculture, nutrition, climate adaptation, resilience, water security, sanitation and hygiene, and others.
- Serve as the key point of contact for implementing KDLT Knowledge Management and Learning activities, support as lead as requested scoping of new activity requests under the direction of the Sr KM/OL Advisor and ensure appropriate KDLT staff are engaged to execute
- Manage knowledge generation, capture, and sharing opportunities (such as events and product development) in a growing range of technical areas
- Establish, articulate, and promote a compendium on KDLT best practices in adult learning, instructional design principles, learner-centered design, management of conference and events, and related areas
- Prepare a set of documents that lay out event/conference options/approaches and related advantages and disadvantages for use in scoping new activities with clients
- Work with the Digital Communications and Web team to configure website functionalities based on content requirements and support the creation and update of new content and online activities as it relates to learning events
- Support the Chief of Party, Advisors, and KDLT staff to ensure requirements and good practices for products, events, trainings, and other KM and learning activities are clear and documented
- Identify more creative, efficient, and effective ways to engage audiences and facilitate sharing and collaboration
- Ensure all deadlines are met, including deliverables and reporting requirements
- Support the implementation of the KDLT and RFS learning strategies
- Work with the KDLT Advisors, other Result Leads, and USAID partners as relevant to continuously identify needs and analyze results to develop new learning programs or modify and improve the effectiveness of existing programs
- Support the Senior KM/OL Advisor and OD Advisor as requested to plan and implement retreats, team-building programs, and strategic planning initiatives
- Embrace KDLT core values of collaboration, quality, mutual respect, and results in all work and engagement
Education – Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred and/or equivalent education/work experience in a related field (i.e., international development, agriculture, knowledge management, public policy)
Experience – A minimum of seven (7) years relevant (and ideally progressively responsible) work experience in the area of program and/or knowledge management with a focus on event management
Key Skills –
- Highly experienced in project management, team planning, and organization, to include workplan development and team tasking, resource management, and guidance
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to offer ideas for knowledge management products, services, and approaches
- Experience working on international development issues with working knowledge of and interest in food security strongly preferred
- Excellent attention to detail, organizational and process management and facilitation skills
- Demonstrated comfort, confidence, and effectiveness providing KM and learning services for diverse client groups in a broad variety of settings in the US and internationally, as well as virtually
- Ability to listen, absorb, and synthesize, orally and in writing, the key themes from data gathered in interviews, background documents, and group discussions
Preferred Skills and Experience –
- Interest and experience in applying technology for knowledge management and learning
- Life and/or work experience in developing countries
- Interest and experience in applying technology for knowledge management and learning, web 2.0, and user centered design (Drupal experience a plus)
- Familiarity working with USAID
To apply for this position please follow the following steps:
- Complete the online application.
- Attach your resume/CV.
- Click on this link to complete a USAID Biodata/1420 form, fill out the form, sign it, and attach/upload it to your application (leave the info in pink blank).
- You may also include other documents such as cover letter and/or a work sample.
- Submit your application, resume/CV, completed biodata, and any additional documents.
Please note that applications submitted by other means; or without either a resume/CV and/or biodata may not be considered. Only finalists will be contacted; no phone calls please.
The QED Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. AA/V/D. Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.