ACDI/VOCA Strategic Learning Lead, Kenya Development Food Security Activity Jobs in Kenya

ACDI/VOCA Strategic Learning Lead, Kenya Development Food Security Activity Jobs in Kenya

Since 1963 and in 146 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 delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society.

Strategic Learning Lead, Kenya DFSA

  • ACDI/VOCA is promptly seeking a Strategic Learning Lead for the upcoming USAID Title II Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) in Kenya.
  • The DFSA in Kenya is anticipated to be a multi-year project to address the underlying causes of chronic food insecurity.
  • The activity will aim to sustainably reduce levels of acute malnutrition and increase food security in the most vulnerable households in northern Kenya.
  • To achieve this, the ACDI/VOCA team will ensure the implementation of interventions designed to increase incomes, ensure access to nutritious food year-round, improve household nutrition and hygiene practices, and strengthen governance in communities affected by shocks and stresses.
  • The Strategic Learning Lead, a member of senior management team, will play a critical role in translating formative and implementation research findings into an evidence-based activity design.
  • S/he will be responsible for improving peer-to-peer learning, knowledge sharing and application, activity-based capacity strengthening, data utilization, and collaboration, learning and adaptation (CLA).

  • Provide technical leadership in development and application of methods and tools for successful peer-to-peer learning, knowledge sharing and application, evidence and data utilization
  • Manage the process of project learning to ensure knowledge from a range of sources – pilot and intervention experiences, performance monitoring data, staff and partner observations, research studies, contextual trends, etc. - is effectively analyzed, shared and applied
  • Organize and facilitate regular staff and partner meetings to share experiences and lessons, and brainstorm ways to apply new learning in day-to-day as well as strategic plans
  • Ensure collaboration and learning across all
    projects in the applicants selected implementation area
  • Ensure the interventions includes active, intentional, and adaptive learning within and across multi-sectoral activities
  • Work closely with the Research and Design and M&E Leads to ensure intentional learning and knowledge application throughout all phases of the project
  • Coordinate and collaborate with research staff, the Technical Steering Committee, and other GoK and USAID stakeholders and partners

  • Advanced degree in nutrition, public health, economics, organizational learning, international development or other relevant sectors required
  • Minimum 5 years of field experience in developing and implementing learning strategies
    Knowledge of USAID’s CLA approach and/or trends in food security M&E required
  • Proven experience leading project teams in the process of regularly capturing and analyzing information, reflecting on its implications for current practice, and adapting accordingly to support and improve development outcomes
  • Proven leadership skills and demonstrated experience collaborating with diverse stakeholders including research institutions, think tanks, government agencies, donor, and local communities
  • Understanding of Theory of Change desired
  • A record of successful performance in Sub-Saharan Africa context required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Fluency in English required

    How to Apply:
  • Please apply directly online at The applications will be reviewed promptly upon receipt, only finalists will be contacted.
  • ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply.
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 1st April 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; ACDI/VOCA Strategic Learning Lead, Kenya Development Food Security Activity Jobs in Kenya

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