ChildFund International Strategic Learning Lead Jobs in Kenya

ChildFund International Strategic Learning Lead Jobs in Kenya

Kenya Red Cross Society is one of the largest humanitarian organizations in Kenya. Our mission is to timely, effectively and innovatively deliver humanitarian services with respect, in solidarity and accountability to our stakeholders, our communities and affected populations.

KRCS is seeking a qualified person for the position of Strategic Learning Lead for an anticipated 5-year USAID Food For Peace (FFP) Development Food Security Activities (DFSA) in Kenya.

The project focuses on sustainably reducing levels of acute malnutrition in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs), in Isiolo, Marsabit, Samburu and Turkana counties.

The project will be implemented in two phases, from October 2019 to September 2025; (1) Phase 1 will focus on researching, testing approaches and collaboratively designing a context-sensitive, multi-sectoral activity to sustainably reduce acute malnutrition; and (2) Phase 2 will focus on activity implementation and system and institutional strengthening to manage nutrition interventions.

KRCS will be putting in an application in response to the FFP DFSA request for applications in collaboration with other consortium partners.

Overall Purpose:

Under the supervision of the Chief of Party, The Strategic Learning Lead, will coordinate the translation of the formative and implementation research findings into an evidence-based activity design for the phase 2 transition plan and implementation.

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) within and across multi-sectoral activities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure collaboration and learning across all projects and sectors in the implementation area
  • Translating formative and implementation research findings into an evidence-based activity design for the Transition Plan and for implementation
  • Ensure the activity includes active, intentional, and adaptive learning within and across its multisectoral activities
  • 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
  • Improve peer-to-peer learning, knowledge sharing and application, activity-based capacity strengthening, evidence and data utilization, and
    Collaboration Learning and Adaptation
  • Coordinate and collaborate with research staff, the Technical Steering Committee, and other GoK and USAID stakeholders and partners

    Desired Competencies
  • Should have an in-depth understanding of applicable research methods and project design
  • 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
  • Strong management and interpersonal skills and excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Strong mentoring and facilitation skills
  • Ability to network and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders  Experience working in low resource environments.
  • Demonstrated experience in adaptive management and learning techniques is highly encouraged
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to influence and interface with senior members of the business/Society
  • Self-motivation and strong team spirit
  • Ability to effectively handle and manage interpersonal conflict.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity.

    Minimum Qualifications
  • A relevant bachelor’s degree in nutrition or food security. A master’s and/ or PHD will be an added advantage
  • Minimum five years’ relevant experience
  • Knowledge of USAID’s Collaboration Learning and Adaptation approach and/or trends in food security M&E required

    How to Apply

    Application Procedure

  • Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should send their applications to or drop their applications addressed as below, so as to reach us not later than Friday, 3rd May 2019;
  • The Secretary General
  • Kenya Red Cross Society
  • P.O. Box 40712-00100,
  • Nairobi
  • NB: Please note that applications shall be reviewed on a rolling basis until Friday 3rd May 2019.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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