Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Specialist Jobs in Kenya

Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Specialist Jobs in Kenya

Scope of Work:

As a member of the MSP Organizational Development team, the MSP Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) Specialist will:

  • Coordinate and facilitate CLA discussions with DO/project teams and other stakeholders for the development of the Mission’s CLA Plan (as part of the Mission’s broader performance
    management plan), pulling together inputs in order to prepare a draft for the Mission’s review
  • Track progress on the CLA Plan and support its implementation

  • Review Implementing Partner (IP) Activity CLA Plans at the request of USAID

  • Lead CLA capacity building and training activities for Mission staff, IPs and other Mission stakeholders (e.g., local development organizations)

  • Facilitate Pause & Reflect activities and After-Action Reviews (AARs)

  • Work with USAID to coordinate the Mission’s CLA Champions group meetings and share new and timely CLA resources with them

  • Lead on CLA Case Study development

  • Work with MSP’s Performance Quality Improvement team to advise on Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning for Adaptive Management (MEL4AM) approaches

  • Support exit interviews of departing Mission staff

  • Support development of learning agendas, implementation of the learning activities included in the learning agendas (including learning events) and track progress

  • Support data analysis on the CLA index and other OD-related activity MEL plan indicators

  • Coordinate status updates on Mission Office goal progress

    Deliverables for each multi-day

  • Design and facilitation of CLA training

  • Development of CLA agendas/strategies for USAID and implementing partners

  • Facilitation support for the CLA Champions Group

  • CLA Plan for the Mission PMP

  • CLA Case Studies

  • Support for high performing teams

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in organizational development, communications, social sciences, or a related field. Master’s is preferred.

  • At least five years of experience with CLA, organizational learning, change management, monitoring and evaluation, communications and/or knowledge management in the international development sector.

  • Familiarity with USAID’s objectives, approaches and operations, particularly as they relate to the Program Cycle and CLA’s role in it.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with local professionals, international donor organizations, civil society and private sector, host country government counterparts, and other implementing partners in developing countries.

  • Experience designing and delivering learning events.

  • Experience with designing and facilitating meetings and trainings.

  • Must be a legal resident of Kenya.

  • Excellent communication skills and strong proficiency in written and spoken English.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Specialist Jobs in Kenya

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