CRS Collaboration, Learning and Adaptation Lead Jobs in Ethiopia

CRS Collaboration, Learning and Adaptation Lead Jobs in Ethiopia

About the Program

  • The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Food for Peace (FFP) is seeking applications for funding for development food security activities in Ethiopia from 2020-2025.

  • Drawing on previous experience in managing USAID Food for Peace (FFP) awards in Ethiopia, as well as considerable experience managing and implementing FFP awards globally, CRS will be submitting a proposal in response to the anticipated 2020 FFP Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) Request for Applications (RFA).

  • The proposed program will involve a multi-sectoral response to build resilience and address food insecurity and malnutrition in Ethiopia, with focus on Oromia.

    Job Summary

  • The Collaboration, Learning and Accountability (CLA) Lead will provide technical advice, guidance, and support to a wide range of program design and implementation issues in line with CRS’ program quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practices to advance the delivery of high-quality programming to the poor and vulnerable.

  • S/he will promote coordination, collaboration and continuous learning with other activities in the targeted areas of Ethiopia.

  • The CLA Lead will develop and manage a system that captures, analyzes and disseminates learning and take the lead in collecting best practices and lessons learned and organize relevant reviews of program activities.

  • S/he will play a critical role in incorporating refinement activities and learning into implementation.

  • This includes but is not limited to US Government, Government of Ethiopia, international donors, multilateral organizations and private sector investments.

    Education and Experience

  • An advanced degree (PhD or Master’s) plus a minimum of three years relevant work experience or a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years relevant experience is required.

  • Two years of relevant experience can substitute for a master’s degree

  • Demonstrated application of technical principles and concepts in facilitating
    learning and knowledge sharing processes; establishing and managing dynamic feedback systems to capture experiential learning and unintended consequences.

  • Experience and skills in networking and relations with large donors such as USAID/FFP, USAID/FTF preferred as well as peer organizations, faith-based and civil society partners.

  • Previous experience providing technical assistance and developing successful proposals for external donor funding is required.

  • Experience on innovative learning practice including Internal Change Management for CLA, Evaluative thinking and Adaptive management.

  • Skills in analyzing, interpreting and communicating information to a wide range or stakeholders, including producing publications and organizing public events.

  • Experience in mentoring, coaching, facilitation and training applying adult learning principles and practices.

  • Experience with program monitoring and evaluation, including developing and applying data collection tools and methodologies, data analysis, and data presentation, and oversight of researchers or evaluators.

  • Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information and budget management, knowledge-sharing networks.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent relationship management skills with ability to influence and get buy-in from people not under direct supervision and to work with individuals in diverse geographical and cultural settings.

  • Strong strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking skills with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment

  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English required; ability to communicate in Amharic a plus.

  • Strong presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills

  • Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented

    Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)

  • These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Strategic Mindset

  • Integrity

  • Accountability & Stewardship

  • Builds Relationships

  • Develops Talent

  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; CRS Collaboration, Learning and Adaptation Lead Jobs in Ethiopia

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