Knowledge Management/Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) Specialist Jobs in Ethiopia

Knowledge Management/Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) Specialist Jobs in Ethiopia


Transform: MELA Activity is a 5-year (2017-2022) USAID/Ethiopia-funded project, was awarded to The Mitchel Group, Inc. (TMG), a US-based International Development organization, in March 2017.

The focus of Transform: MELA is to provide and synthesize high-quality monitoring and evaluation data for USAID/Ethiopia, which will guide the U.S. government (USG) and the Government of Ethiopia/Federal Ministry of Health (GOE/FMOH) in adaptive learning and management of their reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health portfolios.

Transform: MELA is one of USAID/Ethiopia’s Transform portfolio of activities, including: Transform: Primary Health Care (PHC), Water, Sanitation and Health (WASH), and Health in Developing Regions (HDR).

Transform: MELA works closely with USAID/Ethiopia to design and implement expanded, integrated, multi-faceted, and rigorous M&E and knowledge management systems that produce valid and timely evidence-based data.

It is expected that the data generated, information gathered, evidence and learning shared, are effectively used to improve program design and activity performance.

The vision of Transform: MELA is to promote the utilization of high-impact, evidence-based approaches which accelerate maternal and child death reductions in Ethiopia.

This includes, but is not limited to, data collection, data analyses, meta-analyses, learning agendas, and strategies/recommendations for adaptive management.

The Mitchell Group Inc (TMG) is recruiting a full-time a Knowledge Management (KM)/Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) Specialist who will support learning, knowledge management and adaptive programming activities for USAID/Ethiopia’s Transform Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Adapting Project (Transform: MELA) Activity based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Specific Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate strong collaboration, learning and adaptive management practices in Transform stakeholder’s business processes and throughout the program cycle.
  • Foster strong collaborative relationships between all key Transform stakeholders
  • Serves as a convener for dialogue and learning around emerging issues
  • Assists in identifying and responding to key learning issues, and coordinates efforts amongst Transform stakeholders and implementers.
  • Develop a CLA, Communications and Knowledge Management Plan for Transform: MELA that outlines critical learning questions, stakeholders and their roles, and broad stakeholder engagement at multiple levels.
  • Consult Transform stakeholders for effective knowledge management practices through the application of learning cycle that involves researchers, evaluators, and knowledge management (KM) experts capable of translating evidence into guidance for implementation
  • Work with Transform Implementing Partners (IPs) in producing reflections on the implications of new knowledge; developing product plans for adapting programs accordingly; establishing a network of key stakeholders; and
    to organize periodic and appropriate opportunities for IPs to interact with USAID/Ethiopia based on strategy implementation and evidence-based results.
  • Work with stakeholders to capture and share strategic learning and knowledge. Use this information to help build capacity for adapting to new learning culture and changes within USAID and through effective new CLA approaches and innovative methods.
  • Support the establishment of searchable, accessible and sustainable data repository (knowledge management database) that will house all the information generated from Transform
  • Baseline, Mid-line and End-line Evaluations; High level Monitoring; Performance Evaluations etc. and other relevant data assets that will outlive the project
  • Oversee the compilation, synthesis and dissemination of information from Transform
  • Program evaluations, meta-analysis, and high-level monitoring activity and stakeholder feedback on successful and promising approaches; lessons learned;
  • Best Practices; and other Program Results; and Strategic Communications including producing publications and learning forums proceedings.
  • Expand the database/network of professionals and institutions that collaborate on performance management and evaluation tasks for the contract.
  • Provide capacity building to USAID/Ethiopia staff, GOE/Federal Ministry of Health, Transform IPs Transform: MELA Local Partners, on knowledge management concepts.
  • Represent the organization in forums and other learning events which facilitate collaboration and learning
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications, Experience, and skills
  • Advanced degree (Master’s Degree) or higher in the field related to organizational learning or development fields such as public health, communication, public/ business or administration; knowledge management; social sciences; economics or development studies.
  • Minimum of six years of demonstrated experience in strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation, project design, learning, and knowledge management, including experience in applying learning to improve development programs and systems change for adaptive management of development organizations or agencies.
  • Familiarity with Knowledge Management Concepts and USAID CLA approach is an advantage
    Superior oral and written communication skills.
  • Previous experiences supporting USAID-funded contracts desired.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; and fluency in spoken Amharic desired.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced and changing environment.
  • Working Environment: Work is typically performed in an office environment.

    How to Apply
  • Please submit your up-to-date CV and application letter before the application deadline 15th April 2019 through e mail:
  • Applications should be submitted by April 14, 2019 up to 5:00 PM, late submission will not be accepted. You will be contacted only if selected for written exam/interview.
  • Phone solicitations will not be accepted.
  • Qualified women are highly encouraged to apply

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