MSI Senior Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) Specialist, Jobs in Ethiopia

MSI Senior Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) Specialist, Jobs in Ethiopia

Position Summary:

  • The Senior CLA Specialist will have primary responsibility for delivering monitoring, evaluation and learning services and guiding the results of the USAID/Ethiopia MEL Contract. S/he will oversee delivery of continuous, on-the-ground, on-demand and systematic support to the Mission focused on organizational learning, adaptive management, and knowledge management, using data and knowledge collected through Mission-funded programming. Data sources will include performance monitoring, evaluations, research, special studies and stakeholder feedback related to USAID/Ethiopia projects and activities.


  • Facilitate strong collaboration, learning and adaptive management practices in USAID/Ethiopia business processes and throughout the program cycle, for the Mission and its implementing partners (IPs).

  • Coordinate, plan, and implement institutional learning activities relevant to the achievement of USAID/Ethiopia's CDCS goals and objectives, such as special studies, pauses and reflection activities, after action reviews, briefings, and communities of practices, learning events and/or seminars.

  • In collaboration with the Chief of Party and other senior staff, assume a leadership role in identifying critical knowledge gaps and needs related to key strategic risks and assumptions identified in the Mission's CDCS. Support Learning Agenda to address gaps identified.

  • Serve as a convener and facilitator for dialogue and learning around emerging issues.
    Develop resources and learning products to create, capture, organize, translate, share,
    and apply knowledge to improve USAID Ethiopia's programming.
    Coordinate knowledge capturing, sharing and strategic learning to speed innovation and bring new innovations to the Mission's programmatic work in Ethiopia.

  • Lead team efforts to deepen USAID/Ethiopia's and IP's learning capabilities and introduce improved avenues for programmatic learning and adaptation. Will include strengthening their ability to draw contextual, programmatic and operational learning from monitoring, evaluation, analytical and other assessment efforts.


  • A MA or PhD in a field relevant to development assistance, such as international affairs, political science, sociology, economics, business, public administration, development studies, organizational development, communications, or a closely related field.

  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible, professional work experience in institutional learning, research, analysis, knowledge management and communication.

  • Strong facilitation skills demonstrated by successful past facilitation of learning and other events.

  • Experience analyzing development assistance programs and monitoring and evaluation data.
    Individual initiative, self-direction, and strong inter-personal skills and charisma.

  • Computer literacy and superior oral and written communication skills.

  • Three (3) years of experience living and working in developing country environments; experience working is Ethiopia or region strongly preferred.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English; English language fluency required.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; MSI Senior Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) Specialist, Jobs in Ethiopia

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