Save the Children - USA Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) Lead- Ethiopia, Development Food Security Activity Jobs in Ethiopia

Save the Children - USA Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) Lead- Ethiopia, Development Food Security Activity Jobs in Ethiopia

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

  • The proposed program will be an integrated, multi-sectoral food and nutrition security intervention.

  • The CLA Lead will work closely with the Food Security Technical Coordinator/Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP) ,the Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Lead, and the thematic leads to ensure collaboration and linkages with external stakeholders across the program’s intervention areas, as well as to integrate active and intentional adaptive management exercises.

  • The Advisor is responsible for: identifying and promoting linkages between Activity interventions and those conducted through other programs, institutions and stakeholders in the implementation area; maximizing program impact and sustainability; establishing and implementing a program learning agenda; and ensuring strong CLA processes and activities within the program.

    Key Functions:

  • Create a stakeholder map and stakeholder analysis to guide collaboration with other programs, initiatives and institutions to link beneficiaries to sustainable outcomes and enable continual refinement of the program’s theory of change.

  • Create and manage a linkage plan to ensure collaboration between local actors, USAID-funded activity stakeholders, host country government stakeholders, donor agencies, the private sector, and other implementing agencies managing programs and creating policy in the target geographic areas.

  • Contribute significantly to host country government relationship building, collaboration, and learning.

  • Lead the formulation and implementation of a detailed program learning plan/ learning agenda, and manage associated learning partnerships and processes.

  • Manage a program “change log”, documenting changes to program design (including theory of change) required as a result of formative research findings and operational planning discussions.

  • Manage learning events and processes. Work with M&E team members to ensure adaptations to the program theory of change (ToC) as new information comes to light.

  • Lead the creation and management of a detailed program knowledge management platform, ensuring full integration with other relevant knowledge management platforms.

  • Create guidelines for CLA in the context of the program. Manage CLA ‘pause and reflect’ events and resulting adaptive management analysis, decision-making, program/ approach adjustments, training and

  • Contribute to the creation of a culture of openness, trust, and continuous improvement within the program team and with partners and key stakeholders. Train team members on CLA in addition to ensuring peer-to-peer learning, knowledge sharing and application, activity-based capacity strengthening, evidence and data utilization within the team.

  • Lead the production and dissemination of documentation pertaining to the above

  • Produce high quality synthesis reports from assessments, studies and evaluations and disseminate them appropriately to inform program improvement measures

  • Lead Social and Behavioral Change Communication (SBCC) and innovations of the program to improve utilization of evidence and learning for decision making.

  • Support strategic communications, including producing publications and organize public events with partners and other key stakeholders with the support from communications team.

  • Support overall effective external communication for the program.

    Required Qualifications

  • Advanced degree (Master’s or PhD) in a relevant field and at least three years of relevant experience; or, a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years of relevant experience.

  • Relevant experience includes food and nutrition security-related learning processes,
    knowledge management, organizational learning and development, community of practice facilitation, and capacity strengthening.

  • Ability and willingness to travel regularly.

  • Excellent written communication and presentation skills in English. Knowledge of local languages is an asset.

  • Strong tool/ curriculum development and training skills.

  • Demonstrated skills in the use of technology to find out different methods of presenting data and information dissemination.

  • Demonstrated, structured approach to coordination, sustainability planning, and linkage formulation. Working knowledge of theory of change processes is an asset.

  • Strong management and interpersonal skills, mentoring and facilitation skills and the ability to network and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated understanding and application of CLA.

  • Demonstrated experience in thought leadership on how to build the capacity of staff and stakeholders to understand how data can be used for decision making.

  • Ability to lead by example

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Save the Children - USA Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) Lead- Ethiopia, Development Food Security Activity Jobs in Ethiopia

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