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Knowledge Management Advisor (KMA), USAID Liberia Strategic Analysis (LSA) Activity, Liberia

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Knowledge Management Advisor (KMA), USAID Liberia Strategic Analysis (LSA) Activity, Liberia

Social Impact (SI) is a Washington, DC-area international development management consulting firm. SI’s mission is to improve the effectiveness of international development programs in improving people’s lives. We provide a full range of management consulting, technical assistance, and training services to strengthen international development programs, organizations, and policies. We provide services globally in the areas of monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, project and program design, organizational capacity building, and gender and social analysis. SI services cross-cut all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. SI’s clients include US government agencies such as USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the US Department of State, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and non-profits.

Proposal Objective:

SI is pursuing an anticipated multi-million dollar five-year USAID-funded Liberia Strategic Analysis Activity with the goal to provide an innovative degree of analytical and advisory services to USAID/Liberia’s Office of Program and Project Development (PPD) and Development Objective (DO) teams in support of the Mission’s project design, performance monitoring and evaluation, and operational learning and adapting. The project’s objectives will assist the Mission in its ability to:

(a)identify the lessons learned from past experience; (b) better understand the complex Liberian development context (including institutional norms and behaviors affecting project results) through advanced research, surveys, data collection and analysis; and (c) adapt its programs to this information and analysis.

The project will establish a support unit in Monrovia to assist the Mission in strengthening its management of key aspects of the programming cycle, specifically strategic planning; project design; performance monitoring and evaluation; and institutionalized learning and adaptation.

Position Description:

SI is seeking a full-time KMA to assist the Mission’s Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) Coordinator in assembling, synthesizing and communicating information and analysis to Mission staff, IPs, and other Liberian development partners. The position will be for the duration of the five year project.

**Please note: Liberian citizens are encouraged to apply.**

Responsibilities:

  • Develop resources to create, capture, organize, translate, share, and apply knowledge to improve USAID Liberia’s programs.
  • Build capacity for adapting to new learning and changes in context through effective approaches.
  • Coordinate knowledge capturing, sharing and strategic learning to speed innovation and bring new innovations to the Mission’s programmatic work in country.
  • Coordinate, plan, and implement institutional learning activities relevant to the achievement of USAID/Liberia’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.
  • Assist the Mission’s CLA Coordinator in strengthening systems and processes that promote
    and facilitate efficient learning and knowledge-sharing.
  • Track best practices in knowledge management and adult learning to incorporate new or improved learning tools and approaches into the overall Mission’s CLA program.
  • As assigned, gather and disseminate knowledge and information on best practices for high priority, cross-cutting Mission activities, such as human and institutional capacity
    development, youth development/empowerment and opportunity, and gender equality.
  • In collaboration with the Chief of Party and other senior LSA 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, including political dynamics and commitment in relation to Liberia’s development policies and goals.
  • Lead program planning analysis and coordinate/oversee research, planning, higher level contextual analysis, and other investigations prioritized in the Mission’s CLA Agenda. This would further entail assisting USAID staff with planning future programs and activities.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of five years of progressively responsible, professional work experience in institutional learning, research, analysis, knowledge management and communication.
  • Master’s degree or a Doctorate 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.
  • Fluency in English (Level 4), computer literate, superior oral and written communication skills.
  • Requires individual initiative, self-direction, and strong inter-personal skills and charisma.
  • Strong background in analysis and evaluation of development assistance programs and experience in the application of statistical methods is desirable.
  • Prior experience working with USAID/Liberia on related activities is preferred.

Come join our energetic and innovative team!  We offer you the opportunity to play a leading role in the growth of our company, work as part of a creative and committed team, and make a difference in the well-being of our world.

To learn more about Social Impact, please visit our website: http://www.socialimpact.com

SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.

To apply and be considered, please submit your CV here:  

 

http://chc.tbe.taleo.net/chc02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=SOCIIMPA2&cws=1&rid=206

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To apply and be considered, please submit your CV here:  

 

http://chc.tbe.taleo.net/chc02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=SOCIIMPA2&cws=1&rid=206