Thursday, February 4, 2016

ACDI/VOCA,Director of Collaboration, Learning, and Adaptation (CLA), Morogoro, Tanzania



Category : Consultant
Location/City : 1 - 1
Id : 4030
Director of Collaboration, Learning, and Adaptation, Tanzania
We are currently seeking a long-term Director of Collaboration, Learning, and Adaptation (CLA) for a multi-year USA
ID-funded market development program in Tanzania.
The project will have a strong focus on sustainable, private-sector driven market development in several agricultural value chains, including rice and maize.The Director of CLA is a critical position within the project, and will have responsibility for facilitating cross-component learning and collaboration, overseeing the project functions of communications, training, behavior change, and M&E, and leveraging these various functions to advance CLA efforts throughout the technical implementation team. The intent is to centralize many of the critical project support components that, collectively, influence CLA within a project, and better enable sustainable and effective project outcomes.
This position is based in Morogoro.
Key Responsibilities
Lead the CLA unit, which will encompass the project's communications, M&E, training, and behavior change functions, providing a centralized point for analysis, strategic planning, and support to improve technical implementation, effective use of resources, and sustainability. Directly supervise the M&E Director (who will in term supervise a team of M&E staff), ensuring quality control, providing input into the development of the PMP, and alignment between performance monitoring efforts and the strategic information needs of the project and the donor. Oversee the training, behavior change, and communications functions of the project, including supervising staff, ensuring overall quality control and responsiveness of these efforts to the technical team needs, and facilitating integration of these efforts throughout project components. 
Develop and implement project communications strategy, ensure quality control of project communications and marketing media, and provide high level editorial assistance and quality control to the publication of all project reporting and communications. Work directly with the technical project component leads to plan, design, and or/manage specific CLA strategies and activities, such as supporting incorporation of technical, contextual and experiential learning into technical strategies, interventions, and processes. Assist in developing, capturing, sharing, and testing methods, models, and tools to advance these objectives. Leverage a mix of informational sources and research methods - project M&E data, observations from staff and partners, primary and secondary market research - to (i) analyze project progress towards goals and learning objectives, (ii) communicate those findings externally (e.g. to donor, external partners) and internally (e.g. to project staff), and (iii) apply that learning into improved workplanning and project activities. Participate in regular senior management planning meetings, and provide analytical feedback and support to inform technical decisions by senior management and the technical component leads
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree (Masters preferable) in respective technical field and at least 7 years of relevant experience in knowledge management, communications, M&E, organizational learning and/or strategic learning in an international development context. Regional experience in Eastern or Southern Africa Familiarity with the concept of adaptive management/CLA, and demonstrated experience using a mix of informational sources and research methods to analyze project progress, communicate findings to a range of external and internal stakeholders, and apply learning to work planning. Experience providing leadership, supervising staff, managing multiple complex project components, and convening people across technical teams to build consensus and achieve an outcome.
 Experience contributing to the design and implementation of a development project's strategic communications strategy required. Superior, demonstrated writing, reporting, and oral presentation skills (ability to provide an original writing sample required). Skills in graphic design (preferably Adobe InDesign), as well as video and web editing skills, desired but not required.Apply online at www.acdivoca.org/internationaljobs. 
No phone calls please. Only finalists contacted. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. EOE.

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