In Malawi, CARE works in collaboration with the Government of Malawi and other local and international partners.
CARE seeks to recruit well qualified staff to fill the vacant position of Strategic Learning Lead (SLL). The successful candidate will be based in Zomba.
The Strategic Learning Lead will be responsible for developing and implementing Titukulane’ s Activity Learning Plan as outlined in the Annex 11 of the project document. This includes, but is not limited to, leadership and coordination on data collection, processing, analysis and reporting, and connecting the results to the programmatic learning cycle. Learning from program implementation and sharing of the knowledge for program refinement will be a key responsibility. The SLL will develop and implement activities for building programmatic capacity of the project team in a decentralized way throughout the project cycle.
The SLL will develop a Comprehensive Learning Agenda, use the learning agenda to refine the Theory of Change (ToC), address knowledge gaps to identify the interventions, conduct rapid assessments to track progress, ensure mutual learning between technical and implementation partners through local capacity strengthening, coordinate data review, management and dissemination, establish a knowledge management and learning system, and link learning to the national policy system for implementing the National Resilience Strategy (NRS). The learning agenda will involve leading and coordinating multiple refinement studies identified in the Activity Learning Plan and use the results of these studies to refine the ToC and finalize the project design and targets. The SLL will work closely with M&E, and Knowledge Management and Learning, and Communications staff for implementing the learning agenda.
The SLL will use USAID’s Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) approach and participatory, consultative learning exercise with project partners, local authorities, program implementers, and rural households in achieving the above tasks. The SLL will work with other component leaders to lead and coordinate the Refinement Period Studies as required by working with the Chief of Party. After the refinement period SLL will place greater emphasis on the learning aspects of the project.
The SLL is hired administratively through CARE-Malawi and adheres to CARE policies, standards, and performance management processes. The SLL reports to the Chief of Party. For all technical issues, and in delivering the above tasks, the SLL will be guided and supported by IFPRI and CARE technical advisers. The IFPRI Project Leader will be responsible for an annual technical performance (ATP) review of the SLL. This ATP will be included in CARE’s annual performance review of the SLL.
Specific Roles and Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be expected to perform the following specific duties:
Required minimum qualification and experience:
This is a very senior position within Titukulane Project and CARE Malawi. The suitable candidate will possess the following:
How to apply
Applicants who meet the required qualifications and experience should send their applications through email to:
Email: [email protected]
Application letters should be addressed to:
The Country Director
Closing date for receipt of applications is 26 June 2020.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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