International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over one hundred countries and implemented over two hundred projects. IBTCI serves government agencies, private sector companies and several donor agencies. IBTCI specializes in Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) across many sectors including, but not limited to, conflict and crisis, democracy and governance, economic growth, education, environment, and global health.
Job Title: Learning Specialist
Department/Location: Kabul, Afghanistan
Reports To: Chief of Party
Type: Full Time, Long Term Employee
Overview: IBTCI is seeking a Learning Specialist to design and guide learning methodologies and activities for the USAID/Afghanistan Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Activity (AMELA). AMELA’s purpose is to provide performance management information that allows USAID Afghanistan to integrate evidence based results and best practices into its programming and to effectively manage for results. Key program focus areas include: agriculture, gender, economic development, infrastructure, democracy and governance, health and education that fall under four components:
1. Evaluation Technical Support Services
2. Monitoring Technical Support Services
3. Learning and Adaptive Management Services
4. Program Support Services
Afghani nationals are encouraged to apply
Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:
• Provide overarching technical assistance on all aspects related to learning across various sectors;
• Develop learning plans to summarize approaches to be combined to meet various objectives related to tasks, schedule, assumptions, and assignments;
• Design, create, and implement learning tools and other technical resources related to learning;
• Create and facilitate the sharing of resources related to learning using existing tools and websites, if applicable;
• Develop a set of learning questions to guide different learning environments;
• Define and implement processes to collect short stories/vignettes of how the services are being used. Videos, audio files, photographs, blog posts, and/or short stories are all viable formats. Stories/vignettes are to emphasize process, lessons learned, and real-life examples.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Extensive experience creating and facilitating learning networks with proven work in USAID Collaborating, Learning, And Adapting (CLA) Curriculum;
• Ability to develop, maintain, and utilize relationships with key stakeholders, including: USAID, USG, Grantees, private donors, etc.;
• Previous extensive working experience with USAID;
• Excellent organizational skills and ability to keep to a timeline;
• Good writing skills, with extensive report writing experience;
• Excellent communications, both oral and writing.
• Minimum of 6 years of experience in creating and facilitating learning networks with proven work with USAID in conflict/fragile environments, specifically in MENA region;
• Demonstrated knowledge and experience of the MENA region;
• Proven experience working in conflict environments, (Afghanistan preferred);
• Experience in strategic planning, project design, institutional learning and/or knowledge management;
• Strong background in monitoring and evaluation and analysis of development programs, preferably initiatives funded by USAID.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in International Development, Evaluation Sciences, Administration or Science, Political Science or a related field. Master’s Degree preferred.
Working Environment: Corporate office environment as well as field work.
Supervisory Responsibility: This position may have supervisory responsibilities.
Travel: International travel is required.
No phone calls please. All candidates will be acknowledged, but only final candidates for particular activities will be contacted.
IBTCI is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable anti-discrimination laws. We prohibit and do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment.