Learning Specialist

Posted Date 3 months ago(12/29/2017 10:40 AM)
Democratic Republic of Congo
Regular Full-Time


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:                     Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Reports To:                                         Chief of Party

Type:                                                    Regular Full Time

Classification:                                     Exempt level position




IBTCI currently implements a five-year Monitoring, Evaluation, & Coordination Contract (MECC) program in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). MECC provides M&E and learning support to two innovative USAID/DRC initiatives: the cross-cutting Country Development Cooperation Strategy that supports a holistic development approach across multiple technical areas and emphasizes Mission-wide learning, and a comprehensive education program funded by USAID and DFID. To this end, we currently seek a full-time Learning Specialist to Help facilitate planning, designing and/or managing of collocation, learning, and adaptation (CLA) strategies and activities. The Learning Specialist will report to the Chief of Party and will be based in Kinshasa. Please submit a writing sample with your resume for consideration.



Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:  

  • Support incorporation of technical, contextual, and experiential learning into the Mission’s program cycle processes.
  • Provide expert advice to USAID staff and partners on CLA.
  • Develop and deliver written materials and briefings on CLA-related findings, recommendations, methods, tools and approaches during learning activities in the Mission.
  • Work closely with the Mission to identify key CLA priorities and plan and develop relevant CLA activities.
  • Develop and conduct trainings, workshops, facilitated learning conversations and other capacity building opportunities around CLA.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to develop, review, monitor, and improve as necessary training curricula and associated materials for a professional audience.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate and harness strategic learning to improve organizational operations and/or performance in an international development context.
  • Familiarity with USAID M&E principles and processes.
  • Skilled facilitation of groups, meetings, and events both online and in-person.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least five years’ work experience in strategic learning, knowledge management, organizational development, communications, and/or M&E, with the five years of experience being in an international development context required.
  • Experience advising clients on knowledge management, organizational development, and strategic communications in an international development context required.
  • Oral and written fluency in English and French skills are required.


Education: Post graduate degree in international relations, knowledge management, organizational development or another related field required.


Supervisory Responsibility:  This position does have supervisory responsibilities.


Travel:  International travel may be 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.



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