• Learning Specialist - Jordan

    Posted Date 1 month ago(11/7/2019 1:17 PM)
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    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 three 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, Jordan

    Department/Location:                    Crisis, Conflict, and Governance; Amman, Jordan

    Reports To:                                        Chief of Party

    Type:                                                   Regular Full-Time

    Classification:                                   This is an exempt level position and is not eligible for overtime 


    Overview: IBTCI is seeking a Learning Specialist experienced in identifying institutional learning needs; developing learning strategies; and curating and packaging monitoring and evaluation (M&E) data to promote evidence-based learning and data utilization. S/he will support initiatives as requested by USAID’s Yemen Mission.

    This is full-time position based in Amman, Jordan for a one-year base period of performance, plus 4 one-year option periods.

    **This position is contingent upon award.**


    Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:  

    • Facilitate planning, designing and/or managing CLA strategies and activities.
    • Incorporate 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.
    • Develop and conduct trainings, workshops, facilitated learning conversations and other capacity building opportunities around CLA.
    • Summarize and communicate recommendations from monitoring, evaluations, assessments, research, or other analytical activities in a clear and concise manner. This may include briefings, maps, one-pagers, webinar recordings, and reports.
    • Scope stakeholder learning needs and build correspondingly appropriate engagement strategies.
    • Apply learning and change management techniques to facilitate adoption of M&E data among policy-oriented end users.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

    • Experience within multi-cultural contexts desired.
    • Experience with formatting data in a user-friendly and visually compelling manner, including graphics, strongly preferred.
    • Familiarity with graphic design or data visualization software, such as Adobe Illustrator or Tableau, preferred.
    • Ability to effectively communicate strategic learning, knowledge management, organizational development, communications, and/or M&E
    • Skilled facilitation of groups, meetings, and events both online and in-person.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.


    Minimum Requirements:

    • At least 8 years’ experience in learning, knowledge management, change management, human resources, or organizational development.
    • At least 5 years’ direct project management experience with USAID.
    • Exceptional communications and interpersonal skills, particularly written, in-person/presentation, and facilitation skills required.
    • Willingness to travel to Yemen, as necessary.
    • Ability and willingness to work for extended periods in insecure and diverse environments.
    • Ability and willingness to be mobile and agile at a moment’s notice in case of an emergency situation.
    • Oral and written fluency in English required.

    Education:  Bachelor’s Degree in education, communications, international development, or related field required.


    Working Environment:  Work is typically performed in an office environment.


    Physical Requirements:  This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 20 lbs.


    Supervisory Responsibility:  This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.


    Travel: International travel may be required and may include travel to fragile and/or conflict-prone zones. May be necessary to be mobile and agile at a moment’s notice in case of an emergency.




    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.




    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.  VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


    If you are an applicant with a disability that requires a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process or are limited in the ability, or unable to use the online application system and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact Human Resources at 703-749-0100.


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