Learning Specialist

Posted Date 2 months ago(5/26/2021 10:52 AM)
West Africa
Regular Full-Time

About Us

We are International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a global consulting firm working some of the most complex and impactful development problems worldwide. We work on programs that help government agencies, private companies and donors improve the lives of others. At IBTCI you will be part of an inclusive team that provides expert solutions and advice to understand and address critical problems while giving you opportunities to succeed and grow.


Job Title:                            Learning Specialist 

Department/Location:      CCG 

Reports To:                        Chief of party 

Type:                                 Regular Full-Time

Classification:                   This is a managerial, exempt-level position and is not eligible for overtime pay.   




IBTCI is seeking an experienced Learning Specialist to support a USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) and Office of Food for Peace (FFP) Monitoring and Learning Project,  in East Africa. The purpose of this contract is to verify and provide independent confirmation of humanitarian aid programs in Somalia. The Learning Specialist will be responsible for the learning component, and will serve as a primary point of contact between the project, USAID and the Implementing Partners (IP) it monitors as it relates to a Learning Agenda. 


International and local candidates are welcome to apply.






Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:  

  • Lead the development, design, and implementation of the Learning Agenda leveraging USAID collaboration, learning, and adaptation (CLA) best practices.
  • Lead the development of an annual Lessons Learned Report.
  • Lead the development and execution of annual Learning Events, IP Workshops, and Interim/Final Presentations.
  • Oversee the development of the project's Information Management System (IMS) to meet the evolving needs of the program.
  • Provide overarching technical guidance on all aspects related to learning across various humanitarian sectors.
  • Lead the development of IP and TPM best practices and lessons learned for inclusion in the Monitoring Reports and in the Lessons Learned Report.
  • Directly supervise the Information and Knowledge Management Specialist.
  • Lead relationship management and data sharing between the project and IP Program Managers and Technical Teams.
  • Incorporate technical, contextual, and experiential CLA learning into the program cycle processes.
  • Provide expert advice to USAID staff and partners on CLA.
  • Develop and conduct trainings, workshops, facilitated learning conversations and other capacity building opportunities around CLA.
  • Prepare qualitative coding of individual Site Visit Reports.
  • Develop training curricula for staff, data collectors and IPs.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Requirements:

  • At least 5 years of formal research, CLA and/or Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) experience.
  • Experience in the humanitarian, transition, or development field.
  • At least 2 years of experience on USAID-funded projects.
  • Oral and written fluency in English required.


Education: Master’s Degree from an accredited university/college in a relevant subject.



Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional research, analytical, organizational, interpersonal and computer skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and interact with high-level donor representatives and International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) representatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with limited direction as well as within a team as a team member.


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.



About the Organization:

IBTCI has been in business since 1987. We specialize in Monitoring, Evaluation, Research & Learning (MERL), Institutional Support (IS), Financial & Risk Management (FRM), Supply Chain Management & Procurement (SCMP); Social & Behavior Change (SBC) and Capacity Building.   We provide these services across many sectors including, but not limited to, agriculture, resilience & food security, conflict & crisis, democracy & governance, economic growth & trade, education, energy & Infrastructure, environment & climate change, global health & WASH and humanitarian and disaster assistance. At IBTCI, our colleagues are encouraged to collaborate and be part of the solution while getting the tools and guidance needed to grow and support our clients' missions.


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, gender identification, 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 the Talent Acquisition team at TalentAcquisition@ibtci.com (Do not send your resume to this account, for consideration please apply in our career page).


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