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Position: Senior Learning Specialist                                                            

Position Type: Consultant (Long term)

Position Location: Jakarta, Indonesia 

 

 

Summary: 

ME&A is recruiting for a Senior Learning Specialist for an upcoming Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Platform project in Indonesia, funded by USAID. The position will a be full-time, five-year position based in Jakarta, Indonesia. The Senior CLA Specialist will provide technical leadership in the areas of organizational learning and knowledge management for the USAID Mission in Indonesia. 

Responsibilities: 

The Senior Learning Specialist will be a learning expert and serve as the overall director of collaborating, learning, and adapting activities. S/he will serve as a facilitator or co-facilitator of high-level discussions and fora among USAID staff and partners regarding learning and adaptive management. S/he is charged with working closely with and coaching USAID staff so that CLA leadership is fully assumed by mission staff by the end of the Contract. S/he will guide USAID/Indonesia's staff and senior management team on how to realize progressive, CLA-oriented program supervision practices through USAID's CDCS implementation, primarily by bolstering USAID's evaluation, development and organizational learning practices. S/he will oversee all aspects of the Mission's CLA activities, such as planning and budgeting for each assigned activity. S/he will identify appropriate staffing levels, secure appropriate qualified staff, and provide relevant technical guidance for CLA task requests. S/he will lead consultations with relevant USAID/Bangladesh staff and implementing partners. S/he will identify and execute appropriate agreed upon methodology, field work, research, reporting and deliverables.

Qualifications:

  • At least ten (10) years of demonstrated leadership, strategic thinking/planning, and management experience, and a proven track record of programmatic accomplishment, professional achievement, and management competence.
  • Strong proficiency in written and spoken English An advanced degree (i.e. MA, PhD) in international relations, statistics, economics, demography, political science, or other social science field is required.
  • Thorough technical knowledge in concepts such as monitoring, evaluation methods, collaboration and learning, adaptive management, indicator development, data collection and analysis, and performance reporting;
  • Familiarity with Indonesia development issues; Strong networks with Indonesian technical experts in learning, monitoring, evaluation, research, economic growth, governance, health, education and environment.
  • Resident or citizen of Indonesia required.
  • The individual must have experience in developing and leading knowledge management programs, facilitating communities of practice, and social networking.
  • The individual must have experience with a wide range of development issues, such as program evaluation, gender constraints to development, agriculture, economic growth, environment, democracy and governance, health, nutrition, and education.
  • The individual must have experience leading or overseeing the work of large teams of individuals with diverse skills and interests.
  • The individual must have demonstrated success in mentoring and/or coaching staff in project development, project implementation, and M&E.
  • Experience working in Indonesia is required.
  • A demonstrative passion for facilitating and creating organizational learning, change and advancing foreign aid effectiveness opportunities.
  • The individual must demonstrate conversation and presentation skills that can influence decision makers, foster organizational change strategies, with implementation occurring within a complex organizational setting.
  • The individual must have a demonstrated ability and track record in strategic, systems and holistic thinking, managing resistance to change and understanding of organizational culture, learning and change management.
  • The ability to serve as an effective USAID representative with a wide array of individuals and institutions is essential.

All applications and CVs must be submitted in English.

ME&A, Inc. is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. ME&A will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. For our EEO Policy Statement and a copy of our EEO Policy Statement and information on your EEO rights under the law.

 

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