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21 Feb 2021

Director of collaboration, learning, and adaptation

Job Description

Chemonics International seeks a director of collaboration, learning, and adaptation (D-CLA) for the anticipated four-year, USAID-funded Resilience through Agriculture in South Sudan Activity. This project aims to strengthen resilience to cope with, and adapt to, shocks for targeted food insecure communities across thirteen counties in Eastern Equatoria, Jonglei, Upper Nile, Unity, and Western Bahr el Ghazal States by improving gender-responsive food production, market-based distribution, and household nutrition. The D-CLA will provide strategic leadership for the operationalization of CLA practices, the development of monitoring, evaluation, learning (MEL)-related communications, and overall knowledge management for the project. The position is contingent upon contract award. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

Oversee the design and implementation of the Activity’s collaboration, learning, and adaption efforts, including MEL, and project communications
Lead data collection and reporting to meet USAID requirements, including analysis of lessons learned and their incorporation into activity implementation
Train, advise, and supervise technical staff on information management processing by reviewing data collection efforts and data quality
Create and oversee the management of a data validity and integrity verification process and regularly conduct data quality assessments
Build capacity of staff and partners in data collection and data quality assurance methods
Ensure appropriate and continued coordination with other USAID projects and donor activities, host-government initiatives, and the private sector
Supervise production of technical reports, and coordination across project teams to set standards for and harmonize data included in all contractual (including ad hoc) reporting for USAID
Liaise with technical staff and implementing partners to identify and prioritize key project successes to be included in external communications materials
Provide high quality capacity building and learning services to support evidence-based decision making

Minimum 8 years of progressively responsible and relevant experience
Minimum 6 years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation managing conflict-sensitive, market systems-based agriculture development, food security, and/or resilience projects
Demonstrated experience with quantitative and qualitative research methods, including surveys and focus groups
Deep understanding of M&E systems design, performance measurement, indicator selection, and data quality assurance
Strong analytical skills and writing capabilities
Ability to work both independently and as a part of a team
Knowledge and experience in training and facilitation
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
Experience working in South Sudan and/or conflict states preferred
Experience employing adaptive and flexible implementation approaches and scenario-planning in fragile operating contexts preferred
Bachelor’s degree in the field of international development, management, or a related technical field required
Fluency in written and oral English required

How to apply

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three current professional references to this Smartsheet form by 5:00 p.m. (17:00) on March 3rd, 2021. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

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