COLLABORATION, LEARNING AND ADAPTING LEAD, MALI DFSA
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CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and we seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis.  These solutions have a broad range, from clean water to access to education; from microfinance to ensuring that everyone has nutritious food; from agriculture and climate change to disaster response. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting change in the world.  Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for over 70 years, since World War II. It started with the world’s first CARE Package® of food for the post-war hungry in Europe.  Our work today is as important as ever, we believe that poverty and inequality are historic injustices that we can end within a generation, for good. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.‚Äč

 

Work Location : Mali - Bamako                            Type of Post : Accompanied - Family                  

Other Possible Location :                                         Funding : THIS POSITION IS PENDING DONOR APPROVAL

Expected Travel : up to 40%                                              Type of Contract : International

Language Requirement : ENGLISH AND FRENCH                          Application Deadline : 12/30/19

Employee Duration : 

CARE seeks a Collaboration, Learning and Adapting Lead for an anticipated for an anticipated $60M USAID/Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) Development Food Security Activity (DFSA). This activity will improve food security and resilience of communities in conflict-affected areas through strengthening local systems and community participation in up to four regions of Mali: Mopti (all communes), Tombouctou (all communes), Gao (Gao and Ansongo cercles), and Segou (Niono cercle).  

This position is subject to project award and funding.  International allowances and relocation may be available.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Partner closely with all staff to ensure collaboration and learning synergies with activities in the implementation areas. 
  • Ensure the DFSA’s activity includes active, intentional and adaptive learning within and across its multi-sectoral interventions. This includes but is not limited to USG, host country government, international donors, multilateral organizations and private sector investments.
  • Serve as a integral participant in all Refine and Implement (‘Refinement’) activities.
  • Improve peer-to-peer learning, knowledge sharing and application, activity-based capacity strengthening, evidence and data utilization, and CLA in support of adaptive management both within and beyond initial refinement.
  • Ensure appropriate and continued coordination and joint planning with other USAID and donor activities, specifically the USAID Mali Resilience portfolio, host government initiatives, and private sector engagement. (Given the significant number of humanitarian and development activities planned and ongoing in the intended activity area, USAID expects significant time and expertise to be dedication to the coordination of activities.)
  • Engage project stakeholders in gathering information and lessons emerging from program implementation and ensuring quality communications to external stakeholders.

 

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or PhD in a relevant field plus a minimum of three years of work experience or a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years of relevant work experience required.
  • Demonstrated experience in organizational and peer-to-peer learning, capacity strengthening, and collaborative learning and adaptation.
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating learning and knowledge sharing processes, in establishing and managing dynamic feedback systems to capture experiential learning and unintended consequences, and fostering collaboration across teams or organizations is required.
  • Experience working on a USAID-funded program or bi-lateral donor agency projects, is an advantage but not a requirement.  Experience working with food security programs and/or other development or humanitarian programs is an advantage. Experience working is low-resource settings is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain partnerships and productive working relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated commitment to principles of Gender Equity and Diversity, as evidenced in previous management positions and programming. 
  • Ability to translate complex and complicated ideas into easily accessible and understandable concepts and/or messages
  • Excellent, high-level, demonstrated written and oral communications skills in English is required.
  • Professional proficiency in French is required.
  • Ability to travel to program areas in Mali as may be required and as the security situation allows.

 

 

 

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