CLA Specialist Job in Kenya

Job Title: Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Specialist

Company Profile: SoCha (a portmanteau of Social and Change) is an independent Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (ME&L) firm that provides bespoke solutions to social challenges.

Since our inception in 2010, we have grown into a fully-fledged ME&L services firm that specializes in advancing innovative methodologies and changing the way donors find solutions to social problems.

Background: To support USAID/Kenya and East Africa (KEA) to advance what self-reliance means for Kenya and the broader region and to align programming toward promoting self-reliance outcomes, SoCha LLC implements a two-year mission support program (optional third year) to enable USAID to pivot into this journey to self-reliance (J2SR).

The Mission Support for the Journey to Self-Reliance Pivot (MSP) supports USAID/KEA to understand context, align programs, collect data, understand complexity, and apply learning to program adaptation.

Scope of Work:

As a member of the MSP Organizational Development team, the MSP Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) Specialist will:

·         Coordinate and facilitate CLA discussions with DO/project teams and other stakeholders for the development of the Mission’s CLA Plan (as part of the Mission’s broader performance
management plan), pulling together inputs in order to prepare a draft for the Mission’s review

·         Track progress on the CLA Plan and support its implementation

·         Review Implementing Partner (IP) Activity CLA Plans at the request of USAID

·         Lead CLA capacity building and training activities for Mission staff, IPs and other Mission stakeholders (e.g., local development organizations)

·         Facilitate Pause & Reflect activities and After-Action Reviews (AARs)

·         Work with USAID to coordinate the Mission’s CLA Champions group meetings and share new and timely CLA resources with them

·         Lead on CLA Case Study development

·         Work with MSP’s Performance Quality Improvement team to advise on Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning for Adaptive Management (MEL4AM) approaches

·         Support exit interviews of departing Mission staff

·         Support development of learning agendas, implementation of the learning activities included in the learning agendas (including learning events) and track progress

·         Support data analysis on the CLA index and other OD-related activity MEL plan indicators

·         Coordinate status updates on Mission Office goal progress

Deliverables for each multi-day

·         Design and facilitation of CLA training

·         Development of CLA agendas/strategies for USAID and implementing partners

·         Facilitation support for the CLA Champions Group

·         CLA Plan for the Mission PMP

·         CLA Case Studies

·         Support for high performing teams

Qualifications and Experience

·         Bachelor’s degree in organizational development, communications, social sciences, or a related field. Master’s is preferred.

·         At least five years of experience with CLA, organizational learning, change management, monitoring and evaluation, communications and/or knowledge management in the international
development sector.

·         Familiarity with USAID’s objectives, approaches and operations, particularly as they relate to the Program Cycle and CLA’s role in it.

·         Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with local professionals, international donor organizations, civil society and private sector, host country government counterparts, and other
implementing partners in developing countries.

·         Experience designing and delivering learning events.

·         Experience with designing and facilitating meetings and trainings.

·         Must be a legal resident of Kenya.

·         Excellent communication skills and strong proficiency in written and spoken English.

LOE or Contract Length: The CLA Specialist is a full-time position and is expected to start working in January 2021 for a period of approximately 10 months through Mid October 2021. There is also potential for a 1-year extension if USAID exercises the third option year on the MSP contract.

How to Apply:

To lodge an application, please lodge CV via the following link:

Applications closes on the 15th January 2021

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