Strategic Learning Advisor (SLA), RFSA, Haiti
CRS , Haiti
Job Title: Strategic Learning Advisor (SLA), RFSA, Haiti
Reports to: TBD
Salary Grade: 10
NOTE: This position is contingent upon donor funding and approval.
Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works tosave, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.
The SLA will promote coordination, collaboration and continuous learning across all RFSA activities. The SLA will ensure active, intentional and adaptive learning within and across sectoral activities, as well as knowledge sharing and application, activity-based capacity strengthening, evidence and data use and collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA). The SLA will develop and manage a system that captures, analyzes and disseminates learning, take the lead in collecting best practices and lessons learned and organize relevant reviews of program activities. The advisor will also ensure robust stakeholder coordination with stakeholders (local partners, USG, governmental partners, international donors, multilateral organizations and private sector actors, etc). The SLA should have demonstrated experience in food security, knowledge management, organizational learning and capacity strengthening.
Roles and Key Responsibilities:
- Contribute to the development and implementation of agency-wide strategies, standards, tools, and best practices in CLA that effectively engage partners, donors and governments. Help ensure a cross-sectoral approach integrating gender, protection mainstreaming, and disaster risk reduction.
- Provide technical solutions to regional and CP teams, remotely and on-site, for strategic planning and how to best apply program design and implementation standards, best practices, partnership principles, tools, and M&E, ensuring high-quality implementation.
- Contribute to capacity strengthening initiatives in CLA for staff and partner through helping develop learning and training strategies and agendas/curriculums, conducting trainings and workshops, and mentoring and coaching to CP staff.
- Contribute to knowledge management and learning through collecting and analyzing program data, evaluating strategic projects, assisting with measuring program impact, capturing and sharing lessons learned and best practices, and research and internal reports.
- Establish and maintain relationships with donors, peer organizations, research and other institutions. Participate in forums in the area of CLA to collect and share best practices and promote CRS’ work.
- Design and manage the project learning and adaptation strategy, system and tools with a focus on promoting knowledge acquisition, management, documentation and dissemination.
Required Languages – English and French fluency required
Travel - Must be willing and able to travel up to 30-50 % domestically with periodic international travel.
Supervisory Responsibilities: One or more project staff, to be determined.
- Master's Degree in communications, economics, agricultural/development economics, statistics, biostatistics, nutrition, applied sociology, anthropology or other relevant area required.
- Minimum of five years relevant international working experience in an advisory or management role with progressive responsibilities, ideally with an international NGO, with minimum of three years working for programming interventions in learning and coordination.
- Previous experience providing technical assistance and developing successful proposals for external donor funding is required.
- Demonstrated application of technical principles and concepts in learning and coordination. General knowledge of other related disciplines to ensure proper cross-sectoral approach.
- Experience on innovative learning practice including Internal Change Management for CLA, Evaluative thinking and Adaptive management.
- Experience in mentoring, coaching, facilitation and training applying adult learning principles and practices.
- Experience with program monitoring and evaluation, including applying data collection tools and methodologies, data analysis, and data presentation.
- Experience and skills in networking and relations with donors, peer organizations, and faith-based and civil society partners. Understanding of partnership principles.
- Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information and budget management systems, knowledge-sharing networks.
**Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.*
**CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. **CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer**
Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.