Date: November 26, 2021

Khulisa seeks a qualified and experienced Senior Learning & Capacity Building Specialist for a 5-year USAID Monitoring, Reporting, and Capacity Strengthening (MRCS) activity.

The activity aims to complement and augment USAID/Senegal/Sahel Regional Office’s (SRO) performance management of the activities within its portfolio.  The MRCS activity will support SRO and the Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance activities in Burkina Faso, Chad, The Gambia, Mauritania, and Niger, and will help USAID make informed strategic and management decisions.

This is a full-time position based in Dakar, Senegal, and is contingent upon project award to Khulisa.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

The Senior Learning & Capacity Building Specialist will:

  • Propose innovative MEL capacity building, CLA and knowledge management (KM) methods, applying state-of-the-art capacity building and organizational learning methods.
  • He/She will also organize structured learning events for USAID and other stakeholders. Support the development and implementation of the activities related to training and capacity building in MEL.
  • He/She will develop and implement tools for conducting Capacity Assessments and take leadership in implementing Capacity Assessment Plans targeting USAID/SRO staff and select using best practices.
  • He/She will facilitate learning agenda development and will lead tasks to institutionalize cross-sectoral, cross-Mission collaboration, and internal and external learning activities and events

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field such as international development, project management, statistics, or economics.
  •  A minimum of eight (8) years of progressively more responsible experience in leading the monitoring, evaluation, and analysis of donor development projects.
  • Demonstrated expertise in facilitation and training in both large, formal settings and strong interpersonal skills for coaching and mentoring in informal settings.
  • Demonstrated experience in Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA)
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation, project design, and learning, including experience in applying learning to improve development programs and systems change for adaptive management of development organizations.
  • Familiarity with required USAID MEL policies and procedures, USAID CLA guidance and tools.
  • Experience working on USAID projects strongly preferred.
  • Previous experience working in Senegal required.
  • Experience in other countries in the Sahel (Niger, Burkina Faso, etc.) highly advantageous
  • Experience working on USAID projects strongly preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and oral communication and presentations skills.
  • Professional proficiency in spoken and written English and French

Khulisa is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Khulisa provides market-competitive salaries and employee benefits.

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