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Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Advisor

Position:  Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Advisor

Location: Ghana

Position Status: Full-Time

Apply by: August 15, 2023

About LINC

LINC is a mission-driven US-based small business committed to supporting local organizations leading their own development. We do this by implementing programs and delivering consulting and training in the areas of monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL), capacity-strengthening, and collective action. The recipient of USAID’s Small Business of the Year award in 2017, we are a team of reflective and passionate development professionals. Our country experience spans Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Europe. For more information on LINC, please visit www.linclocal.org.

Position Description

LINC is seeking a CLA Advisor for the USAID/West Africa Collaborating, Learning and Adapting Platform (CLAP) and Monitor Activity. This program will enhance USAID/WA’s effectiveness in its Economic Growth efforts by conducting high-quality evaluations, knowledge-sharing, and adaptive management to improve programmatic decision-making in the West Africa region. 

The CLA Advisor will lead learning, knowledge management, and adaptive programming activities under CLAP and facilitate strong collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) management practices in USAID/West Africa and its partners throughout the program cycle.

This is a full-time position contingent upon USAID award.

**Citizens of Ghana are strongly encouraged to apply**


  • Lead learning, knowledge management, and adaptive programming activities.
  • Facilitate strong CLA management practices in USAID/West Africa and its partners throughout the program cycle.
  • Assist in identifying and responding to key learning issues, coordinate efforts among implementing partners and serve as a convener for dialogue and learning around emerging issues.
  • Support a USAID/West Africa learning plan for that outlines key learning questions and stakeholders and their roles.
  • Support strategic communications, including producing publications and organizing public events with partners and other stakeholders.
  • Support a culture of CLA among USAID/West Africa and its partners.
  • Facilitate processes and workshops and CLA among implementing partners and other stakeholders and help develop plans for program adaptation; establish a network of key stakeholders and organize periodic learning events.

Skills and Qualifications

Successful candidates should have:

  • A Master’s degree in a field related to organizational learning or development assistance such as public, business, or development administration; knowledge management; political science; economics or development studies.
  • Minimum eight years of demonstrated experience in strategic planning; monitoring and evaluation; project design; facilitation of learning; and knowledge management.
  • Demonstrated experience in monitoring and evaluation and USAID’s collaboration, learning, and adapting (CLA) approach, including using MEL activities and adaptive management approaches to inform and improve project implementation.
  • Prior experience working in the West Africa region required.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and professional-level French.

Application Instructions

Please send a resume/CV to jobs@linclocal.org by August 15, 2023, with the subject line “West Africa CLAP CLA Advisor.” No phone calls please. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. LINC LLC is an equal opportunity employer.