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Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Director (Georgia)

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

Location: Georgia

Position Status: Full-Time

Apply by: September 25, 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 systems thinking, 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 Director for the planned USAID/Georgia Data-Driven Collaborating and Adapting Activity. This program will use a transformational, human-centered approach to enable USAID/Georgia to more effectively function as learning organization by creating new knowledge products; analyzing and synthesizing existing data; facilitating Collaboration, Learning, and Adapting (CLA); carrying out performance/impact evaluations, assessments, and other data collection/analysis tasks; and supporting and expanding USAID’s organizational strengthening efforts.

The CLA Director will lead learning, knowledge management, organizational development, and adaptive programming activities and facilitate strong collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) management practices in USAID/Georgia and its partners throughout the program cycle.

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

**This position is only open to citizens of Georgia **


  • Lead learning, knowledge management, organizational development, and adaptive programming activities.
  • Facilitate strong CLA management practices in USAID/Georgia 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/Georgia learning plan 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 organizational development activities with USAID/Georgia and its partners.
  • Facilitate processes and workshops on 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; organizational development; 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 Georgia required.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Georgian.

Application Instructions

Please send your resume/CV to jobs@linclocal.org by September 25, 2023, with the subject line “Georgia CLA Director.” No phone calls please. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. LINC LLC is an equal opportunity employer.