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Senior Learning Advisor


Position: Senior Learning Advisor

Location: Accra, Ghana

Position Status: Full-time employee

Apply by: June 11, 2024


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.

In Ghana, LINC is implementing the four-year USAID/Ghana Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Platform activity, which is designed to provide expert monitoring, evaluation, and learning services to USAID/Ghana staff, implementing partners, and Ghanaian stakeholders to improve USAID/Ghana’s ability to engage in evidence-based program design and increase its ability to measure, analyze, and communicate the impact of USAID programming in Ghana.

Position Description

Reporting to the Chief of Party, the Senior Learning Advisor will support a variety of learning, knowledge management, and adaptive programming activities across the Project. He/she will work to ensure the effective integration and adoption of collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) practices amongst USAID/Ghana staff, implementing partners, and Ghanaian stakeholders.

Responsibilities

  • Lead learning, knowledge management, and adaptive programming activities for the Platform, involving a diverse array of relevant stakeholders, and lead in the dissemination of results and lessons-learned.
  • Facilitate strong CLA management practices in USAID/Ghana and the Government of Ghana’s business processes and throughout the program cycle. This includes convening stakeholders, including implementing partners, in pause-and-reflect activities and communities of practice.
  • Assist in identifying and responding to key learning issues, and coordinate efforts amongst implementing partners working to address common Development Objectives (DO), and serve as a convener for dialogue and learning around emerging issues.
  • Strategize with USAID and other stakeholders how to address key, cross-cutting learning questions in order to inform its program adaptations and design, with cumulative knowledge and lessons-learned drawn from across the portfolio of evaluations and assessments conducted by the Platform and others.
  • Support strategic communications, including producing publications and organizing public events with partners and other stakeholders such as, for example, the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC).
  • Assist the Platform in continuing to develop meaningful relationships with a diverse array of stakeholders and partners in government and elsewhere.
  • Assist in the establishment of a robust document and data management system (DMS) through collaborative efforts with the management of the MEL Platform and USAID/Ghana to serve as a repository of key documents and learning products for USAID and its stakeholders.

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 leading institutional and programmatic learning, monitoring and evaluation; development implementation, 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 different regions of Ghana required, with a strong understanding of the broader Ghanaian context and culture.
  • Prior experience with USAID learning concepts, including CLA, possessing proven experience facilitating pause-and-reflect sessions, and organizing and leading topical communities of practice.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both in written-work, electronic communication, and verbally both in formal settings and with colleagues. This is a communications-intensive position, through which complicated development results are disseminated though myriad platforms for the purposes of sharing lessons-learned, adaptation, and learning.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.

Application Instructions

Please send your resume/CV to GhanaMEL@linclocal.org with the subject line “GhanaMEL_Sr. Learning Advisor”. All applications will be reviewed, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. LINC LLC is an equal-opportunity employer.