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19 Dec 2020

Learning Specialist

Job Description

We are International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a global consulting firm supporting some of the most complex development problems worldwide. Are you interested in being part of programs that help government agencies, private companies and donors improve the lives of others? At IBTCI you will be part of an inclusive team that provides expert solutions and advice to understand and advance critical problems while giving you opportunities to succeed and grow.


Job Title: Learning Specialist

Department/Location: Juba, South Sudan

Reports To: Deputy Chief of Party

Type: Regular Full-Time

Classification: Exempt


IBTCI is currently seeking a Learning Specialist for the upcoming Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Support (MELS) project in South Sudan, funded by USAID. This program will strengthen Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning efforts of USAID/South Sudan. This a full time, position based in Juba, South Sudan. This project will provide a range of technical assistance to USAID South Sudan’s portfolio of programs.

*This position is contingent upon award*

Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Support incorporation of technical, contextual, and experiential learning into the Mission’s program cycle processes
  • Provide expert advice to USAID staff and partners on CLA
  • Develop and deliver written materials and briefings on CLA-related findings, recommendations, methods, tools and approaches during learning activities in the Mission
  • Work closely with the Mission to identify key CLA priorities and plan and develop relevant CLA activities
  • Develop and conduct trainings, workshops, facilitated learning conversations and other capacity building opportunities around CLA
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least 5 years of work experience in strategic learning, knowledge management, organizational development, communications, and/or M&E, with the five years of experience being in an international development context required
  • Experience advising clients on knowledge management, organizational development, and strategic communications in an international development context required
  • Oral and written fluency in English are required

Education: An advanced degree in in international relations, knowledge management, organizational development or another related field required.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to develop, review, monitor, and improve as necessary training curricula and associated materials for a professional audience
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate and harness strategic learning to improve organizational operations and/or performance in an international development context
  • Familiarity with USAID M&E principles and processes
  • Skilled facilitation of groups, meetings, and events both online and in-person
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Working Environment: Work is typically performed in an office environment.

Physical Requirements: This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 20 lbs.

Supervisory Responsibility: This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Travel: International travel may be required and may include travel to fragile and/or conflict-prone zones.

IBTCI has been in business since 1987. We specialize in Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL), Institutional Support (IS), Financial & Risk Management (FRM), Supply Chain Management and Procurement (SCMP); Social & Behavior Change (SBC) and Capacity Building. We provide these services across many sectors including, but not limited to, agriculture, resilience & food security, conflict & crisis, democracy & governance, economic growth & trade, education, energy & Infrastructure, environment & climate change, global health & WASH and humanitarian and disaster assistance.

Are you looking for a company that offers worthwhile opportunities for your professional growth? At IBTCI, our colleagues are encouraged to collaborate and be part of the solution while getting the tools and guidance needed to grow and support our clients’ missions.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

IBTCI is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable anti-discrimination laws. We prohibit and do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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